Your suggestions for Newport's Monopoly board

South Wales Argus: Jennifer Sheppard, 70, of Bettws is retired and is a big fan of the game. Jennifer Sheppard, 70, of Bettws is retired and is a big fan of the game.

TREDEGAR HOUSE, the Transporter Bridge, Newport Cathedral and the city's railway station are all suggestions for the Newport Monopoly board.

The board game will be released to coincide with Newport's hosting of the NATO summit at Celtic Manor in September.

The public is being invited to make their suggestions for the game, which will feature 22 property landmarks from the city.

Public voting lines, including on Facebook, will be opened soon so people can choose which landmarks they want on the game. So we asked people in the city for their views.

Jon Powell of The Kiosk, Newport said: “My newsagents would obviously have to be up there on ‘Park Lane’ along with the Newport Market, which I am now a part of, and the Turners Butchers and The Lamb of course.

“The Celtic Manor and the Civic Centre would also have to feature as ‘purples’ in the game.

“I believe that the game is a really positive thing for the city-a really cool idea.”

Labour MP for Newport West Paul Flynn is also delighted at the idea, he said; “I am delighted.

“I would like to see the development sites and the buildings represented on a Monopoly board.

“The Transporter Bridge would be a definite site as it would make anyone’s pulse throb faster- as well as Tredegar House with their splendid gardens, and the Celtic Manor.

“We also have very precious Roman remains in Caerleon.

“I look forward to acquiring the ownership of the Transporter Bridge and Tredegar House as a Monopoly player.”

Newport conservative councillor for Allt-yr-yn ward Matthew Evans, the opposition leader, said: “I think some of the suggestions for the game on Twitter and Pill Mill is one of them.

“It is going to put Newport on the map for positive reasons.

“I hope that Allt-yr-yn and Ridgeway are represented and I particularly like the idea that you go to jail if you visit Cardiff.

“It is a nice friendly knock at our neighbours.

“I think it will be great for our city and I am sure that it will go down a storm.”

Rogerstone Labour Councillor Chris Evans said: “Rogerstone, would have to feature heavily in the game as we’ve got so much to offer.

“TyDu Community Hall, 14 Locks- those have got to be worth players investing in.

“In Newport, there’s so much, The Castle, Le Pub (definitely worth moving ‘top hat’ too) Westgate… and, Kings Hotel… which I hear, in real life, there’s a bit of a bidding war for at the moment, so, the ‘game’ might be becoming a reality!”

Jennifer Sheppard, 70, of Bettws said: “I would like to see Tredegar House and Tredegar Park included in the game.

“I think the Newport Cathedral should also be included.”

Rhian Hurley, 31, a surveyor, of Malpas said: “I think the Newport Cathedral should be included and obviously the Celtic Manor is another good one.

“The railway station is also quite nice.”

Jane Bartlett, 48, works at Specsavers. She said: “I would like to see the Celtic Manor, the railway station and the bus station included as that has been developed and has moved to the centre of the town.”

Stacey Freeman, 33, a support worker at The Priory thought community institutions should be included.

“I think homeless shelters and support centres like The Priory and Mind should be included in the game.

“The Riverfront should also be included.”

Margaret Edwards, 70, is retired, said: “I think the Transporter Bridge should include along with the Newport Cathedral and Tredegar House.”

Matthew Humphreys, 19, a computer science student, said: “I think Newport Cathedral and Tredegar House should be included in the game.”

Charlie Morgan, 21, of Ringland said: “I think the Transporter Bridge should be in the game along with ChristChurch.”

Jason Cooper, 43, a student thought that there were many place in the city that should be included in the game.

“I think Tredegar House and park; the Transporter Bridge; and all of the parks should be included,” he said.

Beryl Hurley, 78, retired, of Duffryn agreed.

“I think Tredegar House, and the market should be included,” she said.

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10:50am Thu 27 Feb 14

ozrod13 says...

