Local Groups & Clubs

25 Swimming Club – Monday evenings at Cotswold Leisure Centre.  Sessions 8-9 pm. Info Mrs Margaret Read 01285 861497 or Elizabeth Thomas 01285 652813.

Ampney Crucis Playgroup, Tues 9.30-11am (terms). £3 per family. Crafts, singing, playing, stories and sensory play. All welcome. AC Village Hall. FB ‘Ampney Crucis Playgroup’. 

The Arts Society Corinium meets 4th Weds Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, 6.45 for 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £8pp. http://www.theartssocietycorinium.org. 

AQIVA Amphitheatre, Querns Wood, Four Acre Field, and Obelisk. Meet 4th Thurs, 7pm Chesterton Primary.  Alison Horrocks, E- newsletter, aqivasec@gmail.com, aqiva.co.uk

Ashcroft Coffee & Chat Meets every Friday 10.30 am.-12pm at Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. All welcome call Glynis 01285 671208.

Ashton Keynes Golden Years. Meet 2nd & 4th Tues 2pm in AK Village Hall. New members welcome to join our club. Contact Mary on 01285 860194 for further information

Ashton Keynes Indoors Bowls Club welcomes new members.   Meets Thursdays 7.30 pm Sep to mid-May, AK village hall. More info Linda Cook, Secretary, 01285 861603.

Ashton Keynes Rural Cinema. 1st Wed, AK Village Hall. £4.00 on door / village shop / White Hart Inn. 7pm for 7.30. Large screen and bar. Info Daphne 01285 861541. 

Barton Senior Citizens Club meet alt Thurs, St Peter’s Court. Quizzes, bingo, raffle, chat, over tea and biscuits. Trips out. Join us! Sandra Morse 01285 652317

BEAT Cirencester Eating Disorders Support Group for pple, family & friends. 1st Wed 7.30-9pm Coates Village Hall, GL7 6NW. Pat Ayres 01285 770385 or ayrescares50@gmail.com

Chesterton Community Project The aim is to Promote community led schemes and social responsibility to improve life for everyone. bit.ly/chestertoncommunity

Chesterton Senior Citizens Group meet 2nd Wed, St. Lawrence Hall, Chesterton. Come along – we are a friendly bunch! Ann 01285 651915. 

Churn Valley Kickboxing Club. Kickboxing, martial arts & fitness. Beginners welcome! Daglingworth village hall, Mon 6.30-7.30pm. Churnvalleykickboxing.com for more details

Cirencester & District Beekeepers. We have novice and experienced beekeepers. We meet weekly for talks & tuition.  All welcome. sec@cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk.

Cirencester & District Carers (Mental Health) Support Group. For adults caring for s/one 16+.  Meets 2nd Tue 1-3pm. Ciren Baptist Chur. 07956 119436 or kathy.cmhcsg@outlook.com

Cirencester & District Model Aircraft Club (CDMAC) Come along, all welcome! Contact Stephen, Hon Sec 07966 431869, stephenpeart@btopenworld.com, ciren.bmfa.club/ 

Cirencester & District Soroptimist Club – for women who want to make a difference.  Meets 1st & 3rd Weds, RAU, 7.30 pm.  Linda Hoffen 07999 517486. W. sigbi.org.uk/cirencester 

Cirencester Air Cadets: 1245 (Cirencester) Squadron, meet Tues/Fri 7-9.30pm The Army Reserve Centre, Somerford Road, Ciren, GL7 1TT. Contact: 07720 436343

Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society meets for lectures 4th Wed, Ashcroft Church & Centre, Ashcroft Rd 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3. http://www.cirenhistory.org.uk

Cirencester Art Society meet 1st Tues. All abilities. Baptist Church Chesterton. Art demos and speakers. Visitors £5, members £2. Sec: 01285 641630 cirencesterartsociety.com

Cirencester Badminton Club. Weds 7-9pm, Cotswold Leisure Centre.  Experienced / keen players welcome. Visit our website for details. cirencesterbadmintonclub.co.uk

CIRENCESTER BAND (Brass) meets Fri, at The Band Room, Bingham Hse, Dyer St. 7pm Training Band, 8pm Main Band. Loan of instruments and tuition. Ian Hartnell 01285 656662   

Cirencester Book Discussion Group, meets 2nd Wed of month 2.30pm at local central café in Ciren. reading general fiction and 20th Century classics. Contact Ann at Anmarina744@gmail.com.

