Routes confirmed for anti-Nato marches

First published in Gwent news by

ANTI-Nato campaigners have confirmed routes for two proposed marches taking place in Newport.

Gwent Police and Newport City Council have been informed of the routes and are working together to make sure the marches can take place safely.

Both organisations have a legal obligation to facilitate peaceful protests and will try to minimise the disruption to the city.

The latest information has been provided by protestors and rolling road closures will be put in place.

On Saturday, August 30, campaigners intend to march from the Faulkner Road car park, which will be closed all day, from 2pm.

The proposed route will go past the railway station to the Old Green interchange before crossing Old Town Bridge.

Marchers will then pass the Cenotaph in Clarence Place, along Corporation Road, across George Street Bridge and then Commercial Road before ending in Westgate Square by about 4pm.

On Thursday, September 4, the march is due to begin at noon at the Cenotaph and then along Chepstow Road towards the Celtic Manor Resort.

A spokeswoman for Newport City Council said: "It is not known at this stage where it will end and if there will be disruption to traffic should protestors return to the city centre using the same route.

"It should be noted that the times and routes for both marches could change. Please heed advisory and diversion signs and get the latest information by visiting gov.uk/nato-wales-local "

Comments (27)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:56am Tue 19 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

"We'll march 'em up to the top of the hill and kettle 'em down again"
"We'll march 'em up to the top of the hill and kettle 'em down again" KarloMarko
  • Score: -9

10:52am Tue 19 Aug 14

myopinion1988 says...

Wish they could make these days a bank holiday!! My work has a list of people who live near who will be available to walk to work that day which is not conveinent for some people especially the ones who have to also find childcare due to the school closures!!
Wish they could make these days a bank holiday!! My work has a list of people who live near who will be available to walk to work that day which is not conveinent for some people especially the ones who have to also find childcare due to the school closures!! myopinion1988
  • Score: 18

11:02am Tue 19 Aug 14

ab150wal says...

The road network in and around the immediate area to Newport is horrendous as it is. I am not seeing how this NATO summit is going to be any boost at all to the Welsh Economy like the governmental departments seem to think.

The road system in Newport is the worst I have ever been on in the UK, it is mumbo jumbo junctions, road markings, one way systems that take you into multi story car parks, etc, etc and they have a NATO summit, ha ha. Crazy.

This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it.
The road network in and around the immediate area to Newport is horrendous as it is. I am not seeing how this NATO summit is going to be any boost at all to the Welsh Economy like the governmental departments seem to think. The road system in Newport is the worst I have ever been on in the UK, it is mumbo jumbo junctions, road markings, one way systems that take you into multi story car parks, etc, etc and they have a NATO summit, ha ha. Crazy. This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it. ab150wal
  • Score: 35

12:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

DavidMclean says...

"This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it."

How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure.

Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport.

This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)
"This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it." How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure. Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport. This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-) DavidMclean
  • Score: 21

12:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

I have already invested the profits from my "No to Nato, Yes to Waitrose" T. shirts in the Cayman Islands. And got a start up grant from the Assembly. Ta Edwina! (Aunt E).
I have already invested the profits from my "No to Nato, Yes to Waitrose" T. shirts in the Cayman Islands. And got a start up grant from the Assembly. Ta Edwina! (Aunt E). KarloMarko
  • Score: -2

12:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

10101010 says...

If the last protest on the Coldra Roundabout is anything to go by, i can't see there being much disruption. There was about 6 people marching round and around with little banners shouting 'No to Nato'. That was it. I hadn't giggled so much in ages!
If the last protest on the Coldra Roundabout is anything to go by, i can't see there being much disruption. There was about 6 people marching round and around with little banners shouting 'No to Nato'. That was it. I hadn't giggled so much in ages! 10101010
  • Score: 20

12:56pm Tue 19 Aug 14

landyman3030 says...

Put them marching on the M4. The walking pace will at least match the traffic speed. Probably even exceed it.
Put them marching on the M4. The walking pace will at least match the traffic speed. Probably even exceed it. landyman3030
  • Score: 32

1:11pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

DavidMclean wrote:
"This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it."

How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure.

Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport.

This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)
It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: "This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it." How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure. Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport. This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)[/p][/quote]It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews! The Destroyer
  • Score: 14

1:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

The Echo tonight says the disruption will last for up to a week after the Nato conference... and "smacks of a lack of respect for the region". Well who would of thought it....
The Echo tonight says the disruption will last for up to a week after the Nato conference... and "smacks of a lack of respect for the region". Well who would of thought it.... KarloMarko
  • Score: -4

1:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

irisheyes says...

