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.
We are proud to work on behalf of Newent and Cliffords Mesne residents and visitors to the town.
The Full Council normally meets on the fourth Monday of every month (except August) at 7.30pm at Newent Community School. Committee meetings are also held throughout the month.
Agendas are posted on the noticeboard under the Market House and the Council's website prior to the meeting. See our Meetings page: https://www.newenttowncouncil.org.uk/meeting-minutes-agendas/. Please note that meetings can be subject to change at short notice.
Members of the public are welcome to speak in the Public Participation session immediately prior to the start of each council meeting.
The Council is responsible for managing the following assets within the localities of Newent and Cliffords Mesne:
A picturesque and landscaped 4 acre fresh water fishing lake located in the centre of Newent town. Its beautiful surroundings provide paths and woodland walks; a haven for wildlife and an outdoor gym and children’s play area. 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 the use of local 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 2.5 acres, offering a mixture of full, half and quarter plots
The historic half-timbered late 16th century Market House and Heritage Centre
Newent Cemetery in Watery Lane, which is the last resting place of Joe Meek of “Telstar” fame
Message from the Mayor of Newent