About us

 

 

   The Rotary Club of Newent And District.  

To Contact our Secretary  

Telephone: 01452 413442

Or email: rochehighnam@btinternet.com

Venue: The Three Choirs Restaurant, B4215, Newent,Gloucestershire

  Tuesday evenings 6.45pm

for dinner at 7.00pm

We do not meet on the Tuesday following a bank holiday and occasionally we have away meetings. After dinner we have a speaker or we have a meeting to discuss our charitable and social activity. We have a full and varied programme and of course involve our partners in our activities.

If you would like to consider joining us

please contact our Secretary on 07794 644 380

                               

We strongly support our local community and are working in partnership with the students and staff of Newent Community School to provide practical help in Kisumu Kenya

                              

As a movement we work throughout the world to promote peace and understanding

 We believe In Service Above Self

Newent is a very attractive unspoilt market town located on the edge of the Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire. Many of its buildings date from the 13th century and the centrepiece is the Old Market Hall which was built in 1668. The countryside around Newent is well known for its wild daffodils which grow naturally in the woods and meadows. Within living memory they grew in such profusion that school children picked flowers to be sent to hospitals as far away as London. Nowadays, being more conservation minded we come to look at their beauty and picking is discouraged.  

Newent has a long history going back to the bronze age but it was in the Roman period that Newent began to grow in importance. It became a key settlement with roads linking it to Gloucester and Mitcheldean. The Roman site at Newent is large being spread over 117 acres.

The church of Saint Mary was built in the 13th century and was partially rebuilt in the 17th century after the Nave collapsed, and in 1968 its octagonal spire was partially taken down .

In the immediate area there are many beautiful country walks including in the Leadon Valley and on May Hill. Dymock village nearby is world famous for the Dymock Group of Poets which included Robert Frost and Edward Thomas

Newent is also famous for its annual historic Onion Fayre held each year in the second weekend in September

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 26th June 18.00

TREASURE HUNT


Chris (Drury) is organising a Treasure Hunt this evening, detail to follow

Tuesday 3rd July 19.00

AWAY: Social evening at President Richards House


President Richard starts his year with a SOCIAL evening at his home in Redmarley.

Sunday 8th July 10.00

AWAY: Richards Castle Soap box derby


Newent Club launch their Soap Box racer by entering the Richards Castle event, (£30 entry fee). Bar & other activities on the day . PLEASE SUPPORT our Team on their first race, liaise with President & Clive.

Tuesday 10th July 18.45

At Three Choirs: Speaker Evening, 'Gravity Racer at richards Castle'


President Richard & Clive will report on our first SOAPBOX GRAVITY RACER entry at Richards Castle last Sunday. Organising Point Man: Tim (Rosser)

Tuesday 17th July 19.00

AWAY: Seafood Dinner at BERROW plus Ladies


Meet at the Duke of York for a Seafood evening. Numbers please, including LADIES, to President Richard (Taylor) asap, please? Club Organising Point Man: Tim (Rosser)

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Three Choirs Vineyard Hotel, Newent
contact secretary 01452 413442 We meet on Tuesdays at 6.45pm for 7pm
(No meeting following Bank Holidays)
Three Choirs Vineyard Hotel, Newent
contact secretary 01452 413442 GL18 1LS  Contact Secretary 01452 413442

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