Newport City Council

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd
Local Authority (LA)
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport
  • Newport
  • NP20 4UR
About us
Newport City Council is a unitary authority responsible for the administration of all areas of local government within a single tier for a given area. Newport obtained city status in 2002 and is the 8th largest in Wales, providing all major services such as education, leisure, housing, social services, planning and highways.
Newport is a coastal city, covering a geographical area of just over 84 square miles. It is a diverse, multicultural, vibrant, forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial and natural heritage, from the flagship Wetlands Reserve and beautiful rolling countryside to Roman Caerleon, Tredegar House, the iconic Transporter Bridge and important links to Chartism and the history of British democracy.

We have lost some of our core industries, but the city has proved that it can re-establish and adapt itself as a centre of modern industry and commerce, particularly in areas such as technology, finance, professional services and the government sector. The new City Regional Deal offers huge potential for the city's future economic growth.