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Historical Talk by Richard Smout

Free entry to the Museum and Roman Villa

Festival of the Mind

Our Response to the Island Plan

Following the public meeting to discuss the Island Plan, it would felt it would be beneficial to show the response given by Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council here on our website.

Please find a link to the response here.

Newport Minster Survey

Newport Minster have created a survey to help them to gather information from local people and tourists to find out what they think about proposals for new displays and activities in the Minster.

Please click here to complete the Newport Minster General Survey.

Island Plan Meeting

£1000 donation from McAlpine towards improvements

Thank you to McAlpine Ltd who have kindly donated £1000 to Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council towards the upcoming improvements to the Victoria Recreation Ground play park.

Pictured from left are Cllr Tony Coburn, Dave Harrison from McAlpine Ltd, Cllr Geoff Brodie and Cllr Joe Lever.

Post Office Lane Toilet Refurbishment

At the October 2018 Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council Meeting, approval was given to seek planning permission for an upgraded toilet facility in Post Office Lane, off the High Street.

Since NCPC took over the provision of the Post Office Lane facilities in Newport they have been working with Christopher Scott, Chartered Surveyors and Development, to develop a scheme for a new unisex and accessible toilets in Post Office Lane.  The current block will be demolished and three Danfo toilet modules will be installed.

These user friendly units will be further enhanced by attractive landscaping of the surrounding public space.  Using the expertise of AJ Wells and inspiration from artwork by local schools, is it hoped to make the whole area much more acceptable and attractive.

The new toilets will cost approximately half the price to clean and maintain which should mean a saving of approximately £8,000 a year.  In addition, given the anticipated footfall of 625 per week, a charge of 20p for the use of the toilets would yield an income of approximately £6500 per annum.

We intend to borrow £160,000 over a ten year period to fund the toilet re-building which will largely be financed from savings on maintenance and cleaning and income from users.

The cost of the loan will be the equivalent of £2.20 per Council Tax-payer per year over the ten year life of the loan.

We do not intend to increase the Council Tax in order to service the loan given anticipated income and savings.

To view the plan please Click Here.

If you have any concerns about the proposal, please telephone 01983 559119, email or write to:

The Acting Clerk, Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1TY

Japanese Knotweed leaflet

Island Rivers have produced a handy guide for anyone who would like to learn more about Japanese Knotweed. 

To read the guide, please Click Here.

For further information, visit the Island Rivers website,

Vacancy – Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

We currently have a vacancy for a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Please click on the link below for an application pack containing a job description, person specification, job advert and application form.

Clerk & RFO Application Pack

For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 559119 or email

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 8th July.