Welcome to Newent Online

Welcome to the home page for Newent, part of the Forest-online.co.uk web hub for the Forest of Dean.

On this site you will find out all about the events happening within Newent and the surrounding area, details of most probably all clubs, organisations and businesses you will need to know about and a summary of the history of the town.

Rummage Sale

Saturday 23rd May: 2pm

In Aid of Chill Out Zone



1st Prize: 32″ LED Television – Donated by Steve Gooch
2nd Prize: Electric Tootbrush
3rd Prize: DAB/FM Radio
4th Prize: £25 M&S Vouchers
5th Prize: Bottle of Wine

Draw to be made on Saturday 30th May at 1.30pm at Co-operative Market Square Newent
Tickets available from Gooch Sports, Newent News and Cobblers



Following the recent Council elections there is currently a vacant seat on Newent Town Council (Newent South West Ward) and the Town Council is therefore looking to co-opt a further Member.  If you are interested in your community – promoting and looking after the area in which you may live or work and want to make a real difference in getting things done, this is your opportunity to make this happen.   Please contact the Town Clerk initially to ascertain the criteria for becoming a Member – tel: 01531 820638 or email at townclerk@newenttowncouncil.gov.uk

Written applications  are invited to be received by12 noon on 3rd June 2015 by email or postal address:- 1st Floor, Community Centre, Ross Rd, Newent Glos GL18 1BD

Applications will be considered at the Council’s meeting on 8 June 2015 to which eligible interested parties will be invited to attend.

Cooption Criteria



Congratulations to Newent In Bloom for getting a SILVER GILT in Small Towns section of Heart of England in Bloom in 2014. Colours for 2015 are Lilac, Purple, Lemon, Pink and White.

heritage display  - 2015 opening
and recruitment of volunteer stewards

 Starting on Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, we’ll be welcoming visitors on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of September, between 1.30 and 4.00pm.  NEW information boards on medieval Newent and Into the new Millennium have been made. 



The archaeological finds are being re-mounted too, and in some cases new information


We are also looking to recruit a few more volunteer stewards, so if you enjoy meeting the public, have an interest in local history and archaeology, and can spare a few hours over the summer months, please ring Ginny James on 01531 821904 or  Dierdre Morley, Town Clerk, on 01531 820638.

 ☞    Group visits by arrangement                                   




    Staffed by volunteers and supported by

         Newent Town Council – FREE

NEWENT TOWN COUNCIL:  “The Listening Post”

The Town Council holds a drop-in session which is known as  The Listening Post at the Cake Box in Broad Street Newent on the last Wednesday of every month at 5.30 pm.

If you have any concerns or questions for the Council in any area of its work, why not drop by and meet some of its Members who will be pleased to listen to what you have to say.  The Council looks forward to meeting with you and to hear your views on our town.

Appointments are not necessary, however you can advise the Town Clerk beforehand on 01531 820638 or townclerk@newenttowncouncil.gov.uk







Images courtesy of Forest of Dean Tourism and yourlocalshop

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