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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




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What can a robotics engineer learn from biology?


Professor Jon Timmis from York University will give our Autumn Lecture
on Thursday 30 November 2017.

He is a world authority on biology and robotics,and how engineers are inspired
by biological systems such as the brain and swarms.

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle on Thursday 30 November 2017
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7:00PM
Ticket Price: £8.50 - no booking fee

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Barnard Castle Rotary Club have purchased three Shelterboxes to be sent to the Caribbean to support the relief effort currently being conducted following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Marie.

A shelterbox is a piece of first response kit used in many many disasters over the last twenty years or so.

Each Box is equipped with vital emergency equipment, including: a ten man tent, a stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water purification equipment, tools and even a few toys for the very young children.

Shelterbox is one of the major Rotary programmes that Barnard Castle Rotary Club supports as part of its International programme.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary can contact Keith Miles, Tel: 01833 637512 or visit the website: Barnardcastlerotary.org.uk


Picture shows an erected tent from a shelterbox.


Barnard Castle Interact Club

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At Teesdale School it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  

The specific activities where the Club has made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and emergency accommodation for homeless young people in the north of England.
  • Raising money for education in India to help convert a building into a school and provide mats and learning materials for the children who sit on the roadside to learn.
  • Raising money to support Rotary"™s international campaign to eradicate polio through the distribution of water filters to villages in the developing world.


Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle School 


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

Click on the logo to the left to read more about Shelter Box



Contents of a ShelterBox

Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

 On Friday 19th May The People's Garden was officially opened

Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.


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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 21st November 19.30

Business meeting & Special General Meeting : election of 2018-19 officers

Tuesday 28th November 18.30

Fun Night

Thursday 30th November 18.30

Rotary Public Lecture -What can a robotics engineer learn from biology? - Professor Jon Timmis from York University

What can a robotics engineer learn from biology?
Professor Jon Timmis from York University will give our Autumn Lecture on Thursday 30 November.


Tuesday 5th December 18.30


Richard's talk is entitled: "The View from the Hills: Farming, Politics, and BREXIT" Please note that this is a Guest night and we are encouraging all members to invite friends & acquaintances to this meeting.


Tuesday 12th December 19.00

Christmas Party - Venue - Cricket Club

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ  01833 637002

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