Be part of shaping Newport transport plans

Newport Parish Council is to host a forum for residents and stakeholders on travel issues affecting the county town. Be part of shaping things to come.

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Lucy shares details of this upcoming event. Ed


Newport Parish Council will be hosting the Newport Travel Forum on Saturday, 20 January 2018 10am-2pm at The Riverside Centre, Newport.

The forum will inform residents and stakeholders on initiatives and projects being undertaken to address and highlight transport, commuting and pedestrian issues for people who live, work and travel to Newport.

Shaping Newport Project
In addition to this, ARC Consulting will be giving a presentation on the Shaping Newport Project – a three-month project to gather the opinions of residents to help shape Newport in the future.

This is a good opportunity for the public and stakeholders to be advised and consulted on key issues affecting Newport and Island residents accessing the county town.

Have your say
Councillor Julie Jones-Evans said:

“Newport Parish Council is investing in the physical environment of our town, especially looking at the experience of all pedestrians.

“Working with our partners – Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads – is critical in bringing forth these improvements. I’d encourage Newport residents to come along to feed into the plans.”

Light refreshments will be available for people attending.

Speakers will include*:

  • Cllr Julie Jones-Evans – results of the 20’s plenty survey carried out by Newport Parish Council and next steps
  • Martin Gibson, Creative Interpretation – presentation and results of the pedestrian street audit, commissioned by Newport Parish Council
  • Cycle Wight – presentation on cycling permeability study recently carried out
  • Isle of Wight Council – presentation on the recent Newport traffic model and consultation
  • ARC Consulting – presentation on the Shaping Newport (Place Plan) project

*Order of speakers subject to change

For further information, or to express an interest in attending this event, please contact Newport Parish Council using clerk@newportwight.org.uk or telephone on (01983) 559119.

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Thursday, 11th January, 2018 12:31pm

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