is oustanding for Newport in 2016
City Council recognises the challenges for the city presented by the Cities
Outlook 2016 report, but this city on the rise has moved on rapidly on many
counts since this data was collected.
report shows that nearly a million new jobs have been created in British
cities since 2010, and Newport has played its fair share in this positive
Unemployment across Gwent has fallen from this time last year,
figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown. In Newport, the
amount of claimants fell by 945 compared with last year, which included 305
fewer young people claiming jobseekers allowance.
figures released by Newport City Council for the month of November 2015,
have revealed a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to the city
centre, the highest recorded in seven years.
statistics reveal that Newport’s average weekly footfall for November
2015 was 202,000. This is an increase of 17% on the same time last
year. The last occasion that November’s average weekly footfall was
higher, was back in 2008.
footfall figures confirm that ‘the Friars Walk effect’ is
encouraging shoppers to return to the whole of the city centre and is
expected to bring Newport into the top 100 shopping destinations in the
country, having previously been around the 200 mark.
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Rent Smart Wales
November 2015 private landlords are required to register, and private
landlords or their agents need to obtain a licence from Rent
and their agents have 12 months from 23 November 2015 to comply with the
new legislation and undergo Rent Smart Wales training after which time
landlords and agents found to be operating outside the system in Newport
may have enforcement action taken against them.
information visit our
Saftey at home grants
Safety at Home scheme is administered by Newport City Council and is
available to those elderly or disabled residents of Newport who live in
their own home or privately rented accommodation.
of the scheme are to prevent admission to hospital or long term care and
enable discharge from hospital; these aims are achieved through the
provision of small adaptations which help people to live safely and
independently within their home. Adaptations provided include
handrails, grabrails, adjusting steps and installing small
Council will arrange for the works to be carried out on behalf of the
resident and the funding available for each adaptation is calculated on the
reasonable cost of the work up to a maximum of £550.
furtherinformation email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 01633 656656 and ask for the Private Sector Housing
Energy advice drop-ins
energy advice sessions from the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest Scheme
will be held next month in Newport with information about saving energy,
money management, fuel tariffs and benefit entitlements:
1 February and Tuesday 2 February, 10am-3pm at Alway community
8 February, 12pm-3pm and Tuesday 9 February, 10am-3pm at Maesglas community
15 and Tuesday 16 February, 10am-3pm at Beaufort Road community
22 and Tuesday 23 February, 10am-3pm at Share centre, Stow Hill
information telephone 0808 808 2244 or visit
the Nest web site.
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.
There is lots to see and
do over the coming week in Newport including:
30 January at Newport Wetlands Reserve between 10.30am-2pm Big Garden
Birdwatch Bonaza- Make a bird feeder for your garden, take part
in a quiz and discover some top tips through games and activities to find
out which feathered friends are visiting your
- Monday 1 February- Tax Help for Older People
at Citizens Advice Bureau on Corn Street. Call 0845
601 3321 to make an appointment.
more. Visit the What's
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