Nexus House with two people outside

Safer Newport

Safer Newport is the city's community safety partnership and delivers on emerging local community safety issues and problem solving for:

    • Safer City Centre
    • Anti-Social Behaviour
    • Serious and Organised Crime initiatives
    • Local neighbourhood issues that may arise
    • Local funding applications

Safer Newport is chaired by Superintendent Ian Roberts, Gwent Police and Beverly Owen, Strategic Director (Place), Newport City Council. Membership includes Gwent Police, Newport City Council, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the National Probation Service.

Acting as the community safety partnership Safer Newport also has the responsibility to make sure Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) are carried out within the city, which are required by law. Click on the above link for further information.

NP19 Community Grant Event

The participatory budgeting event gave the local community responsibility for deciding which projects received funding of £15,000 from a community grant scheme. Almost 100 local people took part in the participatory budgeting event, which took place in April 2019.

Of the fifteen projects that applied for funding, four were successful and will provide diversionary activities for young people, mental health support and a local school radio station.