3:37pm Thursday 2nd July 2009
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10:17am Thursday 21st May 2009
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11:31am Tuesday 5th May 2009
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3:16pm Friday 17th April 2009
3:15pm Friday 17th April 2009
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.”
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.
10:30am Tuesday 31st March 2009
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.
10:02am Tuesday 31st March 2009
11:42am Thursday 5th March 2009
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1:36pm Wednesday 11th February 2009
1:35pm Wednesday 11th February 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1:19pm Wednesday 10th December 2008
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11:56am Tuesday 11th November 2008
11:54am Tuesday 11th November 2008
8:52am Friday 10th October 2008
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12:19pm Wednesday 24th September 2008
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10:20am Wednesday 17th September 2008
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10:16am Wednesday 17th September 2008
10:01am Wednesday 17th September 2008
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”.
2:32pm 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.
2:31pm Friday 12th September 2008
Friday 19th September at 4pm is Tea Time in aid of Christian Aid all over the world. A local venue is St Julian’s Methodist Church, where all will be welcome from 4pm. St Julian’s Baptist Church has decided to combine their planned Tea with the Methodists.
2:34pm Friday 12th September 2008
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 www.pastandbeyond.com