Cirencester Bowling Club.  Brewery Car Park, Ciren.   Come and have a go! Info from David Grange at  cirenbowls@davidgrange.plus.com. http://www.cirencesterbowls.org.uk

Cirencester Camera Club. Meets Mon, Sep-May; 7.30pm at Watermoor Church Hall, Trinity Rd, Ciren.  New members welcome. http://www.cirencestercameraclub.org

Cirencester Chess Club, Tues (not summer holidays) 7.30pm Bingham Hall, King St. Friendly small club, new members (all ages) welcome. dave.wingrove@tiscali.co.uk. 01285 861409

Cirencester Choral Society: a thriving and friendly society of around 100 members rehearsing Tues eves for annual autumn and spring concerts. cirencester-choral-soc.org.uk/ 

Cirencester Civic Society (founded 1965) exists to preserve the character of this historic and friendly market town, and to make people aware of the need to look after it. See details of our monthly talks, guided walks and other activities on our website.www.ccsoc.org.uk

Cirencester Community Development Trust (CCDT) supporting projects, initiatives and ideas to benefit people of Ciren and area. Details ccdtltd@cirencester.gov.uk cirencdt.org.uk

Cirencester Dolphin Sub Aqua Club meets Fri, 8-10.30pm Cotswold Leisure Centre. Snorkellers 8+, Divers 14+.  Call 01285 895717 or email info@dolphinsac.org.

Cirencester Eclectic Strings Our friendly group meets Weds at 7.45pm at Watermoor Church Hall. All are welcome – no audition needed. Please call Ruth, 07812 089710.

Cirencester Gardening Club (Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Soc.) meets 7.30pm 2nd Thurs Stratton Village Hall. Sec Joanna Howe. All welcome. cirencestergardeningclub.co.uk.

Cirencester Group of Advanced Motorists. Charity for road safety and advanced driving, affiliated to IAM. Details from Vince 07525 153352. cirencester-advanced-motorists.co.uk. 

Cirencester Hard of Hearing Club. Meets 2nd Thurs,  2.30pm. Bingham House, 1 Dyer St. Pub lunch locally 4th Wed! email: jackie@jackiegloyn.uk  Call Glos Deaf Assoc 01452 372999. 

Cirencester Ladies Probus Club meets St Peters Court, St Peters Rd, Ciren, 10am 1st Mon of month. All welcome for a coffee and interesting speaker.  Anne Collins 01285 653293.

Cirencester Male Voice Choir. CMVC. Meet Mons, 7.30-9.30pm Cirencester Rugby Club. Call Mark on 07714 123147 or email secretary@cirencestermvc.co.uk

Cirencester Phoenix WI a friendly, lively group with interesting speakers.  2nd Wed 7-9pm St.Peters Court, St. Peters Road. Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com Tel 01285-671568

Cirencester Radio Volunteer techies and programme makers always welcome. Contact Carole Boydell 07776 144033 or email caroleboydell@CirencesterRadio.co.uk for details.

