Newent to Celebrate a Champion Horse

The Newent Initiative Trust is celebrating a grant of £2,000 from the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire. The grant will go towards the creation of a life size bronze sculpture of Newent’s Olympic dressage champion Valegro, to commemorate the horse’s unrivalled contribution to British Dressage. The sculpture will be created by a local artist and cast … Continue reading Newent to Celebrate a Champion Horse

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Golden Anniversary to be celebrated in a Right Royal Style

50 years and counting… The International Centre for Birds of Prey are delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal on 20th July, 2017 to share in celebrating 50 years of conservation, education and research. Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal will be greeted by Jemima Parry-Jones (MBE), and David Morton, Chairman of the … Continue reading Golden Anniversary to be celebrated in a Right Royal Style

Volunteer at International Centre for Birds of Prey

Time to say thank you! International Centre for Birds of Prey have been celebrating their volunteers, and ask you to Get Involved Almost 22 million people across the UK volunteer their time and skills to charities every year. Volunteers Week 2017 gave the International Centre for Birds of Prey the perfect excuse to extend thanks … Continue reading Volunteer at International Centre for Birds of Prey

Love your local Birds of Prey Centre!

International Centre for Birds of Prey celebrates Love your Zoo week on this very special anniversary Love your Zoo week is an annual nationwide event praising and promoting the important work that is done in zoos across the UK run by BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Coinciding with the May half-term … Continue reading Love your local Birds of Prey Centre!

Newent Cycling Loop

Newly published is a 28 mile circular cycle route exploring the lanes of north west Gloucestershire around Newent. The route starts in Newent and includes the following attractions: The "golden triangle" where the springtime meadows are full of wild daffodils. St Mary's Church at Kempley, a Norman church with 12th century wall paintings. The Chartists cottages … Continue reading Newent Cycling Loop

Bill Bailey opens Birds of Prey hospital and poses for a ‘selfie’

Comedian Bill Bailey officially opened the new raptor hospital at the International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) on Saturday 5th April 2014 at 2.30pm. The hospital which has been funded through public donations and a grant from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group caters for injured and unwell wild birds of prey with a … Continue reading Bill Bailey opens Birds of Prey hospital and poses for a ‘selfie’

Newent Wild Flower Picnic

Newent in Bloom invites families to come and join us to create a wild flower meadow at Newent lake on the Sunday after Easter, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  From 2 to 4 pm on the 15th of April, you are invited to bring a picnic, view the proposed meadow, sow a patch of … Continue reading Newent Wild Flower Picnic

Spring Food Fair at 3 Shires Garden Centre, near Newent

Join over 25 local food and drink producers on Sat 31st March from 11am to 4pm to taste, chat to the producers and buy. Food and drink available will include chutneys and preserves; cheeses, salamis and cured meats, yoghurts and ice cream; ready meals and cakes; pies, crisps and sausage rolls; juice, cider, wine and … Continue reading Spring Food Fair at 3 Shires Garden Centre, near Newent

Monmouthshire Vineyards – raise a glass to their success!

Monmouthshire’s vineyards proved their wines to be some of the best in the South West of Britain at the S.W.Vineyards Association annual competition held on Friday & Saturday 11th & 12th September.  Vineyards from across the S.W. of England and S. Wales entered their wines. 93 wines received awards of which 10 went to the … Continue reading Monmouthshire Vineyards – raise a glass to their success!

Newent Onion Fayre

Newent is a delightful market town in North-West Gloucestershire on the edge of the Forest of Dean.  It is typical of the small towns and villages on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire borders with lots of black and white cottages.  With its local shops, a 14th Century church and good pubs its great to visit at any time … Continue reading Newent Onion Fayre