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Malpas shown within Newport
|Population||7,989 (2011 population estimate)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||NP20 6|
|UK Parliament||Newport West|
The ward is bounded by the A4042 Heidenheim Drive to the east, the city boundary to the north, Malpas brook to the west, and Bettws Lane, Llanover Close, and the western and northern edges of Graig Wood, Yewberry Lane and Grove Park Drive to the south.
The name is French and comes from Mal (bad/poor) and Pas (passage/way). Earlier examples of the name include the definite article 'Le' and even an odd Welsh definite article 'Y' i.e. Le Malpas, Y Malpas.
There are two large housing estates either side of the main Malpas Road (A4051). To the west is Hollybush and the council estates Westfield and Malpas Court, although many of the houses are now in private ownership. To the east are the privately owned estates Woodlands, Malpas Park, Pilton Vale and Claremont. The roads in Malpas Court take their names from famous inventors and scientists, while those in Malpas Park are named after trees. The roads in Woodlands are named after World War II generals, e.g. Allenbrooke Avenue, Horrocks Close, Montgomery Road, Robertson Way, Wavell Drive, etc. Claremont and Pilton Vale however are just single street names with large house numbers.
There are three Christian churches in Malpas, St. Mary's Church in Wales, Trinity Presbyterian, and St. Anne's Roman Catholic. The fourth Malpas Church, Christchurch, which is just off the Old Malpas Road is in the Shaftesbury Ward. There are no formal places of worship for other religions or faiths.
Malpas is also home to the only private hospital in Newport, St. Joseph's Hospital, and an in-patient hospice service, St Anne's Hospice, both originally run by the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy. Since 2013 the hospice has been run by St David’s Foundation Hospice Care, whilst the hospital was taken over by a consortium of businessmen and doctors in July 2014.
A station of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is located in Malpas.
Army Cadet Force
There is a detachment for Gwent & Powys ACF near Oliphant Circle. It is badged to the local TA regiment the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. The detachment parades on Thursday 1830 - 2030 and welcomes 12 - 18yr olds. For more information on the Army Cadet Force.
Cycling and walking
- Malpas Church Infant School
- Malpas Church Junior School
- Malpas Park Primary School Home Page
- / ChristchurchNet.org /
- St. Joseph's Hospital, Newport, South Wales
- Home Page
- Army Cadet Force Gwent & Powys - Home
- Caerleon cycle path extension
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- http://www.themalpasthree.org.uk/ local councillors' website