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 Newport is a small coastal town between Fishguard and Cardigan on the A487, with both a Norman Castle and Church standing above this small medieval town on the slopes of Carn Ingli mountain. Ancient streets and pathways lead directly to the Nevern (Nyfer) Estuary which is teeming with wildlife.

At the foot of the beautiful Preseli Hills, Newport is an ideal centre for touring the many ancient Celtic monuments in this Welsh-speaking area of the National Park.  The Welsh name, Trefdraeth, can be translated as 'town by the beach' - a long, silver stretch of sand protected by craggy headlands. Ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing, other activities to be enjoyed here are golf, tennis, horse-riding, cycling, fishing and birdwatching.  The town has a variety of shops, a weekly market selling local produce and numerous pubs and restaurants which provide extensive menus, including locally caught sewin, lobster and crab.  Accommodation is varied and plentiful.

Visitors return time and time again to this picturesque little town to enjoy the peace and tranquility of its ancient, winding lanes, the exhilaration of superb coastal views and the warmth and hospitality of its residents.

 

News

 

Statement Of Persons Nominated NEWPORT copy 


MediaRelease

30 May 2018

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are critically low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and a proportionate increase in demand for certain blood types.

The lack of O negative and B negative donors giving blood in the run up to the bank holiday has meant that stocks of these groups could fall below 2 days. So, NHS Blood and Transplant are asking anyone who knows they have these blood types but may have not donated before to give blood now.

However, there is a longer-term problem putt ing real pressure on these blood groups, particularly stocks of O nega ive.

O negative is increasingly being used as an emergency substitute for Ro blood because we don't have enough Ro blood to meet demand*. This rare subtype is more common in black people, but most people don÷t know t hey have t his subt ype unt il t hey donat e and there is a huge shortage of Ro blood donors.

Currently, there are 15,000 people living with Sickle Cell in the UK, and over 300 new babies born each year with the condition. The urgent need for O negat ive and B negat ive is driven by changes in how sickle cell is treated which has signiflcantly driven up demand and we are st ruggling to match this.

There is current ly an urgent appeal for more people from t he black communit y t o give blood, as NHS Blood and Transplant needs at least 40,000 new black donors to help these patients. Over 7,000 have come forward since our appeal last June, but more are needed t o help ease t he pressure on blood st ocks and make sure people in need receive t he best possible blood mat ch.

O negative is also the ’universal÷blood group and is often used when a patient ÷s blood t ype is not known, like in emergency
sit uat ions.

B negative stocks are low also because many patients with serious blood disorders, like sickle cell, need B negative blood. Only 2% of donors are B negative and it is a blood group more common in black people.

O negat ive and B negative donors can walk in and donat e at one of our dedicat ed donor cent res, wit hout t he need t o make an appointment or can call 0300 123 23 23 to ask for a priority appoint ment at one of our communit y blood sessions.

Mike Stredder, Direct or of Blood Donat ion at NHS Blood and Transplant said:

”The overall demand for blood is declining year on year. However, the need for speciflc blood groups such as Ro blood type and O negative are on the increase.

”We need an additional 4,000 regular O negative donors to those we have now to consistently provide seriously ill patients with the

blood they need. If you know you are O negative or B negative and have never donated before, now is the time to make a difference.

”If you are O or B negative, please call us on 0300 123 23 23 to get a priority appointment or walk in to one of our flxed site donor centres to give blood.‘ 

 

Click here for your nearest walk in centre


 

VISITOR CENTRE NEWS UPDATE     Monday 23rd May

 

On the 16th May the members of PCNPA agreed to accept the proposed lease for the Long Street building.

Prior to that Cllr John Griffiths had a conversation with Gary Meopham from the National Parks regarding the implications of not allowing subletting in the lease. Gary Meopham took this on board and kindly re-worded that part of the lease to permit subletting with the caveat that 

Newport Town Council should be permitted to sub-let part of the premises conditional upon any such prospective sub lessee being a not for profit locally based public service provider organisation only, and subject to the Authority’s consent in its capacity as Head Lessor which shall not be unreasonably withheld. 

We have got the keys to the building and have made an initial inspection. Most of the internal fittings remain, apart from some wall shelves and we have been given the option to retain quite a number of items.


