Newport celebrates its high street with street performers, stilt walkers and a host of stalls

Celebrations on the high street took place across Telford and Wrekin at the weekend, including in Newport.

Pictured from left, Esme Wilkinson 10, Sky and Graham Foster from the Newport Carnival Committee
Pictured from left, Esme Wilkinson 10, Sky and Graham Foster from the Newport Carnival Committee

Shoppers and townsfolk enjoyed the best of what Newport had to offer, with many shops taking part in a high street window dressing competition with a jubilee theme ahead of next month's celebrations.

Celebrations in the high street in Newport

The event ran from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and also took place in Oakengates, Madeley, Southwater, Ironbridge, Dawley and Wellington.

Organised by Telford & Wrekin Council to try and boost trade and awareness of what the towns have to offer after the lockdowns, in Newport there were street performers, music, jugglers, stilt walkers and a host of stalls.

Celebrations were held in the high street in Newport

Newport councillor Peter Scott said: "We did them last year in July when we were coming out of lockdown and it was very successful and brought a lot of people into the town and this weekend was similar.

"It was great to see the streets full and people having fun.

"The high street has been in the doldrums a bit because of Covid – all the high streets have, so Telford and Wrekin have organised these events, and above all the message is that we are open for business, come and have a look and enjoy the town and see what we have to offer."

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