Prince of Wales to host Nato reception in Newport

RECEPTION: The Prince of Wales will host event at Nato summit

RECEPTION: The Prince of Wales will host event at Nato summit

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THE Prince of Wales will bring together world leaders and local people at an event to showcase the best of Wales at a reception on the first evening of the 2014 Nato Summit, it has been confirmed in the past few minutes.

The reception, which The Prince is hosting at the request of Her Majesty's Government, will be held at Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort, on Thursday 4 September and will also provide an opportunity for the government to thank people from across Wales who will have been involved in delivering the largest gathering of world leaders the UK has ever seen.

The Prime Minister, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb will join The Prince at the event where guests will be entertained by Welsh music stars and served up a taste of Wales.

Representatives from the local Councils, business representatives, schoolchildren and cadets have been invited along with Welsh winners of the St David and the Points of Light Awards.

Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb said: “Wales is a confident, outward-looking nation and we are proud to be hosting this historic Nato Summit.

“The reception hosted by The Prince of Wales is our opportunity to promote Wales to the world and to thank the local community for their amazing hospitality.”

The Summit will be held in Newport, Wales, at the Celtic Manor Resort on 4-5 September.

60 senior statesmen and women from Nato member states and nations that partner with Nato have been invited to the first day of the summit and to the evening reception.

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11:23am Thu 21 Aug 14

grandmammamia says...

Oh goody...that's one rush hour they won't be dashing off to Cardiff then so the rolling road block won't disrupt the M4 till later...............
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Oh goody...that's one rush hour they won't be dashing off to Cardiff then so the rolling road block won't disrupt the M4 till later............... ..... grandmammamia
  • Score: 7

11:42am Thu 21 Aug 14

Mr Angry says...

Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ! Mr Angry
  • Score: -12

2:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

Mr Angry wrote:
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
I'm sure they will get worse!
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ![/p][/quote]I'm sure they will get worse! The Destroyer
  • Score: -16

3:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Mr Miffed says...

The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
I'm sure they will get worse!
Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.
[quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ![/p][/quote]I'm sure they will get worse![/p][/quote]Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh. Mr Miffed
  • Score: 25

3:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Gareth says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
I'm sure they will get worse!
Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.
Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed.

Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault.

That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ![/p][/quote]I'm sure they will get worse![/p][/quote]Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.[/p][/quote]Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed. Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault. That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for. Gareth
  • Score: 30

3:32pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Mr Angry says...

Is Camilla attending as well ?
Is Camilla attending as well ? Mr Angry
  • Score: -12

4:03pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Sheep'n'wellies says...

Another scrounging idiot in Newport he needs to get a proper job
Another scrounging idiot in Newport he needs to get a proper job Sheep'n'wellies
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

Gareth wrote:
Mr Miffed wrote:
The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
I'm sure they will get worse!
Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.
Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed.

Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault.

That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for.
Well put. It is always the most negative people who voice their opinions on everything. One hardly ever sees a complimentary letter, because there is nothing to gain from it. Moaners always seem to want something for nothing,
[quote][p][bold]Gareth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ![/p][/quote]I'm sure they will get worse![/p][/quote]Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.[/p][/quote]Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed. Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault. That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for.[/p][/quote]Well put. It is always the most negative people who voice their opinions on everything. One hardly ever sees a complimentary letter, because there is nothing to gain from it. Moaners always seem to want something for nothing, Walter Devereux
  • Score: 24

4:52pm Thu 21 Aug 14

golfer says...

This is turning into a full on jamboree ..whoo whoop .
This is turning into a full on jamboree ..whoo whoop . golfer
  • Score: -15

4:59pm Thu 21 Aug 14

PEBL.. says...

Why do people berate, moan and grumble soooo much? This is an excellent opportunity to show case Wales, Newport, Uk, etc and hopefully encourage other events to consider us in the future.

I get the fact that this will mean disruption, believe me I travel to Bristol for work, but what's the alternative? For us not to encourage and host these types of events? So no more football matches, music events, rugby games..........all attract traffic, road closures, etc.

I suspect it's a bit like NIMBY. People should consider the wider benefits of these types of events - it's not all negative!
Why do people berate, moan and grumble soooo much? This is an excellent opportunity to show case Wales, Newport, Uk, etc and hopefully encourage other events to consider us in the future. I get the fact that this will mean disruption, believe me I travel to Bristol for work, but what's the alternative? For us not to encourage and host these types of events? So no more football matches, music events, rugby games..........all attract traffic, road closures, etc. I suspect it's a bit like NIMBY. People should consider the wider benefits of these types of events - it's not all negative! PEBL..
  • Score: 18

5:18pm Thu 21 Aug 14

taffygwent says...

Might be safer to walk through Newport town during the summit with all the extra police etc think I phone RGH and see if I can fix my appointment during those dates
Might be safer to walk through Newport town during the summit with all the extra police etc think I phone RGH and see if I can fix my appointment during those dates taffygwent
  • Score: -7

5:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14

thomas35 says...

