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.  gray-eve@tiscali.co.uk    01989720471

Oasis Club
Luncheon club for ages 50+.  Meets second Wednesday 12-2pm at Glebe Chapel.
Contact Theo Cracknell
Tel: 01989 720238
www.glebechapel.org

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 Badminton Club  Newent Leisure Centre
Wed 7.30 – 9.30    Tel: 01531 821519

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
newentbees@gmail.com
www.britishbee.org.uk/local/newent

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 or Clive Bryant    07736151242 ‘clivegbryant@btinternet.com’
Martin Brown: 01531 820895
Email: marmartbrown@btopenworld.com

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 01452790478
Email: contacts@newentbridgeclub.org.uk
Website: www.bridgewebs.com/newent/

Newent Chess Club
Newent libary – Thursdays – 2pm

Newent & District Camera Club
Meet Tuesday 7.30pm September to April in Newent Library.   tonycook01@gmail.com.”   New members always welcome – visit 3 times for the meeting fee of £2 per evening before joining. : www.newentdcc.com

Newent Choral Society  -  www.freewebs.com/newentchoralsoc
Mrs Angela Jones   Tel: 01531 820205 – Memorial Hall – 7:30pm  tomfs53@yahoo.co.uk  01452 525905

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

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: urchrus@aol.com

Newent Folk Club  Mr. D. Blick, The Poplars, High Street, Newent. GL18 1AY
Tel: 01531 820655

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 newentgardeningclub@gmail.com.

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

Newent Initiative Trust
Mrs Alison Offord c/o 36 Broad Street Newent GL18 1AJ
Email: newentcc@gmail.com

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

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: Margaret Highton 01531 820245 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.  Childrens choir – Thursdays    Contact: Mrs Janet Roach 01531 821881

Newent Orchestral Society
Bill Anderton  Tel: 01531 821075
Email: info@newentorchestra.org
Website: www.newentorchestra.org
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 second Thursday 7.30pm at Newent Memorial Hall.
Contact Lin Bourne.  Tel:01531 821039   newentquilters1@gmail.com

Newent & District Rotary Club
Meets Tuesday 6.45pm for 7pm at Three Choirs Vineyard, Newent. (at present)
Paddy Roche: 01452 413442  www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=614
Email: rochehighnam@btinternet.com

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  Email:chairman@newent.org  Website: https://newent.roundtable.co.uk/

“IN Stitches” Sewing Club
Come along to this sewing group, where we enjoy each others company and learn from each other.  Fortnightly on Saturdays 10am -12noon  Glebe Chapel.
Bring your sewing project and your machine along.
Tea and Coffee provided   For more information, contact Jacky 01452 790632

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: marmartbrown@btopenworld.com

Newent Transition
Looking at local solutions for Climate Change and Peak Oil
Chris Wooldridge: 01531 820954   Email: chris.wooldridge@hotmail.co.uk

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: alijones6@hotmail.com

Newent Lakeside Women’s Institute (WI)
Meet 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm at Sheppard House, Off Onslow Road.
Contact Mrs Cynthia Offord. Tel:01531 820608.

Federation Of Newent Schools
Supported by The Friends Of Pickle Frogs – a parental support goup 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 , www.sheppardhouse.co.uk
Sheppard House is open Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 for visitors/clients.

Fairshares
Fairshares is 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 01531 820224 or email forest@fairshares.org.uk

Parkinsons UK North Forest Support Group
Meet in Malswick House, Malswick, Newent, GL18 1HE: 10.30am – 12Noon on the 2nd Monday of each month.  Phone us first! Your local contact is: Jane Henderson 0844 225 3694  jhenderson@parkinsons.org.uk   Fee National Helpline: 0808 800 303  www.parkinsons.org.uk  We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s

A New 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
Newent Probus is 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.
Contact Peter Hayes (sec).   Tel: 01531 821212

Newent Wine Circle
Meets first Monday at Sheppard House, off Onslow Road.
Contact Tony Parsons (chair).   Tel: 01531 821375

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
ndmac@hotmail.com   Web: www.nadmac.co.uk

Salter’s Hill
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. We porvide a wide range of high quality 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.
For further information call 01531 671080, or visit our website www.saltershill.org.uk

The Royal British Legion Meet the 4th Thursday in the month 7pm in the Memorial Hall.   For further details please contact John Celino johnpoppyappeal@yahoo.co.uk

Friends of St. Mary’s
The friends of St. Mary’s organise 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. If you woudl like to become a friend or want more information please contact Martin Brown: 01531 820895
Email: marmartbrown@btopenworld.com

Newent in Bloom
Contacts are Treasure Rex Debenham by email rexed1932@uwclub.net any time or committee member Lynn Ashton newentinbloom@gmail.com /01531 820598

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 Card Crafters
The card crafters group meet in the United Reform Church Room on the 2ns 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 Orchestral Music Appreciation Group (NOMAG)
meets on the last  Friday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St Bartholomew’s Community Room,  GL18 1BX (off Gloucester Street, behind the Black Dog). Join us for a relaxing  listen and chat about music in a warm and comfortable environment. £2.00, no  need to book.  Information from Ginny James, Friends of Newent  Orchestra, tel. 01531 821904.  www.newentorchestra.org

Newent and District U3A
U3A is for retired and semi-retired people to share interests and enthusiasm through interest groups which range from photography to sewing, lunch club to family history and many more.
Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.30am in Newent Memorial Hall
U3A Guitar Group - at Cliffords Mesne Village Hall – second and fourth Mondays
10am -12 noon  kclements748@btinternet.com
For more information and details of our Interest Groups : http://u3asites.org.uk/newent

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
Scheme Co-ordinator Kim Spencer 01594 562240   www.walkingforhealth.org.uk.  For more information contact Margaret Highton 01531820245 mg@gmbhighton.plus.com or http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-west/forest-dean-walking-for-health

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

 

 

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