Two weeks to go and todays news is full of the disruption already being caused in Cardiff because of the fences being erected.Maybe the letters NATO should have been rearranged to read No Ta !!!!!!!!!!!.My son has already had to book a weeks holiday from work because of the uncertainty over traffic disruption .
Two weeks to go and todays news is full of the disruption already being caused in Cardiff because of the fences being erected.Maybe the letters NATO should have been rearranged to read No Ta !!!!!!!!!!!.My son has already had to book a weeks holiday from work because of the uncertainty over traffic disruption . irisheyes
  • Score: 6

4:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

Is there a corollary to No to NATO? Yes to ISIS? Yes to the Comintern? Yes to Our Glorious Leader Kim Jong Il?
It would make all the negativity seem a bit more positive. Perhaps they could pull a load of dummy rockets behind them, like May Day in Red Square, or shoot a whole pack of people like Fun Day in Tiananmen Square
Is there a corollary to No to NATO? Yes to ISIS? Yes to the Comintern? Yes to Our Glorious Leader Kim Jong Il? It would make all the negativity seem a bit more positive. Perhaps they could pull a load of dummy rockets behind them, like May Day in Red Square, or shoot a whole pack of people like Fun Day in Tiananmen Square Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 20

4:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

barcospics says...

What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !!
What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !! barcospics
  • Score: -1

4:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

barcospics wrote:
What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !!
I think they'd say that they enjoy bleating and mooing and holding up traffic and above all feeling ever so, ever so, self-righteous.
[quote][p][bold]barcospics[/bold] wrote: What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !![/p][/quote]I think they'd say that they enjoy bleating and mooing and holding up traffic and above all feeling ever so, ever so, self-righteous. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

….this is a jolly for all the leaders…..as all the real work and decisions are made before and after the event by the mandarins….
And as to any perceived benefits for Wales……how many places have you been to on a business trip or general visit…..not holidays…..and can remember anything much about them….if you haven’t ventured outside the venue….which could be anywhere in the world…..
Yes…and like anyone….. they’ll all enjoy the freebies…..be it food or special coins etc….but will this influence them?……in six months’ time…..when they’ve been elsewhere around the world and had umpteen other freebies…. will they even remember Newport or Wales as they won’t experience anything outside the security ring fence.
….this is a jolly for all the leaders…..as all the real work and decisions are made before and after the event by the mandarins…. And as to any perceived benefits for Wales……how many places have you been to on a business trip or general visit…..not holidays…..and can remember anything much about them….if you haven’t ventured outside the venue….which could be anywhere in the world….. Yes…and like anyone….. they’ll all enjoy the freebies…..be it food or special coins etc….but will this influence them?……in six months’ time…..when they’ve been elsewhere around the world and had umpteen other freebies…. will they even remember Newport or Wales as they won’t experience anything outside the security ring fence. Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 7

6:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
barcospics wrote:
What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !!
I think they'd say that they enjoy bleating and mooing and holding up traffic and above all feeling ever so, ever so, self-righteous.
Ain't that the truth. They are often just another type of football hooligan out for some meaningless police-baiting and criminal damage.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barcospics[/bold] wrote: What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !![/p][/quote]I think they'd say that they enjoy bleating and mooing and holding up traffic and above all feeling ever so, ever so, self-righteous.[/p][/quote]Ain't that the truth. They are often just another type of football hooligan out for some meaningless police-baiting and criminal damage. Stevenboy
  • Score: 7

7:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

landyman3030 says...

And the best news is we have got the bill to pay for it all to come.
They actually present a bill to the UK Government at the end of it all. So it's us lucky stiffs paying for it. Again.
And the best news is we have got the bill to pay for it all to come. They actually present a bill to the UK Government at the end of it all. So it's us lucky stiffs paying for it. Again. landyman3030
  • Score: 4

9:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Roger Elliot says...

I went to Cardiff by bus today and the delays were already particularly irksome, and as people have posted above the meeting of the Bildenberg Group ooops I mean NATO is a while away yet.
I went to Cardiff by bus today and the delays were already particularly irksome, and as people have posted above the meeting of the Bildenberg Group ooops I mean NATO is a while away yet. Roger Elliot
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

cymruamblyth says...

barcospics wrote:
What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !!
Because the comments section is a platform for folks to air there views. These Crusty's obviously read the forums and maybe they will realise that nobody wants them here!
[quote][p][bold]barcospics[/bold] wrote: What is the point of complaining. They are going to do the meeting whether we like it or not. doing all this marching & protesting there is no point !![/p][/quote]Because the comments section is a platform for folks to air there views. These Crusty's obviously read the forums and maybe they will realise that nobody wants them here! cymruamblyth
  • Score: 2

10:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

When Obama starts wandering round Newport spraying election slogans on the Wave and suchlike, I'll be happy to join the anti-NATO protests. 'Til then, maybe the protesters could kindly shove off and do something useful like set up a political party and start garnering support in ways that don't alienate the public - or "sheeple", as we are often so charmingly titled.
When Obama starts wandering round Newport spraying election slogans on the Wave and suchlike, I'll be happy to join the anti-NATO protests. 'Til then, maybe the protesters could kindly shove off and do something useful like set up a political party and start garnering support in ways that don't alienate the public - or "sheeple", as we are often so charmingly titled. DGee123
  • Score: -1

7:23am Wed 20 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

The Destroyer wrote:
DavidMclean wrote:
"This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it."