Why have the Celtic Manor on the board? After all Terry Matthews has always declared that the Celtic Manor is near Cardiff or in the Usk Valley. He seemed to do as much as possible to lose the tag of Newport for publicity sake. Therefore, deleting the Manor from NEWPORT'S Monopoly game is totally logical.
Why have the Celtic Manor on the board? After all Terry Matthews has always declared that the Celtic Manor is near Cardiff or in the Usk Valley. He seemed to do as much as possible to lose the tag of Newport for publicity sake. Therefore, deleting the Manor from NEWPORT'S Monopoly game is totally logical. ozrod13
  • Score: 12

11:51am Thu 27 Feb 14

Lockjoe says...

As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature.
Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport.
As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature. Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport. Lockjoe
  • Score: -4

12:01pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ohc says...

What about Rodney Parade - people could see how to manage pitch drainage
What about Rodney Parade - people could see how to manage pitch drainage ohc
  • Score: 2

12:32pm Thu 27 Feb 14

plumbob1 says...

People seem to have forgotten that Monopoly has street names.
It would be rather difficult to build houses and hotels on places like Transporter Bridge, Civic Centre, Cathedral, Market etc.
People seem to have forgotten that Monopoly has street names. It would be rather difficult to build houses and hotels on places like Transporter Bridge, Civic Centre, Cathedral, Market etc. plumbob1
  • Score: 6

12:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

suzywoo says...

Stow Hill for building houses
Stow Hill for building houses suzywoo
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

suzywoo says...

also you could have bridges instead of stations and what about the parks - Belle Vue and Beechwood
also you could have bridges instead of stations and what about the parks - Belle Vue and Beechwood suzywoo
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

How about leaving a load of blank spaces to represent the empty shops
How about leaving a load of blank spaces to represent the empty shops Dolieboy
  • Score: 4

2:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

russ angel says...

It could have worked years ago but now you are picking at straws to find half decent things to go on the board.
It could have worked years ago but now you are picking at straws to find half decent things to go on the board. russ angel
  • Score: -2

2:45pm Thu 27 Feb 14

MERoden says...

This is excellent news. This will be great for Newport. Tredegar House should definitely be the most valuable property on the board. After all, it is a stately home. One of the finest listed buildings in Wales.

It's a pity there are some useless people like Lockjoe and Dolieboy being negative. What we need are more positive attitudes. If you are serious about wanting Newport to improve, then we ALL need to start having more positive attitudes. Critising everything is not going to help.

I agree with Plumbob1 who said we need street names. We could have Ridgeway Avenue as one of the more expensive streets and The Gaer as one of the cheaper streets. Of course, there are ones in between such as Heather Road. I also agree that we should include parks, such as Bellevue Park.

I am real Monooly fan. I actually have the Cardiff Edition. It will be great to have a Newport Edition too.

This will work wonders for Newport. Ok, yes. Newport City Centre is down at the moment, but I definitely think it will improve. Queensbury are now on site for the Friars Walk development. They are setting up their site office and bringing in their equipment. Construction will be starting any day now. We have got some action at last. It is actually happening this time.

What we need now is for people to support the City Centre by using existing traders like Wildings and Arnolds, and being positive about the developments.

The new Monopoly Newport Edition will encourage more people to take an interest in Newport. This can only be a good thing. I am all for it.
This is excellent news. This will be great for Newport. Tredegar House should definitely be the most valuable property on the board. After all, it is a stately home. One of the finest listed buildings in Wales. It's a pity there are some useless people like Lockjoe and Dolieboy being negative. What we need are more positive attitudes. If you are serious about wanting Newport to improve, then we ALL need to start having more positive attitudes. Critising everything is not going to help. I agree with Plumbob1 who said we need street names. We could have Ridgeway Avenue as one of the more expensive streets and The Gaer as one of the cheaper streets. Of course, there are ones in between such as Heather Road. I also agree that we should include parks, such as Bellevue Park. I am real Monooly fan. I actually have the Cardiff Edition. It will be great to have a Newport Edition too. This will work wonders for Newport. Ok, yes. Newport City Centre is down at the moment, but I definitely think it will improve. Queensbury are now on site for the Friars Walk development. They are setting up their site office and bringing in their equipment. Construction will be starting any day now. We have got some action at last. It is actually happening this time. What we need now is for people to support the City Centre by using existing traders like Wildings and Arnolds, and being positive about the developments. The new Monopoly Newport Edition will encourage more people to take an interest in Newport. This can only be a good thing. I am all for it. MERoden
  • Score: 8