Cirencester Railway Society meets at Bingham Library, The Waterloo first Friday evening each month – October to April. See cirencesterrailwaysociety.org.uk or contact Secretary: Rick Martin on 01285 658596

Cirencester Ramblers walk most Sundays.  Come and join us. http://www.ramblers.org.uk/cirencester or ring Secretary Andrew Coles 01285 656974 / 07967 151029. Visitors welcome 

Ciren Samba – Learn high-energy Brazilian carnival drumming in a friendly group from expert tutor. All welcome. Tues 7.15-9.30pm. 07927 589522 http://www.olasamba.co.uk 

Cirencester Science & Technology Society meets 2nd Wed, Sep-Jun 7.30-9pm. At Royal Agricultural University. Visitors £3, students free. http://www.cirenscience.org.uk 

Cirencester Singers. Fun Female choir, no auditions. Sing pop to trad. Mon (term time) 7.15-9pm,  Baptist Church.  07769 725318. Facebook, cirencestersingers@hotmail.com

Cirencester Stroke Club, meets Mons 9-12, Beech Grove Ct Community Room. Peer support group for stroke survivors; speakers, activities, outings. Info Julie Russell, 01793 750781

Cirencester Theatre Company. Two productions a year. Always looking for new members front and back stage. 07531 460741. http://www.cirencestertheatrecompany.co.uk

Cirencester U3A Cinema Music Group. Meets 1.45 for 2-4pm on 2nd Fri, Baptist Ch, Chesterton Lane, Ciren. Malcolm Lewis lewismalc26@gmail.com, 01285 644110.

Cirencester U3A Music Group. Meets 4th Thu, Waterloo Community Room, By The flats at Waterloo, Ciren. Catherine Luck. cate.luck@yahoo.co.uk, 01285 658021.

Cirencester U3A Meets 3rd Tues, Ashcroft Church & Centre. Visitors welcome! 01285 653386. cirencesteru3a.org.uk, Ian Harvey cirenu3a@gmail.com

Club Italiano  2nd Mon, Piazza Fontana, Castle Street, Ciren. 7.00pm.  Good food and company, chat all levels of Italian or English!  Booking essential, carlovuolo@btinternet.com. 

Corinium Community Choir Vibrant and fun, Taught by ear. Weds 7.30-9pm, term time. Friends Meeting House, Thomas St, Ciren. 01453 298138 or sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk,  FB.

Corinium Men’s Shed Thurs 9:30-1:30pm at Scout Hut, Cotswold Avenue. Cirencester. GL7 1TN. More info contact: Colin 07554 230323. corinium.mensshed@gmail.com

Corinium Squares Modern American Square Dance Club. Meets Thurs 7.30pm, St Peters Hall, Ciren GL7 1RE. Chairman Alan Moss 01285 656360, or Alan Edwards 07384 563960.

Cotswold Arcadians Large-scale open-air Shakespeare in the Cotswolds every summer. Est 1990. http://www.arcadians.org / secretary@arcadians.org 

Cotswold Green Party Meets monthly for discussions, campaigning and more. To join, go to http://www.register.greenparty.org.uk or contact info@cotswold.greenparty.org.uk.

FAIRFORD ART SOCIETY meets Fairford Community Centre 2nd Tues afternoon and 3rd Thurs eve. All welcome. Una (01285 712297) or Sue (01285 711115)

FAIRFORD BADMINTON – social badminton in Farmors Sports Hall each Monday 8-10pm.  New members welcome.  Call Jo on 07799 411285.   fairfordbadmintonclub.co.uk

Friday Badminton Club meets every Friday night in Cots Leisure Centre, Ciren for 2 hours of social badminton. Visitors welcome.  Rachael 07780 385269 fridayclub76@gmail.com.

Friends of the Earth, 8 pm 1st Tues of month, Friends Meeting House, Thomas St, Ciren. Campaign on environmental issues, raise funds, have fun! Bob 01285 650281

Friendship Café, every Tuesday except 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2-4pm at Ashcroft Church, Cirencester, call Julie on 01285 380038

The Fruit Exchange Cirencester Don’t let locally grown food go to waste! fruitexchange@downtoearthstroud.co.uk, facebook.com/thefruitexchangeglos/ or Beth 07545 383662 

Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society Indoors 2nd Fri, Oct-April, 7.30 Watermoor Church Hall. Year-round field meetings. Ken Cservenka  01285 656480 or glosnats.org

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Robinswood Hill Country Pk, Gloucester, GL4 6SX. Volunteers welcome!  01452 383333 Jamie.kingscott@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk 

Guide Dogs for the Blind: Raising awareness for the visually impaired. FB, Cirencester Branch Guide Dogs for the Blind, twitter @cirengdba, Bob, cirengdba@gmail.com

Helen and Douglas House, 53 Cricklade Street Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1HY, 01285 658746. Volunteers & donations.

