Have your say on improvements to Black Ash Park and Monkey Island

Posted on Thursday 5th March 2020

Newport City Council is planning to make improvements to Monkey Island and Black Ash Park in Lliswerry.

We want to make them more accessible for local people and need your ideas on how these areas could be enhanced.

Join us at our consultation event to have your say and shape the future of your area:

 10am - 2pm

Wednesday 11 March

Lysaght Institute,

Orb Drive, Off Corporation Road


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This part of the council’s work to improve cycling and walking routes across the city and encourage active travel.

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make walking and cycling the most attractive option for shorter journeys, connecting where people live to where they want to go. You can find out more about active travel in Newport at

A number of improvements are proposed at Black Ash Park and Monkey Island in the Lliswerry ward.

They include a new ramp that would connect the north footway of the A48, the Monkey Island open space area and the new housing estate to the south. It would also provide direct access to the wildlife area.

At Black Ash Park, proposals include a new section of pedestrian/cycle path and new entrances from neighbouring housing developments.

Both schemes seek to support sustainable travel in the area, enhance recreational opportunities and improve access to a proposed extended range of park amenities for both existing and future residents and visitors.

An online consultation will also take place from Wednesday 11 March – visit to share your views.

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