Councillor Lyn Fowler
EAST WARD AND MAYOR
I have lived in Newport for 29 years after moving here from Manchester. My husband is a Novaportian. My children all went to school in Newport and have settled in the town after initially travelling far and wide, and now all my grandchildren are attending those same schools and the youngest attends a local nursery.
I work full time for British Gymnastics as their customer experience manager, usually based at Lilleshall but I have been working from home since March 2020 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The deputy mayor this year is Ian Perry, and Ian and I will work in partnership to do our best for the town.
The town council was very concerned during lockdown that Newport High Street came out of the pandemic as healthy as it went into it, so we created the Choose Newport campaign which has been a great success.
We continue with our efforts to make Newport a destination of choice, encouraging people from far and wide to shop here.