26th November 2019 -T&WC Cabinet member Cllr Carolyn Healy – Talk on promoting tourism and protecting Newport heritage buildings.

Newport & District Civic Society will be holding its November meeting on Tuesday 26th in St. Andrews Church Hall Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7,30pm, the speaker is Carolyn Healy and she is the Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy and the World Heritage Site and Cabinet Champion for Heritage, having been elected to the Borough Council in May. She will be talking about her role and how Telford and Wrekin Borough Council supports the tourism sector and promotes visitors to the borough and specifically Newport. She will also outline the work being done to protect Newport’s heritage. The presentation will be followed by a question & answer session.
All are welcome to attend and the normal rules apply to admission, free to members and £2 for non members to cover the costs of refreshments and hall hire costs.

£4 million project to build homes behind Newport’s Royal Victoria Hotel restarts

Details in the link below:-


Mayor of Newport -Cllr. Peter Scott speaking at 29th October 2019 meeting

The Newport & District Civic Society will be holding its second meeting on the 29th October where our re-elected Mayor Peter Scott will enlighten us on the role and authority of a Town Council mayor within a unitary council structure. Peter will finish the evening by taking questions from the audience, so do not miss the chance to hear the views of your Mayor in an open forum.
The event will be held at St. Andrews Church Hall in Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7.30pm, everyone is welcome and as usual entry is free to members with a charge of £2 to non-members to cover refreshments and hall costs.

TWC/2019/0796 – Change of use for part of market hall to a bar.

Details of the above application can be found in the link below. Any comments must be with T&WC by 28th October 2019. Comments to planning.control@telford.gov.uk :-


Talk and photo presentation on ‘Old and New Newport’

Old & New Newport is a pictorial presentation by Keith Smith and Tony Forrester who over the years have collected photographs of Newport as it has developed from a traditional market town to what we know today. The event will be held at St. Andrews Church Hall Church Aston TF10 9JG on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome with entry free to Civic Society members (membership year starts in September so a good time to join) with a charge of £2 to non members to cover refreshments and hall costs.

TWC/2019/0569 Land To The North Of, Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire

Reserved matters application for the erection of 113no. dwellings pursuant to TWC/2011/0827 including details for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

Details can be accessed via the link –


Persimmon who are the applicant were the subject of a Channel 4 Dispatches programme last week entitled – ‘Britain’s New Build Scandal’.
The programme is available on catch-up or via the link below.


TWC/2019/0552 Waitrose, Audley Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DL

Installation of 1no. automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera and associated 5m high pole.

Details can be accessed via the link –

T&WC Borough Elections -Your Chance to be Heard.

Newport & District Civic Society has invited representatives of the local political parties plus ‘independents’ seeking to become our borough councillors at the elections on the 2nd May to an informal ‘Hustings evening’ to be held on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, at St. Andrews Church Hall in Church Aston TF10 9JG starting at 7.30pm. For non-members a small charge of £2 will be made to cover the hall costs and refreshments
The evening will start with responses to questions previously supplied to the candidates before opening up the floor to questions from the audience.
This is your chance to hear directly from those seeking to represent the area for the next 4 years ‘fighting’ for the issues affecting Newport.

Civic Voice- Helping to make ‘better places’ -meeting 26th March 2019.

The Newport & District Civic Society will hold their March meeting on the 26th when the subject will be ‘Civic Voice; Helping to make better places’. This talk will be given by Professor David Evans who is a member of the Civic Voice board and serves on their Governance committee as well as acting as the lead trustee for the Larger Civic Societies group.
Civic Voice as a national organisation representing the Civic movement is now part of the Governments ‘Building Better Commission’ and is one of the leading partners in this recently announced project. Of significant relevance to Newport will be how other Civic Societies have influenced major housing developments by being involved in the initial planning process rather than just commenting on plans once they are published for public consultation.
The focus of Civic Voice over the last few years has been ‘Conservation Areas’, how do you make the most of this heritage, so the talk will revolve around how Civic Voice is promoting the need for local borough councils to maintain the Conservation Areas review process by using local community groups to assist in the process. Newport Civic Society is working in conjunction with the Newport History Society and Telford & Wrekin’s conservation officers on completing a long overdue review of the existing Newport Conservation Area.
Everyone is welcome, the presentation will be held on – Tuesday 26th March 2019, 7.30pm in St. Andrews Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.
A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs and refreshments.

TWC/2019/0190 – Peacocks Store taking unit at old Co-op site.

Details of application for signage etc in the link below :-