Friars Walk Opens
Newport's eagerly anticipated Friars Walk retail and leisure destination
was yesterday opened by the leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Bob
Bright, in the presence of the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, and
Paul Sargent, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Queensberry Real Estate,
the owner and developer. The Rt Revd Richard Pain, Bishop of Monmouth, also
welcomed visitors by blessing the new centre.
by Queensberry Real Estate, Friars Walk was the result of a private-public
partnership with a loan provided by Newport City Council. Councillor Bob
Bright, Leader of Newport City Council said: "This is a momentous day for
the city, its residents and businesses. The day we see our vision becoming
Fashion fans will be able to enjoy the brand new Topshop, New Look
and River Island stores among other high street favourites including
Mothercare, Schuh, The Body Shop and Pandora. Newport's dining offer has
also seen a significant uplift with the opening of Las Iguanas, Nandos, TGI
Fridays, GBK and Le Bistrot Pierre on 12 November. For those on the move,
Greggs, Coffee #1 and Krispy Kreme will offer more food and drink
opening times for Friars Walk are:
- Shopping: Monday - Friday (9am - 8pm), Saturday (9am - 7pm),
Sunday & Bank Holiday - 10am - 5pm
Monday - Saturday (9am - 11pm), Sunday (10am - 10.30pm), Bank Holiday (10am
Monday - Friday (11am - 12.30am), Saturday - Sunday (09.30am - 12.30am),
Bank Holiday (09.30am - 12.30am)
Newport is a digital city
Connected Cities project is part of Newport City Council's plans to improve
access to internet based services across the city.
Newport is a
Digital City with great new ways to access free wi-fi.
Residents and visitors to the city centre can log on to free wi-fi
in over 50 public buildings in Newport, in the city centre and on Newport
buses, just look out for the Community Cloud logo.
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Christmas in Newport
evening of free fun and entertainment will take place in Newport city
centre on Thursday, November 19 when the Christmas lights go
Activities will take place along Commercial Street from 4pm
including festive singing from Newport Rock Choir, performances from Gwent
Music and entertainment from the Capital FM Street Stars. Plus meet Newport
Gwent Dragons squad members.
The mayor of Newport Councillor Herbie Thomas will
switch the lights on at 6pm in Commercial Street.
Danter’s funfair will also be open along the riverfront walk
between The Riverfront and University of South Wales buildings, ensuring
there will be plenty to do all evening in and around the city
For further information please visit our
Rent Smart Wales
registration and licensing requirements for landlords under the Housing
(Wales) Act 2014 come into effect from 23 November
date, if you rent out accommodation in Newport, or anywhere in Wales,
private landlords are required to register and private landlords or their
agents will need to obtain a licence from Rent
and their agents will have 12 months from 23 November 2015 to comply with
the new legislation and undergo Rent Smart Wales training.
further information please visit our website.
The council's website provides all the latest road works scheduled
for Newport so that residents can plan their journeys accordingly.
The weekly road works report can be viewed here.
is lots to see and do over the coming week in Newport
Plus lots more. Visit the What's
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