Clubs and Societies, August 4, 2016

PUBLISHED: 12:08 05 August 2016




WorleWind Band

There’s plenty of work going on in the band room preparing for the next round of engagements.

Our next outings will be Grove Park on August 21 and Worle Baptist Church on September 10.

Contact Julia Ractliffe on 01934 517719 for more information, or alternatively, visit

Weston Group of Moose International

The group has organised a best kept garden competition which is open for entries until Saturday; forms and fees must be received before Sunday.

The term garden includes large and small and patios with potted plants, and includes vegetables, fruit and herbs. Judging emphasis will be on effort and thought, rather than expense.

Our major sponsor for the competition is Banwell Garden Centre with Hutton Garden Centre donating vouchers.

The entry fee is £5 and the first prize is worth more than £50, with profits being donated to Great Western Air Ambulance.

Gardens can be entered from Weston and areas including Banwell, Hutton, Winscombe, Uphill, Worle and Kewstoke. Details and entry forms are at

Winscombe Probus

The club is for retired or semi-retired people who have held a position of responsibility during their professional life with meetings held at Winscombe Community Centre.

New members are welcome to join us on the second and fourth Monday of the month, except bank holidays, at 10.15am for tea, coffee and biscuits and a social chat.

There is a regular programme of presentations throughout the year. On Monday the speaker will be Michael Malaghan on It Shouldn’t Happen To A Writer and on August 22 Carnival In Rio by Peter Goodchild.For more information call Alan on 01934 782505.

RAFA Concert Band

The band performed an afternoon of traditional bandstand music in Grove Park last Sunday. Despite the exceptionally 
chilly wind, the musicians entertained the large appreciative audience.

One of our musicians, Tom, is moving to Norfolk and Peter Skellon musical director presented him with a card and photo album recording his 10 years with the band. Our next concert is at The Blakehay Theatre on October 1 and tickets are on sale now.

If you would like be a part of this respected and in-demand band, visit or call 01934 820205.

The Notable Club (Not-Able)

Members enjoyed having lunch at Brewers Fayre on Weston seafront. Ken Crane was welcomed to give a PowerPoint presentation of Haynes International Motor Museum.

Ken has spent much of his time at the museum and gave an enjoyable, informative, interesting and often nostalgic talk.

Members enjoyed the picnic in the park albeit in the Emmanuel Church hall because of inclement weather.

The Notable Club is a weekly, socially active lunchtime club for physically disabled people aged 16 to 60 years. Contact Dina on 07845 220349 for information.

Weston Youth Orchestra

The orchestra offers a unique opportunity for young musicians living in Weston and the surrounding area to experience playing as part of an orchestra within a social and encouraging setting.

If you are a young musician aged 21 or under, we would love to hear from you. Visit for more information.

Weston Osteoporosis Support Group

About 35 members welcomed Dr Sandra Green, consultant rheumatologist at Weston General Hospital and group adviser, for our annual medical update.

Dr Green gave an interesting and informative talk, with lots of audience participation, during which she reminded members of the key factors 
in maintaining bone health including taking their medication as directed, eating a varied healthy diet, getting out in the sunshine and 
participating in weight-bearing exercise, plus activities such as tai chi that aid balance and co-ordination.

The next meeting is on September 8 at 6.30pm in the lecture theatre of The Academy at Weston General Hospital. Call 01934 415096 for details.

Weston Brass

Last week Weston Brass performed in Blake Gardens, Bridgwater. Although not a big park it always produces an enthusiastic audience who seem to enjoy the wide ranging programme.

Next up is Grove Park this Sunday at 2.30pm and the band is hoping for fine weather with lots of people listening.

To find out how to join the main band or training band please contact Gill on 01934 824461.

West Woodspring Inner Wheel

Club members were out in force last Thursday providing help and support to Weston Rotary Club at their 20th annual charity golf tournament.

President Rose and Carol Schubert organised the refreshment tent on the seventh tee at Weston Golf Club, where Inner Wheel ladies rotated throughout the day, producing nearly 200 bacon butties by the end of the competition.

Inner Wheel members also manned the reception desk, booking in teams, selling raffle tickets and generally encouraging the golfers to 
part with their money, all in aid of charity and local good causes.

The Friends of Burnham Hospital

On June 6, Tony Deahl decided that he had served his time and stepped down as chairman of the Friends of Burnham Hospital.

Tony served on the committee for more than 30 years and 
has been chairman for 20 
years. During that time he has seen many changes to the hospital.

In recognition of his long service we invited Tony and Wendy, his wife, to the hospital so that we could present a gift to him.

At the same time we also recognised that Wendy had put up with him disappearing to sort out various requests and also served her time running the 
tea tent at fetes for the past 10 years.

We wish them both well for the future. New chairman Bernard Spilsbury presented the gift.

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