Coedkernew Community Council comprises of 7 Community Councillors who are unpaid volunteers with no political affiliation, if you would like to be involved we currently have a vacancy, we meet 10 times per year at the Parc Golf Club at 7.00pm, please contact the clerk if you want more information.
Coedkernew (Welsh: Coedcernyw) is a community in the south west of the city of Newport, South Wales, in the Marshfield ward.
The parish is bounded by Percoed Reen to the south, Nant-y-Selsig to the southwest, and Pound Hill to the west. The northern boundary is formed from Gwern-y-cleppa to junction 28 of the M4, then the A48 Cardiff Road. The eastern boundary is formed from the Ebbw River Bridge roundabout to the west of the International Rectifier plant, Duffryn Drive, along the southern edge of Tredegar House Country Park, Pencarn Lane and Percoed Lane.
Despite being a mostly rural parish to the south and west, the north and east is a continuation of the Duffryn built-up area, and has seen large increases in population in recent years due to the continued suburbanisation of Newport. This built-up area of Coedkernew forms a crescent around Duffryn and as such, much newly built housing in the Duffryn area actually falls within Coedkernew.
This area contains the landmark Coedkernew footbridge over the A48, three business parks or industrial parks: Imperial Park, Celtic Springs and Cleppa Park, the Patent Office, Office for National Statistics, Tredegar House as well as the large Celtic Horizons estate.
At the northern boundary near Gwern-y-cleppa, the remains of a pre-historic burial chamber can be found which is believed to be Neolithic. It is also considered to be one of the possible sites for Celliwig, the earliest recorded localisation for King Arthur’s court.