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- OUR reporters will be at the public meeting due to be held tonight over the anti-Nato 'alternative summit' proposals for Pill Millenium Centre.
- You can follow the coverage on our live blog here.
- To join in the debate tweet with the #pillpeacecamp
RT @ArgusBCarr: Meeting has ended with a poem written by a 10-year-old girl, standing ovation #pillpeacecamp— @paulhalliday 12 August 2014
Father Mathias-Jones: "We've been here an 1 1/2 hours and none of us are any the wiser who is responsible".. #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
#pillpeacecamp could have all been avoided if the council had taken the lead once we knew NATO was coming and found suitable site for camp.— @paulhalliday 12 August 2014
#pillpeacecamp At such a critical and fragile time in Newport's regeneration, allowing NATO Summit was incredibly misguided and dangerous.— @Curlaz 12 August 2014
Pill carnival organiser raised the point that the carnivals on the 25th. What's going to happen? #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Sounds like interesting scenes at the #pillpeacecamp meeting. Who owns this land?— @davesaysFTS 12 August 2014
End to end stuff here, lots of shouting, no one can predict what's going to happen. Just a reminder, I'm in Reading, not at #pillpeacecamp— @argusoncounty 12 August 2014
I'm confused, who knows what the residents are thinking. Way too much shouting #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Councillor Hayat: "Merel said she won't be coming, but she can't guarantee others won't be." #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
#pillpeacecamp So now we see the degree to which the arrival of the NATO Summit is going to rip apart a city trying to pull itself together— @Curlaz 12 August 2014
A letter from @NewportCouncil from 26th June to @NoNATOnewport being read out, countering what council spokesperson said #pillpeacecamp— @tombfowler 12 August 2014
We also need some clarity from @NewportCouncil - conflicting claims on its involvement in #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusKevinWard 12 August 2014
Think we need some clarity from @NoNATOnewport on #pillpeacecamp . Is it off, as many in audience now believe?— @ArgusKevinWard 12 August 2014
Is it off then? Who is making the final decision? Pre-meeting Merel said she didn't represent @NoNATOnewport #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Both Tracey from Pill Mill and campaigner Merel have said there isn't going to be a peace camp #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Health and safety council officers are due to meet tomorrow, resident asked why, if the camp isn't going ahead #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Sheila Davies: "If 20 of you are shouting how am I meant to anser?" #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Sheila Davies back on the mic, residents aren't letting her answer #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Sounds to me like the #pillpeacecamp is dead in the water.— @ArgusKevinWard 12 August 2014
RT @ArgusBCarr: Question "can you tell me who you leafleted, because I've not had one" #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusKevinWard 12 August 2014
She's angry that the people of Pill haven't been consulted #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Merel: "I will not have anything to do with a peace camp being set up on your fields" APPLAUSE #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Campaigner Merel Prescott is speaking on her own behalf, not on behalf of No Nato Newport, she's thrown away her script #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Tracey Holyoake asks if another site was offered, would campaigners take it? #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Tracey Holyoake, chairman of Pill Mill, "am I going to allow a peace camp on my field? NO" #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
RT @ArgusBCarr: Sheila Davies of Newport City council has now taken the mic to 'expell myths' #pillpeacecamp— @EcoCarWashRhys 12 August 2014
#pillpeacecamp What about the percentage who aren't peaceful ?— @l_salerno 12 August 2014
Lots of shouting at the panel now, small child shouts "let the lady talk" #pillpeacecamp people out of their seats— @tombfowler 12 August 2014
It's getting rowdy #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Panel is trying to regain order. The resident has been told he can ask questions later #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