2:49pm Thu 27 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

How about a card for 'you destroyed the Chartist mural. Do not pass go. Do not collect £200.'
How about a card for 'you destroyed the Chartist mural. Do not pass go. Do not collect £200.' GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Lockjoe says...

MERoden wrote:
This is excellent news. This will be great for Newport. Tredegar House should definitely be the most valuable property on the board. After all, it is a stately home. One of the finest listed buildings in Wales.

It's a pity there are some useless people like Lockjoe and Dolieboy being negative. What we need are more positive attitudes. If you are serious about wanting Newport to improve, then we ALL need to start having more positive attitudes. Critising everything is not going to help.

I agree with Plumbob1 who said we need street names. We could have Ridgeway Avenue as one of the more expensive streets and The Gaer as one of the cheaper streets. Of course, there are ones in between such as Heather Road. I also agree that we should include parks, such as Bellevue Park.

I am real Monooly fan. I actually have the Cardiff Edition. It will be great to have a Newport Edition too.

This will work wonders for Newport. Ok, yes. Newport City Centre is down at the moment, but I definitely think it will improve. Queensbury are now on site for the Friars Walk development. They are setting up their site office and bringing in their equipment. Construction will be starting any day now. We have got some action at last. It is actually happening this time.

What we need now is for people to support the City Centre by using existing traders like Wildings and Arnolds, and being positive about the developments.

The new Monopoly Newport Edition will encourage more people to take an interest in Newport. This can only be a good thing. I am all for it.
How exactly am I being negative? I was merely suggesting a true representation of Newport. Terry Matthews goes out of his way not to include the name Newport in his advertising or business enterprises, hence his use of "near Cardiff" or "Vale of Usk", I would not like the Celtic Manor to feature on the Monopoly board. I think the entries should be a true representation, hence my suggestion of charities instead of railway stations.

Do you think any suggestion other than yours is negative? Bear in mind when you answer you haven't actually made any suggestions in your post that haven't already been suggested.
[quote][p][bold]MERoden[/bold] wrote: This is excellent news. This will be great for Newport. Tredegar House should definitely be the most valuable property on the board. After all, it is a stately home. One of the finest listed buildings in Wales. It's a pity there are some useless people like Lockjoe and Dolieboy being negative. What we need are more positive attitudes. If you are serious about wanting Newport to improve, then we ALL need to start having more positive attitudes. Critising everything is not going to help. I agree with Plumbob1 who said we need street names. We could have Ridgeway Avenue as one of the more expensive streets and The Gaer as one of the cheaper streets. Of course, there are ones in between such as Heather Road. I also agree that we should include parks, such as Bellevue Park. I am real Monooly fan. I actually have the Cardiff Edition. It will be great to have a Newport Edition too. This will work wonders for Newport. Ok, yes. Newport City Centre is down at the moment, but I definitely think it will improve. Queensbury are now on site for the Friars Walk development. They are setting up their site office and bringing in their equipment. Construction will be starting any day now. We have got some action at last. It is actually happening this time. What we need now is for people to support the City Centre by using existing traders like Wildings and Arnolds, and being positive about the developments. The new Monopoly Newport Edition will encourage more people to take an interest in Newport. This can only be a good thing. I am all for it.[/p][/quote]How exactly am I being negative? I was merely suggesting a true representation of Newport. Terry Matthews goes out of his way not to include the name Newport in his advertising or business enterprises, hence his use of "near Cardiff" or "Vale of Usk", I would not like the Celtic Manor to feature on the Monopoly board. I think the entries should be a true representation, hence my suggestion of charities instead of railway stations. Do you think any suggestion other than yours is negative? Bear in mind when you answer you haven't actually made any suggestions in your post that haven't already been suggested. Lockjoe
  • Score: -7

3:25pm Thu 27 Feb 14

TABBY says...

