Putting Green

A putting green was provided at Belle Vue Park in the early 1930s but it was short-lived and its location is not known. It is not shown on Ordnance Survey maps.

The Parks Committee agreed in September 1932 that subject to the money being available, portions of the putting green would be reconstructed.[1] In November the Committee heard that in the year 1930-31 the putting green had made a loss of £176-10s-3d. An explanatory note indicated that £1,130 had been received for a strip of land fronting Cardiff Road lost in connection with the widening of the road, and £180-3-0 of this was used towards the cost of setting up the putting green. In the year 1931-32 it had made a surplus of £47-2-1[2] In September 1935 it was agreed that use of the putting green be discontinued at the end of the current season.[3]

In October 1942 the Committee approved a suggestion of the Parks Superintendent that bees be kept at Belle Vue Park and that two colonies of bees and all necessary equipment be purchased at a cost of approximately £25, and installed on the land previously used as a putting green.[4]

Sources of Information

  1. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 30th September 1932
  2. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 18th November 1932
  3. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 19th September 1935
  4. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 16th October 1942