A man has stopped supt warrender and says what he wants to know is why the camp is being put on pill mill #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
RT @ArgusJBevan: LIVE - Public meeting panel #pillpeacecamp @PillMillCentre @southwalesargus http://t.co/xo5TIrB2bc— @ArgusKevinWard 12 August 2014
Supt warrender says 99% of protestors are peaceful #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
#pillpeacecamp why not have an organised peace camp at Pill with each protester charged £25 to camp there proceeds going to pill community— @muckie1 12 August 2014
Very lively crowd at #pillpeacecamp meeting. Lots of entertaining interventions from the floor.— @tombfowler 12 August 2014
About 150 people have turned up to find out more about the #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
LIVE - Panel now in place and public meeting started #pillpeacecamp @PillMillCentre @argussport southwalesargus http://t.co/dN5a8Su7Cl— @ArgusJBevan 12 August 2014
Supt mark warrander is getting people up to speed on security for the summit #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Councillors Ibrahim Hayat, Omar Ali, Bob Poole and Ray Truman are on the panel #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Already had a few chats with people who were anti-#pillpeacecamp who are surprised to find their neighbours are @NoNATOnewport— @tombfowler 12 August 2014
Having a few sound problems at #pillpeacecamp meeting— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
A panel has been assembled to help answer residents questions #pillpeacecamp— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Lots of residents here for the #pillpeacecamp meeting. Starting soon http://t.co/v6ygY1a5vB— @ArgusBCarr 12 August 2014
Big turnout for the #pillpeacecamp meeting at @PillMillCentre, lots of @NoNATOnewport people here.— @tombfowler 12 August 2014
LIVE - Seats are filling up for 2000 hrs public meeting about #pillpeacecamp @PillMillCentre @southwalesargus http://t.co/YJ2JvhvaI2— @ArgusJBevan 12 August 2014
LIVE - Local residents arriving early for meeting about #pillpeacecamp @PillMillCentre @southwalesargus http://t.co/9yEnuJuL7U— @ArgusJBevan 12 August 2014
LIVE - Public meeting about #pillpeacecamp @PillMillCentre @southwalesargus http://t.co/Mrrl13hYWB— @ArgusJBevan 12 August 2014
RT @ArgusKevinWard: Good to hear that @NoNATOnewport will be at tonight's public meeting re #pillpeacecamp— @SaveNewportArt 12 August 2014
Labour MP for Newport West Paul Flynn has said this about the Pill Mill peace camp plan: “It’s about the worst possible site for a peace camp in the whole of Newport. Peace camps are archaic. They can’t be controlled. There’s no way of knowing the numbers that will turn up or the people that will turn up.
“It has to be in a place that is well prepared that has toilets and facilities to get rid of rubbish. It shouldn’t be where they can be a nuisance to their neighbours. I don’t want to volunteer any other areas but there are lots of open spaces without causing the disruption.
“I don’t think anyone’s been consulted. The councillors didn’t know. The first I heard about it was what I read in the Argus.
“No organisation has got the right to invite people from all over Europe to camp on an open space in a residential area.
“Most people won’t be violent but you can’t control the anarchists and others with extreme views who cause trouble, who cause violence.
“I’m very supportive of the meeting, I’ve written to the people who have contacted me about it and given my views. It’s a totally unsuitable place for a peace camp. One of the organisers is demanding that facilities should be provided presumably at the cost of the local council taxpayers. That’s an outrage. I would certainly object strongly if the cash-strapped Newport council were asked to pay a penny on this. It’s up to the protestors to pay their own way.”
MEMBERS of an anti-Nato protest group will be attending the public meeting called tonight to discuss the proposed peace camp on the fields next to Pill Mill.
No Nato Newport, an umbrella group opposing next month's Nato summit, will be attending the meeting at Pill Mill at 8pm to answer residents questions.
The meeting has been called after a row broke out between Pill residents and protestors over the peace camp, which is due to take place between August 29 and September 6.
Pill community centre volunteers say protestors booked the venue with no mention of the camp which could potentially be accommodating thousands of people.
Talks have been held with Newport City Council over toilet and water facilities for the camp, but no decision has been made as to who will foot the bill.
The Argus will be live-blogging tonight's meeting.