Hill and Valley Tennis Club: Chedworth welcomes players of all ages and abilities from surrounding villages and area.  Please join us!  chedworth.org.uk. 01451 860903

HOSTuk Visits Would you take an Overseas Student as weekend Guest? Students & hosts carefully matched. Call Voluntary RO Glos. 02920 693903. http://www.hostuk.org 

The Inner Wheel of Cirencester A club for ladies who like friendship and community service, any age. Meet at RAU for dinner once a month. hewlet88@sky.com, 07875 435551.

LABRADOR RESCUE TRUST – Looking for permanent or foster homes for labs; Sue  01666 575057. 

Ladies Who Latte Cirencester meet 3rd Thurs 10-12pm, S Cerney Golf Course, Northmoor Ln, GL7 5QD.  See us on Facebook. Helen Morgan, Ciren Organiser 07460 428292

Little Angels Pre-school Church Service – under 5s & carers. Mons 9.30-10.30. At Parish Church. Toys, stories, craft, singing – all welcome. 01285 659317. office@cirenparish.co.uk

Memory Club, first Monday of every month at 2-3.30pm at The Churn Project, Waterloo, Cirencester GL7 2PY, call Julie on 01285 380038

Mothers’ Union meets 1st Wed, Watermoor Church Hall 2.30pm.  Programme of speakers. Refreshments.   All welcome,  Kathie 01285 654038.  http://www.cirenparish.co.uk

MS Society, local branch for Ciren and South Cots. Info, support and regular social events for anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.  Local Support Line: 0800 111 4311

The Navy Training Corps open to 8-18 years, Navy, and 12-18 years Marines. If interested call Cmmdr Steve Smith;   07761 094914 with contact nos.   

North Wiltshire Villages Flower Club meets Crudwell Village Hall, SN16 9HB, 3rd Weds, 7pm. Beginners, experts and spectators. Come for tea/cake and chat. Margaret 01285 770 639  

Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue,  Blakehill Nature Reserve, Malmesbury Rd, Leigh, Cricklade, SN6 6RH. 01793 751412, info@oandf.co.uk http://www.oandf.co.uk

Parkinson’s UK Ciren & Stroud Branch. Meet 3rd Mon, St Lawrence Hall, Countess Lilias Rd, Ciren, 2-3.30pm.  Sufferers & carers. Talks, tea, outings. 01285 654809 

Pop-in at The Wheatsheaf, Cricklade Street, Ciren, a meeting place for pensioners, open Tuesday to Saturday 10am—12 for chat  & refreshments. Just drop in. 01285 653844 

Probus Club of Cirencester Meets Fri, The retired man’s oasis of calm! St Peters Ct 10am. All welcome. Malcolm 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org/

The Rotary Club, Cirencester Supports local charities and good causes in the community. To volunteer, donate or fundraise, email cirenrotary@gmail.com.

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section – Cirencester, meets 3rd Weds (ex Aug & Jan) 7pm Twelve Bells. Please join us or email rblwomencirencester@gmail.com

Running Somewhere Else: A friendly and sociable running club, meets Mons and Weds 6.30pm Somewhere Else. All abilities welcome. runningsomewhereelse.com or Facebook!

The Salvation Army Cirencester.  Sunday – all age worship Service 11am and children’s worship and activities 3.30-5.00pm (term time). At 10 Thomas Street.

