Assembly funding confirmed for ReNewport projects

South Wales Argus: FUNDING FOR PROJECTS: Simon Gibson FUNDING FOR PROJECTS: Simon Gibson

FUNDING has been confirmed for projects in the ReNewport report from the Welsh Government, according to the taskforce's chairman.

Simon Gibson told a packed lecture theatre in the University of South Wales Newport city campus that Edwina Hart, economics minister, had confirmed the cash in a letter to him.

He was speaking at the Newport City Summit, called to discuss the opportunities for the city in a packed year of events and regeneration projects.

It is not yet fully clear which projects will get funding, or how much money will be available, however Mr Gibson said funding for a first phase of an evaluation for a software university in Newport had been indicated.

He told delegates: "Yesterday I received a letter from the economics minister Mrs Hart to confirm various funding levels for projects in the [ReNewport] report."

Council leader Councillor Bob Bright, told delegates that with key projects under way "the face of Newport is really changing".

Paraphrasing JFK he said: "Ask not what Newport can do for you but what you can do for Newport".

Meanwhile Ian Edwards, chief operating officer of the Celtic Manor Resort, said NATO in 2014 was a "once in a lifetime summit".

He urged Newport city council and the Welsh Government to work together to establish outreach programmes for the thousands of delegates and journalists set to come to South Wales.

"It's ours for the losing if we don't make the most of this," he said.

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12:44pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Walter Devereux says...

Good news. It is about time the Assembly started spending money on Newport and not Cardiff.
Good news. It is about time the Assembly started spending money on Newport and not Cardiff. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 9

1:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Severn40 says...

Be careful about the reporting here. Funding for the "first phase of an evaluation" of a project does NOT indicate the project will go ahead. It merely says a study will be undertaken into its feasibility. This is classic Welsh Government at work - giving the smoke screen that something is going to happen. We have had it already with the Ebbw Vale to Newport rail link, the Critical Care Centre and a cycle link to Cardiff. None are actually in place - just studies and business case reports.
Be careful about the reporting here. Funding for the "first phase of an evaluation" of a project does NOT indicate the project will go ahead. It merely says a study will be undertaken into its feasibility. This is classic Welsh Government at work - giving the smoke screen that something is going to happen. We have had it already with the Ebbw Vale to Newport rail link, the Critical Care Centre and a cycle link to Cardiff. None are actually in place - just studies and business case reports. Severn40
  • Score: 14

1:09pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

" Meanwhile Ian Edwards, chief operating officer of the Celtic Manor Resort, said NATO in 2014 was a "once in a lifetime summit".

He urged Newport city council and the Welsh Government to work together to establish outreach programmes for the thousands of delegates and journalists set to come to South Wales.

"It's ours for the losing if we don't make the most of this," he said"

I'd rather that none of my taxes were used to support or collaborate with any terrorist organisations, thank you.
" Meanwhile Ian Edwards, chief operating officer of the Celtic Manor Resort, said NATO in 2014 was a "once in a lifetime summit". He urged Newport city council and the Welsh Government to work together to establish outreach programmes for the thousands of delegates and journalists set to come to South Wales. "It's ours for the losing if we don't make the most of this," he said" I'd rather that none of my taxes were used to support or collaborate with any terrorist organisations, thank you. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 18

2:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

TransporterMan says...

"...NATO in 2014 was a "once in a lifetime summit""
and so was the Ryder Cup.
Great news again for the Celtic Manor, the Ryder Cup didn't do much for Newport what will this do for us, other than cause chaos
"...NATO in 2014 was a "once in a lifetime summit"" and so was the Ryder Cup. Great news again for the Celtic Manor, the Ryder Cup didn't do much for Newport what will this do for us, other than cause chaos TransporterMan
  • Score: 9

2:14pm Tue 4 Feb 14

bbunny_isl says...

Paraphrasing JFK Bob Bright said: "Ask not what Newport can do for you but what you can do for Newport".

Take you own advice and step aside then Bob, we need a dynamic, visionary leader to truly make change happen in this City.
Paraphrasing JFK Bob Bright said: "Ask not what Newport can do for you but what you can do for Newport". Take you own advice and step aside then Bob, we need a dynamic, visionary leader to truly make change happen in this City. bbunny_isl
  • Score: 6

3:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

mep says...

Didn't take long for the usual suspects to start criticising the Celtic Manor, need to get a life, best thing to happen in Newport for years.
Didn't take long for the usual suspects to start criticising the Celtic Manor, need to get a life, best thing to happen in Newport for years. mep
  • Score: -9

3:33pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

mep wrote:
Didn't take long for the usual suspects to start criticising the Celtic Manor, need to get a life, best thing to happen in Newport for years.
I couldn't give a stuff about the Celtic Manor - it's the grovelling and fawning over the NATO conference I have issues with.
[quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Didn't take long for the usual suspects to start criticising the Celtic Manor, need to get a life, best thing to happen in Newport for years.[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a stuff about the Celtic Manor - it's the grovelling and fawning over the NATO conference I have issues with. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 20

8:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

Walter Devereux wrote:
Good news. It is about time the Assembly started spending money on Newport and not Cardiff.
yes but people in newport vote labour how ever badly they treat them so why bother
[quote][p][bold]Walter Devereux[/bold] wrote: Good news. It is about time the Assembly started spending money on Newport and not Cardiff.[/p][/quote]yes but people in newport vote labour how ever badly they treat them so why bother scraptheWAG
  • Score: -3

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