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Newport City Council

Civic Centre
Godfrey Road
South Wales
United Kingdom (UK)
NP20 4UR
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Newport City Council is a single tier unitary authority responsible for the administration of all areas of local government.

The council was formed as a county borough in 1996 and was granted city status in 2002.

It is the eighth largest council in Wales and provides all major services such as education, leisure, housing, social services, planning and highways.


There are 50 councillors - 31 Labour, 12 Conservative, four Newport Independent Party, two Liberal Democrat and one Independent.

The Mayor of Newport is elected by order of seniority and holds office for a year while the Leader of the Council is elected annually by the majority group of council members.

The Leader’s role includes the role of Chair of Cabinet.

Councillor annual reports

As part of the Welsh Government’s 2011 Local Government (Wales) Measure, local authorities are required to provide council members with the opportunity to share their activities during the past municipal year.

Where a council member has decided to do this, annual reports are displayed on the councillor profile page.

Council business

Newport City Council employs approximately 6454 people (5120 full time equivalent) and has an annual revenue budget of around £300 million.

The council’s chief executive and strategic directors oversee the delivery of services.

The annual report and accounts show the financial performance for all activities undertaken by Newport City Council.


Newport covers an area of just over 73.5 square miles and stands at the gateway between England and Wales.

Newport is a vibrant, multi-cultural city steeped in a rich industrial heritage, where traditional industries sit alongside new electronics and financial service sectors.


We offer a wide range of benefits anf these include:

- Living wage
- Annual leave
- Continuous service
- Pension scheme
- Occupational sickness scheme
- Maternity leave
- Adoption leave
- Work life balance
- Flexible working hours
- Training and development
- Employee benefits
- Travel and subsistence
- Well-being

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