Newent Town Council seeks to work together with the local community to support the development of a sustainable economy and to promote the wellbeing of all who live, work and study here.

Newent Town Council

Newent Town Council and Burial Authority is proud to work on behalf of Newent and Clifford’s Mesne residents and visitors to the town.

The Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month (except in August) at the Market House at 7.30pm. An agenda is posted on the noticeboard and website prior to the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers.


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NDP Questionnaire still available

If you are a resident of the parish of Newent, you still have time to have your say on matters that will shape the future of the town and its surrounding area in the [...]

Public Consultation

Newent Town Council is seeking residents' opinions for the proposal to sell the Cemetery Lodge in Watery Lane. Two drop-in consultation events will be taking place in the Library on Friday 5 July between 1600-1900 [...]

The Council conscientiously manages the following assets within the localities of Newent and Clifford’s Mesne:

  • Newent Golden Post BoxA picturesque and landscaped fresh water fishing lake of some 4 acres located in the centre of Newent town. Its beautiful surroundings provide paths and woodland walks; a haven for wildlife and a recently installed outdoor gym. Concerts and other social events such as The Big Lunch make the lake a very popular facility for all ages.
  • The Millennium Arboretum, planted with over a thousand species of trees in 2000, offers a beautiful, natural environment at all times of the year.
  • Newent Recreation Ground, left in trust to the Council for use by the parishioners, which is home to the highly successful Newent Rugby Football Club and other local sporting teams. The Council also maintains a well used children’s play area within the ground.
  • Convenient free car parking adjacent to the Holts Health Centre and the Public Library which contains a fascinating selection of local history resources
  • Highly prized allotments covering an area of some 2.5 acres offering a mixture of some 24 full plots and some 44 half plots
  • The historic half timbered late 16th century Market House and Heritage Centre and central location for the famous annual Onion Fayre
  • Newent Cemetery in Watery Lane which is the last resting place of Joe Meek of “Telstar” fame

Newent Attractions


Lake and Park

Lake and Park

Market House

Market House