Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club

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Lions Clubs International ,

the largest service organisation in the world.

If you are a visitor to the Milton Keynes area, please have a look around our website via the buttons on the left and if you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact any of our members who will be only too pleased to give you any information you may want.    If you are local and would like find out more about the Lions club which serves your area, again speak to any of our members or send us your contact details via the contact us page.

  • Our Olney Calendar - 2015

    What a response we have had to our appeal for photos for Our Olney Calendar.   Over 200 images were sent to us and the club members had a really difficult job, picking those which were submitted to our page sponsors for their decision on which photo would adorn their page. Have a look at ALL the photos received by clicking HERE or click on THIS LINK if you want to see the finished product.  Copies are still available and these can be ordered on-line via our "Contact Us" page.   Simply leave your order details and a delivery address and if you are within 10 miles of Olney, we will deliver on a COD basis.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful event in December despite rather changeable weather which saw our numbers coming into the halls slightly down on last year.  

    Want to join us in 2015?
    If you want onto our mailing list simply go to our contact page and leave us your contact details and some information of your craft. We will add you to our list and you will receive an application form once our 2015 event is booking.    

    Please note:  Only items which have been handcrafted by the stallholder or a known friend can be brought to the event - no wholesale/retailing is acceptable and certainly no pre made Vintage Goods (whether second hand or 'new').   

  • Newport Pagnell Events

    After a very successfull trilogy of events at Newport Pagnell, we ran 6 different fairs during 2014. These were all based at the United Reform Church and included Artisan Food Festivals, Chocoholic Paradise, Gifts and Goodies.  For further information of these, visit our "Contact us" page and leave us your details when one of our organising team will get back to you.

  • What we supported this month

    At each monthly meeting, any appeals for support which the club has received will be discussed and the appropriate steps taken according to the view of the majority of those present.   Have a look at How we Serve our community.

  • Motorama

    Motorama was back in Olney Market Place and Old Cattle Market on 8th June 2014 and thanks to fantastic weather, was undoubtedly the best yet.    Photos are slowly being put onto the website so visit the link and see what we have.    If you are a classic owner and would like to join us in next years event, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of the page.  We are so popular that we are filling up earlier each year with little chance of latecomers finding a spot but by completing the form we will be able to keep you in the picture earlier enough to give you the best chance of getting into the event.     If you want further information which is not available from the site, simply  click here to visit our contact page and leave us details of your enquiry and someone will get back to you.

  • Friends of Lions

    Could you be a "Friend of Lions"?
    Many of the events we organise take more manhours to cover than our existing club has available via our members meaning that we can only carry these out with the support of our Friends group.   This group of people are simply folks who are willing to give a few hours when available to help the club.   They have no desire to become part of the Lions organisation however they are public spirited enough to offer their help when they are free to do so and we inevitably manage to obtain the numbers we need.
    If you are reading this and feel that you could, perhaps, respond to an appeal for a few hours in our time of need, please go to our   contact page and simply say "Add me to your Friends" - it couldn't be easier.

Site last updated


27th January 2015

The Redway School

A couple of years ago the club donated a cycle trailer to a young Newport Pagnell boy who was suffering from Batten's disease, a debilitating and life limiting condition.  This would allow him to enjoy some outdoor time with his family as he had outgrown his children's trailer.   Recently he has become a student at The Redway School which specialises in dealing with children who have conditions which prevent them from attending mainstream schooling and one of their teachers has produced this lovely film which highlights life at Redway.    Jensen appears at the end of the film (in red T shirt).   We would ask you to watch this and consider the skills and devotion that the staff in this school bring to what must be a truly emotional and difficult calling.

Peking to Paris Classic Car Rally

Come and join the Olney Classic Car Club when they have an illustrated talk on this famous rally.   Click on the title for full details.

Dickens of a Christmas

Olney's biggest event of the year took place on the 7th December and Lions were in the midst of things with our Craft Fayres and Bird of Prey exhibition.     Have a look at our photo gallery here.

Top Quizzers - Nearly but not  quite.

Each year, the Lions clubs in our District organise a quiz which commences at local level (Zone) with each Zone winner progressing onto the District Final, which will be taking place in February.   Our club hosted the event at the Carlton House Club recently and our team finished a creditable 3rd out of 7 after 100 questions which were presented in 10 rounds.  We were only a matter of a few points away from the eventual winners The Lions Club of Stony Stratford (Milton Keynes) who have won this competition on a number of occasions.   Tina Byford, Russell Deville, Geoff O'brien and Karen Thorpe Morgan were our representatives and did us proud.   Fun teams made up of Lions, friends and family members from throughout the district joined in the fun.

Our Olney 2015 Calendar

Our Olney Calendar is still available.

Our first venture into encouraging residents to contribute photographs for our 2015 Calendar has been a roaring success and we have seen sales this year to significantly top the previous 3 issues.  Titled "Our Olney Calendar" to reflect the input from so many people this was again retailing at £5 and although most have gone, we still have a few left.

If you would like to order one of the last copies, please use the 'Contact Us' page and let us know what your requirements are.  One of our members will then get in touch to arrange delivery and payment.

Newport Pagnell Calendar 2015

Our success with the Olney Calendar saw us deciding to produce one for Newport Pagnell.    The NP Town Council provided us with a number of images past and present and others have been sourced from local people.  Taking things cautiously, we have completely sold out and unfortunately have none left so sincere apologies for anyone who has failed to get one but will be increasing our supply for 2016.