Apple Day 6 October 2013 - Photo Derek Adams
About our Village
Tewin, a village with a population of about 1440, is located in Hertfordshire part way between the towns of Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage. Some of its inhabitants work locally, while many commute to London each day. The village dates back, at least, to Anglo Saxon times and its name has its origins in Anglo Saxon English. Tewin has most of the features typical of English country villages, a Church, two pubs, a village green, a red telephone box and a shop . It is set in a superb rural landscape which retains many features characteristic of ancient countryside and which supports a rich variety of wildlife. The village contains areas set aside for the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust which are carefully managed by volunteers. A record of people resident in the village during the year 2000, to be known as the Tewin Millennium Register, has been copied by a local calligrapher, bound in leather and put on display in a case in the Church.
Activities and facilities in the village
We have active sports clubs, and social events are organised by various groups around the village. Details of these can be found on the Events Calendar. The telephone numbers of the contacts for these sports and social clubs are available in the Directory.
Tewin Horticultural Arts & Crafts Society, which now has more than 150 members, has a busy programme of events planned, including the Spring and Autumn shows. In the past it has organised visits to art exhibitions and well known gardens.
The village Memorial Hall in the heart of the village provides accommodation for many of our activities, and funds raised by a new supporters club, as well as money from other sources, has enabled a programme of repair and redecoration to take place.
The Friends of Tewin is an independent group that supports village organisations by raising funds and giving practical help.
About our website
Our site includes a section dedicated to St. Peter's Church, including an article on our Millennium Tapestries. There is a Past Events section with many photographs and a Tewin Parish Council section, which includes the minutes from recent meetings. We also link to other village sites, including Tewin Cowper School, which continues to be over-subscribed.
Termination of Prescription Service at Tewin Stores on 8th November 2013
Bridge Cottage Surgery has been advised by the Herts Pharmacy & Medicines Team that the prescriptions service at Tewin Stores must cease
immediately as the collection of medicines from an unregulated site from unregulated personnel is not acceptable practice nor in accordance with relevant
regulations and legislation. We have been told they are looking for other solutions but we have no time frame and await future developments.
Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by ringing Bridge Cottage Surgery who will outline the various options available. Home delivery will be agreed on a
case by case basis and patients must get agreement from Bridge Cottage Surgery.
We are very grateful to Cllr D.Lloyd for providing this service in Tewin over the last 8 years.