St Julian’s senior citizens’ club

3:37pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

The concert on Monday 6th July features the ever popular Joyce Marshall.

Forthcoming concerts

3:36pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

Our area is blessed with a welcome variety of quality concerts, usually to raise funds for worthy charities.

St Julian’s Methodist Fellowship

3:35pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

On Tuesday 7th July the St Julian’s Methodist Fellowship outing will be to Burnham on Sea and Clevedon.

A good sport

3:34pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

The long established local Macey Sports has expanded.

Strawberry Tea

3:33pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

Everyone is welcome to a Strawberry Tea at Penylan Baptist Church on Saturday 11th July at 3pm.

St Julian’s senior citizens’ club

2:34pm Wednesday 10th June 2009

The concert on Monday 15th June features Suzanne Glennon. Refreshments available.

Talented youngsters put on show for mayor

2:33pm Wednesday 10th June 2009

Young people from six of Newport’s Secondary Schools, including St Julian’s, put on a brilliant performance at the Mayor’s Gala Concert at the River Front last Tuesday.

Beechwood neighbourhood meeting

2:32pm Wednesday 10th June 2009

The next Beechwood Neighbourhood Meeting will be held in Beechwood House on Tuesday 28th July at 6pm.

Beechwood neighbourhood police team

South Wales Argus: Sergeant Brendon Fisher

2:30pm Wednesday 10th June 2009

The Beechwood Neighbourhood Police Team is now based at Alway Police Station rather than Maindee, although the team will also have a base in the new Usk View Extra Care Home on Beaufort Road.

St Julian’s senior citizens’ club

10:17am Thursday 21st May 2009

The concert on Monday 1st June is “The Good Old Days” with John & Mike. Refreshments available. All welcome.

March of witness

10:16am Thursday 21st May 2009

The St Julian’s March of Witness will be on Sunday March 31st.


11:31am Tuesday 5th May 2009

Tonight concert is a visit of the highly regarded Gwent Accordian Band. Refreshments available. All welcome.


11:30am Tuesday 5th May 2009

It was a great disappointment to learn that the Council was unsuccessful in it’s bid for a Lottery grant to develop Beechwood Park.


3:16pm Friday 17th April 2009

Tony Binnell and John Powell will be the presenters at the next meeting of the Newport Nostalgia Music Society on Friday 1st May (7.15 pm) at the St Julian’s Senior Citizen’s Club in Orchard Lane.

St Julian’s senior citizens’ club

3:15pm Friday 17th April 2009

On Monday 20th April the Usk Brass Band will be performing at 7.30 pm.

Don’t knock it down!

3:15pm Friday 17th April 2009

Regarding Durham Road School, as Cabinet Member for Young People’s Services, I received a letter, via the Mayor, from a pupil of the school urging the Council not to “demolish such a beautiful, old and historical school building.”

St Julian’s Methodist Church magazine

3:14pm Friday 17th April 2009

St Julian’s Methodist Church always produces a quality magazine. The Easter edition contains many anecdotes and memories of what one writer calls “the late, and very much lamented, Durham Road School”. There are numerous interesting articles, such as the one on the new stained glass additions to the church windows. Other topics covered are Donor Cards, Victory Outreach, the Women’s World Day of Prayer, Newport’s sculptures and several others. Add to that some amusing verses and it all adds up to a thoroughly good read.

St Julian’s Senior Citizens’ Club

10:30am Tuesday 31st March 2009

This lively Club, continues its tradition of staging quality concerts at its Orchard Lane clubhouse.

Neighbourhood watch

10:20am Tuesday 31st March 2009

The latest Neighbourhood Watch in our area has been set up for Eveswell Park following a meeting at St John’s Church Hall. The meeting was addressed by John Cox, the Newport Neighbourhood Watch Secretary, who offered practical advice on setting up and running a local branch. The Community Police Team of PC Lesley Morgan and PCSO Fiona Manfield gave valuable advice about self protection, such as door chains, locking back doors and verifying identity. The well attended meeting included the three Beechwood councillors who offered their full support. The co-ordinator is Gwyn Parsons who can be contacted on 077 0929 8576.

