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 Toddler Group,Tues 9.30-11am (terms). £1.50 per family, inc refreshments. FB page ‘Ampney Crucis Toddler Group’. Andrea Fielder 07946 391798.

The Arts Society Cirencester run arts activities inc expert led talks 2-3 pm at RAU. Booking essential, first talk free 07707 506411 ascirencester.org.uk or info@ascirencester.org.uk

The Arts Society Corinium meets 4th Weds Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, 6.45 for 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £7pp. www.theartsocietycorinium.org.uk

AQIVAAmphitheatre, Querns Wood, Four Acre Field, and the Obelisk. Meet 4th Thurs, 7pm Chesterton Primary.  Email newsletter, Alison Horrocks, aqivasec@gmail.com

ARK (Ashcroft Road Kids) meets Fridays, term time, Ashcroft Church Centre, Ashcroft Rd. GL7 1RA. All from school years 3-9. Games, Activities, Craft, Chat and more. 01285 640292

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 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 meetalt Thurs Watermoor Church Hall. Quizzes, bingo, raffle, chat, over tea and biscuits. Trips out. Join us! Sandra Morse 01285 652317

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.

Choirinium Mons 10-12pm St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Chesterton. For 50+. No experience nec. Friendly, group singing with occ. performances. Irene Bartlett on 01285 652969

Ciren Belles, Bringing women together. Meet 3rd Thurs upstairs at Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. £2. revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk  or Facebook: @cirenbelles.

Cirencester & District Beekeepers. We have novice and experienced beekeepers and all welcome. sec@cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk, cirenwwcesterchamber.org.uk

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  Afternoon WI  Ladies come and join us for tea, a friendly chat and interesting speakers. Meet 3rd Weds, 2.30-4.00 St Peters Ct, St Peters Rd. 01285 654873

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 Centre, Ashcroft Rd 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £5. www.cirenhistory.org.uk

Cirencester Art Society meet 4th Tues, Sep-June7-9pm. All abilities. Baptist Church, Chesterton. Art demos & speakers. Visitors £4. Call Sheila 07962 973576 or Steve 07892 924505

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 Bowling Club.  Brewery Car Park, Ciren.   Come and have a go! Info from Irene Hawkins cirenbowlsclubsecretary@btinternet.com. www.cirencesterbowls.org.uk

Cirencester Camera Club.Meets Mon, Sep-May; 7.30pm at Parish Rooms, Gosditch St, Ciren.  New members welcome. www.cirencestercameraclub.org.uk

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 Civic Society – founded 1965. We present an interesting, informative series of lectures throughout the year.  Further details on www.ccsoc.org.uk

CDCC (Cirencester Deaf Children’s Club)Saturday Monthly for deaf children up to 8 years. Contact jenny.hopkins@glosdeaf.org.uk – for details.

Cirencester Dolphin Sub Aqua Club– Meets Fri, 8-10.30pm Cots Leisure Centre. Snorkelers 8+. Divers 14+.  Call 0117 230 5196 or email info@dolphinsac.org.

Cirencester Eating Disorders Help Group(BEAT) meets First Wed of month St Peters Lounge, St Peters Court, Cirencester 7.30pm. Pat Ayres 01285 770385

Cirencester First SNU Spiritualist Church Services & groups info, Steven 07935 956091. cirencesterspiritualistchurch.co.uk cirencesterfirstsnuchurch@live.co.uk

Cirencester Group of Advanced Motorists.Charity for road safety and advanced driving, affiliated to IAM. Meet Daglingworth Village Hall 1st Weds (ex Aug) 7.30pm.

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

Cirencester Ladies Probus Club meets Parish Centre, Gosditch St, 10,00 am 1st Weds.  All welcome to join for a coffee then an  interesting speaker. Sandra Dent  01285 850144.

Cirencester Lions meets 3rd Tues at Waggon & Horses, London Rd, Ciren 7:30pm. New volunteers welcome. www.cirencesterlions.org.uk or phone 0845 833 2793.

Cirencester Male Voice Choir. CMVC.Meet Mons, 7.30-9.30 Ciren Parish Ch, pub after! 07766 654576 cirencestermvc.co.uk or John treasurer@cirencestermvc.co.uk

Cirencester Music Society, meets 1st Weds 7.30pm, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Ciren, Sep-Dec & Mar-Jun. Come to listen to music. Details Robert Evans 01285 654478.

Cirencester Parish Hand Bell Ringers. Perform in churches, village halls, care homes, clubs and Dobbies.   Practice Fri, 7.30-9pm. Call Rosemary Gray 01285 654546.

Cirencester Phoenix WIA traditional W.I. offering friendship and enjoyment. Visitors welcome. Meetings 2nd Wed 7pm, St.Peter’s Court.  01285 653478

Cirencester Ramblers walk most Sundays.  Come and join us. www.ramblers.org.uk/cirencester or ring Pat Beckley  01285 861486. 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 www.olasamba.co.uk

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

Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Clubmeets Weds 8-10pm, Bingham Hall, King St, Cirencester.  Call Maurice: 01666 860481 or mm.jhampton@btinternet.com

Cirencester Scrabble Club meets every Monday 7 to 9.45 pm in The Waterloo Common Room. All welcome. Contact Judy 01285 861292

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. 07770 697710. www.cirencestertheatrecompany.co.ukw

Cirencester U3A Music Group. Meets 4th Wed in Waterloo Common Room 2.30-4.30pm. Come along. Bring a CD of your choice and enjoy! cate.luck@yahoo.co.uk.  01285 658021.

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 Nostalgia & Film Group. Meets last Tues, 1.45pm at Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton. Malcolm Lewis lewismalc26@gmail.com or 01285 644110.