Shine! Post Natal Mums. Tues pm at Churn Project, The Waterloo, Ciren. Art, massage, yoga & speakers.  To book contact Lauraine 07886 570933 shineagain@mail.com

Siddington with Preston WI meets 3rd Thurs of month but Aug. Elizabeth Way Community Room 7.30pm. More info Ann 01285 641469. annrgibbons@gmail.com

Sing to Remember (with Mindsong), 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 2-3.30pm at Ashcroft Church, Cirencester. For more information contact kate.hicksbeach@mindsong.org.uk

SKUFs Playgroup Under 5s Somerford Keynes VH (GL76DS) Tues 9:15-11 am. Playing, singing, story time and crafting! £2 per family. Parking. Contact shirinpawlowska@hotmail.com

Sociable Stroll, every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am at The Churn Project, Cirencester or Fenton’s in South Cerney, call Julie on 01285 380038

Somerford Keynes Art Group meets Mons, SK Village Hall 1.30-3.45pm.  Sep-Apr. All abilities, any media. New members welcome. Car parking. Call Alison Cullen 01285 869778.

Soroptimist International meets on the first and third Wednesday evening of each month. For further information see our website. http://www.sigbi.org/cirencester

South Cerney Art Group meet in the Village Hall  on Friday mornings. 10-12.30pm  Sep–June, with an exhibition in May. New members welcome call Hilary Morris on 01285 860697.

South Cerney Gardening Club 1st Thurs (not Aug) 7.45pm SC Village Hall, School Lane. Speakers and competitions. Roger 01285 861922 or rogersc35@gmail.com

South Cerney Players.  Best AmDram in the Cotswolds! Sign to our news http://www.southcerneyplayers.org.uk

South Cerney Trust promotes interest in South Cerney and Cerney Wick with twice-yearly members talks, newsletters, and programme. http://www.southcerneytrust.org.uk.

A Splash of Red Ladies Choir meets Thurs7.30pm, Fairford Primary Sch. Song, fun, friendship. Info http://www.asplashofred.org.uk/: splashofred@gmail.com or Claire Lee 01367 252345.

Squeals on Wheels Parents and Toddlers Group Tues 10-11.30am (terms), Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Rd, Ciren. £1.50 inc refreshments. Liz Hicks 07904 006396, leave msg or text.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Cirencester Acting, Dancing & Singing Classes for 4-18 yr olds, Fri & Sats. stagecoach.co.uk/cirencester 01285 840353 cirencester@stagecoach.co.uk

Stratton Drama Group welcomes new members, front or back stage. Productions in April and Nov at St. Peter’s Hall, Ciren. strattondrama@gmail.com http://www.strattondrama.co.uk

Stratton Probus Club meets Cirencester Golf Club 2nd & 4th Thurs.  9.45am coffee, 10.30 talk. New members welcome. John Milner 07836 341550. stratton.probus@gmail.com

Stratton WI We are a friendly, lively group of women, meet 3rd Thur, Stratton Village Hall, Thessaly Rd. Good speakers. Branwen 640003 or branwenlucas@hotmail.co.uk 

Tetbury Air Cadets 649(Tetbury) Detached Flight Meet Mons/Weds 7.30-9.45pm, Cadet Ctre, Sir Will Romney Sch, Tetbury, GL8 8AE. 01666 500106 Mon & Wed eves.

Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Assoc. meet Ciren Baptist Church, Highworth / Lechlade. Talks in winter, visits in summer.  Gillian 01793 762599 / millerwrde@homecall.co.uk

Visually  Impaired and Macular Support Group Meets 1st Wed of month 2.30-4.30. Friends  Meeting  House, Thomas St, Ciren. Talks, tea, outings.  Anne 657998

WASPI Women against Pension Inequality, Ciren. E. waspi.claire@gmail.com 01285 641867. Fbook WASPI Gloucestershire and Cotswolds.  http://www.waspi.co.uk

Watershed Riding for Disabled, Coates. Pam Farnsworth Call 01285 658409 or 07812 592286 or email Pam on watershedrda23@gmail.com. 

Windwhistle Warren Rabbit Rescue & Rehome. For sponsorship, donations or adoption:  Alice contact@windwhistlewarren.org.uk, windwhistlewarren.org.uk, 01452  760404