Ringland, Newport

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Ringland
Milton Court, Ringland in 2016.jpg
Milton Court, Ringland in June 2016
Ringland is located in Newport, Wales
Ringland
Ringland
Ringland shown within Newport
Population 8,550 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST352888
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19 9
Postcode district NP18 2
Dialling code 01633
Maindee exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51°35′39″N 2°56′13″W / 51.59430°N 2.93686°W / 51.59430; -2.93686Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 2°56′13″W / 51.59430°N 2.93686°W / 51.59430; -2.93686

Ringland is both an electoral ward (district) and community (parish) of the city of Newport, South Wales.

The ward is bounded by Ringland Way to the east, the southern boundary of Llanwern High School to the south, Balfe Rd, Aberthaw Rd, Ringland Circle, Ringwood Avenue, across Chepstow Rd, Mountbatten close and behind Chiltern Close and Glanwern Grove to the west and the M4 motorway to the north. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

Most of the houses and flats in the area were built by the local council during the 1950s and 1960s.

Unemployment and crime levels in Ringland have traditionally been significantly above the national average.

The area was scene of a widely reported crime on 5 February 2011, when heavily pregnant 19-year-old Nikitta Grender was stabbed to death in her flat, which was then set alight. 12 months later, Carl Whant (the cousin of Miss Grender's fiancée Ryan Mayes) was found guilty of murder and child destruction (he had also inflicted stab wounds which directly killed Miss Grender's unborn daughter) and sentenced to life imprisonment a year later. The flat was demolished in 2015.

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