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Green and safe spaces

This is a programme of work within the Newport Well-being Plan 2018-23.

Intervention Leads: Steve Morgan (Natural Resources Wales) and Huw Jakeway (South Wales Fire & Rescue Service)

Partnership Team Support: Laura Waldron (NCC) / Harriet Bleach (NRW)


Newport has healthy thriving ecosystems where all communities feel connected to nature and have easy access to safe, quality green and blue space for health, well-being, play and recreation.

Steps / Actions

    • Step 1:  Maintain, protect, enhance and increase nature, green and blue infrastructure, health and resilience of ecosystems, connected greenspace & biodiversity across Newport.
    • Step 2:  Understand safety issues and take action to reduce barriers that affect individual and community use of green spaces, and enable easy access for all communities.
    • Step 3:  Empower all communities to take an active role in making decisions and managing local green spaces long term, connecting people with nature to realise the multiple health and well-being benefits.

The Green and Safe Spaces Board updated its vision and steps in March 2021.  View the Green and Safe Spaces Review 2021 (pdf).


Case studies relating to the work of this intervention can be viewed here.

Performance dashboards for this intervention can be viewed here along with the Annual Reports for 2020-21, 2019-20 and 2018-19.

The Green and Safe Network work together to deliver this work.  View a video from 2019 to find out more about the network.

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