 

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority: Local Development Plan Update      Monday 23rd May 2018

Land Allocations and large residential sites – 

The Deposit Local Development Plan has been published for consultation.  Closing date 4.40 pm Friday 1 June 2018.

The Authority has prepared an Initial Consultation Report which gives further details of the Preferred Strategy Consultation process, summarises the main issues raised by the consultation, and provides summaries of representations together with the Authority’s response.

The Report summaries comments received on sites on the Candidate Site Register and new or amended sites received. The Authority’s response is also set out.

All the documents can be found at this link -:         PCNPA Initial Consultation Report

 The Deposit Plan maps can be found at -:                   The Deposit Plan

23rd May 2018

 



Visitor Centre update (Thursday 19th April )

 

Newport Town Council's Expression of Interest with its comprehensive business plan was chosen by Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks to be the preferred applicant for the Community Asset Transfer of the Visitor Centre building on Long Street. This is very exciting news and is the result of many months of hard work by the Town Council and Newport Library Working Group representatives on the Newport Town Council Community Asset Working Group. 

The National Park has prepared draft Heads of Terms of the proposed lease between the National Park and Newport Town Council.
These terms have been approved  in principle, subject to contract, by the Council, and the National Park has instructed its solicitors to prepare the draft lease.
The Council has instructed solicitors to deal with the matter on behalf of the Council.
The Council's solicitors now await receipt of the draft lease
 
 

  

 DRAFT HEADS OF TERMS

 as @ 6/4/18 

1 & 2 Bank Cottages, Long Street, Newport

SUBJECT TO CONTRACT

 

Proposal:

In response to an Expression of Interest  received from Newport Town Council dated 26/2/18 the National Park Authority approved the following recommendation (see italic text below) at their meeting on the 28/3/18:

That Member’s authorise Officers to progress detailed discussions with Newport Town Council to the exclusion of all others in pursuit of a possible Community Asset Transfer of its premises at Long Street in Newport. It is proposed that discussions progress on a leasehold basis and that an update on those discussions should form the subject of a further paper for consideration by Members within the next 6 months. 

The following terms are now put forward for the consideration of Newport Town Council to facilitate the transfer of the subject premise to Newport Town Council at an early date with full vacant possession upon the prior completion of a new occupational lease.

Lessor

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Llanion Park,

Pembroke Dock,

Pembrokeshire,

SA72 6DY 

 F.A.O. Gary Meopham 

Lessee

Newport Town Council

Unit 3 The Old School

Lower St Mary Street

Newport 

Pembrokeshire

SA42 0TS

F.A.O  Cllr Jano Williams

The Demise

The land shown edged red on the attached plan known as 1 & 2 Bank Cottages, Long Street, Newport 

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Term

30 years commencing 1st June  2018

Rent 

The rent shall be fixed at £1pa for the duration of the lease and be paid annually in advance on the anniversary of the lease commencement date if demanded.

Break Option

A   tenant only break option to terminate the lease and surrender the site back to the Landlord with full  vacant possession at any time conditional upon service of not less than 1 years  prior written notice

   

Permitted Use

The use of the demise shall be limited to that of a community library and for the provision of information services to the wider public and the retail sale of merchandise ancillary to that information service, and to provide administrative accommodation ancillary to the Lessees statutory function as a community council.

   

Repairs & Maintenance

The Lessee shall be solely responsible for repairing and maintaining the demise 

Business Rates 

The Lessee shall be solely responsible for all taxes 

Utilities

The Lessee shall be solely responsible for all utility costs

Alterations

There shall be an absolute prohibition against the Lessee erecting any new structure or buildings upon the demise without the Lessors prior written consent which shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Alienation

There shall be an absolute prohibition against the assignment or underletting of the whole of the demise or the subletting of part of the demise. Sharing use of part of the demise will be permitted under an appropriately documented licence agreement the wording of which must expressly exclude the statutory security of tenure provisions of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.     

Insurance 

The Lessee shall be responsible for maintaining buildings cover. The Lessee shall also be responsible for providing their own contents and public liability cover for the whole of the demise.    

   

   
   

Time Scale:

All parties wish to see this matter completed as soon as possible

Legal Costs:

Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs in documenting this transaction. 

