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Champagne required to toast new web site

The Newport Civic Society are pleased to launch their new site, complete with facilities for distributing news via email and RSS, an online forum to discuss matters, that results in a significant cost saving through reduced paper and postage requiremet.

This is a cornerstone of our new drive to attract new members, people who like ourselves want to see Newport succeed and want to celebrate its successes.

Handing on the Baton

At our meeting on 12th August 2005, our Chairman Mr. Jim Williamson announced his retirement as Chairman of the Committee. It is with much regret that we accept his resignation. During the 3 years as Chair (and prior to this as Vice Chair and also doubling as Secretary) he has made an invaluable contribution.

By unanimous resolution Mr Brian Field has been elected Chair, and Mr Robert Morris as Vice Chiar. We are revamping our newsletter and commencing a membership drive so please support the Newport Civic Society by attending our September meeting (22nd Sep, Newport Civic Centre). See our next meeting page for more info.

Happy Christmas and a Happy new year.

Hi everyone,

It’s difficult to juggle everything then find time to write some words on behalf of the Executive Committee to everyone in and not yet in the Society.

I should start by thanking everyone for their support and we hope you have enjoyed being involved in Newport’s past, present and future. It’s too easy to be apathetic and talk Newport down. There’s a tendency for that. We need to talk up our City, and be proud of who we are. We have achieved fantastic things and may we long continue to do so, but we must not forget the lessons so well taught in the past.

Spread the word, talk Newport up, and let’s really drive forward involvement next year. If you can get involved online then great, if you’re not PC literate find someone who is to help you. If you try I will be so pleased. The pen is mightier than the sword and the internet is a way of wielding the pen. Voicing your concerns verbally is transient while recording and digitising them is forever. We need to involve people and galvanise opinions. By creating a force of momentum we will be heard.


I don’t think we should be 100% digital/virtual – we must also organise interesting, involving face to face meetings and activities too. But hey I can’t do everything!

Happy new year and hope you had a happy christmas.