From Lancashire to Shropshire (via a very convenient marriage!!)

An interesting talk by David Potter on Limestone workings in Lilleshall and Lancashire. Come and enjoy the connections between people and places.

Non Members £4, Members Free at Newport Cricket Club 7.30 pm on 26th March 2024

Bar and free parking

“NEWPORT REALLY MATTERS “

Jo Reay:

Town Clerk of Newport Town Council will talk about the last 18 months in post and potential plans for the following 12 months.

Topics will include –

the residents survey

the development of a strategic plan

the library crisis and NTC plans to save it

car parking

and other topical issues

Non Members £4, Members Free at Newport Cricket Club

7.30 pm on 27th February 2024

“The Visitor Economy – aka Tourism!” for Newport and its villages.

A talk and discussion with Katie Foster on

The Visitor Economy – aka Tourism!”

for Newport and its villages.

How we can grow it together and thrive?

Tuesday 30th January 2024, at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion

at Newport Cricket Club, Audley Avenue TF10 7DP.

The bar will be open and car parking is available.

Members free entry. Non – members entry £4.

The T&WC Draft Local Plan Consultation– Presentation – Additional Speaker.

Borough Councillor Nigel Dugmore will be joining Borough Councillor Andrew Eade at the Newport Civic Society speaker evening on 28th November 2023.

Cllr Dugmore as a long standing member of the T&WC Planning Committee brings a wealth of experience on planning matters.

Newport Civic Society acting Chairman David Parker said ‘We now have as speakers two of our most experienced borough councillors who will be able to cover not only issues relating to Newport but also to the villages and rural communities who use and rely upon the range of business and retail facilities in Newport. I would urge everyone who is concerned for the future challenges to Newport and its rural hinterland to attend the meeting.’

The talk will be held on Tuesday 28th November 2023,commencing at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion at Newport Cricket Club, Audley Avenue TF10 7DP, where the bar will be open. Car parking is available by the Pavilion.

Annual membership of Newport and District Civic Society  is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at the meeting on 28 November 2023. Entry to members on the night is free. For anyone not wishing to take up the offer of membership entry  to the event is £4.

 

The T&WC Draft Local Plan Consultation– Presentation by Cllr Andrew Eade

The Telford & Wrekin Local Plan  is the Development Plan for the Borough. It is central to delivering plan led growth and is the starting point for assessing planning applications. The existing Local Plan 2011-2031 was adopted in January 2018 and the Council is required to review the plan 5 years after its adoption. The council are now consulting on the draft Local Plan and proposed site allocations. The consultation ends on 12 January 2024.

Cllr Andrew Eade has kindly agreed to highlight some of the major areas of concern within the draft proposals both for businesses operating within Newport and its rural hinterland plus the proposed growth of housing numbers together with some wider concerns on a Local Plan which will run through to 2040 and will affect many areas of life for all who work or live in the borough.

The talk will be held on Tuesday 28th November 2023, commencing at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion at Newport Cricket Club, Audley Avenue TF10 7DP, where the bar will be open (!). Car parking is available by the Pavilion.

Annual membership of Newport and District Civic Society  is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at the meeting on 28 November 2023. Entry to members on the night is free. For anyone not wishing to take up the offer of membership entry to the event is £4.

Newport -How’s the High Street ?

At the invitation of Newport and District Civic Society, Karen Woodcock, Chair of The Newport Chamber of Commerce along with a number of traders will be talking about :-

How they feel about the Car Parking in town – so vital to their survival !
What the impact is of buildings being propped up with scaffolding !

How their businesses are doing ?
And many other matters that are critical to the Town centre’s survival.

The talk will be held on Tuesday 31st October 2023,commencing at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion at Newport Cricket Club, Audley Avenue TF10 7DP, where the bar will be open. Car parking is available by the Pavilion.

Annual membership of Newport and District Civic Society  is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at the meeting on 31 October 2023. Entry to members on the night is free. For anyone not wishing to take up the offer of membership entry  to the event is £4.

 

Shhhhhh … Something stirred out there … ITS A RURAL REVOLUTION -PART 2

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Wojtek Behnke – Aqualate Estate’s Manager, and descendent of the Boughey family, following on from his  very well received talk in February  2023, by popular demand, has agreed to  continue his talk about his vision for the estate with minimal damage to the environment; the many ways in which he is transforming the approach to farming and land management on the estate together with some of the major challenges facing British farming both now and for the future.

The talk will be held on Tuesday 26th September 2023,commencing at 7.30 pm at Newport Cricket Club.

Annual membership is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at our meeting on 26th September 2023, to be held at our usual venue Newport Cricket Club, where the bar is open, for our monthly speaker meetings.

£4 charge for attending an individual speaker meeting without taking up the offer of membership.

How’s the High Street ?

The Chamber of Commerce along with a number of traders will be talking about –

How they feel about the Car Parking in town – so vital to their survival !
What the impact is of buildings being propped up !

How their businesses are doing ?
And many other matters that are critical to the Town centre’s survival.
The Civic Society look forward to hearing and helping.

The talk will be held on Tuesday 31st October 2023,commencing at 7.30 pm at Newport Cricket Club.

Annual membership is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at the meeting which is at our usual venue Newport Cricket Club, where the bar is open, for our monthly speaker meetings.

£4 charge for attending an individual speaker meeting without taking up the offer of membership.

The Vision for Newport -T&WC Council Leader Shaun Davies.

It is approximately 10 years ago that Cllr Shaun Davies gave a presentation of his detailed “Vision for Newport”. Many of our members were in attendance at the presentation. We have invited Cllr. Davies to review the successes and how the Council see the future for Newport over the next decade. Either Cllr Davies or a member of the Council’s Cabinet will attend.

The talk will be held on Tuesday 28th November 2023,commencing at 7.30 pm at Newport Cricket Club.

Annual membership is £12 per individual; £20 per couple. Membership can be taken up at our meeting on 26th September 2023, to be held at our usual venue Newport Cricket Club, where the bar is open, for our monthly speaker meetings.

£4 charge for attending an individual speaker meeting without taking up the offer of membership.

Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School Newport – Free Tour & Talk.

Newport Civic Society have arranged a free event on Monday 24 July  2023 at 7.30 pm, for a ‘tour and talk’ of Haberdashers’ Adams  Grammar School hosted by the school Headmaster Mr Gary Hickey.   Meet at 7.25 pm at the rear entrance to the school on Beaumaris Rd, TF10 7BN.