VAT

All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT (if applicable)

Conditions:

  1. Subject to Contract
  1. Subject to National Park Authority approval at the next available opportunity being the Authority’s meeting on the 16th May 2018
  1. Subject to the exclusion of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 security of tenure provisions
  1. Subject to agreeing an inventory listing those items of the Landlords fixtures and fitting which are to be retained at the demise for the use of the tenant  

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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority: Local Development Plan (Thursday 19th April )

Information which has changed since November 2017 is shown in red.

South

Ref

Site Name

Latest Position

HA377

Brynhir, Tenby

PCC Property team having ongoing negotiations with a preferred bidder for the site.  Pembrokeshire County Council (as landowner) has been discussing options for delivery of housing on this site. The site has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the Centre boundary for Tenby has been redrawn to exclude the land.

HA723

Former Hospital Site, Tenby

Ten units currently under construction.

HA724

Rectory Car Park, Tenby

The landowners do not wish to develop the site. The land has not been re-allocated for development in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan.

HA727

West of Narberth Road, Tenby

Agent for the landowners has advised that a planning application to develop the site will be submitted soon and that the landowners wish to develop the site in the short-term. The land has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. It has not been reallocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the Centre boundary for Tenby has been redrawn to exclude the land. An outline application for 14 market dwellings only has been submitted by the landowners. 

HA752

Butts Car Park, Tenby

PCC as landowner has advised that the need to provide an alternative car park makes development of this site uneconomic at present and large uplifts in the market will be required to unlock the site for development. Despite this they have resubmitted the site as a Candidate Site for an unspecified mixed use. The land has not been reallocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan but remains within the Centre boundary.

HA760

Tenby Reservoir site

There has been no interest in bringing this site forward for development. The site has not been re- allocated for development in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan.

MA707

Deer Park, Tenby

Remaining land as part of larger (Royal Gatehouse) site. No current activity.

MA710

Sergeant’s Lane, Tenby

Micro-brewery completed. Pre-application enquiry relating to other properties in the lane.

MA777

Rear of the Cambrian, Saundersfoot

8 houses, 4 flats and a live/work unitcompleted. 16 units remaining, including 6 affordable dwellings. 

HA436

North of Landway Farm, Jameston

Site completed. 

HA730

Opposite Bush Terrace, Jameston

Pre-application consultation by the landowner has been undertaken. Application expected soon.

HA821

Green Grove, Jameston

Outline application for 6 market dwellings and a site for 3 to 4 affordable dwellings approved.Permission for 3 affordable units granted and work on site has commenced. Plot 1 of the market housing plots given full permission. Anticipated that development of the affordable plots will be started before end March 2019 by Ateb (formerly Pembrokeshire Housing Association). 

HA848

Opposite Manorbier VC School, Manorbier Station

Ateb (formerly Pembrokeshire Housing Association) submitted a planning application for 23 affordable houses which will be considered by the National Park Authority at its meeting later this month following a site visit.

MA895

Land part of Buttylands, Manorbier Station

Pre-application enquiry relating to changes within the caravan park and to bring residential development forward. Application expected mid 2017 but not received to date.

HA813

Rear of Cross Park, New Hedges

Permission granted for 41 houses, including 3 affordable dwellings. Work on site commenced by Mill Bay Homes. Four of the units will be affordable, owned and managed by Ateb (formerly Pembrokeshire Housing Association). 

HA559

Adjacent Home Farm, Lawrenny

Site submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration for residential development in revised Local Development Plan. It has not been reallocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan but is listed as a windfall site. The National Park Authority has resolved to grant planning permission for relocation of the farm buildings currently occupying part of the site, subject to receipt of a S106 Agreement relating to removal of the existing buildings. Further pre-application discussions have been held regarding an application to develop the site for market and affordable housing.

NP/033/91

Ocean Heights, Saundersfoot

Planning permission granted for 4 plots. Two of the 4 plots completed. 

NP/07/218 

Fountains Café, South Beach, Tenby

Developer considering requirement for off-site provision of 5 affordable units. Three houses transferred to Ateb (formerly Pembrokeshire Housing Association) and a further 2 have been purchased by the developer.

NP/14/0014

Plot 5, Devon Court, Freshwater East

Planning permission granted for a dwelling. 

 

Information which has changed since November 2017 is shown in red.

North-East

HA825

North of Feidr Eglwys, Newport

Application for 35 dwellings (including 14 affordable dwellings) submitted March 2015 approved November 2015.

