How well are we dealing with the ‘waste’ we create. Presentation sponsored jointly by Newport Civic Society and Newport 21.

Over the years Newport Civic Society has welcomed a number of speakers from a variety of backgrounds on the subject of how burying ‘waste’ in landfill sites was not a viable option for the long term. Various alternative ways of dealing with the ‘waste’ have been presented including ‘energy from waste plants’ through to increased means of recycling the ‘waste’ into new products.

With mounting public concern about the amount of plastic in the seas around the world; as China will no longer be recycling plastic waste from the UK and,more locally, at the recent the Pave Lane Quarry Inquiry conflicting evidence as to the type and nature of ‘waste’ that could be deposited on the site, we return to the subject with a presentation sponsored jointly with Newport 21.

The presentation will be given by Paul Frith who is an expert in waste management and leading consultant in the field of waste and resource management, he is Chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management for the Midlands and a CIWM Fellow. Paul has many achievements including writing numerous municipal waste management strategies for local authorities. He also works internationally (South Africa, India, Indonesia, Cyprus, Australia, Malta) on waste technology, strategy and smart cities development. He has worked with over forty local authorities, county councils and waste partnerships on service reviews, efficiencies for collection services, recycling and treatment, options appraisals and innovation.

The presentation will be held on –
Tuesday Jan 30th 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.
A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs & refreshments.

How well are we dealing with the ‘waste’ we create. Presentation sponsored jointly with Newport 21.

Over the years Newport Civic Society has welcomed a number of speakers from a variety of backgrounds on the subject of how burying ‘waste’ in landfill sites was not a viable option for the long term. Various alternative ways of dealing with the ‘waste’ have been presented including ‘energy from waste plants’ through to increased means of recycling the ‘waste’ into new products.

With mounting public concern about the amount of plastic in the seas around the world; as China will no longer be recycling plastic waste from the UK and,more locally, at the recent the Pave Lane Quarry Inquiry conflicting evidence as to the type and nature of ‘waste’ that could be deposited on the site, we return to the subject with a presentation sponsored jointly with Newport 21.

The presentation will be given by Paul Frith who is an expert in waste management and leading consultant in the field of waste and resource management, he is Chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management for the Midlands and a CIWM Fellow. Paul has many achievements including writing numerous municipal waste management strategies for local authorities. He also works internationally (South Africa, India, Indonesia, Cyprus, Australia, Malta) on waste technology, strategy and smart cities development. He has worked with over forty local authorities, county councils and waste partnerships on service reviews, efficiencies for collection services, recycling and treatment, options appraisals and innovation.

Newport Civic Society – Presentations on Alzheimer’s Research and Newport Dementia Action Alliance.

In the UK Alzheimer’s disease affects 1 in 3 over 65s and is now the main cause of death for women and the 3rd for men. Its impact is devastating on families and the need for more research into its causes is overwhelming.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the leading dementia research charity, founded 1992: its mission is “to find a life-changing treatment by 2025”

Katie Foster chairs the official Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group and will give a quick insight into the latest research findings and initiatives and how you can help and be involved.

She’ll also be bringing something suitably festive and bubbly for the fundraising raffle – the proceeds of which will be shared between the two charities!

In addition, Phil Gillam will be giving an overview of the Alzheimer’s Society’s project to develop Newport as a dementia-friendly town, shedding light on what a Dementia Action Alliance is all about, and explaining how the local community will be at the heart of sustaining dementia-friendly actions and attitudes.

Newport Civic Society will be hosting the event which takes place on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.

Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs & refreshments.

Newport Society will host the Third Annual Newport Lecture on Monday 30th October 2017, at Cosy Hall in Newport at 7.30 pm.

Last year the subject of the lecture was ‘What will BREXIT mean for Shropshire’. This year, as one of the many questions about our future in a post-BREXIT Britain, ‘education’ is the theme: looking at how education should be delivered, political interference in education both as to curriculum and to the quality/standard of education delivery in both content and method, as well as how education should be funded – from tuition fees through to parental contribution both financial and qualitatively from infant school to Higher Education.

The debate on the night will centre on:-
“EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION”
We probably know who said that there were only three priorities? Unfortunately or fortunately, that individual will not be with us but….

Jim Collins (ex Associate Director Education & Corporate Parenting with T&W Council and former Secondary Head Teacher) will spend the evening discussing the current priorities and challenges facing the people responsible for delivering “Education” to our young people.

Jim will help untangle the mysterious and rapidly changing world of education. He will not only explain the issues but also provide advice as to how your children can gain maximum benefit from their education.

As our economy becomes more and more knowledge-based (has it ever been anything else?) it is imperative that our education services are competitive with the best in the world – this will be a professional glimpse behind the scenes about what we as a nation and what our children need to do.

Come and take part in the debate and add your voice to one of the most critical challenges facing the future of our country.

