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Weekly news from Newport City Council
20-27 November 2015

Christmas has officially started

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The Christmas lights in Newport city centre were officially switched on last night by the Mayor, Councillor Herbie Thomas, Mayoress, Jacqueline Mitchell, Leader of the council,Councillor Bob Bright and Newport Gwent Dragons players Tyler Morgan and Ashton Hewitt.

Thousands of people came to the event and enjoyed entertainment from The Greater Gwent Brass Ensemble, Gwent Music and Newport Rock Choir. There was also face painting and Capital FM Street Stars entertained the crowds in the Project Space.

Following the successful opening of Friars Walk last weekend, the christmas lights have added to the positive buzz that is being felt aournd the city centre.  

Celebrate Christmas in Newport and keep up with the latest service information too, including park and ride and bin collections as well as other activities via


Dogs looking for a loving home

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This is Fairy she is a Chihuahua cross. She came to Coronation Kennels back in October she was handed in by her owners who felt that because she was pregnant they could not meet her needs. A member of staff has been fostering Fairy and her Imps and we have a home for mum and one of the pups and in due course we will be looking for homes for the remaining imps.

If you would like to give a loving home to one of her pups or any of the other dogs in our care, contact Coronation Kennels on 01633 656656 (Monday-Friday) or 01633 290902 (weekends)

Secondary school admissions

The closing date for Secondary applications is fast approaching, if you have not already applied you can do so until 30 November 2015.

Visit the council's website ( to apply.  Please make sure that you read the online admissions guide before applying.

2016 Velothon date announced

The date for the 2016 Velothon has been confirmed as Sunday 22 May.

Full details of the 2016 route and road closures will be released in early 2016, however it is likely to be similar to the spectacular 140km route in 2015.

Register your interest now to recieve a discounted entry rate at 

Weekly roadworks 

road works.jpgNetwork Rail Somerton Road bridge works – from Monday 23 November it is anticipated that Somerton Road bridge will be closed to pedestrians as well as vehicles while Network Rail carries out work as part of the electrification of the Great Western rail route. Find details of suggested alternative routes on the council's 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

What's on

There is lots to see and do over the coming week in Newport including:

Plus lots more.  Visit the What's On pages on the council's website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates.

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