MA232

Adj to the Business Park, Newport

Site has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. The land has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan but remains within the Centre boundary for Newport.

HA387

Opposite Bay View Terrace, Dinas Cross

Landowner has no intention to develop the land. The land has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the Centre boundary for Dinas Cross has been redrawn to exclude the land.

NP/09/0488

Newport Garage site

Site completed.

NP/13/0086

Rear of Belle Vue, Rosebush

Technical start made on site to preserve permission.

 

Information which has changed since November 2017 is shown in red.

North-West

HA737

West Glasfryn Road, St Davids

A planning application for 32 affordable homes, 38 shared ownership and market homes and a hotel has been submitted.It is currently scheduled to be considered at the June meeting of the Authority’s Planning Committee.

HA789

Adj Ysgol Bro Dewi, St Davids

Site has not been developed.Part of the site has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan.

EA748

South of St Davids Assemblies, St Davids

There has been no developer interest in this land since the Plan was adopted. (Employment allocation). The land has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the Centre boundary for St Davids has been redrawn to exclude the land.

MA746

Between Glasfryn and Millard Park, St Davids

There has been no developer interest in this land since the Plan was adopted. The land has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the Centre boundary for St Davids has been redrawn to exclude the land.

HA384

Adj Bro Dawel, Solva

Pembrokeshire County Council has given a commitment to Solva Community to retain a small football field within the site. The site has not been re- allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the land has been excluded from the Centre boundary for Solva.

HA792

Bank House, Solva

The site was submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. The site has not been re-allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan but remains within the Centre boundary for Solva.

HA738

North of Heol Crwys, Trefin

There has been no interest in bringing this site forward for development. The site has not been re- allocated in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan and the land has been excluded from the Centre boundary for Trefin.

 

Information which has changed since November 2017 is shown in red.

Central

HA734

South of Driftwood Close, Broad Haven

The site and a further area beyond has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. The site same site area has been included in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan but not the extended area. The National Park Authority has resolved to grant planning permission for 18 dwellings at this site (including 6 affordable dwellings) subject to a S106 Agreement. The site has been purchased by Waterstone Homes.

MA776

North-east of Marine Road, Broad Haven

Landowners are undertaking surveys to bring site forward for development. The site and a further area beyond has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. The site and area beyond has been included as a residential allocation in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan. It is anticipated that a planning application to develop the site will be submitted this year.

HA382

Castle Way, Dale

Landowner has no intention to develop the land at present. The site has been submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan. The site has not been included in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan as an allocation and the Centre boundary for Dale has been redrawn to exclude the land.

HA732

East of Herbrandston Hall, Herbrandston

There has been no interest in bringing this site forward for development. The site has not been included in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan as an allocation and the Centre boundary for Herbrandston has been redrawn to exclude the land.

MA733

Adj the School, St Ishmaels

Outline planning permission for 27 market dwellings on part of the site was refused in November 2015 as applicants were unwilling to revisit site viability with regard to the provision of affordable housing.An appeal was dismissed.Outline planning permission for 13 dwellings including 3 affordable dwellings granted September 2016 (on the area to the east of the School). The site was submitted as a Candidate Site for consideration as a residential allocation in the revised Local Development Plan and the land with planning permission only has been allocated for residential development in the Deposit Revision Local Development Plan. The remaining land has not been reallocated and the Centre boundary for St Ishmaels has been redrawn to exclude the land.

NP/07/344

Site of former Sir Benfro Hotel, Herbrandston

Site is being developed. Ten dwellings have now been completed and all but 4 of the remaining plots are under construction, including 8 affordable units to be owned and managed by Ateb (formerly Pembrokeshire Housing Association). 

NP/04/400

Boulson Manor, Uzmaston

First of 5 dwellings to be completed by end of 2015 with the remainder in the next 1-2 years. No building activity evidence on the site in April 2018.

NP/10/511

Blockett Farm, Little Haven

Permission granted for 6 dwellings including 3 affordable dwellings. Technical start made to preserve the permission.




Thursday 19th April 


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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park LDP Consultation
   
   
Annwyl Ymgynghorai, 
 
Ymgynghori ar Adroddiad Monitro Blynyddol Cynllun Datblygu Lleol Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro
 
Mae Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro yn ymgynghori ar Adroddiad Monitro Blynyddol 2017.
 
