Welcome to Newport Parish Council

Newport Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss issues that affect village life across the parish of Newport. There are 11 local Councillors who volunteer to serve the local community helping to improve the villages and support community projects.

If you have any comments, concerns or ideas of how we can improve your village please let us know. You can contact the Parish Clerk by sending a message via this website,  or pop along to one of the meetings. There is a 15 minute public forum at the start of each meeting where you are welcome to speak in respect of the business on the agenda.

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) – Update 21.02.22

On 21 February 2022, the Prime Minister announced that the government will be removing remaining domestic restrictions in England. The government guidance can be found here, including the plan for living with COVID-19. From 24 February 2022, people will not be legally required to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. The advice in the guidance is to stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people. In order to decrease the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19, the government advises people to get vaccinated. It advises letting fresh air in if meeting inside or meeting outside and to consider wearing a face-covering in crowded and enclosed spaces. It also says to try to stay at home if unwell and to take a test if you have symptoms.

Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For Links to East Riding of Yorkshire Council Emergency Assistance please click here

BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT STATEMENT

Newport Parish Council treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment. Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable. The zero tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media. The council considers threatening behaviour to be: Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff. The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff’.
This policy applies throughout all council meetings, but it also applies to any councillor or council staff away from council meetings