Newent Town CouncilNewent 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. The Town Council also holds a drop-in session, which is known as The Listening Post, 30 minutes prior to a Council meeting. If you have any concerns or questions for the Council in any area of its work, this is an opportunity to meet some of its Members who will be pleased to listen to what you have to say.
The Council conscientiously manages the following assets within the localities of Newent and Clifford’s Mesne:
- A 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