Bydd y cyfnod ymgynghori yn rhedeg tan 12 canol dydd ddydd Gwener 1 Mehefin 2018.
 
Dylid dychwelyd sylwadau naill ai'n ysgrifenedig at Dîm Cyfarwyddyd y Parc, Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro, Parc Llanion, Doc Penfro, Sir Benfro, SA72 6DY neu drwy’r e-bost atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau ynglŷn â'r dogfennau, cysylltwch â Thîm Cyfarwyddyd y Parc ar 01646 624800. Gellir darparu copïau papur, am bris bach.
 
Bydd pob sylw yn cael ei gydnabod a’i wneud yn gyhoeddus. Bydd yr holl sylwadau yn cael eu cyflwyno gerbron yr Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol. Hysbysir pob un fydd wedi cyflwyno sylwadau am ganlyniad cyfarfod yr Awdurdod.
 
Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â Chyfarwyddyd y Parc yn Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro, ffoniwch 01646 624800 neu e-bostiwchThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Ym mhle mae gweld y dogfennau
 
Mae'r dogfennau ar gael i'w lawrlwytho o wefan yr Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol ynwww.pembrokeshirecoast.wales a gellir eu gweld ar-lein yn swyddfeydd yr Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol ac yn y llyfrgelloedd cyhoeddus.
 
Gellir gweld copïau papur o Adroddiad Monitro Blynyddol Cynllun Datblygu Lleol Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro yng Nghanolfan Croeso Tyddewi yn ystod eu horiau agor arferol. (Gwiriwch yr oriau agor gyda'r llyfrgell neu'r swyddfa neu'r Ganolfan Croeso).
 
Hefyd gellir gweld copi papur o'r dogfennau ym Mhencadlys yr Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol ym Mharc Llanion, oriau agor: Dydd Llun - Dydd Iau 9am - 5pm a Dydd Gwener o 9am - 4.30pm.
 
Yn gywir
 
Martina Dunne
Pennaeth Cyfarwyddyd y Parc
Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro
 
 
Dear Consultee
 
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Local Development Plan Annual Monitoring Report Consultation
 
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is consulting on the Annual Monitoring Report 2017.
 
The consultation period will run until 12 midday on Friday, 1 June 2018.
 
Comments should be returned either in writing to The Park Direction Team, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6DY or by email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
If you have any queries regarding the documents please contact the Park Direction Team on 01646 624800. Paper copies can be provided, at a small cost.
 
All comments will be acknowledged and will be made public. All comments will be reported to the National Park Authority. All commentators will be advised of the outcome of the Authority meeting.
 
For more information, contact Park Direction at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority call 01646 624800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Where to view the documents
 
The documents are available to download from the National Park Authority web site atwww.pembrokeshirecoast.wales and can be viewed online at the National Park Authority offices and public libraries.
 
Paper copies of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Local Development Plan Annual Monitoring Report can be viewed at St Davids Information Centre during their normal opening hours. (Please check opening hours with the library or office or Information Centre).
 
A paper copy of the documents can also be viewed at the National Park Authority Head Office at Llanion Park, opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm and Fridays from 9am - 4.30pm.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Martina Dunne
Head of Park Direction
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

 


 

 

Newport Visitor Centre Update

Some people have expressed their concern about the closure of the Visitor Centre, which is understandable. PCNPA’s decision to close the service has left a very large gap in the Newport community.

The Town Council’s decision to submit an expression of interest in a Community Asset Transfer was in response to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s voting to reject 2 separate proposals from the Newport community on September 27th.

1. From the Town Council - to request to lease the building, relocate the library into the premises, with the expectation of some involvement from the PCNPA to support a visitor service. This proposal was supported by the Library Group with the inclusion of its business plan.

2.From the Visitor Centre Action Group - a proposal which included the PCNPA keeping on the building and a visitor service and relocating the library into the premises.

The negative response by PCNPA was possibly partly due to receiving conflicting submissions and also the assumptions made in both about the subsequent extent of involvement of the PCNPA in the visitor service. PCNPA had already decided it wanted to minimise its involvement in Newport's Visitor Centre in favour of alternative ways of delivering the service.

