ROAD and traffic issues affecting Newport will be addressed at a travel forum held by the parish council.

The forum will keep residents and stakeholders up to date on projects being undertaken to address transport, commuting and pedestrian issues faced by people who live, work and travel in Newport.

Newport Parish Council will host the forum on Saturday, January 20, from 10am to 2pm, at The Riverside Centre, Newport.

Cllr Julie Jones-Evans said: "Newport Parish Council is investing in the physical environment of our town, especially looking at the experience of all pedestrians. Working with our partners — Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads — is critical in bringing forth these improvements. I'd encourage Newport residents to come along to feed into the plans."

Light refreshments will be available for people attending.

For further information, or to express an interest in attending the event, contact Newport Parish Council by emailing or call 559119.

Speakers will include:

• Cllr Julie Jones-Evans — speaking about the results of the 20's plenty survey carried out by Newport Parish Council and the next steps.

• Martin Gibson, Creative Interpretation — presentation and results of the pedestrian street audit, commissioned by Newport Parish Council.

• Cycle Wight — presentation on cycling permeability study recently carried out.

• Isle of Wight Council — presentation on the recent Newport traffic model and consultation.

• ARC Consulting — presentation on the Shaping Newport Project, a three month project gathering the opinions of residents to help shape Newport in the future.