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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




On Thursday 30th March 2017 the Rotary Club of Barnard Castle held a fundraising dinner at the Morritt Hotel, Greta Bridge - with all proceeds being donated to Teesdale YMCA.
With centres in Barnard Castle, Cockfield and Evenwood our local YMCA has attracted plaudits from many quarters for its work in supporting young people by way of projects encompassing training and education, support and advice, and youth and community development.


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 On Friday 19th May The People's Garden was officially opened

Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.

Barnard Castle Interact Club

President Heather McLachlan & Vice President Maclaren Wharton 2016-17

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At Teesdale School it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  The specific activities where the Club has made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and emergency accommodation for homeless young people in the north of England.
  • Raising money for education in India to help convert a building into a school and provide mats and learning materials for the children who sit on the roadside to learn.
  • Raising money to support Rotary"™s international campaign to eradicate polio through the distribution of water filters to villages in the developing world.


Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle School 


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

Click on the logo to the left to read more about Shelter Box



Contents of a ShelterBox

Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Ken Cook - Teesdale Weather - Host Hilary Dunnighan

Tuesday 22nd August 18.30

Ken Cook - Teesdale Weather - Host Hilary Dunnighan

BBQ - Ann & Tony's Garden

Saturday 26th August 16.00

BBQ - Ann & Tony's Garden

Club Fund Raising event

Tuesday 29th August 19.30


RYLA candidates presentation - Host Barry Proctor

Tuesday 5th September 18.45

RYLA candidates presentation - Host Barry Proctor

Thursday 7th September 19.00

RYLA presentation Evening - District Event

Presentation by the RYLA students from District clubs

Tuesday 12th September 19.00

Visit to Bishop Auckland Rotary

Thursday 14th September 18.00


Fun Night Boldron Village Hall - Theme Wild West

Friday 15th September 18.00

Fun Night Boldron Village Hall - Theme Wild West

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Our Social Media

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ  01833 637002

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