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, including refreshments. FB page ‘Ampney Crucis Toddler Group’. Andrea Fielder 07946 391798

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

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

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. £4.00on 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 WatermoorChurch 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 com- munity 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 necessary. Friendly, group singing with occasional performances. Elizabeth Oxley 07723 327179

Ciren Belles – Bringing women together. Meet 3rd Thurs up-stairs Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. £2. revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk or vikki.okeeffe@gmail.com

Cirencester & District Beekeepers – We have novice and experienced beekeepers and all are welcome. sec@cirencester- beekeepers.org.uk cirencesterbeekeepers.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. 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 at 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-June 7-9.00pm. At Cirencester Parish Centre. Visitors £3. 07902 42175 or terrirobertson123@btinternet.com

Cirencester Badminton Club – Thur, 7-9.30pm, Kingshill School, experienced/keen players welcome. Joanna 01285 652036 / Jon 07714 486569 or 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. Comeand have a go! Info from Irene Hawkins cirenbowlsclubsecre-tary@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 (allages) welcome. dave.wingrove@tiscali.co.uk. 01285 861409

Cirencester Civic Society – founded 1965. We present aninteresting, informative series of lectures throughout theyear. 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, 8-10.30pmCots 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  cirencesterfirstsnuchurch@live.co.uk cirencesterspiritualistchurch.co.uk

Cirencester Group of Advanced Motorists – Charity for road safety and advanced driving, affiliated to IAM. Meet Dagling- worth 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, Gos-ditch St 10,00 am 1st Weds. All welcome to join for a coffee and 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 Church, pub after! 07766 654576 www.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 tolisten 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 WI A 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 Club – meets 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 Theatre Company – Two productions a year.Always looking for new members front and back stage. 07770 697710. www.cirencestertheatrecompany.co.uk

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

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

Cirencester U3A Nostalgia & Music Group – Meets 4th Tues, 2.15pm at Parish Centre, Gosditch Street. Malcolm Lewislewismalc26@gmail.com or 01285 644110

Cirencester U3A (University of the Third Age) – Meet 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. Anyqueries 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. 01453298138 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

The Charter Market – held Mondays and Fridays 09:00 to 15:00 and the Farmers’ Market is held 2nd and 4th Saturday of month 08:30 to 13:30.

Coriniumradio.co.uk – Your local, Global Community Station.Cotswold Arcadians Large-scale open-air Shakespeare in the Cotswolds every summer. Est 1990. www.arcadians.org /secretary@arcadians.org

Cotswold Green Party – Meets monthly for discussions, cam- paigning and more. To join, go to www.register.greenparty.org.uk or contact info@cotswold.greenparty.org.uk

Creative Art Forum – for 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 Society – meets Fairford Community Centre2nd Tues afternoon and 3rd Thurs eve. All welcome. Una(01285 712297) or Sue (01285 711115)

Friday Badminton Club – meets 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 – 8pm 1st Tues of month, Friends Meeting House, Thomas St, Ciren. Campaign on environmental issues, raise funds, have fun! Bob 01285 650281

Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society – Indoors 2nd Fri,Oct-April, 7.30 Watermoor Church Hall. Year-round field meetings. David 01285 659631 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, Mondayto 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 Service for under fives &carers. Every Thursday 2-3pm. Just turn up. Parish Church, St John the Baptist. All welcome.

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

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, StLawrence Hall, Countess Lilias Rd, Ciren, 2-3.30pm. Sufferers & carers. Talks, tea, outings. 01285 654809

Positive Clarity Support Group – meets 2nd and 4th Wed,7-9pm. FREE. Contact Dulcie James info@positiveclarity. co.uk. 07964 290933. www.positiveclarity.co.uk

Probus Club of Cirencester – The retired man’s oasis of calm! Meet Fri 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch St. coffee / speaker. David Vessey 01285 851438, www.cirencesterprobus.org

Red Cross First Aid for Volunteers – meets Tuesdays 7.30- 9.30pm Bingham Hall, King Street. Call Nye Lewis 01285656107. New members welcome!

The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worship – Sunday 10.30am Chesterton Primary School, Apsley Rd, GL7 1SS. Worship, Sunday School and Teas. www.rccgcirencester.org

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. eileen.35@hotmail.co.uk

Running Somewhere Else – A friendly and sociable running club, meets Mons and Weds 6.30pm Somewhere Else. Allabilities 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 infoAnn 01285 641469. annrgibbons@gmail.com

Somerford Keynes Art Group – meets Mondays in SK Village Hall 1.30 to 3.30pm. New members welcome. Call AlisonCullen or Leslie Jones: 01285 869778 or 861545.

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

South Cerney Players – Best AmDram in the Cotswolds! Sign up to our newsletter www.southcerneyplayers.org.uk

South Cerney Trust – promotes 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, Fair- ford Primary Sch. Song, fun, friendship. Info and forthcoming events: splashofred@gmail.com or Claire Lee 01367 252345.

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society – meets 7.30pm2nd Thurs Stratton Village Hall. Secretary Joanna Howe. All welcome. www.cirencestersgardeningclub.co.uk

Stratton Probus Club – meets at Cirencester Golf Club on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month at 9.45am. New members welcome. Contact Paul Collins 01285 653293

Stratton WI  We are a friendly, lively group of women, meet3rd Thur, Stratton Village Hall, Thessaly Rd. Good speakers. Branwen 640003 or branwenlucas@hotmail.co.uk

Squeals on Wheels Parents and Toddlers Group – Tues 10-11.30am (terms), Ashcroft Methodist Church, Ciren. Refresh- ments. Liz Hicks 01285 651088 / 07904 006396

Table Tennis Group – meets at the Ashcroft Methodist Church, Cirencester every Tuesday 2.30pm-4pm. Call Susan 01285656728 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 Centre, Sir Will Romney Sch, Tetbury, GL8 8AE. 01666 500106 Mon & Wed eves.

Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Assoc. – meet Ciren Ashcroft Centre, Highworth or Lechlade. Talks in winter, visitsin summer. Gillian 01793 762599 or Lucille 01285 654873

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 Gloucester- shire and Cotswolds. www.waspi.co.uk

Watershed Riding for Disabled – Coates. Pam Farnsworth Call 01285 658409 or 07812 592286 or email Pam on watershe-drda23@gmail.com.

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

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