Clubs and Societies

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, 43 High Street, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9PA.
01273 517544.
Office open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

CHARITIES (see also Disabled Persons)
British Red Cross

Sussex Area Office Freephone No: 0800 587 8929 Address: Sussex Area Office, Unit 7, St Joseph’s Business Park, St Joseph’s Close, Hove BN3 7HG.

Cats Protection League

Contact: Mrs Jo Polley, 30 Second Avenue, Newhaven BN9 9HP.
01273 515605/813111

Now! Charity Group

Local charity focused on helping people facing disadvantage such as poverty, lack of qualifications or health issues to get back on their feet.

Furniture Now
Buy or donate second hand furniture and household goods. Open Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 4pm at Unit 1, Phoenix Works, North Street, Lewes BN7 2PE. 01273 487377.

Training Now
A great range of free courses for anyone over 19. Courses and workshops run from training centres in Eastbourne and Hailsham.

Home-Start East Sussex

Offer support to families under stress with at least one child under five. Also recruit parent volunteers who would like to support local families – this includes a 8 week accredited training course and other services when funding available.
Open 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday.
30a High Street, Newhaven, BN9 9PD.
01273 612025


Support for men who have been sexually abused – specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives. 01273 911680.

Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club

0845 833 5981.

Newhaven Lifeboat

Contact secretaries Paula and Graham Hillman: 01273 515964

 St John Ambulance Seahaven

Providing first aid cover for public events within area Telscombe Cliffs – Seaford – Alfriston, plus support for neighbouring Divisions as required. Also provide first aid training for members of the community.
01273 371500

The Rotary Club of Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe

A small but friendly and active Rotary Club, which meets every Tuesday for lunch at Peacehaven Football Club. Prospective members are always welcome, but please telephone first, so that lunch can be arranged. Facebook page – The Rotary Club of Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe. Rotary is one of the biggest charitable organisations in the world, and this local branch works hard to raise funds for primarily local, but also national and international groups.
Contact Iris Donaldson: 01273 516018 or Jacquie Whiteley: 01273 586330

Norcross Dance Centre

Principal: Alison Norcross, 14 Arundel Road, Mount Pleasant, Newhaven, BN9 0ND.
01273 516906

Studio Tempo Dance

Proprietors – Ms Margaret & Ms Jean Cantell. Ballroom & Latin dance classes and private lessons.
01273 476565 or 01273 513784

Access in Seaford & Newhaven

Raising awareness and enabling disabled people access, services and facilities Chair: Zena Gibbs.
01323 896030

Newhaven, Lewes & District Mencap

Headquarters, Riverside Hall, West Quay, Newhaven, BN9 9BP.
01273 517345

Fitzroy Support

(National Learning Disability Charity for disabled men and women,) Claremont Road, Mount Pleasant, Newhaven, BN9 0NQ.
01273 514007

Vista for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Contact: Keith Brain 01273 612442 Main Office – 0116 249 8839. Website:

Royal British Legion

Meets at Newhaven Social Club 1st Thursday of every month at 7.30pm Chairman – Mrs Ann King 42 Norman Road, Newhaven BN9 9LJ
01273 514258

Health Trainer Service

This service is free to all adults 18 years and over who want to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

The focus is on motivation and support for individuals who wish to make a behaviour lifestyle change. We can help you with healthy eating and weight watching, becoming more physically active, stopping smoking and sensible drinking.

The intervention is time limited One to one sessions (approx 6 over a 3 month period) held at The Rehabilitation Centre, Church Hill, 9am-2pm every Tuesday or 9am – 1pm every Wednesday.

Children’s Centre, Denton Island 1pm – 4pm every Thursday. Other times available with prior arrangement.
0800 917 8896 or 01323 723966 for more details.

Stop Smoking Advice

0800 622 6968 or text ‘smokefree’ to 66777 and someone will call you back.

Castle Hill Group

Chairman – Graham Amy 71 Court Farm Road, Newhaven BN9 9DY
01273 514942

Friends of Tidemills/Newhaven East Side

Chairman/Founder – Mr Brian “Jim” Skinner. 9 The Grove, Denton, Newhaven BN9 0QY
01273 517291

Meeching Amateur Dramatic Society (M.A.D.)