Monday 30th October 2017, at Cosy Hall in Newport at 7.30 pm.

“LILLESHALL – HOME OF SPORTING EXCELLENCE”

Laurie Jamie [ General Manager – Serco ] will spend the evening with Newport Society talking about the wonderful National Sports Centre on Newport’s doorstep. The presentation will take in a little of the history of the site from Duke of Sutherland’s hunting lodge to H.M. The Queen to The Sport’s Council.

Of course no tale of Lilleshall would be complete without some reference to “1966 and all that” – for the uninitiated it was the base for Alf Ramsey’s World Cup winning squad – football.

Today the Centre houses facilities for World class sportsmen and women in a variety of sports but still manages to accommodate Regional and local Community competitors. However the complex is much, much more than just a “Sports Centre” and Laurie will explain the range of other opportunities that are on offer.

Currently undergoing a very significant facelift the Centre is a wonderful example of how “Excellence” can be delivered on a variety of fronts thanks to Sport England and Serco.

Newport Society (formerly Newport Civic Society) will be hosting the event which takes place on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.

Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs & refreshments.

Visit to Jupiter Marketing 30th May 2017.

At our speaker meeting on 31 January 2017, Yvonne Tweddle, Marketing Manager for Jupiter Marketing Ltd extended an invitation for Newport Society to visit the Jupiter premises to view the production process/facilities.
The visit has now been set for 2 pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017.
The assembly point for the visit is outside the Nova House offices on the Enterprise Park.
Parking is limited on the Enterprise Park so it would be appreciated if visitors could park off site and walk to the premises.
So we have a rough idea of the number of people who are likely to attend the visit, could you confirm to Peter Chadwick if you are attending – email prchadwick353@gmail.com
A reminder about Jupiter :-
The business, which is based in Newport on the Audley Avenue Enterprise Park, employs more than 160 staff, which makes it the primary private sector employer in Newport. It has developed a local skills base and maintains strong associations with the local area. Concerns about the location of the business were removed when Telford and Wrekin Council recently purchased the industrial estate from St. Modwen, with the intention to invest in upgrading and developing the estate thus securing jobs in Newport for the future.
Jupiter Marketing Ltd, Suite 2, Nova House,
Audley Ave, Enterprise Park
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DW

Presentation on BREXIT challenges for agriculture in Shropshire.

Brexit will have a profound impact on both agriculture and horticulture which together with other issues will mean that the industry faces many challenges over the next decade and beyond.

To help explain and unravel some of the issues and challenges the Newport Society will host NFU Shropshire chairman Andy Pillow, of Upton Magna and Richard Maddocks, chairman of the Newport Agricultural Society.

The speakers will provide an insight into modern agriculture, innovative sector technology, the need to produce more to feed a growing population, public support for home-grown great-tasting produce together with the opportunities and challenges of Brexit.

As progressive farmers at the centre of their respective sectors, they are well placed to speak about agriculture and the rural community – please come along and take this opportunity to learn much more about these issues on your doorstep and dinner-plate!

Newport Society (formerly Newport Civic Society) will be hosting the event which takes place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.

Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge is made to cover hall costs & refreshments; £1 members, £2 to non-members.

Presentation on Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve

Not everyone knows that we have a National Nature Reserve on our doorstep but we do – at Aqualate Mere just 3 miles east of Newport.
Adam Dempsey, the Reserve Manager at the Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve, will give a presentation about this valuable site covering changes at the reserve in the last year and some exciting new projects in the near future as well as some interesting recent sightings and wildlife highlights – apparently some unusual visitors have been dropping in over the winter.
The event which takes place on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.
Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge is made to cover hall costs & refreshments; £1 members, £2 to non-members.

Largest Employer in Newport -international business to give talk.

Newport Society will be hosting Yvonne Tweddle, Marketing Manager for Jupiter Marketing Ltd, at its meeting on Tuesday 31st January 2017. Yvonne will speak about the how the business was established, the markets it operates in and its plans for the future.

The business, which is based in Newport on the Audley Avenue Industrial Estate, employs more than 160 staff, which makes it the primary private sector employer in Newport. It has developed a local skills base and maintains strong associations with the local area. Concerns about the location of the business were removed when Telford and Wrekin Council recently purchased the industrial estate from St. Modwen, with the intention to invest in upgrading and developing the estate thus securing jobs in Newport for the future.

The event takes place on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.
Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge is made to cover hall costs & refreshments; £1 members, £2 to non-members.

A Vision for Newport – addressing the issues facing the town

Newport Society (Newport and District Civic Society) will be hosting Cllr. Lyn Fowler, the Mayor of Newport, at its meeting on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

Cllr. Fowler will talk about the challenges facing Newport and her vision for its future.

The event takes place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 29th November 2016 in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF 10 9 JG. Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge of 50 pence is made for non-members to cover hall costs & refreshments.