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.
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Poppy Appeal Organiser needed for Newent
This position needs to be filled urgently.
Community Fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal in Gloucestershire
Appeal for Auction Items
Fundraising for the Restoration project at St Mary’s Church Newent, continues with an Auction of Promises due to be held at Newent Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th March 2014.
Over the past seven years the Church has, through the generous support of the local community and grant awarding bodies, been able to undertake essential restoration of the stonework to the main tower, which is due to be completed later this month. This followed the specialist treatment and eradication of death watch beetle to high level areas within the internal structure of the Church.
Focus now has turned to urgently raising funds for the re-roofing of the Lady Chapel. The condition of the roof is deteriorating badly and works must now be undertaken as a priority. The full cost of the works is currently being estimated, but it is believed that funding in the region of £100,000 will be necessary to undertake this work.
The Church are now seeking donations and Auction items from all sections of the Community and Local Businesses in an effort to make the event a great success.
If you can offer an item for the Auction, no matter how small, or you want to find out more on the Restoration Project then please contact Nigel Gabb Tel 07961199205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 6th 2014 from 11:00am
The George Hotel, Newent
NEWLOAD 2 - Rock and Metal All Day Fund Raiser
The Joe Meek 60′s Celebration Will take place in Newent on the 10th-11th Oct 2014
The Headline act will be the ” Rapiers ” supported by the ” Disciples “
Newent in Bloom 2013 list of winners:
Supreme Champion & winner of the Smiths Chartered Surveyors Perpetual Cup
Mr & Mrs Blewitt, The Manse,Bradfords Lane.
Best front Garden:
Gold: 34 West View, 26 Lakeside, Sunny Lodge Culver St, Okanagan Culver St, Fairhaven Cottage, 1 Ryelands, 238 Foley Rd,7 Newland Court, 5 Court Rd, Yew Tree House Gloucester St.
Silver: 59 Glebe Rd, Altona The Tythings, 3 Knights Crescent, The Anchorage Bradfords Lane, 138 Watery Lane, Rapunzels Castle 3 Graces Pitch, 261 Foley Rd, 6 Newland Court, 20 The Butts.
Bronze: 22 Glebe Rd, 32 Knights Way, 2 Akermans Orchard, 28-29 Whittington Walk, 39 Court Rd.
Highly commended: 71 Glebe Rd, 16 Glebe Rd, 13 Lakeside, 20 Brookside.
Best Courtyard or Frontage:
Gold: 7-8 and 11-12 St Bartholomews, Ivy Cottage Culver St, St Marys Church.
Highly Commended: Crofts End 40 Gloucester St, The Circle Club Broad St.
Best Planted Container:
Gold: 2 Friars Walk, 3 Boughton Way.
Silver: 1 Nanfan & Dobyn Place, Ashton & Daniels Broad St.
Bronze: 4 Meek Rd, 12 Freemans Orchard.
Highly commended: 28 Winfield, 18 Oak Tree Way, 28 Reevers Rd, 16 Gardeners Way.
Best Bedding Display:
Gold: 10 Watery Lane, 108 Watery Lane.
Highly Commended:31 The Tythings.
Best Commercial Premises:
Gold: The Red Lion, The George Hotel, Steve Gooch’s Estate Agents.
Silver: The Shambles, Surcotech, & Homesafe, both on the business park.
Bronze: The Black Dog
Best Public/Community Effort:
Gold: Glebe Infants School
Silver: TheVeg-Out Zone Community Garden
Best Youth Planting:
Silver: The Air Cadets, Brownies & Guides.
Best Example of Environmental Awareness:
Gold: Glebe Infants School, The Newtons Southend Lane
Silver: No’s 9 & 10 Akermans Orchard
Bronze: 61 Lakeside
Gold: Newent Rainbows, Glebe Infants
Silver: Liz & Hester’s Childminders Groups, Happy Turtles Playgroup
The Newent Music Festival is taking shape nicely now We have the Tornados Headlining with the fabulous Disciples supporting them, This will take place on the evening of the 19th Oct starting at 7pm We are also lucky to have the Strawberry Hill dancers showing us all how to really dance the night away. The day will start with the Duo THEM TWO our very own local music maestro’s playing 60′s hits under the Market house to get Newent into the mood In the the afternoon we will see the younger Strawberry Hill dancers in the Memorial hall strutting their stuff don’t miss this event Other attractions will be advertised as we get nearer the event
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