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Green and safe spaces

Newport is a greener, healthier and safer place where all communities have easy access to quality greenspace for health, play and recreation.

Intervention Lead: Ceri Davies (Natural Resources Wales)

Intervention Lead: Huw Jakeway (South Wales Fire & Rescue Service)

Partnership Team Support: Holly Butterworth (Natural Resources Wales) / Emma Wakeham (NCC)

What steps will we take

Short term (0-5 years)

    •  Develop a collaborative Newport-wide green infrastructure vision and plan which is adopted and delivered by all partners.
    • All PSB partners can clearly articulate and demonstrate the benefit of green infrastructure in their services and are working together to maximise tangible benefits (measured and set from the data & trend analysis).
    • Identify and apply a preventative approach to targeting crime, antisocial behaviour and challenging negative perceptions that deter people from using green spaces and parks.
    • Maintain, promote and mobilise people and communities to use green spaces for recreation and physical activity.

Medium term (5-10 years)

    • Communities have clear mechanisms for how they can lever benefits, create jobs, and prosper from Newport's green infrastructure resource.
    • Measurable levels of fly tipping, arson, crime and other antisocial behaviour have stabilised and a downward trend is evident.
    • Communities taking an active role in managing, deciding upon and benefiting from their green infrastructure network based on their well-being needs, but actively supported by PSB partners who facilitate and enable this mass participation.

Long term (10-25 years)

    • 25 year vision: "Newport is Wales' most improved urban area across all measurable metrics"
      • Communities have access to high quality gree spaces and are using these for recreation, travel and exercise.
      • Environmental crime and antisocial behaviour is minimised.
      • The city is completely navigable on traffic free sustainable / active travel routes that form part of the connected green infrastructure network.
      • Communities are actively involved in managing their green spaces.
      • The benefits of green infrastructure are being maximised and are generating multiple economic and cultural benefits.


The reporting dashboard developed for this intervention at quarter 3 (2018-19) can be accessed via the performance reporting page.


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