Newport Matters


Newport Matters is the council's newspaper for residents and is distributed to homes and businesses across the city.

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Recent editions of Newport Matters
May 2019

Date for 2019 Food Festival, civil parking enforcement, new neighbourhood hub, Transplant Games coming to Newport, Transporter Bridge project

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March 2019

City budget set, help us to recycle more, positive education inspection, park safe, Newport to welcome inspirational athletes.

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January 2019

An exciting year ahead, have your say on budget proposals, My Newport – services at your fingertips, preparing to launch civil parking enforcement, supporting independent businesses.

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November 2018

Let’s prepare to enjoy some festive fun, council applies to take over parking enforcement, what’s new for digital Newport, Newport’s budget challenge.

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September 2018

Velodrome to be named in honour of Tour de France winner, exciting proposals for historic city building, getting ready for the big day – the Tiny Rebel Newport food and drink festival, council pledge to reduce use of plastic.

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July 2018

Your chance to help Newport Transporter Bridge, New Mayor and Mayoress elected, welsh childcare offer is coming to Newport, Newport hosts opening stage of prestigious race.

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May 2018

Good news for two important city features, Velothon returns this summer, new Mayor takes up office, electric cars join civic fleet.

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March 2018

Ambitious proposals for key city buildings, show your support for city events, council support for independent Newport businesses. 

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January 2018

Exciting events coming to Newport, funding sought for Transporter Bridge improvements, have your say on budget proposals, Newport school is first in Wales to become dementia friendly.

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November 2017

City to welcome first marathon, count down to Christmas, changes to Christmas waste collections, tackling homelessness and latest budget news

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September 2017

City to host 2019 Transplant Games, Newport Food Festival returns next month, PSPO agreed for Pill, another record year for house building.

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July 2017

Sale of Friars Walk complete, improvements at recycling centre, building a dementia friendly city, welcome to new Mayor and councillors.

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May 2017

New council elected, ambitious plans for Transporter Bridge, changes to nursery applications, Walk the Port this year, Velothon and Champions League news.

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March 2017

City Deal to bring £1.2b investment, council elections in May, gang sentenced for illegal cigarettes, Velothon and Champions League news.

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January 2017

Exciting plans for Newport's future, Fake Free Newport targets counterfeit goods, new businesses open in the city, ambassadors spread the good work.

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November 2016

Changes to recycling services, we're backing Newport campaign, Christmas events, why school attendance matters.

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September 2016

Pride in Newport campaign launched, Newport Food Festival - bigger and better in 2016, how we're creating a Digital City.

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July 2016

Record number of homes built in Newport, Council welcomes new Leader and Mayor, Welsh medium secondary school for city.

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May 2016

First bilingual edition, Newport reaps first city deal benefits, Newport City Council Leader steps down.

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March 2016

Newport Food Festival to return, budget for the forthcoming year agreed, supporting our armed forces and news about May 2016 elections.

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January 2016

Have your say on budget savings proposals, new bus station opens at Friars Walk, gold accolades for Newport attractions.

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December 2015

Friars Walk opens, new playground for Bassaleg, Gwent Levels lottery win, council's budget preparations.

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September 2015

Future looking bright for city centre, excitement builds as Friars Walk opening nears. 

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July 2015

New shops sign up for Friars Walk, Dementia friendly Newport, Food Festival fast approaching and Velothon loves our city

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May 2015

Council workers hailed as heroes, Friars Walk, Work Based Learning Academy, Second Chance shop, and what’s on in Newport.  

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March 2015 Friars Walk to open in November, make sure you're registered to vote, community memories project, what's on.  Download Newport Matters March 2015 (pdf) 
January 2015 Residents thanked for their views on the budget, schools recognised for work with families, February half term fun, countdown to half marathon, what's on.  Download Newport Matters January 2015 (pdf)
November 2014 Newport's budget challenge, countdown to Christmas, latest redevelopment news, feature on support for businesses, Chartist supplement, what's on.  Download Newport Matters November 2014 (pdf)
September 2014 Latest budget position, images from Nato, redevelopment news, White Ribbon campaign, Newport Food Festival, what's on. Download Newport Matters September 2014 (pdf)
July 2014 Nato Summit plans, city centre update, meet the Mayor, holiday fun, WWI commemoration events, community learning courses, what's on. Download Newport Matters July 2014 (pdf)
May 2014 City development moves forward, support for businesses, food festival sponsors, Big Splash 2014, preparations for Nato summit, recycling update, what's on.  Download Newport Matters May 2014 (pdf)