Chairman: Tony Gibbs.
07912 965507

National Coastwatch Institution

Voluntary organisation maintaining lookout at Castle Hill. Old Coastguard Lookout, Castle Hill, Newhaven.
01273 516464

Secretary: Brian Clarke
01323 896334

Newhaven & District Model Railway Club

For more information and to make contact, please go to

Newhaven Art Club

Chair: Mrs Dawn Wells, 69 Hillcrest Road, Newhaven BN9 9EG.
01273 516792

Newhaven Gardening Society

Secretary: Jenny White.
01273 516433

Newhaven In Bloom

Contact Paradise Park if you would like to take part in the annual Newhaven in Bloom competition. 01273 512123.

Newhaven Musuem

Open April to October on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 4pm. 01273 517603, for group bookings, further information and other possible opening times.

Newhaven Sewing

Newhaven Sewing is based in Fort Road and is run by June Bradbury.  June is a seamstress and sewing tutor. She teaches people how to use their sewing machines and offers private sewing lessons throughout the week. When she is not teaching June offers a mending and alteration service and personalised pattern making. June is also available for commissions including costumes, special outfits for weddings and civil partnerships and prototype products for designers.
To find out more about private tuition and sewing services please get in touch via email, phone or Facebook: Newhaven Sewing.

 South Heighton Bonfire Society

Secretary: Sophy Thorpe, 01273 513106,,

South Heighton Village Hall

Secretary: Sophy Thorpe,
01273 513106,,

 Southdowns Badger Protection Group

Chairman: Graham Amy, 71 Court Farm Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DY. 01273 514942.

Sussex Community Development Association Ltd (SCDA)

Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven
01273 517250 31A High Street, Newhaven
01273 516032

Haven Harmonies

Mixed choir performing locally, no need to read music. Contact: Marian. 01273 611068


A fun and informal ukulele group for all abilities. Meets fortnightly on a Wednesday from 7pm at the Hillcrest Centre. Contact

 Newhaven Day Club

West Quay, Newhaven. Open 10.00am for coffee and chat, meet old friends and make new ones. Other activities include weekly dinners and bingo. Contact Tony 01273 513189.

Newhaven & Peacehaven U3A

Educational and recreational activities for the over 50’s. Membership Secretary: Mrs Roma Humphrey 01273 515958.

Cyclists Touring Club (East Sussex)

Contact: Mr D W Rix, 27 Fullwood Avenue, Newhaven, BN9 9SP.

Cyclists Touring Club (Seaford & Newhaven)

Contact: Mrs A M Rix, 3 Sutton Drove, Seaford, BN25 3EU. 01323 894283 (weekdays only)

Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club

Quality bowls club open to experienced bowlers or those new to the sport. New members welcome and coaching available for all levels of skill. Open daily from 9.00am. Free trials anytime or come to our New Bowlers session on a Wednesday between 5-7pm. Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA. 01273 514664

Denton & South Heighton Junior Football Club

From mid-May 2017 contact Andy Hunt 07720 084397

Hillcrest Amateur Boxing Club

Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH. Secretary: Katie Jewell George Danaher 07720 838388 for general enquiries.

Newhaven Archery Club

A thriving and friendly archery club with its own outdoor shooting range at Firle, near Lewes. The club shoots indoors at Seahaven Academy in Newhaven during the winter. A variety of social and shooting activities are held throughout the year.

Newhaven Bowling Club

Play at Bowling Green, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex. Secretary: Ms Betty Landrock, Walcott, Hindover Crescent, Seaford.
01323 893888

Newhaven Cricket Club

Fort Road Recreation Ground, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex. Contact: Gary Dove.

Newhaven Gig Rowing Club or call Mark Beaumont on 07776 140727 or

Newhaven Football Club

Fort Road, Newhaven. Secretary & Match Secretary: Martin Garry.

Newhaven Tennis Club

Court Farm Road, Newhaven. Coaching and club sessions for juniors, youths and adults. After school clubs at all Newhaven schools. Secretary: Robert Jackson. Club Secretary: Robert Jackson.
01273 512162

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club is an RYA and AALA Recognized Training Centre with an inland lake at Piddinghoe and also at Seaford Bay from the beach by the Club House. For information visit

Denton Women’s Fellowship

Denton Church Hall – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Month 2.30pm – 4.00pm Leader: Mrs M Cohen, 87 Denton Road, Denton, Newhaven BN9 0QD.
01273 517854.

