Clubs and Societies, October 27, 2016

PUBLISHED: 11:12 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:12 28 October 2016

Rotary Club of Wrington Vale

Rotary Club of Wrington Vale


Wrington Vale Rotary

With ‘service above self’, the motto of rotary, it did not take long for chairman, Phillip Britton, to make a quick decision following news of the plight of the people of Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.

Knowing the desperate need for Water Survival Boxes, Phil quickly sought the permission of Budgens supermarket, Churchill to have an appeal collection. This appeal produced £483 which was rounded up to £600 by the rotary club.

Wrington Vale Rotary Club would like to thank the management of Budgens supermarket for allowing this worthwhile collection to take place.

Chew Valley Probus

At the recent meeting Simon Hope gave a dramatic account of his daring, record-breaking journey around the world in a helicopter.

On November 11, we have a talk on World War One given by Clive Burlton.

We meet for lunch, followed by a talk, on the second Friday of each month at Mendip Spring Golf Club, Congresbury.

Contact Derek Swift on 01934 734699 or visit for details.

Weston Friends of the Children’s Hospice SW

The group will be holding a beetle drive at the United Reformed Church Hall on November 12.

Tickets are £10 each and include a fish and chip supper, at 6.30 for 7pm start.

For tickets call 01934 418998.

Weston Labour Party

Weston Labour Party is hosting an informal politics in the pub evening this November.

If you would like to know more about us, or just fancy a bit of political banter over a drink, please drop in.

For further information email

WorleWind Band

Tickets are now available for the band’s festive concerts.

On November 26 we will be at St Peter’s Church, Milton and on December 3 at Holy Cross Church, Mark. Both concerts start at 7.30pm, offering programmes of lively, well-known and seasonal music.

Contact St Peter’s on 01934 624203 or Holy Cross on 01278 786270 to purchase tickets.

For more information, visit

Congresbury Over 60s

The club enjoyed a very lively performance from the Reflections Singers who are firm favourites with all members.

The wonderful performances filled the hall and lifted the spirits of everyone present.

The next meeting on Tuesday will be a friendship hour when members can pop in for a chat and a cup of tea and on November 15 Cyril Routley 
will give a talk on Bridging The Gap.

Call 01934 832004 for details.

Weston Horticultural Society

Members enjoyed a fascinating talk by Gilly Hayward called Growing Into Moor Plants.

She had a varied and interesting career in the theatre before deciding to complete a course in horticulture, which resulted in working for eight years at Highgrove for Prince Charles before starting a nursery with her sister called Moor Plants.

TV gardener, broadcaster and speaker Christine Walkden will talk at St Peter’s Church Hall on November 10 at 7.30pm. Admission is £8.50 for members and £9.50 for visitors. Tickets are available from The Trading Hut, Clarke’s Field Allotments, Rectors Way any weekend, 9.30am to noon, or from Cynthia Filer on 01934 514057.

Hewish and District WI

The WI enjoyed Susan Marshfield’s talk Barefoot To Buckingham Palace.

She had us in stitches with 
her talk on her and her husband’s three visits over several years to the summer garden parties.

The November 17 meeting is the annual meeting, when we will be voting in next year’s committee. New members are welcome at Hewish Village Hall on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.

Weston Brass

On Saturday, members will travel to Worcestershire to play in the annual Wychavon Festival of Brass in Evesham.

The training band is keen to encourage new recruits. Previous experience or an instrument are not required, as both will be provided at the Thursday night rehearsals. The training band rehearses in the Church Road Methodist Church hall starting at 6.30pm.

The band is keen to play in the many different venues in and around Weston, and would welcome enquiries. Please contact Gill on 01934 824461 or visit

Weston Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The annual meeting will be on November 3. Could members please try to attend to give the committee your full support?

We will be taking the final bookings for trips to St Fagan’s or Cardiff on November 8.

All serving and retired civil servants are welcome to join us at coffee mornings held on the first and third Thursday mornings, 10am at The Friends Meeting House.

For information contact Margaret on 01934 514309.

Steep Holm Shirkers

Steep Holm Island visiting season has finished and the Shirkers now look to fundraising.

The next two events are a stall at Locking tabletop sale on November 5 and a night at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy on November 16.

Ask about membership from Dave Wallace on 01934 823312.

Woodspring Management Club

The final two speakers of the year will discuss cyber crime and forensic science.

The club meets monthly for supper and a speaker and welcomes new members.

For information call Dave Wallace on 01934 823312.

Blue Link Supper Club

The club meets at the Queenswood Hotel for a monthly supper with a speaker.

The next is A Dentist In Africa.

For details call Dave Wallace on 01934 823312.

King Alfred Lodge

At a meeting at Weston Masonic Centre on October 14, the current Master of the Lodge Terry Porter was re-elected to serve for a second year.

An announcement was also made of a donation of £50,000 to the Red Cross in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.

The donation will give Red Cross support to more than 1,650,000 people suffering as a result of the hurricane, which has already claimed the lives of more 900 people, and left 18,000 homeless.

RAFA Weston Branch

The Royal Air Forces Association together with The Royal British Legion, the Sea Cadets, the Artillery Association and other armed forces charities are holding an autumn sale in Boulevard United Reformed Church on Saturday at 10am.

We hold a coffee morning on Wednesdays at Eagle House from 10.30am.

Weston Readers

Do you love books and reading? We are a book group which meets in Weston Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm.

We are a friendly group of people who enjoy reading, discussing books and socialising. If you are interested in coming along, you would be made very welcome. If you would like further details telephone Suzanne Green on 01934 744095 or email

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