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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden We're a very active and friendly club of men and women from mainly Saffron Walden and surrounding villages who enjoy fellowship and making things happen

Fellowship weekend

Trip to Bristol for members and their partners. An "away day" weekend of relaxation, sightseeing and getting to know you for all involved.


Youth Activities

Youth Activities


Young Photographer 2018

This RIBI Young Photographer pilot competition is organised by Saffron Walden Rotary Club in collaboration with Saffron Walden County High School and the Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport.



Our partnership with the PhysioNet charity is a key feature in the club's activities.


John Grant Trophy

Recently the local club was awarded the John Grant Trophy for the best international project of all the Rotary clubs in East Anglia.


About us

The Rotary Club of Saffron Walden draws over forty men and women from Saffron Walden and its surrounding villages who have the interests of the community, both local and international, at heart. We enjoy fortnightly fellowship at our fortnightly meetings and continue to meet via Zoom during the current crisis. We are part of an International Organisation with more than 1.2 million worldwide members, raising money for charity and getting involved in projects for the good of our fellow human beings.

Did you want to know more about being a Rotarian?

Do you think we may be able to help?

Please Contact our Secretary Andy Carlisle  a.carlyle@btinternet.com 

2020 - Our latest trip with physiotherapy equipment.

For the past three years the Rotary Club has been supporting PhysioNet, a charity that collects unwanted mobility and physiotherapy equipment for distribution to developing countries.

Members of the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden regularly undertake deliveries of sound, unwanted medical equpment such as wheelchairs, Zimmer frames, crutches etc to Physionet, the Knaresborough based chaity in Yorkshire.  

After collection and delivery to PhysioNet’s Yorkshire depot, the equipment is checked and where necessary refurbished prior to being shipped to areas in Africa where the equipment is needed. 

Ed Netsel, chairman of the club’s Physionet Committee said, “Over the past three years  members of the local Rotary club have collected in excess of 50 tons of equipment from hospitals, special schools, residential homes and other charities for delivery to Yorkshire.”

We have teamed up with PhysioNet to collect surplus or unwanted wheelchairs and other mobility and physiotherapy equipment for onward shipping to their depot in Yorkshire.  It is then refurbished, packed into containers and shipped to 3rd world countries.

We would really appreciate your getting in touch with us if you have any equipment which you think may be of use.

Please contact our co-ordinator Ed Netsel at edwardnetsel@btinternet.com or call 01799 520020


Several members of the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden joined volunteers from other local rotary clubs to mark the start of the restoration of Great Chishill Windmill in nearby South Cambridgeshire.

The windmill at Great Chishill is one of only five surviving open-trestle post mills in the country but is no longer safe for visitors. Cambridgeshire County Council closed the building about 10 years ago.

As pressure on local authority budgets grew, the intended maintenance and renovation fell by the wayside and the mill was in danger of collapse.A group of concerned villagers and mill enthusiasts formed Great Chishill Windmill Trust with the aim of preserving the mill and returning it to a stable and weather-proof condition for future generations to enjoy.

Although permission must be gained from Historic England for work on the Grade II listed building, Trust members decided to start work at the site by uncovering the fantail track, the circular track around which the tail assembly wheels travelled as the mill turned into wind around its central post.

The team from Saffron Walden Rotary Club, joined a team from Royston Rotary Club, cutting turves on the fantail track at site.

President of Saffron Walden Rotary Club, David Telford said: “We were happy to help out on such a lovely day with a glorious view and passing interests. Hopefully the exposure of the tail track will add momentum to the restoration project.

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Wed, Apr 14th 2021 7:30 pm

UK Air Traffic Control - Brendan Chapman

UK Air Traffic Control - Brendan Chapman

Wed, Apr 28th 2021 7:30 pm

50 Years with NHS - Rod Storing

50 Years with NHS - Rod Storing

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm
(Meetings held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays)
The Saffron Hotel

CB10 1BX  01799 522786

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