Charles is not a bad guy... hope he dont wear that old old camel hair overcoat( got it from Abergavenny market )
Charles is not a bad guy... hope he dont wear that old old camel hair overcoat( got it from Abergavenny market ) thomas35
  • Score: -9

6:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

PEBL.. wrote:
Why do people berate, moan and grumble soooo much? This is an excellent opportunity to show case Wales, Newport, Uk, etc and hopefully encourage other events to consider us in the future.

I get the fact that this will mean disruption, believe me I travel to Bristol for work, but what's the alternative? For us not to encourage and host these types of events? So no more football matches, music events, rugby games..........all attract traffic, road closures, etc.

I suspect it's a bit like NIMBY. People should consider the wider benefits of these types of events - it's not all negative!
The events that you talk about are open to the paying public.
Will I be able to get a ticket for the NATO summit?
Your comparison is not really relative.
I for one agree with the principal of NATO, but question in these days of austerity why such a summit is needed in the first place. The current situations in the middle east call for action now - not in six months time.
[quote][p][bold]PEBL..[/bold] wrote: Why do people berate, moan and grumble soooo much? This is an excellent opportunity to show case Wales, Newport, Uk, etc and hopefully encourage other events to consider us in the future. I get the fact that this will mean disruption, believe me I travel to Bristol for work, but what's the alternative? For us not to encourage and host these types of events? So no more football matches, music events, rugby games..........all attract traffic, road closures, etc. I suspect it's a bit like NIMBY. People should consider the wider benefits of these types of events - it's not all negative![/p][/quote]The events that you talk about are open to the paying public. Will I be able to get a ticket for the NATO summit? Your comparison is not really relative. I for one agree with the principal of NATO, but question in these days of austerity why such a summit is needed in the first place. The current situations in the middle east call for action now - not in six months time. The Destroyer
  • Score: -8

6:54pm Thu 21 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

How come Cardiff city centre is a wall of steel, but Tredegar house there is nothing, and across the road from there you will have the peace camp in Tredegar park?.
How come Cardiff city centre is a wall of steel, but Tredegar house there is nothing, and across the road from there you will have the peace camp in Tredegar park?. john.hall1000
  • Score: -2

1:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

john.hall1000 wrote:
How come Cardiff city centre is a wall of steel, but Tredegar house there is nothing, and across the road from there you will have the peace camp in Tredegar park?.
Could it be because of concerns about potential actions by the congregants at the Al-Manar mosque in Glynrhondda Street, Cardiff?
[quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: How come Cardiff city centre is a wall of steel, but Tredegar house there is nothing, and across the road from there you will have the peace camp in Tredegar park?.[/p][/quote]Could it be because of concerns about potential actions by the congregants at the Al-Manar mosque in Glynrhondda Street, Cardiff? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Fri 22 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

Walter Devereux wrote:
Gareth wrote:
Mr Miffed wrote:
The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse !
I'm sure they will get worse!
Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.
Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed.

Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault.

That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for.
Well put. It is always the most negative people who voice their opinions on everything. One hardly ever sees a complimentary letter, because there is nothing to gain from it. Moaners always seem to want something for nothing,
I'm sure the residents of Catsash will take solace from your positive attitude!
I am also aware of a number of people who live in and around Newport but work in Cardiff in key roles (hospitals) who are having to stay in hotels in the city because they cannot get assurance that they will be able to get to work.
Likewise my business will be hampered because our transport will not be able to rely on the (already inadequate) motorway system through Newport.
My guess is you berate people who you see as moaners because the whole thing does not affect you!
[quote][p][bold]Walter Devereux[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gareth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Jesus, just when we thought things couldn't get any worse ![/p][/quote]I'm sure they will get worse![/p][/quote]Good lord. There are whingers and there are Welsh whingers. Paraphrasing the Danish lager ad: 'the Danes don't do whinging but if the did they'd be Welsh.[/p][/quote]Please don't assume that we all live for negativity, Mr Miffed. Consider the SWA comments sections, if you will, as a local boozer full of angry men who thinks that their poor lot in life is everyone's fault. That they have a general consensus of opinion in that one pub may seem important, but it's only because the vast majority of the rest of us are out getting on with, and seeing the positive side, of the life that we've taken responsibility for.[/p][/quote]Well put. It is always the most negative people who voice their opinions on everything. One hardly ever sees a complimentary letter, because there is nothing to gain from it. Moaners always seem to want something for nothing,[/p][/quote]I'm sure the residents of Catsash will take solace from your positive attitude! I am also aware of a number of people who live in and around Newport but work in Cardiff in key roles (hospitals) who are having to stay in hotels in the city because they cannot get assurance that they will be able to get to work. Likewise my business will be hampered because our transport will not be able to rely on the (already inadequate) motorway system through Newport. My guess is you berate people who you see as moaners because the whole thing does not affect you! The Destroyer
  • Score: -2

2:55pm Fri 22 Aug 14

sooty001 says...