Meeching Women’s Institute

Secretary : Sheila Hilditch, 8 The Drive, Newhaven BN9 9DJ.
01273 516804

South Heighton Women’s Institute

Secretary : Mrs D Tinkl.
01273 516354

Air Training Corps, Newhaven

Meet Mondays and Thursdays 7pm – 9.30pm at ATC Hut, Transit Road, Newhaven BN9 0BB.
01273 513218


2nd Denton & South Heighton Beaver Scout Group age 6-8 years. Meet Fridays 5pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Denton.
Barbara Tapp 01273 513015 or Jane Jarvis 01273 514467

3rd Newhaven Beaver Scout Group, 6-8 years meet Thursdays 5.00 – 6.15pm. Meet for exploring – collecting – visits – camping and achievement badges at the Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven. Bob Evans 01273 516018.


1st Newhaven Brownie Pack Meet Mondays 5.45pm – 7.00pm Email:

2nd Denton Brownie Pack Meet Tuesdays at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Denton from 6.00 – 7.30pm. Brownie Guider: Mrs P Lockyer, 44 Arundel Road, Newhaven BN9 0NF. 07762 603361.


2nd Denton & South Heighton “Ralph Reader’s Own” Cub Scout Group – for youths aged 8-11 years. Meet Fridays 6.20 – 7.50pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Denton. Contact Jane Jarvis 01273 514467.

3rd Newhaven Cub Scout Group, 8-10 years meet Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00pm. Meet for exploring – collecting – visits – camping and achievement badges at the Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven. Bob Evans 01273 516018.


2nd Newhaven & Denton Guides Leader: Miss Jacci Milne. 07724739142 Register via website or call Jacci for more info.

1st Newhaven & Denton Guides Leader: Miss Jacci Milne.
07724739142 Register via website or call Jacci for more info.


1st Newhaven Rainbows
Go to for more information and to register.


2nd Denton & South Heighton “Ralph Reader’s Own” Scout Group – Meet Fridays 8.00 – 9.30pm at St Leonards Church Hall, Denton. Contact Jane Jarvis 01273 514467.

3rd Newhaven Scout Group, 11-14 years meet Mondays 7.00 – 8.30pm. Meet for exploring – collecting – visits – camping and achievement badges at the Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven. Bob Evans 01273 516018.

Explorer Scouts

Dragoon Explorer Scouts, 14-18 years meet in Newhaven on Tuesdays. 08432 896701 or

Sea Cadets, Newhaven & Seaford Unit

HQ – TS Defiance, Chapel Street, Newhaven.
01273 514871 (only on Monday & Friday 7.30pm-9.00pm) Young Juniors 10-12yrs; Sea Cadets 12-18yrs. Parade Nights Monday and Friday 6.45pm – 9.15pm.

Start Art and Smart Art

Art classes for children at the Hillcrest Centre, also involvement in community art projects. Organiser: Carol Havard, 163 Lewes Road, Newhaven, BN9 9SU.
01273 515033

Sussex Army Cadet Force

Fun, friendship, action and adventure. Meet at ACF Hut, Transit Road, Newhaven BN9 0BB.Visit for more information and contact details.
The Cadet Hut, Transit Road, Newhaven BN9 0BB. Commanding Officer: Abigail Shepherd. Website:

Youth Drop In

01273 517250 or for the dates and times of youth group sessions.

Denton & South Heighton Youth Club

Every Friday during term-time 7.00-9.00pm for 11-16 year olds, preferably living in the Denton & South Heighton area. Denton & Mount Pleasant Social Centre, Denton Road, Denton. SCDA Youth Team 01273 517250 or

Lewes Road Hut Youth Club

Meet Monday evenings 5.00-7.00pm for 8-12 year olds and Wednesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm for 13-18 year olds. Lewes Road Hut, Lewes Road Recreation Ground. SCDA Youth Team 01273 517250 or

Rock Solid Youth Club

Meet Thursday evenings in term-time 7.00-9.00pm for 11-16 year olds. Football, tuck shop, craft, team games and cooking. Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road Recreation Ground. Sara Alexander 07763 333998.