At our heart is approximately 130 acres of public open space managed by the community for the community. A collaboration with the Town Council, Open Newtown’s first five years are supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Open Newtown is a community-owned company dedicated to making life better. Helping create rich and diverse wildlife in and around Newtown, we both develop and deliver a range of projects. Some are long-term like the 99-year lease of the town’s urban parks, whereas opening up the spaces to cycling and canoeing are short-term projects with everlasting benefits. Wherever possible, our activities are founded on strong partnerships and foster community cohesion, a sense of place and community spirit. The mission is to help make Newtown open for all.Who we are
This project is all about getting people connecting to nature to improve their wellbeing. We co-ordinate a partnership of six dynamic, local organisations working through food, art, nature and materials
Nearing completion is a mountain bike trail across the hill and pump track supported by Sports Wales. Set within the heart of the town, it is set to make your hearts race.
In collaboration with the Town Council’s investment in the community, new play parks for little and big kids are being built. Replacing the dilapidated Town Park play area, they nestle alongside the model steam railway.
Recently announced investment from the Welsh Government will see us partner with our County and Town Councils to replace the dilapidated, old Radio Hafren building with a community focused venue for our riverside.
Simple stuff. Supported by PAVO, a programme of walks and cycle rides open to all and helping all ages and abilities get moving.
Covering all of Newtown, this project is developing plans for more renewable energy (PV), for managing our biomass resources (what do we do with all this cut grass) and helping all householders to live in affordably warm homes.
Working in collaboration with partners in Machynlleth, Caersws / Carno and Welshpool to establish a string of car clubs alongside the Cambrian Railway Line. Giving access to low carbon and lower-cost transport by using electric vehicles.
Please check out our current events and workshops. We run our own events and display other organisations’ activities in our green spaces.Events
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