Welcome to Bishops Waltham Rotary Web Site, you will see as we trundle out of the summer into the autum, a new page, NEWS, there you will find pictures and articals from some of our latest ventures


Christmas Collection Streets with Roger the Engine and Santa are now listed click here 




Pictures from the Fashion Show


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Tim to Maurice,  I thought it was Caroline, I must get my glasses fixed!



New Forest Walk, followed by warming pub meal Sunday 1st october






New Forest wet walk, followed by warming pub lunch 20th September 2017.


Bishops Waltham Rotary have committed funds for 2 shelter boxes ( £1000) to help the disaster relief in the Caribbean and Rotary Great Britain & Ireland and Rotary International have also supported this charity for many years, as reported on Breakfast TV this morning and The One Show last evening, if you want to help please view their site to donate. 

www.shelterbox.org or Facebook.

Facebook, please see our Facebook link at the top of this page


shelterbox The sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.

The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home.







Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Bishop's Waltham Saturday 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17

BWRC Cycling sub section sheltering from the rain Thursday 14th September

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BWR Cycling subsection Thursday 7/9 before gruelling cycle ride; followed by fabulous BBQ at Bob and Lesley's


      Bishop’s Waltham Infant School and Rotary

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Playground equipment offers exercise that challenges growing children’s muscles - pushing on swings and seesaws, climbing steps before swooping down the slide. Outdoors, youngsters learn to trust their bodies as they attempt more and more kinds of movement. A well-equipped playground not only enhances this physical well-being but also gives children new found appreciation of how their bodies move in space. Outdoor play helps children gain confidence as their competence and agility grow.

 Bishops Waltham Infant School (BWIS), an OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ school, recognised this some years ago and installed outdoor facilities for their pupils. Sadly, the ravages of time and weather have finally caught up with, and the wood has deteriorated to a dangerous level; as you can see in the before and after photos below.

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Headteacher, Mrs Ginene Riches, decided that it was time to replace these valuable facilities to avoid any injuries to children playing on them. Unfortunately, government cuts to school budgets have made this a challenging task. The school explored all sorts of ways of raising the money for the facilities, but the problem needed immediate attention. Here is where BW Rotary was able to come to the rescue, for one of the outdoor classrooms.

It was brought to the attention of Rotary, by Malcolm Wearn, the Community Chairman who was very quick to bridge the gap between the school and the Rotary club. He very quickly gathered together all the relevant information, costings, drawings and put the case before the club; and there was unanimous support for the club providing the funds to enable this new facility to be funded. Here is a picture of Head teacher Ginene Riches, Rotary President Debbie Walker and Community Chairman Malcolm Wearn, with Debbie handing over the cheque for the new outdoor facilty.

The other outdoor facility was funded from a combination of school funds and a grant from the Bishop’s Waltham Educational Institute. This local charity was founded in 1898 to serve the parishioners of Bishop's Waltham and surrounding villages. Today, the trustees issue grants twice each year to local good causes in the interests of social, welfare and education.

Head teacher Mrs Ginene Riches said: ‘Bishop’s Waltham Infant School is very grateful to BW Rotary for funding the Outdoor Classroom and for the donation from the Educational Institute towards the supply of the ‘castle’ element of the second new Outdoor Classroom’. Rotary President Debbie Walker described this project as a major example of Rotary working in the Community.


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other news


International Rotary Student Programme

International Student Megan sponsored by Georgia, Winchester and BW Rotary

Boat Photo July 2017

Rotary visit to France







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