Annual General Meeting – a message from the Chairman

The Committee has decided that, in the present circumstances, there is no point trying to arrange any sort of AGM. Instead, we will publish the Examined Annual Accounts, Minutes of last AGM and Chairman’s Report in the Spring Journal. We are not inclined to set another date but rather let the AGM lapse for a year. If any Member disagrees please let me know. This doesn’t mean that no-one can resign from the Committee, although I hope none will. Likewise, new members can be co-opted


Meanwhile, we are clearing the Visitor Centre, ahead of its demolition.


With best regards ~ David

Lottery Success

You may have heard by now that Newport City Council has been granted £8.75m by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of our majestic Transporter Bridge and the building of an impressive Visitor Centre. That is in addition to the £1m to help with the preparation of the Bid.
Warm congratulations to Mike Lewis, Emma Newrick, the Project Board and everyone who helped with the preparation of the highly complex Bid. The Friends did their bit with a supportive letter, which Mike said was very helpful. We have also pledged a minimum of £10,000 towards the Council’s Bridge Development Fund.

Recent article in the local press with images and artist’s impressions here.

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Christmas Gifts!

The Visitor Centre at the Bridge is now open Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm for sale of Transporter Bridge masks and souvenirs. Lots of lovely Christmas gift ideas available!

Please help support the Bridge

You can help to secure the future of the Newport Transport Bridge by supporting the Heritage Lottery Fund bid. Support and backing of the local population is an important part of making a successful bid. You can help by:

  • visiting the Bridge before the end of September this year
  • looking out for events at the Bridge which help raise funds for the bid
  • add a positive TripAdvisor review
  • make a donation on the Justgiving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/newporttransporterbridge1?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=newporttransporterbridge1&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=4wJMG7mEj&fbclid=IwAR2qoOYmj3DtNaf4yvANipw5XWhRvTwdthFeztST9haGDpQq8542M6rZomo

 

Many thanks.

Last Chance!

Remember, the Bridge is open August and September this year, but if the Lottery Heritage Fund bid is successful, the bridge will be closed for two years for refurbishment and rebuilding of the Visitor Centre. This could be your last chance to visit for some time!