Today is 22nd August, there are signs all along Chepstow Road saying that it will be closed to traffic from midday 4th September. These NATO people are landing at Brize Norton and travelling west, why they have to shut down Chepstow Road is a mystery. Ringland is beginning to look like a army base with the miles of fencing around it, wish someone would be honest with us and let us know about the REAL road closures instead of just feeding us "a few country lanes around the Celtic will be closed ".
In fact nobody has even bothered to tell the residents the full story,absolutely shameful.
Today is 22nd August, there are signs all along Chepstow Road saying that it will be closed to traffic from midday 4th September. These NATO people are landing at Brize Norton and travelling west, why they have to shut down Chepstow Road is a mystery. Ringland is beginning to look like a army base with the miles of fencing around it, wish someone would be honest with us and let us know about the REAL road closures instead of just feeding us "a few country lanes around the Celtic will be closed ". In fact nobody has even bothered to tell the residents the full story,absolutely shameful. sooty001
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mr_biscuits says...

Part of the reason for the roadblock on the 4th is because of the anti-NATO demonstration and march - starting from Clarence Place then down Chepstow Road towards the Celtic Manor.
Part of the reason for the roadblock on the 4th is because of the anti-NATO demonstration and march - starting from Clarence Place then down Chepstow Road towards the Celtic Manor. mr_biscuits
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mr_biscuits says...

And of course they don't want any of us peasants anywhere near the Celtic Manor when the important people arrive
And of course they don't want any of us peasants anywhere near the Celtic Manor when the important people arrive mr_biscuits
  • Score: -3

4:55pm Fri 22 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

We had the community police in here (just outside Cardiff) two months ago. They made it quite clear that Newport and Cardiff would be chaos for the whole week leading up to the summit, never mind the two days it is actually being held.
We had the community police in here (just outside Cardiff) two months ago. They made it quite clear that Newport and Cardiff would be chaos for the whole week leading up to the summit, never mind the two days it is actually being held. The Destroyer
  • Score: -3

8:59pm Fri 22 Aug 14

daveywavey59 says...

I'm sick of this nato crap we live on Chepstow Rd and on the 4th have been told that the Rd is closed from midday until god knows what time
Is this costing us more in council tax next year even our bins aren't being collected on the normal day
All so Obomba and Camreeeon and big ears can have a jolly !!!!!!!!!
I'm sick of this nato crap we live on Chepstow Rd and on the 4th have been told that the Rd is closed from midday until god knows what time Is this costing us more in council tax next year even our bins aren't being collected on the normal day All so Obomba and Camreeeon and big ears can have a jolly !!!!!!!!! daveywavey59
  • Score: -4

5:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

smokintheweed says...

daveywavey59 wrote:
I'm sick of this nato crap we live on Chepstow Rd and on the 4th have been told that the Rd is closed from midday until god knows what time
Is this costing us more in council tax next year even our bins aren't being collected on the normal day
All so Obomba and Camreeeon and big ears can have a jolly !!!!!!!!!
Boo hoo.
[quote][p][bold]daveywavey59[/bold] wrote: I'm sick of this nato crap we live on Chepstow Rd and on the 4th have been told that the Rd is closed from midday until god knows what time Is this costing us more in council tax next year even our bins aren't being collected on the normal day All so Obomba and Camreeeon and big ears can have a jolly !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Boo hoo. smokintheweed
  • Score: 3

5:08pm Thu 28 Aug 14

varteg1 says...

Yeee Haa!


This cowboy and spouse is off to La Belle republic on the 1st, three weeks away from this place, wish she'd agree to stay there.
I just hope the M4 isn't cluttered up with tailgaters this side of the bridge on Monday morning., That would really p*ss me off as I need to get 200 miles from here by early evening.
Yeee Haa! This cowboy and spouse is off to La Belle republic on the 1st, three weeks away from this place, wish she'd agree to stay there. I just hope the M4 isn't cluttered up with tailgaters this side of the bridge on Monday morning., That would really p*ss me off as I need to get 200 miles from here by early evening. varteg1
  • Score: 0

5:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Heinz Kiosk says...

varteg1 wrote:
Yeee Haa!


This cowboy and spouse is off to La Belle republic on the 1st, three weeks away from this place, wish she'd agree to stay there.
I just hope the M4 isn't cluttered up with tailgaters this side of the bridge on Monday morning., That would really p*ss me off as I need to get 200 miles from here by early evening.
And we all hope you'll stay there. Won't be missed. Don't worry
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Yeee Haa! This cowboy and spouse is off to La Belle republic on the 1st, three weeks away from this place, wish she'd agree to stay there. I just hope the M4 isn't cluttered up with tailgaters this side of the bridge on Monday morning., That would really p*ss me off as I need to get 200 miles from here by early evening.[/p][/quote]And we all hope you'll stay there. Won't be missed. Don't worry Heinz Kiosk
  • Score: 0

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