Eco champions

South Wales Argus: From left, Derek Brockway, Matthew Davies, Molly Bell, Grace Morgan, Claire Roberts of Welsh Water and Splash the mascot

10:02am Tuesday 31st March 2009

The photograph shows three St Julian’s Junior School Eco Champions receiving the runner up award in the Water Efficiency category of the Eco Schools National Awards at the Millennium Stadium.

Advance date

11:42am Thursday 5th March 2009

Thursday 18th April. Jeff Hooper of the Syd Lawrence Big Band & the BBC. St Julian’s Senior Citizens’ Club.

Health help international

11:40am Thursday 5th March 2009

This splendid local charity has relocated to Stow Park Church Centre, Brynhyfrd Road, Newport NP20 4FX Tel: 671 055.

Tea dance

11:39am Thursday 5th March 2009

Many people from our area attended the last Tea Dance held at the Market Gallery and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Foresters sparkle

South Wales Argus: John Letts, past Charity Chairman, presenting the Foresters’ cheque to Helen Lloyd of Sparkle.

11:37am Thursday 5th March 2009

Fifty members and guests of the Independent Order of the Foresters held their Annual Dinner Dance at the Glen yr Afon Hotel, Usk.

Bring & share

1:36pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

On Wednesday 25th February at 7.15 pm local churches are invited to share information about their work with children at St Julian’s Baptist Church, Beaufort Road.

See the film

1:35pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

On Tuesday 17th February at 7.30pm people are invited to see Paul Bevan’s fine cine film on Beechwood House and Park in its heyday and hear about the restoration of the House.

Park facilities

1:34pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

Despite the weather conditions there was a respectable turnout for the meeting at the Hatherleigh Community Centre about developments at Beechwood Park. Local residents were in attendance, as well as representatives of the Friends of Newport’s Ornamental Parks and Beechwood and Always councillors.

Hot lofts

1:32pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

A resident of Sutton Road has emailed me about my Hot Lofts piece, so I know at least one person reads the column! He points out that some of the houses with roofs clear of snow might have had loft conversions. Fair point, so the challenge is to ensure that the roof is adequately insulated as well as the loft. The Energy Saving Trust will advise if you ring 0800 512 012. Planning permission and building regulations will ensure adequate insulation.

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be !

11:27am Tuesday 6th January 2009

The Friends of Newport’s Ornamental Parks held a Nostgalgia Evening at St Julian’s Baptist Church Hall. Paul Bevan showed a cine film of Beechwood Park and House in its hey day in the 1970s, which stirred many happy memories.

Keep vigilant in New Year

2:21pm Friday 2nd January 2009

It’s not just at the stores that some people look for bargains. Unscrupulous people are after other people’s bargains and Christmas presents by breaking into their houses. Make sure you lock your doors and windows and put the chain on when you open the door. Always ask for identity cards. Don’t let unknown visitors flash their cards at you. Take them from them and study them carefully. If you have any doubts shut the door and ring the police on 838 111 or 999.

Charity champions

2:19pm Friday 2nd January 2009

Beechwood & St Julian’s is well blessed with people of all ages working for charity. These include Churches and Schools, which were both actively involved in the Shoebox Appeal, which ensured that children who have never received any Christmas presents were not forgotten. St Julian’s Senior Citizens’ Club holds a weekly raffle for charity and this year presented the magnificent sum of £750 to the Meningitis Trust. The Police Choir and the City of Newport Male Choir provide splendid entertainment and regularly hold performances for charity, often at St Julian’s Methodist Church. Rotary had another active year with £500 being presented to Diabetes UK raised at a Garden Party Treasure Hunt. Another highlight of Rotary activity was the 24th Welsh Disabled Sports Team Championship which was attended by two Beijing Paralympions, shotputter Nathan Stevens and world record holding cyclist, Simon Richardson, who trains at Newport Veledrome. He brought his two gold and his silver medals to show what can be achieved with dedication and commitment. The community is fortunate to have so many local people willing to give up their time and talent in the interests of others.

The ironman cometh

1:19pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

Lee Smith, whose family attend St Julian’s Methodist Church, would like to thank everyone who supported his remarkable fundraising for the Noah‘s Ark Appeal.

