Welcome to Bishton Community Council Website (including Underwood and Wilcrick)

LATEST NEWS 2019

Electors' Rights Under The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

This Notice of Electors' Rights outlines the right of interested persons with regard to Bishton Community Council's accounts for financial year 2018/19. Read more...  

Councillor Vacancies

Bishton Community Council has TWO casual vacancies in the Office of Councillor for the Bishton Community Councillor and we intend to co-opt to fill the vacancies. If you are interested in representing your community read more... 

Youth Councillor Scheme

Bishton Community Council is introducing a scheme whereby a Youth Councillor will be invited to join our Council for a year. If you are interested read more...

Living Levels Partnership Newsletter

For those interested in the Newport Wetlands, the latest edition of Living the Levels Newsletter has been published. Read more... 

Operation Harvey.

This is a Newport-wide initiative targeting the illegal and antisocial use of off-road vehicles during the spring and summer months. Read more... 

An Update Following The Recent Public Meetings To Discuss Loss Of Funding

Many thanks to all who attended the recent public meetings to discuss loss of Community Council funding. Read more... 

Public Meetings To Discuss Loss Of Funding

Public Meetings were held recently to inform residents of the proposed cuts to Newport Community Council funding from2019/20 onwards. Read more...










Website Last Updated 17th June 2019

 

                                  Invitation to Tender

 

Extension to Underwood Community Centre

Applications will soon be invited for the construction of an extension to Underwood Community Centre. Details of the proposed construction is described in documents on this website accessed through the Home page. 

Closing date for responses to be confirmed. 

                

Bishton Community Council (Welsh : Cyngor Cymuned Trefesgob) covers the three villages of Underwood, Bishton and Wilcrick. Located on the eastern side of the City of Newport, on the border with Monmouthshire, our Community has a mixture of urban and rural characteristics.The area forms part of the Llanwern electoral district (ward) and contains the eastern end of Llanwern Steelworks, the relatively modern Underwood estate and two historic villages of Bishton and Wilcrick. The total population of the community is estimated at about 2200.


Underwood was originally a substantial housing estate built by the local authority in the early 1960s, partly to provide accommodation and services for people working at the newly-opened steelworks at Llanwern. Underwood has a primary school, playing fields and play areas, allotments, a grocery- post office, a pharmacy, other shops, a Baptist church, the Iscoed Tafarn public house, and adjacent health and community centres.

A mile from Underwood is the village of Bishton whose historic name was “Bishop’s Town”. It is a linear village dating back to the post-Roman period when it was a centre for the Bishops of Llandaff. It has a strong association with Cadwaladr the Blessed, the last Welsh king to claim sovereignty of Britain. Cadwaladr later became a Welsh Christian Saint and Bishton’s Church is named after him, one of only three in Wales. Key features of Bishton today are St Cadwaladr’s Church, the former Primary School (now the village hall), a number of houses dating from the 17th/18th centuries together with more recent dwellings including several converted from agricultural barns. Its population is about 150.

Wilcrick is now a very small village (population about 30) a mile or so from Bishton and just to the west of Magor. It was formerly a much larger settlement, served by its Church (St Mary the Virgin) located on the lower slope of the former Iron Age hillfort on Wilcrick Hill which is a major local feature.


To read more about these villages, please click here.