Newport Matters

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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

Newport Food Festival 2023, Tigers to land in Newport, funding boost for creative industries in Newport, new business grants scheme launched, bookings now available for city centre smart hub, free school meals for all primary school pupils, gain a new skill with newport community learning, reminder about changes to waste collections, putting children, not profit, at the heart of fostering.

Download Newport Matters, September 2023 (pdf)

Prince William launches homelessness project, The Big Splash returns to the city, changes to waste collections, Newport celebrates clean air day, accolade for council’s youth and play service, two months to go until new default speed limits introduced, plans are in full swing for the 2023 Newport Food Festival, learn something new this September.

Download Newport Matters, July 2023 (pdf)

Wales National Armed Forces Day, development boosts for city, Newport - tree city of the world, new railway station bridge opened to the public, cost-of-living support, changes to recycling containers.

Download Newport Matters, May 2023 (pdf)

Wales National Armed Forces Day comes to city, Newport Food Festival returns for 2023, £5m invested in key services for Newport, celebrating the Coronation, new city centre venue for leisure facilities, register for online council tax services, Newport Marathon and 10k return for 2023, central council building reopens.

Download Newport Matters, March 2023 (pdf)

Support during cost-of-living crisis, employment support and advice with newport job clubs, grants for community food groups, Newport budget proposals, council receives award for Newport Market project, have your say on plans for old green roundabout, have your say on school admission arrangements for 2024.

Download Newport Matters, January 2023 (pdf)

Street art murals, cost-of-living crisis: support for residents, Remembrance Sunday parade, Knife Angel comes to Newport, countdown to Christmas event, be prepared this winter, celebrating Carers Rights Day in newport, council recognises challenging year ahead as it considers budget, childcare offer for wales goes digital, understanding our audience.

Download Newport Matters, November 2022 (pdf)

Newport Food Festival returns to the city in October, city centre pop-up library, find services and organisations near you with your newport map, get digitally savvy with Newport Community Learning, free school meals for all infant pupils, school places for 2023 - make sure you know when to apply, help for people sleeping rough, 20mph to become default speed in residential areas, foster for Newport.

Download Newport Matters, September 2022 (pdf)

Purple Flag awarded to city, a look back on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Get your gadget on this summer at Newport libraries, learn something new this September, school admissions 2023, council brings colour to the city with new street art project, why we need to know about private foster care.

Download Newport Matters July 2022 (pdf)

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - let’s celebrate! Newport - 20 years a city, nature isn't neat, ensuring unpaid carers in Newport are visible, valued and supported, new chapter for Newport Market, council support for independent businesses 

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Celebrating the Queen’s platinum jubilee, Newport Food Festival back for 2022, your vote matters, supporting our city  centre, Newport’s 2022/23 budget, regeneration boosts for the city

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Green light for new leisure centre, setting the budget for 2022-23, accolade for newport social worker, active travel update and council ward changes.

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Staying well this winter, recognising our armed forces, support for veterans and their families, business support from Newport City Council, employment support for young people. Download Newport Matters November 2021 (pdf)
HMS Severn returns, Royal British Legion to be given freedom of city, new bus services for the city, work starts on Devon Place bridge, Newport makes bid for City of Culture 2025, face-to-face contact centre appointments resume. Download Newport Matters September 2021 (pdf)
Newport transport congratulated for dementia award, partnership working helping homeless people, work is progressing on Newport’s local development plan, community hubs employment support. Download Newport Matters July 2021 (pdf)
Electric refuse collection vehicle launched, active travel funding confirmed for city, community hubs - providing easy access to services, new 20mph speed limits. Download Newport Matters May 2021 (pdf)
Transporter Bridge transformation boosted by £8.75m grant, council sets budget, March 21 is census day, work starts on new active travel routes, helping young people to achieve their potential. Download Newport Matters March 2021 (pdf)
Ambitious proposals for new leisure facilities, commission recommends major improvements for transport, electric vehicle charging points installed across Newport, neighbourhood hubs – there for you, have your say on budget proposals. Download Newport Matters January 2021 (pdf)
Bee for brilliant news, keep Newport safe this winter, council reports progress on sustainable transport, Transporter Bridge submits funding bid, Christmas message – Leader and Mayor, Covid-19 – how homeless people were supported. Download Newport Matters November 2020 (pdf)
Helping you visit Newport safely, new council chief executive announced, tackling illegal parking in Newport, give a dog a home, council sets out its strategic recovery aims in response to covid-19. Download Newport Matters September 2020 (pdf)
A thank you to our city, support for businesses, helping children at a time of crisis, back garden biodiversity, preparations to reopen council services, new bus service launched in Newport. Download Newport Matters June 2020 (pdf)
Newport City Council sets its budget for 2020-21, work begins to restore arcade, new mayor announced, green waste collections are back, Newport Commitment launched and more electric vehicle charging points for city. Download Newport Matters March 2020 (pdf)
New Leader for council, twenty reasons to foster a child in 2020, have your say on budget proposals, EU settlement status, Young people’s Promise and proposed new visitor centre for Newport Transporter Bridge. Download Newport Matters January 2020 (pdf)
Council Leader to become Life Peer, Christmas events, Armed Forces Gold Award for council, electric vehicle charging, Newport shoppers choose the city. Download Newport Matters November 2019 (pdf)
CPE – 3,000 tickets issued, food festival promises fun for all ages, Belle Vue Park marks 125 years, Newport unveiled as donor city, helping hand for the homeless. Download Newport Matters September 2019 (pdf)
Ready for the Transplant Games to begin, hotels and homes bringing new direction for city, help for Armed Forces families, council now in charge of civil parking enforcement, applying for a nursery or school place in 2020. Download Newport Matters July 2019 (pdf)
Food Festival date, civil parking enforcement, new neighbourhood hub, Transplant Games, Transporter Bridge project  Download Newport Matters May 2019 (pdf)
City budget set, help us to recycle more, positive education inspection, park safe, Newport to welcome inspirational athletes. Download Newport Matters March 2019 (pdf)
Have your say on budget proposals, My Newport – services at your fingertips, civil parking enforcement, supporting independent businesses.  Download Newport Matters January 2019 (pdf)
Festive fun, parking enforcement, what’s new for digital Newport, Newport’s budget challenge. Download Newport Matters November 2018 (pdf)
Velodrome named in honour of Tour de France winner, exciting proposals for historic city building, getting ready for the Tiny Rebel Newport food and drink festival, council pledge to reduce use of plastic. Download Newport Matters September 2018 (pdf)
Help the Transporter Bridge, new Mayor and Mayoress, Welsh childcare offer,  Newport hosts opening stage of prestigious race. Download Newport Matters July 2018 (pdf)
Good news for two important city features, Velothon returns, new Mayor takes up office, electric cars join civic fleet. Download Newport Matters May 2018 (pdf)
Ambitious proposals for key city buildings, show your support for city events, council support for independent Newport businesses. Download Newport Matters March 2018 (pdf)
Events, funding sought for Transporter Bridge improvements, have your say on budget proposals, Newport school is first in Wales to become dementia friendly. Download Newport Matters January 2018 (pdf)
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