How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure.

Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport.

This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)
It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!
'It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!'

Ah yes, there's envy and then there's the envy people in Wales feel for one of their own kind who's doing well. Don't go bringing your business here, especially if you're going to make a go of it.
[quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: "This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it." How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure. Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport. This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)[/p][/quote]It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews![/p][/quote]'It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!' Ah yes, there's envy and then there's the envy people in Wales feel for one of their own kind who's doing well. Don't go bringing your business here, especially if you're going to make a go of it. Stevenboy
  • Score: 5

9:24am Wed 20 Aug 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

Stevenboy wrote:
The Destroyer wrote:
DavidMclean wrote:
"This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it."

How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure.

Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport.

This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)
It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!
'It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!'

Ah yes, there's envy and then there's the envy people in Wales feel for one of their own kind who's doing well. Don't go bringing your business here, especially if you're going to make a go of it.
Spot on.
However, the losers on here can't even recognise their negativity.
Terry Matthews is a Welsh success story and their aren't many of them.
Instead of going out and making a success of their lives themselves, they criticise the very people who have had the drive and enthusiasm to achieve something.
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: "This is not going to boost business, but rather hamper it." How can you say that? There will be welsh cakes and Braces Bread on show on a small side table at the Celtic Manor and there is a chance that one of President Obama's security team might even take a nibble if he notices. You can't buy that sort of global exposure. Plus we'll get a marching band through Newport. This time next year when we are all millionaires thanks to the NATO Summit you'll be eating your words. ;-)[/p][/quote]It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews![/p][/quote]'It won't hamper business if its one that belongs to Terry Matthews!' Ah yes, there's envy and then there's the envy people in Wales feel for one of their own kind who's doing well. Don't go bringing your business here, especially if you're going to make a go of it.[/p][/quote]Spot on. However, the losers on here can't even recognise their negativity. Terry Matthews is a Welsh success story and their aren't many of them. Instead of going out and making a success of their lives themselves, they criticise the very people who have had the drive and enthusiasm to achieve something. Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: 9

7:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Lliswerry Man says...

I doubt very much people are jealous of the success story of Mr Matthews, its more a case of the disruption this whole pile of nonsense will cause. It will affect almost every person living in and around newport, with scant regard for "other businesses" who have been successful, or residents, who require daily medical care. Why did Nato choose Newport?, clearly they see it as the one place that will have minimal loss within the UK as we do not exactly have many Businesses here employing thousands do we, compared to the likes of other Major Cities, whose businesses would have been up in arms.

Yes this will put Wales on the map... as much as the Ryder Cup did.
I doubt very much people are jealous of the success story of Mr Matthews, its more a case of the disruption this whole pile of nonsense will cause. It will affect almost every person living in and around newport, with scant regard for "other businesses" who have been successful, or residents, who require daily medical care. Why did Nato choose Newport?, clearly they see it as the one place that will have minimal loss within the UK as we do not exactly have many Businesses here employing thousands do we, compared to the likes of other Major Cities, whose businesses would have been up in arms. Yes this will put Wales on the map... as much as the Ryder Cup did. Lliswerry Man
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

It would have been good if County had arranged to play a friendly against a Nato XI. That would have put Newport on the map.
It would have been good if County had arranged to play a friendly against a Nato XI. That would have put Newport on the map. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: -4

12:37pm Thu 21 Aug 14

rover100rich says...

and if it turns violent and they smash newport up , why are they all being taken to cardiff for their food and entertainment
and if it turns violent and they smash newport up , why are they all being taken to cardiff for their food and entertainment rover100rich
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

rover100rich wrote:
and if it turns violent and they smash newport up , why are they all being taken to cardiff for their food and entertainment
I know.
I wondered why they couldn't have dined at The Celtic, they have plenty of restaurants there.
I understand that it is something to do with security and their not all being in the same place at any one time.
[quote][p][bold]rover100rich[/bold] wrote: and if it turns violent and they smash newport up , why are they all being taken to cardiff for their food and entertainment[/p][/quote]I know. I wondered why they couldn't have dined at The Celtic, they have plenty of restaurants there. I understand that it is something to do with security and their not all being in the same place at any one time. Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Thu 21 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

God, I hope they don't deface the Cenotaph :(
God, I hope they don't deface the Cenotaph :( DGee123
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Fri 22 Aug 14

cjwales1 says...

DGee123 wrote:
God, I hope they don't deface the Cenotaph :(
If the Cenotaph is in away way disrespected, then think peacekeepers will need to be flown in ! Even the most liberal of Newportonians ( is that a word ) will not stand for that !
[quote][p][bold]DGee123[/bold] wrote: God, I hope they don't deface the Cenotaph :([/p][/quote]If the Cenotaph is in away way disrespected, then think peacekeepers will need to be flown in ! Even the most liberal of Newportonians ( is that a word ) will not stand for that ! cjwales1
  • Score: 2
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree