Welcome to the website of the Lions Club of Tavistock in the heart of the South West of England.
Our club is proud to be part of Lions Clubs International -click on the logo below to see all the things Lions are doing across the world!
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Our primary aim is to raise and distribute funds within our local area. This website contains lots of information about the club, our activities and also details of forthcoming events and who to contact for further information.

Jan Meakin President 2018-19

We were delighted to have a visit from Peter Rowe our Vice District Governor and his wife
and fellow Lion, Christine at our last meeting. Here Peter is presenting ex President Paul German with District Governor, Ian Snell's bannerette.

News from the Club

Here is our latest Club photograph - thanks James Bird!

Lions do Etching!

Shelter Box
With so many natural - and man made - disasters in our world, we decided to sponsor two Shelter Boxes.
Here is a picture of the cheque presentation to David Glover from Shelter Box.

Carnival Programme

Our Next Event
Carnival 2018

In 2018 the theme is 'Countries of the World', celebrating the diversity of our world!

Carnival Programme 2018

Carnival Princess

We now have our Carnival Princess and her attendants;  Emily Tripp (centre) will be the Princess, with Tilly Young (left) and Verona-May Peters (right) her attendants.
We had six aspiring princesses yesterday evening and they were all brilliant!  A hard job for the judges, Jan Meakin our incoming Lions President (pictured), Carol from Lawsons and Leanne from the Tavistock Times Gazette.  Thanks to everyone!

Welcome to Tavistock Carnival Procession!


Here are links to three documents:


  1. The Carnival Procession Information Sheet  giving details of the assembly times and the route.


  1. The Carnival Procession Entry Form - Judging will continue as a key element of the procession and will be done in Down Road.  Feedback from previous years has included comment that the smaller groups feel unable to compete with the larger entrants such as the schools.  To address this we have decided that we should have a separate category for schools, and amend the numbers slightly in the other categories (these are detailed on the Entry Form included in this pack).   The winner of each category, and the overall “Best in Procession” awards will be presented in Down Road.  All entrants will receive a certificate in recognition of their commitment, enthusiasm and support, but for practical reasons this will be forwarded to them within a week or so after the Carnival. 

Please help us by completing and returning the form as soon as possible. It may be completed and returned in hard copy, or completed on-line and returned by e-mail.


  1. A Health & Safety Leaflet This has been produced to provide guidance, in layman’s language, on the basics that you must consider in order that you do your bit to ensure the procession proceeds in a safe manner.  Please remember that no objects are to be thrown from the floats and no alcohol is to be consumed during the procession.


Music is always a key element of the procession and we always encourage as many of you as possible to include this, and many do.  On your Entry Form, we ask that you let us know if music is part of your entry as this will help us when we assemble the running order of the procession.  Please make it as lively and loud as possible.


Our aim continues to be to make the procession a Fun Event for the people taking part, and for the people watching.  Please encourage as many people as possible to come along, and visit us at on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LionsClubOfTavistock).  We appreciate your enthusiastic support and we are looking forward to a great evening.

 Here is the latest draft of our programme, but it is of course, subject to change.

Friday 13th July        

6.30 pm – Treasure Hunt starting at Court Gate  Entry: £1 per person


Saturday 14th July  

10amBaby Show   Parish Centre   Sponsored by Dukes Coffee House & Boots


7.30pmCarnival Ceilidh   Town Hall with Under the Moon   Ticket £10 to include a pasty


Sunday 15th July      

12 noon to 5pm – Fun Day in the Meadows   Tavistock Meadows (set up from (9.30)



Monday 16th July    

5.45pm – Peace Poster Presentation   The Bedford Hotel   Sponsored by Morris Bros. (Tavistock) Ltd.


7.30pm – Multimedia Quiz Evening   The Bedford Hotel   Entry: £10 for a team of 4 to 6


Tuesday 17th July

6pm – Pavement Artists Competition   Brook Street   Sponsored by the Tavistock Times Gazette

7 pm Petanque Competition


Wednesday 18th July

7.30pm – Concert in the Church   Tavistock Parish Church   Entry: £5


Thursday 19th July

5.30pm – Town Relay Races   The Meadows   Organised by Tavistock Athletic Club


7.30pm – Simon Dell Talks   The Bedford Hotel   Entry: £5  


Friday 20th July

2pm – Simon Dell Walks  A 1½ hour walk around Tavistock starting at Court Gate Entry: £5


7pm – Traders’ Skittles Match   The Explorer Entry: £10 per team of four


Saturday 21st July   CARNIVAL DAY


Trees of Light
As well as lighting up Bedford Square at Christmas time, the Trees of Light are a lovely way of remembering loved ones. Lights are sponsored and the money raised goes to three charities who we choose each year. This year £6000 will be divided between CLIC Sargent - a children’s cancer charity, Marie Curie and Parkinsons Uk with a further £900 from Gift Aid.
Remembrance Day
We were very pleased to support the royal British Legion by closing the roads for the silence....

Sensory Garden....

Work goes on!!


For details on other events throughout the year, visit our events page.

If you'd like to find out more about the work that the Lions do in Tavistock, or would like to
investigate membership opportunities, then visit our Membership page.