Michaelston-y-Fedw

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Michaelston-y-Fedw
Michaelston-y-Fedw is located in Newport
Michaelston-y-Fedw
Michaelston-y-Fedw
Location within Newport
Population365  (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceST241845
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtNP10 8
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF3 6
Dialling code01633
Castleton exchange
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51°33′15″N 3°05′46″W / 51.55426°N 3.09614°W / 51.55426; -3.09614Coordinates: 51°33′15″N 3°05′46″W / 51.55426°N 3.09614°W / 51.55426; -3.09614

Michaelston-y-Fedw (Welsh: Llanfihangel-y-fedw) is a small rural village and community to the west of the city of Newport, Wales, on the borders of Cardiff city and Caerphilly county boroughs.

The name, which is a partial Anglicization of the Welsh Llanfihangel-y-fedw – meaning "church enclosure (of) Michael (in) the birches" – may also be seen spelt "Michaelstone-y-Fedw", "Michaelston-y-Vedw" and "Michaelstone-y-Vedw", the parish church[2] being dedicated to Saint Michael.

There is a local pub called the Cefn Mably Arms, it first opened in 1824. Since 2017, the local vicar blesses the beer, the public house and the village entire in a special, public ceremony.

The community is bounded by the Rhymney River to the west, the A48(M) motorway to the south, and the Pound Hill road to the north and east, it contains Michaelston itself as well as a small cluster of houses known as Michaelstone Bridge about a mile to the north.

On 25th June 2018 the village became the first community in Wales to create its own fibre network, connecting homes and businesses to the Internet with fibre to the premises, giving each a connection speed of 1Gbps, and became known as ‘The Fastest Village in Wales’; the network was designed and installed by volunteers from the community.

On 19th November 2018 Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet CIC (MyFi, the community interest company set up to run the fibre broadband project in the village) was awarded the European Broadband Award for Innovative Models of Financing, Business and Investment.

Government[edit]

The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

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