Newport County carol service

1:17pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

Club Chaplain, the Rev Keith Beardmore, will once again conduct the Newport County AFC Carol Service at St John’s Church, Maindee, at 7pm on Monday 15th December.


11:56am Tuesday 11th November 2008

The club will be the venue for the eagerly awaited Peter Karrie performance on Saturday 22nd November at 7.30.


11:54am Tuesday 11th November 2008

Undefeated in 2008 Firbank Dale Tennis Club became the top club in Gwent by winning the Gwent Premier Division Championship and the League Cup.

Skating comes to Spytty

8:52am Friday 10th October 2008

After a long wait the youngsters of Newport now have a first class skate park at the International Sports Village at Spytty Park.

Glebelands is great

8:51am Friday 10th October 2008

Members of the Newport Indoor Bowling Association are delighted with the re-furbishment of the facilities at the Glebelands.


12:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

POLICE SURGERIES - Tuesday, 30th September, 6 – 8 pm, Scout Hut, Bank Street Friday, 3rd October, 11am, Eveswell Community Centre


12:19pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

EVESWELL community centre holds a variety of activities.


12:17pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

St Julian’s Methodist and Baptist Church combined for the Christian Aid Tea last week which raised £140. Thanks to all involved, including Caerleon Road Spar for donating tea and coffee.

West End comes to St Julians

12:17pm Wednesday 24th September 2008



10:20am Wednesday 17th September 2008

Newport Spiritualist Church holds a monthly workshop at Firbank Social Centre, Heather Road to help people develop their own abilities.


10:18am Wednesday 17th September 2008

As a result of concerted world wide action the scourge of polio has been eradicated from all but four countries in the world.


10:16am Wednesday 17th September 2008

The recent TV hit “Last Choir Standing” has hopefully triggered a response from young (or not so young) men to hotfoot it to a local choir.


10:01am Wednesday 17th September 2008

The £4.2m restoration of our very own stately home is virtually complete and you are invited to visit it on Friday 26th September 10am-4pm & Saturday 27th 10am-1pm.


South Wales Argus: FAREWELL: Louis Price's coffin is carried out of the church

9:59am Wednesday 17th September 2008

The event of the week in our area was undoubtedly the funeral of 14 year old Louis Price, tragically lost in a diving accident off Berry Head in South Devon. Fortunately the weather was kind as many people who had gathered at St Julius & Aaron Church had to follow the service outside, such was the number of relatives and friends wanted to pay their respects to Louis and support his parents, Steve and Tracey. The crowded congregation included a selection of Louis’ young friends but the church could only accommodate a limited number. Ryan Owen and Elizabeth Taylor spoke warmly and eloquently of their friend and Father Roger Williams praised the youngsters’ moving contribution to the impressive service. He also praised the bravery and dignity of the parents and family, as we shared their grief and celebrated the life of their beloved Louis. The head teachers of St Julian’s Junior and Secondary schools, David Rees and Stephen Marshall, added their heartfelt tributes and the congregation followed the vicar’s invitation to sing “All Things Bright & Beautiful” and “Amazing Grace,” as he said, “with gusto”.


2:34pm Friday 12th September 2008

Thursday 25th September, 11am, Beaufort Community Centre.


2:33pm Friday 12th September 2008

Newport Spiritualist Church holds a monthly workshop at Firbank Social Centre, Heather Road to help people develop their own abilities. The workshops run from 7 to 9 on the last Friday of the month, starting on 26th September. The cost is £5. For further information contact Mrs Patricia Anne Bevan on


2:33pm Friday 12th September 2008

As a result of concerted world wide action the scourge of polio has been eradicated from all but four countries in the world.


2:32pm Friday 12th September 2008

St Julian’s Senior Citizens’ Club in Orchard Lane warmly invites you to their Monday evening concerts at 7.15pm. The next one is on September 22nd with the excellent Gwent Police Choir performing. In the following weeks the visiting artists will be Merthyr Ladies, the Newport Orchestra and Gwent Music Support. Refreshments served as usual.

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