On Tuesday evening Newport Parish councillors met with Isle of Council cabinet members at County Hall to discuss how the two councils may work closely together in future to deliver regeneration in the town and provide services for residents. During the meeting our Vice-Chairman, Cllr Julie Jones-Evans, formally presented Isle of Wight Council Leader, Cllr Dave Stewart, with a copy of the Parish Council’s strategic plan 2019-22 and the pedestrian environment audit – commissioned by the Parish Council – which highlights issues relating to pedestrian experiences in Newport, navigating around the town etc. in the hope the two councils can work together to deliver some of the recommendations in the report.
The go ahead has been given to the addition of Carisbrooke to the name of Newport Parish Council.
It follows a two-week public consultation – and was approved tonight (Wednesday) by a meeting of the Isle of Wight Council.
The Full Council agreed the title change – which followed an initial request from Newport Parish Council to change its name to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council.
The change will not affect any other aspect of the running of Newport Parish Council – and all existing wards and elected members will remain as they are.
Residents’ views were invited over a two-week period from 23 July to 6 August.
There were seven responses, six for the name change and one against.
Newport Parish Council was formed in 2008 and currently has 14 elected members, taking in the Island’s county town and neighbouring Carisbrooke.