As a result a third option was voted for at the the PCNPA meeting which proposed that a visitor service be moved in to the premises currently occupied by the Newport Community Library and be manned mostly by them. The library is in unsuitable premises and the group had not been consulted about this idea. Their preferred option is to move into the premises on Long St. alongside a visitor service with the support of the Town Council.

Newport Town Council, in response to this decision, wrote to the the PCNPA expressing its interest in a Community Asset Transfer of the property for the community, the Library and a visitor centre. PCNPA members voted unanimously to explore the possibility of a CAT.

In order to set the process in motion, the possibility of applying for a CAT must be made available to any interested parties. The sign outside the property advertising this, which many will have seen, is advertising this opportunity. The sign was put up on January 15th and the deadline for expressions of interest set for 28th February 2018.

To assist in our application the Town Council has taken on a consultant from One Voice Wales, who has expertise in this area, to assist us in this process. Should the Town Council be successful in entering into negotiations with PCNPA we would like to reassure you that we shall be working hard to get the best possible outcome for Newport Community Library and the visitor service.

We have had many expressions of support for our work including, apart from individual expressions, a vote in support of Newport Town Council’s proposal to acquire the building at the meeting of Newport Community Forum Coordinating Committee on the 7th November and at a public meeting on the 16th of November, called by the Visitor Centre Action Group, in which the public overwhelmingly expressed their support for the Town Council proposal.

Newport Town Council also hope that the 1400 people who signed the petition realise we are working hard to obtain the best result possible.
Should we succeed in our negotiations we shall need a solid group of volunteers to run the Visitor Centre. Support for this will be pivotal regardless of how much or how little PCNPA wish to be involved.

While some may feel that the Town Council should now be pressing the PCNPA to reopen the centre prior to the possibility of our being the preferred candidate in the Expression of Interest, we are acutely aware that any antagonising actions by the Town Council could jeopardise our chances and that if that were so, the centre could be lost to the community, the Library and a visitor service.

We hope this makes the situation clear and that the community appreciates that we are working hard and with determination to get a great outcome. 

 

7/2/2018


 

 

 

                                          

 

                                      Skate Park Closed Until Further Notice

Following an inspection by Pembrokeshire County Council which highlighted various faults with the equipment, Newport Playing Field Trustees have decided to close the Skate Park until further notice.

Neither the Newport Playing Field trustees nor their insurers will be responsible for any accidents that may happen on the skatepark site.

 

Yn dilyn arolygiad gan Cyngor Sir Benfro a wnaeth amlygu nifer  o  ddiffygion  gyda’r  

offer, mae Ymddiriedolwyr Maes Chwarae Trefdraeth wedi penderfynnu cae’r Parc Sglefrio nes y clywir yn wahanol.

Ni fydd Ymddiredolwyr Maes Chwarae Trefdraeth na’u yswirwyr yn gyfrifol am unrhyw ddamweiniau a all ddigwydd ar safle’r Parc Sglefrio. 

 


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Newport Town Council A487 meeting with Traffic Agency

After many years of frustrated attempts to get action from the South Wales Traffic Road Agency to deal with the dangers on the A487 through Newport and Nevern, Newport Town Council invited representatives of the Traffic Agency, the Welsh Government and Dyfed Powys Police to answer questions. On the 16th October the meeting was attended by Town Councillors from Newport and Nevern, Pembrokeshire's AM Mr Paul Davies, members of Newport Community Forum and members of the public.

Nevern councillors were first to point out that, since rebuilding the bridge into Felindre Farchog, which had acted as a natural speed restraint, cars were now driving at excessive speeds round the bends in the hamlet and residents anticipated a serious accident. There has been over 7 years of correspondence about this and there is still no concrete proposal.

Mr Mark Emmet from the Welsh Government said a speed survey had shown that average speeds were below the 40mph limit. When he was asked about the possibility of installing a speed activated sign, he pointed out that it would not be cost effective and that the Welsh Government is against a proliferation of such signs. Cllr. Ron Rees requested that such a sign be installed for a few months' trial. Sgt. Williams from Dyfed Powys police said he would talk with the Road Safety Traffic Partnership and arrange a site meeting.

