Could Newport Parish Council’s name be changed?

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Residents are being asked their views on a proposal to add Carisbrooke to the name of Newport Parish Council.

The Isle of Wight Council (IWC) has received a request from Newport Parish Council to change its name to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council.

If it happens, the new title won’t affect any other aspect of the running of Newport Parish Council – and all existing wards and elected members would remain as they are.

Before the IWC can make the change, it would like to receive resident’s opinions on whether they support the new name or not.

The council has launched a two-week consultation starting Monday (July 23) and closing on Monday (August 6).

Newport Parish Council was formed in 2008 and currently has 14 elected members, taking in the Island’s county town and neighbouring Carisbrooke.

Newport Parish Council is housed in the Riverside Centre, Newport - photo by Joe Burn
Newport Parish Council is housed in the Riverside Centre, Newport – photo by Joe Burn

Newport Parish Council have been contacted to find out why the request has been made.

Residents can comment on the proposed change via the Isle of Wight Council website here.

Or in writing to: Electoral Services, Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD.

If you’d like to feature in a news story about the proposed change let us know your opinion via email at newsdesk@iwobserver.co.uk or call us on 01983 216 111


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