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

Club des Amis. Talk French to friends old and new over a meal at Piazza Fontana. Meet last Tues (not Dec), 7pm. Any queries to Tom, FrenchClub@PiazzaFontana.uk.

Club Italiano  Tues/Wed, in Ciren.  7.30pm. Good food, social, chat all levels of Italian or English!  Booking essential, carlovuolo@btinternet.com.

Corinium Badminton Club Tues 8-10pm Cots Leisure, Ciren. Want Men and Ladies to play in our Swindon Div 2/3, Mens /Mixed teams. Trevor Dukes 01285 659785.

Corinium Community Choir Vibrant and fun, Taught by ear. Weds 7.30-9pm Parish Centre, Gosditch St, Ciren. 01453 298138 or sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk,  FB.

The Corinium Ladies Luncheon Club meets RAU, 2nd Tues, Oct to March.  Come and join us, make new friends; excellent speakers.  Jean Warner 01285 659936

Coriniumradio.co.ukYour local, Global Community Station.

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

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

Creative Art Forumfor all interested in art, 1st Tues 6.15-8.15pm New Brewery Arts café.  Networking forum local art scene. 01285 657181 www.newbreweryarts.org.uk

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

Friday Badminton Clubmeets every Friday night in the Cotswold Leisure Centre, Ciren for 2 hours of social badminton. New members welcome.  Tony 01285 650311.

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

The Fruit Exchange CirencesterDon’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

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. www.hostuk.org

Kemble and District Playgroup– For 2 to 5 year olds, Monday to Friday 8.45-12:45pm Kemble School.  Contact Harry 07934 495 823, or info@kembleplaygroup.co.uk

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

Little Angels Pre-school Church Servicefor under fives & carers. Every Thursday 2-3pm.  Just turn up  Parish Church, St John the Baptist. All welcome.

Listening Heart Friendship Group, meets 2nd Wed, at  Elm Grove Nursing Home 4.30-6.30pm or Bothy, Ashcroft Rd 7-8.30pm. Bereavement, divorce, loss. Dulcie 07964 290933.

Mothers’ Union meets 1st Wed, Watermoor Church Hall 2.30pm.  Programme of speakers. Refreshments.   All welcome, Kathie 01285 654038. 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 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

Positive Clarity Anxiety Support Group meets 4th Wed of month at the Bothy, Ashcroft Rd 7-8.30pm. All welcome. FREE. Dulcie James 07964 290933. www.positiveclarity.co.uk

Probus Club of Cirencester The retired man’s oasis of calm! Meet Fri 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Rd. Coffee / speaker. Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110, lewismalc26@gmail.com

Red Cross First Aid for Volunteers.meets Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm Bingham Hall, King Street. Call Nye Lewis 01285 656107. New members welcome!

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section – Cirencester, meets 3rd Weds (ex Aug & Jan) 7pm St. Peter’s Court. To know more please come along. allenhowe226@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. Worship services Sun 10am & 6pm at hall in 10 Thomas Street.  Sunday School for children 4+ Sun term times 11.30-12.30pm.

The Salvation Army Cirencester Parent & Toddler Groups.  Meet 10 Thomas Street Weds and Thurs term time, 9-11.30am. £1 per child. Call 01285 643 596 for more info.

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

Somerford Keynes Art Groupmeets 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 contact Linda Hoffen. 01793 823513

South Cerney Art Groupmeet in the Village Hall on Monday evenings 7-9 Sep–June, with an exhibition in May. New members very welcome call Gill 01285 650326

South Cerney Gardening Club1st 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 www.southcerneyplayers.org.uk

South Cerney Trustpromotes interest in South Cerney and Cerney Wick with twice-yearly members talks, newsletters, and programme. www.southcerneytrust.org.uk.

South Cotswold Memory Club offers support with memory problems to you and yours. Meet 1st Fri, 10-12, at Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo.  Julie 01285 380038.

A Splash of Red Ladies Choir meets every Thurs 8pm, Fairford Primary Sch. Song, fun, friendship. Info and forthcoming events: splashofred@gmail.com or Claire Lee 01367 252345.

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

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society meets 7.30pm 2nd Thurs Stratton Village Hall. Secretary Joanna Howe. All welcome. www.cirencestersgardeningclub.co.uk.

Stratton Probus Clubmeets at Cirencester Golf Club on 2nd and 4th Thurs of Month 9.45am.  New members welcome. David Birch 07967 665430. 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

Table Tennis Group meets at the Ashcroft Methodist Church, Cirencester every Tuesday 2.30pm-4pm.  Call Susan 01285 656728 or Jude 01285 239652 for more information.

Tea Club at the Churn. Company, conversation and cake. Join our friendly group 2.30 – 4.00 pm Sundays at the Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo, Cirencester. GL7 2PY. Delicious cakes and pots of tea. Transport if required. More info Lorna Stevens 01285 380038 or info@thechurn.org.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.

Together Community Cafe weekly Tues & Fri, 12-2pm, (not 3rd Tues) at Ashcroft Church Centre, GL7 1RA. Low cost spec teas, coffees, cakes et, chat and activities.  01285 640292

Together Lunch Club meets Weds, 12-2pm Ashcroft Church Centre, Ashcroft Rd. GL7 1RA. Freshly cooked 3 course meal for £5 donation. Food, fun & chat. Book 01285 640292

Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Assoc. meet Ciren Baptist Curch, Highworth or 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

WASPIWomen against Pension Inequality, Ciren. E. waspi.claire@gmail.com 01285 641867. Fbook WASPI Gloucestershire and Cotswolds.  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

Writers in the Brewery.Meets upstairs in the café of New Brewery Arts. Meet last Tues 7-9pm. See you then! Rona Laycock. Writersinthebrewery@yahoo.co.uk