This website is produced and maintained by Newport City Council.


Text size

The site has been designed so that you can alter text size to suit your needs.

Internet Explorer users should open the website, click on View at the top of the screen and select Text Size. From the drop-down list, select the text option which suits you best: Medium, Larger or Largest. Text on the website will change size according to which option you pick.

Users of browsers such as Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape on all platforms and Camino, IE5 and Safari on mac clients can alter the font size by holding down the control key (command/apple key on a mac) and pressing + to increase text size or – to reduce text size. These options are also available from the toolbar by selecting view increase/decrease text size.

Opera users can zoom using the dropdown on the address bar or the + and – keys.

Spoken word

This site uses Speak It Plus software so that site users can hear the content of the website.

Use the link above or find it top-left of the homepage.


This website can be viewed in many different languages. Visit the Other Languages page for further information on free automated translation services.


There are a number of ways to find your way around the site:

Main sections

Information has been grouped under six broad areas of interest which you can select from the homepage and from every page on the site. These are:


for businesses and investors in Newport

City Council

how the council works and key functions

Learning and education

all aspects of education for children and adults

Community, living and leisure

essential services for residents


the city itself


accommodation and information for visitors and residents

Each of these sections is sub-divided into more specific topics.

A-Z of services

An alphabetical listing of individual council services with telephone contact details and links to relevant web pages.


The sitemap gives an overview of content on the site with links to each section.


Get back to the homepage by clicking on the Newport City Council banner on the top left of each page.


Use the enquiry form to make comments, suggestion or enquiries about council services.

See the contact page for address, email and telephone number for Newport City Council.

Access Keys

The site uses Access Keys or keyboard shortcuts which allow users to navigate around a website or a piece of computer software without having to use a mouse or other pointing device.

More information about Access Keys

Adobe Acrobat

Large documents are published on the site using PDF (Portable Document Format) file format. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your machine in order to view these documents. Follow this link to Adobe if you wish to install the software:


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has produced Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

Newport City Council is working towards meeting these recommendations.