NATO Summit 2014

NATO Summit Wales logo

4 – 5 September 2014, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Wales hosted the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain as the UK hosts the Nato summit with leaders and senior ministers from around 60 countries.

Find out more about the Nato Summit Wales 2014| (opens new website)

Information for residents and businesses

Plans are in place to ensure that, as far as possible, people in Newport will be able to go about their normal business with minimal disruption.

For information about the opening of council offices and buildings follow the council on Twitter| or contact Newport City Council|.

Read Gwent Police Nato Summit advice and guidance| on their website

Download Gwent Police’s Nato Summit information leaflet (pdf)|


Read the latest schools closure information.|

Affected parents and students will be notified directly by their school and information will also be available on your school’s website.

Traffic and travel

Significant traffic congestion and delays are expected to be limited to particular ‘pinchpoints’ during Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September as delegations arrive and depart the Celtic Manor Resort. There are no plans to close the M4.

People are encouraged to plan their travel, noting that the main pinch points will be around the rush hours on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The school run on Thursday is not expected to be affected.

Please consider walking, cycling, car sharing or using public transport for all journeys over these two days and remember to allow extra time for travel.

There will be some protest marches through the city, view the Gwent Police Nato Summit - marches leaflet| (pdf) for the latest information.

Bus services

Newport Bus will operate a Saturday timetable on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September, read details on the Newport Bus website|.

Road closures

From Thursday 21 August Catsash Road will be closed from the junction on Belmont Hill on the B4236, to the junction with Roman Road, with access for residents and golf club members only. 

From 10pm on Sunday 31 August, Bulmore Road will be closed from the Bell Public House in the old village of Caerleon to the junction with Abernant Road.

These are the only two road closures planned for the event at this time.

All footpaths that cross the Celtic Manor Resort will be closed for the event including Usk Valley Walk and pathways coming from Chepstow Road, Langstone, Bulmore Road, Catsash Road, Abernant Road and Roman Road.

Download the Gwent Police Nato Summit Advance Notice leaflet| (pdf) for further details.

Watch Superintendant Mark Warrender talk about the Gwent Police operation for the Summit on YouTube.|

Waste and recycling collections

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Thursday 4 September 2014, collections will instead take place on Saturday 6 September. 

If you are affected please do not put your bins, boxes or bags out for collection until 7am on Saturday 6 September.

Residents who are affected will receive a notification nearer to the date.

Refuse and recycling collections will take place as scheduled on Friday 5 September.

See the Waste and Recycling page|

Visiting Newport

Newport – the gateway to Wales

How to get to Newport|

Find accommodation in Newport|

Things to do in Newport|

Newport – a world class event location

Newport has a growing reputation as the perfect location for world-class events.

In 2010, 244,000 visitors came to the city for The Ryder Cup.

As well as being recognised as a truly spectacular event – despite some challenging weather – a major and comprehensive economic impact study also found that the economic impact on Wales as host nation was £82.4 million and more than £28 million for Newport.

Visitors also reported high levels of satisfaction with their visit and a desire to return to the area.

The development of the Wales International Convention Centre| at the Celtic Manor Resort, accommodating up to 3,000 delegates a day, will further improve facilities. 

A city on the rise

The face of Newport is changing dramatically and investments totalling £250 million are giving a fresh momentum to the city's regeneration.

Completed projects and investments have already delivered huge transformation for the city and the construction of Friars Walk, a new shopping and leisure scheme, is now well underway.

Due to open in 2015, it will offer more than 36,230 square metres of retail and leisure space including a department store, multiplex, shops, restaurants, car park and bus station.

Find out more about Newport, a city on the rise.|

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to return to Newport this autumn for a business conference bringing high-calibre delegates to the city.