About us

Welcome to the online home of Brightlingsea and District Rotary Club.  Formed in 1960, we are a relatively small but very active club based in Brightlingsea in North Essex meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 6.30pm at the The Court House, Great Bromley, with the exception of the first Tuesday of each month when we meet at the same time at Soranos Restaurant, Thorrington.  

We are also very much an equal opportunities club with almost equal numbers of male and female members and in recent years the addition of new members has brought our age demographic down considerably too.

We focus on organising and supporting a wide range of local community events and organisations as well as getting involved with both national and international Rotary initiatives. Amongst the local events which we organise are the annual Brightlingsea Jog Walk Run in aid of Essex Air Ambulance, our famous December Santa Sleigh Runs which raise much needed funds for local causes, and the infamous annual Welly Wanging Competition at the Brightlingsea Town Show.  Alongside these headline events we also run and support a wide range of other fundraising and community activites in Brightlingsea and the surrounding area.  You can find out more about some of these activities in our What We Do section of the website.

We are actively seeking new members for our club so do please make contact with us if you would like to find out more about what we do.

To find out more about our activities please contact our Secretary Fiona Brown on fiona.brown@fionabrown.com or 07711 718470

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 29th May 18.30

Council & Picnic Planning Meeting at The Court House, Gt Bromley


Council Meeting at The Court House, Gt Bromley

Tuesday 5th June 18.30

Speaker Evening at The Court House, Gt Bromley


Our speaker for this evening will be Lizzie Merrell of the Royal Marines Band. Partners and guests are warmly invited to join us for this event.

Tuesday 19th June 18.30

Club Assembly at The Court House, Gt Bromley


Club Assembly meeting when we will also be joined by Jemma Collins of Porridge & Pens who will be updating us on the charity's activities and receiving a donation cheque from us.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30
(Sorano's Restaurant, Tenpenny Hill, Thorrington on the first Tuesday of each month.)
Alternate Tuesdays at The Court House, Harwich Road, Gt Bromley, Essex, CO7 7JG for regular meetings. CO7 7JG  01206 250322

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