We maintain the large green public spaces in Newtown, through a Service Level Agreement with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council, which includes grass and essential tree maintenance, waste management, managing sports / recreation areas, along with areas of biodiversity.

Through The National Lottery Community Fund Wales we are enabling community groups and organisations to deliver projects for public benefit

At our heart are approximately 130 acres of public open space managed by the community for the community. A collaboration with the Town Council, its first five years are supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.  

We manage the Town Hall grounds, Dolerw Park, Trehafren Fields, Trehafren Hill, Vaynor Fields and public land between Maesydail and Mochdre Industrial Estate.

We’re funded by Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council to deliver land management, through a Service Level Agreement.

We’re funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales to deliver infrastructure on the green spaces to create income streams, to pay for the long term maintenance of the green spaces, such as a new Riverside Venue, with financial and project management support from Welsh Government and Powys County Council.

We’ve also been funded by other organisations, such as Natural Resources Wales, Sport Wales and Hafren Dyfrdwy, to deliver public benefit projects, including paddle sport, river access points, a Mountain Bike Trail and a community dipping pond, along with planting of more than 2,000 tree saplings.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has also supplied the majority of the funding for a new childrens play park near the town centre and a BMX Pump Track.

We maintain the grass and trees around this area, emptying any waste bins at the skate park, but it is Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council which is responsible for maintenance of the play parks in Newtown, along with the skate park.

If the fly tipping is on Town Hall grounds, Dolerw Park, Trehafren Fields, Trehafren Hill, Vaynor Fields, or public land between Maesydail and Mochdre Industrial Estate, then please use our feedback form to report the incident. For more information on our Fly tipping policy and tips on waste management please visit this page.

Please use the app 'what3words' to help us identify the location of the incident. This allows you to select a 3 metre x 3 metre area on a map and creates three unique words you can send to us.

If you believe a law is being broken, then you should always report to your local Dyfed Powys Police Station first, by phoning 101.

If you believe someone is in danger, then please phone 999 immediately.

If you wish to report an anti-social activity on Town Hall grounds, Dolerw Park, Trehafren Fields, Trehafren Hill, Vaynor Fields, or public land between Maesydail and Mochdre Industrial Estate, then please use our feedback form, if you believe damage is being done to our property.

Using the website/app what3words you will help us identify the location of the incident, to a 3 metre x 3 metre geogrid, with three unique words.

If the overflowing bins are on Town Hall grounds, Dolerw Park, Trehafren Fields, Trehafren Hill, Vaynor Fields, or public land between Maesydail and Mochdre Industrial Estate, then please use our feedback form to file a report and we’ll instruct our waste management team to take appropriate action.

Please use the app 'what3words' to help us identify the location of the incident. This allows you to select a 3 metre x 3 metre area on a map and creates three unique words you can send to us.

If the bins are not on our green spaces then please report to Powys County Council.

If the excessive littering incident is on Town Hall grounds, Dolerw Park, Trehafren Fields, Trehafren Hill, Vaynor Fields, or public land between Maesydail and Mochdre Industrial Estate, then please use our feedback form to file a report and we’ll ask one of our Litter Picking Champion / Volunteers to address to situation.

If you would like to join a regular litter pick, then please join Bryn Walking Litter Picking group.

Please use the app 'what3words' to help us identify the location of the incident. This allows you to select a 3 metre x 3 metre area on a map and creates three unique words you can send to us.

Priority for us is the completion of the new childrens play park, paddle sport access points, mountain bike trail and the BMX pump truck, along with access and parking area on Trehafren Hill, the community dipping pond being planted and new signage across the green spaces.

We have been delayed in completion due to storms, flooding and Coronavirus, but our in-house team, contractors and our partner organisations are eager to see all development complete as soon as possible.

We’re also developing plans for the Riverside Venue, with our team of architects and engineers, which will comprise a community function room, tourist information provision, 'changing places' accessible toilet, ‘dirty boots’ and dog friendly café space, small retail provision and changing facilities with lockers.

Alongside the Riverside Venue we aim to deliver bike and canoe hire facilities.

Great! We’re open to ideas and collaboration.

We’re an enabling organisation, which means we will support plans from individuals, organisations and community groups.

However we only have funding to deliver our existing plans and have very limited officer time to spare all year round, as the few staff we do have are part-time workers, so any new projects will have to find their own funding stream(s).

But funding opportunities are often available, if you can prove community benefit and especially if you can prove health and well-being benefits.

We often volunteer to help community groups realise their goals and to develop their plans. Those ideas which are the most robustly researched, costed and demonstrate local need and community benefits, are most likely to succeed in a funding application.

Please use our feedback form to contact us.

No, that isn’t a public green space managed and maintained by Open Newtown.

You need to contact Powys County Council Highways Dept 

No, highways are not under public green spaces managed and maintained by Open Newtown.

You need to contact Powys County Council Highways Dept 

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