What's on in Newport

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Late night shopping

This year Friars Walk will be opening until 7pm Thursday-Saturday from  23 November until 23 December for late night shopping.

Kingsway will also be open until 8pm on Thursdays from 23 November until 21 December.

Newport Central Library 

Face to Face services opening hours:

All council services based at Newport Central Library (Customer Services, Planning, Housing and Council Tax) will be closed on 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

Customers services will be avalible 11-5 on 27 December instead of 12-6.


This year, all park gates will be left open from 24 December 2023 until 3 January 2024.

The park gates will be locked each evening from 3 January 2024 at 4pm.


The cemetery office will close Friday 22 December and reopen on Wednesday 27 December to 29 December 2023 with normal working hours. 

The cemetery office will close Friday 29 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Faith burial provision will be unavalible on the 25th and 26th December 2023 nor on 1st January 2024.

The cemetery site gates will remain open for all visitors from Christmas Eve through to the 2nd January when locking will recommence. 

Gwent Crematorium

The Gwent Crematorium will close on 22 December at 3pm and reopen 27 December with normal working hours. 

The Crematorium will close at 29 December at 3pm and will reopen 2 January 2024 with normal working hours. 

Contact centre 

The contact centre this year will be open for normal hours over the Christmas break, the centre will be closed on 25 and 26 December 2023. 

It will close at 3pm on Friday 22 December.

The contact centre will also be closed on 1 January 2024, but will be open from 2 January 2024 with normal buisness hours. 

Waste and recycling collections

This year there will be no collections on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. The collections in those weeks will be one day late (Tuesday to Saturday).

Check your collection day.

The HWRC will be closed on 25 December and will reopen on 26 December 2023.

For more information and to book a slot please at the HWRC click here

Recycling at Christmas

Christmas always generates a lot of waste that can be recycled - from cardboard packaging and wrapping paper to food leftovers.

Here are a few hints on how to recycle these at home:

  • Use the scrunch test

Not sure if a piece of paper can be recycled? Try scrunching it up in your hand. If it doesn’t spring back, then it can be recycled. It’s a good test to use with wrapping paper. And if you’re recycling birthday or Christmas cards, tear off any glittery bits first.

  • Cut up your cardboard

Cut up your cardboard so that it fits in the green box and/or bag. Wastesavers also accept a small amount put to the side of the box if, when folded, it’s the same size as the green box. Larger amounts can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for recycling.

  • Love food, hate waste

Did you know that one banana peel creates enough energy to power two smartphones? When clearing the dishes after eating, please put the food waste in the recycling caddy instead of the bin.

  • Recycle unwanted electrical items

If they are not broken, why not give them a new lease of life for someone else to enjoy?  You can take them to the Tip Shop at the HWRC, or pop along to Wastesavers’ new shop on Chepstow Road, Maindee. 

Any small broken items can be taken to the HWRC for recycling or placed in the blue box for collection. For more information on how to recycle unwanted electricals visit

Real Christmas trees

This service has now closed.

You can still take your tree to the household waste recycling centre on Docks Way. This service is also free of charge for Newport residents.