DIRECTORY - PAGE 1 (A TO D)      [E&OE!]

PAGE 2 (E-M)     PAGE 3 (N-Z)
Names   Activities   Locations   Notes

 

This page is 'Under Construction'. It is Highly Likely that it contains errors and that there are significant omissions. Whilst polite corrections & suggestions would be most welcome, please accept that it will take us time to get the following to a good standard. It is 'getting there' but it may well take many more months before it can reasonably be viewed as 'really good'. Your help with reaching that stage as quickly as possible would be much appreciated! If we appear to have missed out an 'obvious' group, please check the Names Index in case we have included it under a different name.

 

A      B      C      D

 

= Link to web site       = Link to Facebook page       = Link to page in WISH site

= Link to the venue's page in Herefordshire County Council's web site

Participated in the Societies Fair on 18.11.18: = as stallholder, = otherwise

 

 

A

 

ABBEYDORE LADIES GUILD   
Location: Abbeydore
Activities: Social
Note: An independent women's group that meets at the Abbeydore Village Hall on the 1st Thursday each month (GMT: 2.30pm, BST: 7.30pm).

 

ABBEYDORE VILLAGE HALL         
Abbeydore may no longer have a shop or a pub but it still has an active hall. The Facebook link goes to the page for 'Abbeydore Community Events'.
Location: Abbeydore
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, Women's Institute (WI), Playgroup, Fundraising, Women's Guild

 

AGE UK (HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE)         
Age UK was formed in 2009 when 2 well-known charities (Age Concern & Help the Aged) were combined. It is now the UK's largest charity working with older people.
Location: Countywide
Activities: Charitable

 

AIR CADETS (EWYAS HAROLD)   
The web link goes to the page for Squadron 124 (Hereford) in the National site for the RAF Air Cadets. The Ewyas Harold Group has its own hall just behind the Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall.
Location: Ewyas Harold
Activities: Life Skills, Youth Groups

 

Allanya Bellydance - see LET'S MOVE!

 

ALLENSMORE VILLAGE HALL (Pateshall Hall)     
Location: Allensmore
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, WI (see Women;s Institute), Keep Fit ('Sport & Exercise'), Garden Club ('Life Skills'), Social, Fundraising, Young Farmers' Club ('Farming Community')

 

ARTS ALIVE & FLICKS IN THE STICKS       
To quote from its web site, "Arts Alive and Flicks in the SticksĀ promote professional arts and film events in partnership with local people, bringing high quality and affordable entertainment within easy travelling distance of every person in Shropshire, Herefordshire and surrounding areas."
Locations: Dorstone Village Hall, Michaelchurch Escleyside Hall, Garway Village Hall
Activities: Entertainment

 

Back to top of page

 

B

 

BACTON VILLAGE HALL   
Bacton is small but, apart from its lovely old church (with its famous links with Blanche Parry, Elizabeth I's personal attendant and confidante), it has a really good village hall which has great potential.
Location: Bacton
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, Social, Fundraising

 

Beavers - see SCOUTS CUBS & BEAVERS

 

BELLRINGERS         
Our region has a good number of churches with bell-towers (with bells!). The links go to the web sites and Facebook pages of the 'Hereford Diocesan Guild of Bellringers' (left) and 'Hereford District Bell Ringers' (right), the latter covering much of the Golden Valley part of the former.
Locations: Countywide
Activities: Hobby, Musical

 

BLACK MOUNTAINS HEREFORDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST         
This is a branch of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT). It offers HWT members a programme of speakers & trips in SW Herefordshire.
Locations: Countywide
Activities: Charitable, Farming Community
Note: HWT is based at Queenswood Country Park, near Leominster. Local contact is BMHWT@gvgi.uk.

 

BOOK CLUBS
Locations: Countywide
Activities: Educational, Entertainmen, Social
Note: There are many book clubs in the region but most of their meetings are held in private homes and so are by invitation only. We suggest that, to find a book club near you, you ask at your local village hall or contact a group such as U3A & WEA.

 

BORDERLANDS     
Borderlands provides "a confidential, listening ear offering pastoral support to farmers, farming families and agricultural communities".
Locations: Countywide
Activities: Farming Community, Religious

 

BREDWARDINE VILLAGE HALL   
Location: Bredwardine
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, