As well as being the Isle of Wight bustling county town, Newport has a vibrant community that ranges from the Newport Business Association and the Newport Parish Council to the numerous community-based organisations including the Isle of Wight Farmers’ Markets, the Quay Arts Centre, and Isle of Wight Traders who have a shop in the town.

Each of the above organisations, most notably the Business Association, plays an important role in the running of the town, ensuring the town continues to be inviting to all visitors and that all businesses throughout the town receive the support they need.

As well as the organisations, Newport has a thriving calendar of community events from car boot sales and coffee morning to local band and choir concerts.

Newport Parish Council LogoThe parish council serves seven wards, Carisbrooke, Newport Central, Newport East, Newport North, Newport South, Newport West and Parkhurst. The Newport Parish Council are involved in a number of issues throughout the town and have powers and responsibilities over such things as allotments, bus shelters, community centres, listed buildings, public buildings and village halls, transport and water supply.

You can contact the Parish Council by telephone on +44 (0)1983 559119, email on or by post to Newport Parish Council, Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR.

Find more information about Newport Parish Council on their website.

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