At this point Cllr. Paul Harries said that there has been a problem of communication with the Welsh Government regarding these issues and requested that this feedback be taken back to them. He then raised the longstanding issue of a pedestrian/cyclist path from Llwyngwair Manor into Newport. At present there is only a narrow grass verge alongside the fast traffic on the A487. He said that for many years this issue had been outstanding, there had been a lack of productive communication and stressed that this was a matter of urgency. Huw Griffin (South Wales Traffic Road Agency) said the delay had been caused by the transfer of information when SWTRA took over in 2012.

There were further issues raised concerning Newport, including the lack of a footpath on the Fishguard side, dangerous stretches and blind spots on the A487 in the Fishguard direction.
Within the centre of Newport the dangerously narrow pavements outside homes and shops has long been a cause for concern in the community. One business owner told how wing mirrors extend over the pavement and pedestrians had been hit. Customers in her shop were shocked by the potential for a serious accident. A resident described opening her front door to be faced by a passing lorry inches away. Cllr Harries pointed out in order to push a buggy through the town you would have to cross the A487 several times in order to avoid these hazards. Mark Emmet from the Welsh Government responded that the pavements should be widened and investigation needed to be started sooner rather than later.

On a positive note Councillor Harries praised the the Trunk Road Agency for its recent resurfacing work which had been appreciated by the community.
A member of Newport Forum then expressed his concern that there had been no significant assurances that the issues raised would be addressed in the foreseeable future.

Paul Davies AM also expressed his frustration that he is unable to make direct contact with the Trunk Road Agency and he will continue to raise this matter with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Winding up Cllr Paul Harries thanked the representatives for coming to the meeting and reiterated the need for the Welsh Government to communicate better with local communities. This meeting was a step in the right direction. 

 

'OLD GITS CLUB' FLOOD PREVENTION TEAM
SAVE THE DAY.

On Sunday the 20th December the 'Flood Prevention Team' of the *'Old GITS Club'* valiantly braved life and limb to clear the blocked culvert at the Cwm.
Due to this blockage hundreds of residents and holiday makers had to take their life in their hands wading through the torrent of water which was cascading over the costal path at the Cwm.  Risking being swept of the path into the raging seas.
Our gallant heros, foresaking all risk to life and limb, bravely waded into the torrent to clear the blockage.  It was feared that the pressure of water would wash away the structure, which the National Park Authority had only this year replaced, at any moment taking our intrepid stalwarts with it.  But, in front of the crowd which had gathered, they bravely struggled on and due to thier sterling efforts, the culvert was cleared and the public were once more able to safely cross the Cwm.

Gits Flood Prevent r

The Old GITS Flood Prevention Team.

** Contrary to popular belief, 'GITS' is not a derogatry term but in this instance refers to
the Gentlemens Imbubative Transcendental Spirantation Club

 

 

 

The idea of setting up the Community Forum arose from very well attended community visioning workshops (organised by Planed - Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise & Development. www.planed.org.uk) and these also formed the basis of a Newport Action Plan adopted in May 2004.

What benefits are there for individuals & local groups?
The Forum is open to anyone living in the area of benefit or who has an affinity with Newport. It brings together local organisations, groups and individuals to work to improve and sustain a high quality of life for everyone.

By becoming involved in the Forum you can learn about other local groups and what they do. The Forum can help to inform other people about your group and we can all discover how to work together and with other organisations and statutory authorities to the benefit of the community.

Because the Forum provides a means of consultation and the opportunity to work in partnership by engaging a wide range of people and organisations, it can clearly demonstrate community support. This is respected by grant giving bodies and can be of assistance in fund raising. As the Forum is a constituted body with a bank account, member groups are able to apply for funding through us.

What has Newport Community Forum achieved so far?
One of the Forum's main achievements is to form working groups that have gone on to become independent or largely independent. These include The Newport Area Environment Group and Newport History Society and more recently the Preseli Practice Patient Group, and Newport Community Library Working Group.

The Forum is also the umbrella group for Newport Good Neighbour Scheme and tries to bring together to network all other local voluntary neighbourhood support groups.   Since 2013, the Forum has been seeking to establishMaterion Carningli/Newport Area Community Matterswhich aims to asset map what people of the Newport area, including second home owners, can offer to help community groups and individuals in need, using a paid coordinator to match these together.

In 2009, a new (3rd) Action Plan for Newport was written by Newport Forum members and during 2013 and 2014 work began on updating this.  A statement describing Newport today Towards Newport Action Plan 2014 was published and is available from the Forum secretary or PLANED. Subsequently, Action Plan proposals were updated in cooperation with Newport Town Councillors and the resulting RAG sheets are available in Newport Community Library.

