Groups, Clubs & Societies

Thursday Afternoon Group  For the elderly.  Meets second Thursday at 2pm at St Mary’s Church Room.  For more details contact St Mary’s Church Office 01531 821641

Newent Dolphin Gateway Club  We are a Youth Club for adults and teenagers with a learning disability.  We meet most Tuesday evenings at Newent Community Centre from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.    01989720471

41 Club   Mr. E. Hyatt, Old Court Drive, Tibberton Glos. GL19 3AS For ex-roundtablers. Meets usually 1st Monday Various venues  Tel: 01452 790367

Tangent Club  Mrs. G. Markey, 15 Brookside, Newent. GL18 1RB
For wives of 41 Club members Meets 2nd Wednesday in members’ homes

Allotment Association Town Council allotments on Holts Road.
Contact Roger Dyer (chair).   01531 821445

Newent Beekeepers   Meet last Thurday of the month 7.30pm at Newent Community School (Sept-May).   Meetings outdoors during summer months.  Contact Norman Roper.  Tel: 01531 821542

Newent Bellringers  Meet at St Mary’s Church every Thursday for practice 7.30pm – 9pm.   Ring for Sun services and special occasions.
If you would like to come and see us ringing, or have a go yourself, please contact our Tower Secretary Martin Brown  01531 820895

Newent Bridge Club   Newent Community School and Six Form Centre Watery Lane Newent GL18 1QF Wednesday: 7pm – Competative Evening
Friday: 7.15pm – ‘Social ‘ Evening Contact: Hylary Kingham 01594542670
Email: hylary.kingha, website:

Newent Chess Club   Newent library – Thursdays – 2pm

Newent & District Camera Club   Meet Tuesday 7.30pm September to April in Newent Library. .”   New members always welcome – visit 3 times for the meeting fee of £2 per evening before joining. :

Newent Choral Society  - 
Mrs Angela Jones   Tel: 01531 820205 – Memorial Hall – 7:30pm  01452 525905

Newent Circle Club  25 Broad Street, Newent. GL18 1AQ
Function room available for hire.  Tel: 01531 820440

Newent Civic Society  Since 1985 we’ve been working to protect our fine listed buildings, ensure that changes to the town respect Newent’s uniqueness, act as an independent watchdog of the public interest in Newent, and work with other local groups to improve Newent for citizens and visitors alike.
For information please contact Keith Urch:

Newent Dog Walking Club Organised walks  run by Annia Fabian of Suberb Pet Services.  07773713577  Also facebook.  Walks around Newent meeting at Arboretum, Dymock Woods, Upleadon etc.

Newent Gardening Club  Meets third Thursday of each month at 7.30 p.m at The Memorial Hall.   Contact Angela on 01531 820761 or email

Newent Knitting Group meet in the Community Cafe 36 Broad St. every Monday morning from 10:30.

May Hill & District Gardening Society  The Methodist Chapel, May Hill.

Newent Initiative Trust
Mrs Alison Offord c/o 36 Broad Street Newent GL18 1AJ

Newent Local History Society
Mr D. Pearce Arron Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BE
Tel: 01531 821398

Newent Onion Fayre - (see Annual events page) Group to help promote and run the Annual Fayre – Contact Andy Offord 07831762735, Peter Pain 01531 821610 or

Newent with Gorsley Mothers’ Union
Part of a Worldwide Charity supporting Families Worldwide
Meets 4th Tuesday of month at 2pm in St Mary’s Church Rooms for a speaker, light refreshments and a chat  For information: Sue Cook 01531820670 or Annee Barwell 01531 820932

St Mary’s Singers and Musicians
Do you really enjoy singing? Can you play an instrument? Why not join the singers/musicians - all welcome. Rehearsals- St. Mary’s Friday at 7pm.    Contact: Mrs Janet Roach 01531 821881

Newent Orchestral Society   Bill Anderton  Tel: 01531 821075
Email:   Website:
The Newent Orchestra has been rehearsing and presenting concerts in and around Newent since 1940. The orchestra also holds workshops, has a strings chamber group and organises social events. We rehearse weekly at The Newent Centre, Ross Road and perform two main concerts each year. The orchestra leader and contact is Bill Anderton.

