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Tree Planting Update

Brindley Heath Primary School pupils being taught how to plant trees

South Staffs M.P. and Secretary of State for Defence,  Gavin Williamson, picked up a spade alongside pupils from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver who took part in a worldwide tree planting operation organised by Rotary International.

More than 300 ash, beech and spruce trees were planted in Kingsford Lane country park, part of Kinver Edge, as part of the Rotary scheme to plant more than 1.2 million trees across the Continents – one for each member of the organisation.

St Georges Day Musical Spectacular


On Saturday 21st April Kinver Rotary Club Presets its St Georges Day Musical Spectacular.

Starring The Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir with Special Guest Hilary Crowhurst

At Kinver Sports & Community Association, Legion Drive, Kinver.

Tickets £10 from 07906 653104 od

The Black Country's "Clean Comedian" returns to Kinver


~~The Black Country’s “Clean Comedian” Doug Parker is making a return visit to Kinver following his sell out show last year.

The evening of music and laughter will again be organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver, in aid of the village’s National Trust committee works on Kinver Edge.  The comedy will be provided by Doug Parker with 60s and 70s music from Steve Ashcroft and Martin Lewis.

Tree Planting

~~Kingsford Lane Country Park is soon to have more than 300 additional ash, beech and spruce trees as part of a worldwide scheme by the Rotary movement to plant more than 1.2 million trees across the Continents – one for each member of the organisation.

Although the Rotary Club of Kinver has a membership of 45 the club has agreed with the National Trust to plant 300 of the broadleaved species as part of the Trust’s Woodland Trust initiative.

Snowbound sleigh’s £4,500 takes Rotary Club’s recent charity collections total to £15,000

~~Despite being hit by the pre Christmas deluge of snow which forced the cancellation of four nights’ Santa tours, Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh raised more than £4,500 for needy causes in Kinver, Wollaston, Enville and Wall Heath.

Kinver Music Festival Raffle.


During May and June members of Kinver Rotary Club undertook the task of selling raffle tickets in support of the Kinver Music Festival weekend held last month.


Nick Owen with his partner Vicki, District Governor Peter Roberts, Pam roberts, Kinver President Ian Maddock and Olly Maddock

TV presenter Nick Owen was the guest speaker at Kinver Rotary Club's Charter Night, celebrating the chartering of the club in 1986. It was a full house at The Fox, where Rotarians and their guests were joined by Distict Governor Peter Roberts and his wife Pam. Nick, as befits a former UK Speaker of the Year, gave a very entertaining talk about his career highs and lows, the people he has met and his passion for sport. Nick had also provided the raffle prize for the evening - a visit for up to four people to the director's gallery during transmission of 'Midlands Today'.

Interested in Rotary, come to our open event

~~The Rotary Club of Kinver is holding an open event for people keen to find about the worldwide Rotary network and how it serves local, national and international communities.

It is to be held between 10.00 am - 2.00pm on Saturday,  May, 13 at the KCSA, Edward Marsh Centre, Legion Drive, Kinver

It will be a “pop in at your convenience” event to meet and chat informally with a few members who will guarantee a warm welcome and answer any questions asked of them. 

Youth Speaks Competition

Caption:  Sir Geoffrey holding the all-important timekeeper’s clock with the green light showing success for (left to right) Geo

Six young orators from the Invictus academy of schools have been given the green light to go forward in a national public speaking competition that could eventually see them crowned champions of the UK and Ireland.

No Brexit woes for Kinver Santa

Brexit certainly has not affected the generosity of the people of Kinver, Enville, Wollaston, Wall Heath and Kingswinford. On the run up to Christmas they gave more than £7,200 to Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh, smashing all previous totals.

Not only did the nine nights of house to house collections, donations from schools and support from customers in the village’s pubs and restaurants take the total through the £7,000 barrier, it also reflected a 10% increase on last year’s figure and 7% more than the previous record of 2014.

2016 Santa Sleigh Dates - Updated with Route Details

The routes for the annual tour of the area by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh have been finalised.  Once again the club will be supporting the High Street traders on their late night shopping event and their Small Business Support initiative when, for the first time, the sleigh will be sited in a grotto. Also the sleigh will be making a repeat visit to the Santa Jog organised by the Mary Stevens Hospice.The door-to-door collections will start at 6.00 each evening for completion by 9.00 p.m.. All proceeds will will, as usual, be distributed among local charities.

Late Night Shopping & Santa's Sleigh - Nov. 25th

Staffordshire Police have given their approval for Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh to be brought to the village to support the local traders on their late night shopping evening on Friday November 25 without the need to close the High Street.However, there will not be a big tree and lights switch on as the illuminations will already be in place.  The sleigh will be located in front of the clinic from 7.00 p.m. while choristers will be providing additional festive atmosphere with carol singing in Chenevare Mews.


Kinver Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who supported the recent raffle so generously by selling and buying tickets. We also thank especially Chapmans Electrical for donating the television and Geoff Hill for the microwave oven. Kinver Rotary Club paid all other costs, including the cash prize. Ticket sales raised £1877 for the hospices and the Club has donated a further £123 to take the total to £2000, which will mean a donation of £1000 each to Mary Stevens and to Acorn Childrens’ Hospice. We hope to present the cheques at our meeting on August 22nd.

Sheepwalks Shocker 10k Challenge - Sponsored by BodyKraft

The 2016 Sheepwalks Shocker 10k and Sheepwalks Shuffle 2k Family Run – Sunday 2nd October;

Open Day -Find out about Rotary in Kinver

The Rotary Club of Kinver is to hold an open event to let interested parties know exactly what the club – and the Rotary movement as a whole – is all about. During the club’s 30-year history it has become an established part of village life, especially its Santa sleigh which tours the entire village together with Enville and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath, but members are keen to inform more people of the other many and varied activities that take place throughout the year. Membership secretary Tom Bryson says: “Residents of Kinver


Carl Sinclair trio.jpg

Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to present the Carl Sinclair Trio at The Fox at Stourton on Saturday February 27th.Carl is an amazing pianist and vocalist with a huge repertoire covering different musical genres. 

Fresh Water for Kititi in Uganda

Vice President inaugurates water bore hole

The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.


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Each year the Kinver Country Fayre Trustees look to distribute funds raised from the annual fayre. They invite local groups and organisations to apply for these funds.


Children in Need Quiz.jpg

A total of 160 generous – and in many cases knowledgeable – quizzers descended on Kinver on Friday to take part in Kinver Rotary Club’s annual Children in Need quiz hosted by Alan Dedicoat, the “Voice of the Balls”.

He left the event carrying £2,906 which comprised entrance fees paid by the teams, the proceeds of a bucket collection by Alan and cheque presentations.


Generous Rotarians, dedicated athletes and fun runners, enthusiastic quizzers and the people of Kinver, Enville, and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath have between them raised more than £16,000 for charity during the last three months of 2015.

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