Most recently, the Forum has run a public meeting to Save Newport Visitor Centre for the Community, out of which Newport Visitor Centre Action Group was formed. Subsequently, the Town Council reported to the National Park that the Council had “agreed in principle to acquire the Visitor Centre and Newport Town Council formed Newport Visitor Centre Working Group on which 4 members of the Forum/NVCAG are invitees.

For more information about the Forum, please contact Ken Davies Chairman on 01239 820090 or Sandra Bayes Secretary on 1239 820889

 

PRESS RELEASE : SUPPORTING TEAM NEWPORT

Don’t miss this chance to find out who does what and what goes on in Newport !

Newport Community Forum are bringing together local groups and organisations to show-case what they do and tell people about what is happening locally.  

  • Free Entry, free raffle, free teas and coffees, even free soup
  • An opportunity to stock up on a Christmas gift or two,
  • Join in seasonal game or quiz.   
  • Activities for children.
  • Pampering sessions for volunteers 
  • Launch of Newport Time Bank.  With group activity in the afternoon
  • Stands, with something of interest to all age groups including  Ysgol Bro Ingli,  Senior Citizens Lunch Club, Preseli Practice Patient Group, Community Library, Carningli and Newport WI, Merched Y Wawr, the Paths Group, Youth Club  &  Town Council and more.  North Pembrokeshire Community Connector.
  • Information on :
    • Save Newport Visitor Centre petition
    • Referendum on future new housing for Newport, 
    • Work of Newport Forum and the Town Council on traffic, parking and pedestrian issues. 
  • FREE Coffees provided by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS),
  • FREE  soup by Newport Memorial Hall
    Please bring something to share if you can – a few sandwiches, sausage rolls or a quiche or a cake,– so that we can all be sociable together over a meal at midday.

Prizes for posters designed by Ysgol Bro Ingli school children and for best picture depicting volunteering.

If your group hasn’t yet been asked to stand but would like to, or if you would like to make a contribution to the event by way of unwanted books or bric a brac or a raffle prize, please get in touch with Reg Atkinson on 01239 820889 

If you can help somebody else to come – who maybe hasn’t got transport or would prefer not to be alone - please think of doing so.  For lifts, contact Country Cars 01239 820809, giving as much notice as possible.

Time Banking more information : contact Lee Hind at PAVS 01437 769422

Sandra Bayes, Secretary Newport and District Community Forum  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below you will find a selecion of photographs showing the views around Newport and of some of the activities which have been taking place in the community.

Click the menu opposite to view the photographs.

The idea of setting up the Community Forum arose from very well attended community visioning workshops (organised by Planed - Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise & Development. www.planed.org.uk) and these also formed the basis of a Newport Action Plan adopted in May 2004.

What benefits are there for individuals & local groups?
The Forum is open to anyone living in the area of benefit or who has an affinity with Newport. It brings together local organisations, groups and individuals to work to improve and sustain a high quality of life for everyone.

By becoming involved in the Forum you can learn about other local groups and what they do. The Forum can help to inform other people about your group and we can all discover how to work together and with other organisations and statutory authorities to the benefit of the community.

Because the Forum provides a means of consultation and the opportunity to work in partnership by engaging a wide range of people and organisations, it can clearly demonstrate community support. This is respected by grant giving bodies and can be of assistance in fund raising. As the Forum is a constituted body with a bank account, member groups are able to apply for funding through us.

What has Newport Community Forum achieved so far?
One of the Forum's main achievements is to form working groups that have gone on to become independent or largely independent. These include The Newport Area Environment Group and Newport History Society.  The Forum is also the umbrella group to Materion Carningli which brings together the work of various local voluntary Neighbourhood Support Groups and to Newport Good Neighbour Scheme

In 2009, a new Action Plan for Newport was written by Newport Forum members and during 2013 and 2014 work began on updating this  A statement describing Newport today was published in December 2014 and is available from the Forum secretary or PLANED. Currently a group of individuals meets to progress the 2015 Action Plan

To join this working group or for more information about the Forum, please contact Ken Davies Chairman on 01239 820090 or Sandra Bayes Secretary on 1239 820889

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