Heol Senni is situated at the lowest point of Bettws, with woods and hills to the south and west and Morgans and Woodstock Pond to the east. Add to the fact that it\'s also built on clay soil, with its own small stream, it\'s no real surprise that it is listed on the Natural Resources … Continue reading Is Heol Senni at Risk of Flooding?
Anybody who lives on Bettws will know there's only one major road in and out of the estate. The only other roads are singletrack country lanes leading to Rogerstone and Cwmbran, which themselves can be difficult to navigate. Despite Bettws having over 4000 houses, and over 10,000 people, Bettws Lane has never been upgraded since … Continue reading Best Times to Avoid Traffic Congestion on Bettws Lane
Unlike the Bettws estate, which is entirely maintained by Newport City Council, and funded through council tax, those who live on Heol Senni and other streets within the complex, have to pay Meadfleet, a private company for general maintenance and upkeep of the area. This is despite all residents paying 100% of council tax. The … Continue reading How Much Are Residents Charge by Meadfleet for the Maintenance of Heol Senni?
Neighbours have reported antisocial noise coming from number 88, Heol Senni, that includes loud music and shouting, both inside the home, driveway and garden. To my knowledge, this home has never been lived in by an individual or family, but was bought as an investment. From 2017 until the spring of 2020, this home was … Continue reading Antisocial Noise Coming from Number 88
To the west side of Heol Senni, as many of you may know, there is a large field which unfortunately attracts illegal off-road motorcyclists, as well as occasional fly tipping. Another problem is deliberate grass fires, started by groups of youths, or possibly even adults. At this time of the year, around June or July, … Continue reading Keep an Eye out for Deliberate Grass Fires in the Adjoining Field to Heol Senni
There has for a long time been parking issues within Heol Senni. This includes residents parking on the pavement outside or near their home, and parents who drop off and pick up their children at Newport High School, parking along one side of the entrance road, despite the presence of double yellow lines. The entrance … Continue reading Ongoing Parking Issues in Heol Senni
I was born and raised in Newport and have spent over 30 years of my life living in the town/city. Right up until the late 90s Newport was a simple yet very likeable town with lots going for it. Sure, it\'s always been rough and ragged in places, but it wasn\'t overall a bad place, … Continue reading Reality Check: Is Newport a Dump?
If you live in Heol Senni, you\'re probably well aware of the chronic traffic problems on Bettws Lane during peak hours. Unlike other large estates in Newport, Bettws is situated down in a valley surrounded by fields, woods, hills and great views towards Twmbarlwm. Though it\'s only about a mile away from the M4 motorway, … Continue reading How to Solve the Traffic Problem on Bettws Lane
Rumours have been rife for years that they are going to build houses in the adjoining field to Heol Senni. But is there any truth to this? If you live on the west side of Heol Senni, then your house may back onto the adjoining field. This field has the public right-of-way footpath, and can … Continue reading Are They Going to Build New Houses Behind Heol Senni?
For those of you who live in Heol Senni, you may from time to time hear off-road motorbikes in the adjoining field. Unfortunately, this has been a problem for many years, and those who do it, have no right to be in the field as this is private land. Though the problem comes and goes, … Continue reading Illegal Off-Road Motorcyclists Causing a Noise Nuisance in Heol Senni