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

First Aid Training Centre: Unit 1A, St Joseph’s Business Park, St Joseph’s Close, Hove BN3 7ES
0344 871 8000

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 Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm 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 centre in Eastbourne.
01323 720072

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 10 week accredited training course and other services when funding available.
Enterprise Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA.
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

Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions Club is part of the International Association of Lions Clubs. Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why.
0845 833 5981. (You can email through a contact page on the website.)

Newhaven Lifeboat

Founded in 1803 the Newhaven Lifeboat Station is among the oldest in the country. It is situated on West Quay.
Contact secretaries Pete and Carol Shewell 07896 027024

 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

Proprietor – Mrs Margaret Banks. Ballroom & Latin dance classes and private lessons.
01273 476565

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

Chairman: Tony Gibbs.
07912 965507

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

Castle Hill Group

Conservation group that helps manage the Castle Hill Nature Reserve.
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

Friends of Riverside Park

The Friends of Riverside Park and Valley Ponds is a small volunteer group who work with the Council to keep the Park tidy.  We arrange occasional litter picks and maintenance days.  These are advertised on our Facebook page.  If you would like to become a member please contact via email or Facebook.
Chair: Lesley Boniface
Facebook: Riverside Park Community Voice – Newhaven

Newhaven Tree Wardens

Newhaven Tree Wardens are a group of volunteers affiliated to Newhaven Town Council.  Our aims are to protect the trees we have, plant native species in suitable places and work with local groups with any interest in trees.  We also work to help protect and improve our incredible biodiversity.  We meet regularly and would welcome volunteers to join us.  For all information contact

 Southdowns Badger Protection Group

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

 Greenhavens Network

Greenhavens Network was set up to support community groups who are volunteering to protect your green spaces and bring them to life. We currently represent over 92 community groups, stretching from Telscombe to Seaford. All of these green ambassadors are championing your green spaces, through caring about your parks and open spaces as well as doing everything they can to help wildlife flourish and encouraging people to be healthy and happy in their local green spaces.
We want you to get involved and enjoy the Greenhavens area. It is truly beautiful and there are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in. Join us, we have a beautiful place to live here on the South Coast, help us keep it so!

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

One You East Sussex

One You East Sussex is a FREE service available to all adults within East Sussex. We can help you get back to a healthier you, and support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. We will provide tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away.
We can help people who would like to lose weight, stop smoking, drink less, move more and eat healthier.
We provide sessions all across East Sussex including at the Rehabilitation Centre, Church Hill in Newhaven every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To book an appointment please go to
01323 404600

National Coastwatch Institution

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

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

Contact: Carol Guest-Hilton 01273 510182 or Myrtle 01273 513676

Newhaven In Bloom

If you would like to take part in the annual Newhaven in Bloom competition, contact Paradise Park 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.

South Heighton Bonfire Society

Secretary: Sophy Thorpe 01273 513106

Sussex Community Development Association Ltd (SCDA)

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

Haven Harmonies

Mixed adult choir performing locally, no auditions, no need to read music.  If you are interested and would like more information please 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.
01273 512708 or call Tony 01273 513189

Newhaven & Peacehaven U3A

Educational and recreational activities for the over 50’s.

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

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 call for dates of open days. Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA. 01273 514664

Denton & South Heighton Junior Football Club

Hillcrest Amateur Boxing Club

Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH.
Sessions – Juniors: Monday and Wednesday 6pm;  Seniors: Monday and Thursday 7pm;  Ladies only: Wednesday 7pm;  Veterans Self Led: Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm.
01273 517077
Facebook – Hillcrest Amateur Boxing Club

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.
Contact: 07401 663519

Newhaven Cricket Club

Fort Road Recreation Ground, Fort Road, Newhaven. Contact: Gary Dove.
07761 786794

Newhaven Gig Rowing Club

Membership enquiries: or call Mark Beaumont on 07776 140727

Newhaven Football Club

Fort Road, Newhaven. Chairman/Secretary: Martin Garry 07768 508011

Newhaven Tennis Club

Court Farm Road, Newhaven. Coaching and club sessions for juniors, youths and adults. 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.

Southcoast ABC

A local boxing club run by volunteers. For all ages and abilities from age 6, male and female.
Contact: Lisa (Coach/Secretary) 07377 656702
Facebook – Southcoast ABC

Denton Women’s Fellowship

Meetings are once a month in Denton Church Hall from 2.30pm – 4.00pm.
Contact: Ann Saunders 01273 514482

Meeching Women’s Institute

Meetings are on the third Thursday every month in Meeching Hall, Fort Road. Visitors/new members always welcome.
Contact :  01323 890122


2nd Denton & South Heighton Beaver Scout Group age 6-8 years. Meet Fridays 5pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Denton.
Contact: 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

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 6.30 – 7.50pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Denton.
Contact: Jane Jarvis 01273 514467

3rd Newhaven Cub Scout Group, 8-11 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.


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. Contact: Bob Evans 01273 516018

Explorer Scouts

Dragoon Explorer Scouts, 14-18 years meet at Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. 01323 891320 or

Sea Cadets, Newhaven & Seaford Unit

HQ – TS Defiance, Chapel Street, Newhaven.
01273 655442
Young Juniors 10-12yrs (Friday only); Sea Cadets 12-18yrs. Parade Nights Monday and Friday 6.45pm – 9.15pm.

Start Art and Smart Art

Each term creative learning programmes for 5-25 years. Run by Carol Havard from 25 Hillcrest Road, Newhaven BN9 9EE.
01273 510022 or 07944 595505
Find us on Facebook – Start Art and Smart Art (closed group)

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.

Youth Advice and Counselling

SCDA runs youth support services from Denton Island Community Centre.
01273 517250 or for the dates and times of youth wellbeing 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 8-11 year olds and Wednesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm for 12-18 year olds. Lewes Road Hut, Lewes Road Recreation Ground. SCDA Youth Team 01273 517250 or

Youth for Christ 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, and talk about issues that affect young people. Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road Recreation Ground. Sara Alexander 07763 333998.