The Newent Initiative Trust is an independent ‘not for profit’ organisation formed to assist groups whose purpose it is to make Newent and the surrounding areas a better place to live, work and visit.”
Chill Out Zone opened in 2003 as a millennium project from Newent Millennium Trust. The Trust received a Lottery Grant to buy the building. It is a Drop in Café for 11 – 18 years situated at 36 Broad Street.It opens Monday to Wednesday evening in term time. It opens throughout the school holidays for two hours a day, three days a week, times chosen by the users. Facilities include a pool table, a television, fully equipped kitchen and Arts and Crafts Room. Young people have fundraised to buy lots of things and enjoy activities including cooking, gardening, arts and crafts as well as having the opportunity to chill out after school.
The ChillOut is also used as a Community Cafe on Wednesday Mornings, as a base for the Walking for Health group on Thursdays and as a drop in Job Centre on Wednesdays.
BAND CONCERTS Organised by Newent Initiative Trust
On the second Sunday of each month over the Summer there will be a Band concert on the open air stage in the Park. Please bring a chair or rug and make yourself comfortable. During the concerts there will be a break for refreshments in St. Mary’s Church.
If the weather looks bad the concerts will be held in the Church. 2017 dates:-