Gaer Juniors raise £323 for Children in Need

12:24pm Monday 30th November 2009

Children and staff from Gaer Junior School raised £323 for Children in Need on Friday, November 20.

Gaer Youth

2:59pm Friday 1st August 2008

There has been an air of secrecy and anticipation coming from Number 49 this last week. Having seen both Carolyn the youth worker, and Angharad the sports officer in close consultation managed to elicit some snippets of information from them to the effect that there is to be a presentation at the centre. Watch this space for more information next week.

luncheon club

2:59pm Friday 1st August 2008

A whisper from the club has informed me that one of the members has recently received a presentation upon achieving fifty years membership of the Mothers Union.

Community centre

2:58pm Friday 1st August 2008

Jane Wheale, the very busy centre manager, has sent me the following information on the courses that will be running from September this year. The courses will include Computers for the Terrified, Internet and e-mail, Digital Photography for beginners. New courses include Digital Photography - Intermediate; Welsh for the Family year 1 and 2; Spanish; CLAIT; Art; IT and Communications and Psychology.

Apartment plan for service station site

10:37am Friday 4th July 2008

DEVELOPERS are planning to create 14 flats on the site of the former Gaer Park Service Station, Newport.

Public drinking

2:24pm Thursday 19th June 2008

PUBLIC DRINKING: It would appear that the problem of youngsters drinking alcohol in public places is not entirely over. A gentleman of my acquaintance informed me that some young men were seen drinking on a grassy patch just off Drinkwater Gardens.

Gaer luncheon club

9:26am Monday 7th April 2008

GAER LUNCHEON CLUB: The Gaer Luncheon Club is looking for a volunteer for a very unusual duty. On Tuesdays weekly, a volunteer is wanted to do the shopping for the club.

Knit Knats

9:19am Friday 14th March 2008

KNIT KNATS: Those energetic, enthusiastic knitting experts have been at it again.

Residents oppose flat plan

9:15am Tuesday 8th January 2008

PLANS to demolish offices and build flats are being opposed by neighbours in the Gaer ward of Newport.

Learning about fire safety

2:53pm Friday 30th November 2007

Fire Safety Risk Assessment Course: Not without some reluctance on my part I was persuaded to join a fire risk assessment course at the Gaer Community Centre last week.

Autumn Fayre

10:21am Friday 9th November 2007

TRINITY Methodist Church Autumn Fayre, Saturday, November 17, 12pm.

Celebrating half century

9:16am Tuesday 30th October 2007

St Martin in the Gaer: I have been asked to mention the letter which has been handed to me on behalf of St Martins.

New activities in church

4:13pm Friday 19th October 2007

GAER BAPTIST CHURCH: The Reverend Ruth Wood has asked me to let the Gaer know about some new activities that are running in the church.

Annual meeting

11:14am Monday 8th October 2007

ANNUAL MEETING: On Thursday, October 18, at 6.30pm in the Gaer Community Centre there is to be the annual general meeting of the Gaer Community Network. The managing director, the company secretary and the hon treasurer are due to retire and nominations for these posts given in writing to the company secretary during this coming week.

Courses, courses, courses

11:09am Monday 1st October 2007

TRAINING COURSES: Here is a list of all courses currently planned and available to you all. If anyone is interested in any of these, please contact Jane or Ian at the Gaer Community Centre.


2:45pm Thursday 2nd August 2007

During one of the recent donations of wool, a small box was included in the parcel.

Recognition for hard work

3:52pm Thursday 26th July 2007

RECOGNITION OF WORK: When reporting on the Gaer Birthday bash, I gave credit to everyone except the man who keeps the whole place in pristine order.

Community centre is 40

4:14pm Friday 6th July 2007

THE Gaer community centre held a party to celebrate its 40th birthday.

Junior youth awards evening

10:22am Monday 7th May 2007

JUNIOR YOUTH AWARDS EVENING: At a fun-filled evening in the Gaer Community Centre, some of the young people of the Gaer received their awards for excellence in gardening, dance and DJ skills.

Sixty-five glorious years!

10:17am Monday 7th May 2007

SIXTY-FIVE YEARS WED: A couple from the Gaer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

AM's visit

12:21pm Monday 23rd April 2007

VISIT FROM AM: The Gaer fruit and vegetable co-op were delighted to welcome Rosemary Butler to our Thursday session.

Gaer Police invite residents

3:55pm Monday 9th April 2007

POLICE officers in Gaer, Newport are inviting residents to meet them to talk about any concerns they have.


3:55pm Thursday 5th April 2007

The Gaer Luncheon has been awarded a grant from Newport Local Health Board for transport to and from the Community Centre for residents with mobility problems.


2:30pm Thursday 5th April 2007

The Gaer Luncheon has been awarded a grant from Newport Local Health Board for transport to and from the Community Centre for residents with mobility problems.

Funeral of Meirion Williams

8:18am Wednesday 28th February 2007

FUNERAL OF MEIRION WILLIAMS: The funeral took place at the Gwent Crematorium on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. There were many people in attendance showing the respect that was due to Meirion.

Sad loss

8:41am Wednesday 21st February 2007

SAD LOSS: The Gaer Community Network members were shocked and saddened by the sudden death on Wednesday, February 7, of Meirion Williams, a staunch member of the network who entered into many of the focus groups such as the Knit Knats, the luncheon club, and bingo sessions at which he was the caller.

Communities First

7:57am Monday 29th January 2007

COMMUNITIES FIRST: This month, volunteers from the various Communities First groups were invited to the Mansion House by the mayor and mayoress of Newport.

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