The Westgate Hotel - Ye Olde Murrenger House
The Westgate Hotel - Ye Olde Murrenger House TABBY
  • Score: 4

5:02pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Robodad says...

How about "You are stuck on the M4, Do not pass Go, Do not collect £200"
How about "You are stuck on the M4, Do not pass Go, Do not collect £200" Robodad
  • Score: 5

5:11pm Thu 27 Feb 14

suzywoo says...

Four of those lovely painted dragons could replace the - still being positive :-)
Four of those lovely painted dragons could replace the - still being positive :-) suzywoo
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Thu 27 Feb 14

suzywoo says...

*stations
*stations suzywoo
  • Score: -1

7:01pm Thu 27 Feb 14

YazPad-But says...

Lockjoe wrote:
As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature.
Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport.
I like this idea too. It would be a nice thank you and recognition for the charities that are a much needed resource and support network for many people in Newport.
[quote][p][bold]Lockjoe[/bold] wrote: As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature. Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport.[/p][/quote]I like this idea too. It would be a nice thank you and recognition for the charities that are a much needed resource and support network for many people in Newport. YazPad-But
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Thu 27 Feb 14

JoJoJoJo says...

YazPad-But wrote:
Lockjoe wrote:
As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature.
Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport.
I like this idea too. It would be a nice thank you and recognition for the charities that are a much needed resource and support network for many people in Newport.
and me!
[quote][p][bold]YazPad-But[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockjoe[/bold] wrote: As the "city" is full of charity shops what about representing the four biggest local charities instead of the four train stations? My suggestions would be St David's Foundation, Raven House Trust, All Creatures Great & Small (Cwmbran but covers Newport) and Newport Mind. At least these charities have a presence in the city whereas Terry Matthews presence is "near Cardiff" or in the "Vale of Usk" so I'd rather the Celtic Manor didn't feature. Also it would be a nice way of showing appreciation to some charities who are important to the people of Newport.[/p][/quote]I like this idea too. It would be a nice thank you and recognition for the charities that are a much needed resource and support network for many people in Newport.[/p][/quote]and me! JoJoJoJo
  • Score: -1

11:24am Fri 21 Mar 14

SALLY79 says...

I think that the Malpas court club should be on there
I think that the Malpas court club should be on there SALLY79
  • Score: 1

11:52am Fri 21 Mar 14

CJ1234 says...

- Transporter Bridge
- Cenotaph
- Civic Centre
- The Wave
- The Riverfront
- The Market
- Tredegar House
- The Waterloo Hotel
- Celtic Manor
- Dolman Theatre
- Lysaght Club
- The Docks
- John Frost Square
- Pill Mill
- Newport Centre
- Cathedral
- Transporter Bridge - Cenotaph - Civic Centre - The Wave - The Riverfront - The Market - Tredegar House - The Waterloo Hotel - Celtic Manor - Dolman Theatre - Lysaght Club - The Docks - John Frost Square - Pill Mill - Newport Centre - Cathedral CJ1234
  • Score: 0

11:54am Fri 21 Mar 14

CJ1234 says...

Maybe Roads instead of stations?
- Chepstow Road
- Caerleon Road
- Cardiff Road
- Risca Road
Maybe Roads instead of stations? - Chepstow Road - Caerleon Road - Cardiff Road - Risca Road CJ1234
  • Score: 0

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