Newent Quilters  Meet 2nd Thursday 7.30pm at Newent Memorial Hall.
Contact Mags Smith.  Tel:07989059835

Royal British Legion: Newent & District Branch Newent & District Branch of the Royal British Legion meet the 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Memorial Hall, Newent. Come and discuss local issues, socialise and raise money for good causes. The branch is open to any person with a notion to make a difference, just turn up and take part. For further information contact Susanne at

Newent & District Rotary Club
Meets Tuesday 6.45pm for 7pm – Contact Secretary 07794644380
Paddy Roche: 01452 413442    Email:

Inner Wheel Club  For wives and partners of Rotary members.  Meets first Wednesday at various venues. Contact Phyllis Charter.  Tel: 01452 751161

Newent Round Table
For men aged 18-45. Meets first & third Thursday. Rob Whitestone   07976896630  or  Robert Megenis: 07971188320  Website:

Newent Strollers    Meet to walk Wednesdays starting from Lewall St. car park. Walks generally 4-5 miles, finishing at a pub for lunch.   Martin Brown: 01531 820895  Email:

Newent Walkers   Easy going club who enjoy walking, glorious countryside, pub and picnic lunches and most of all good company.  Meet alternate Sundays 10am or 2pm in car park behing The Good News Centre.  Occasional weekends away.  Alison Jones: 01531 820151    Email:

Walking for Health – for all abilities
Free Health Walk starting from Chill Out Zone, Broad Street  -  10am – 11am
Every Thursday followed by refreshments.
For details contact Margaret Highton 01531 820245 or

Newent Lakeside Women’s Institute (WI)
Meet 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm at Sheppard House, Off Onslow Road.
Contact   Clare Jenkins -Tel 01531 822289.

Federation Of Newent Schools   Glebe Infants 01531820700 Picklenash Juniors 820589 Supported by The Friends Of Pickle Frogs – a parental support group raising funds for the benefit of the children and staff.

Newent Association for the Disabled (Sheppard House)
Open Mon-Fri 9.30-3.30 visitors/clients.
Contact: 01531 821227/828994 ,
Sheppard House is open Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 for visitors/clients.

Fairshares   A community based project that uses two-way volunteering, to reward people for the time and effort they put into their neighbourhood. Fairshares allows individuals and organisations to swap their time and skills with other members of the time bank. For every hour of help that someone gives, they get one time credit to spend on things they might need help with.
To find out more contact David on: 07887 511738  or email

Parkinsons UK North Forest Support Group
10.30am – 12 Noon on the 2nd Monday of each month.  Phone us first! Your local contact is: Jane Henderson 0844 225 3694   Fee National Helpline: 0808 800 303  We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s

Aspergers Support group at the Main Place, Coleford. GL16 8RH  Last Tuesday in Month    2pm – 4pm.  More details on 01594 834436  This in addition to, and working with the group who meet at Mitcheldean surgery.

Probus-  A club for retired Professional and Business men.
There is a varied programme of speakers and we also have a lively social programme including pub lunches, garden parties, theatre trips and outing.
New members need sponsor to join.  Meets second and fourth Tuesday 10am-12noon (ex Sept.) at Memorial Hall, Market Sq.

Newent Wine Circle  Meets first Monday at Sheppard House, off Onslow Road.   Contact Vivienne Vincent.   Tel: 01531 820067

Newent and District Model Aircraft Club (NADMAC)
Fly every Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-2pm at flying field in Upleadon.
Junior night Thursday 6.30pm at Upleadon in summer, Thursday 7pm at Newent Youth and Community Centre in winter.
Contact Jonathan Morgan   Tel: 01684 833720   Web:

Walsingham Support (formally Salter’s Hill Charity) are a local organisation providing services for people with a learning disability and promotes choice, independence, respect, dignity and responsible lifestyle choices. Services working in partnership with our clients, local authorities, parents and family members developing people to reach their full potential and integrate with their local community.
01531 671080, or -

Friends of St. Mary’s   A variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, BBQ and Quiz nights, and a monthly draw to raise funds for projects in support of St. Mary’s church. Martin Brown: 01531 820895  Email:

Newent in Bloom – all year round to keep Newent bright, tidy and environmentally friendly. 01531822598
Contacts  Lynn Ashton

Newent – Vale of Leadon Combined Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club  – veterans & serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, & like other Veteran’s Breakfast Clubs around the country, & overseas. Our ethos is mutual support; it works because we all have a similar humour & outlook, & the social life we now enjoy is like our service days. We meet on the second Saturday of each month at the following venue for breakfast at 09.30hrs. Venue : Toby Carvery Highnam, Over Farm Market, Gloucester Road, Highnam, Gloucester. GL2 8DE Telephone : 01452 521191

Amnesty international UK (Newent and Ross Group)
A movement of ordinary people standing up for humanity and human rights. Its purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. Contact Mrs Pam Ingram tel: 01452 831692 or Mr Ian Hogg tel: 01531 820058

Newent Transition   Looking at local solutions for Climate Change and Peak Oil  Chris Wooldridge: 01531 820954   Email:

Newent Card Crafters
The card crafters group meet in the United Reform Church Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month 2-4:30pm. All crafters are welcome to join in an afternoon of fun and to have the oppotunity to develop and/or learn a new skill or technique.

Newent and District U3A - for retired and semi-retired people to share interests and enthusiasm through interest groups which range from photography to sewing, lunch club to  geology and more. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.30am in Newent Memorial Hall

Whist Drive   Meets second Tuesday at 7pm at Sheppard House, off Onslow Road. Contact Sheppard House.  Tel: 01531 821227



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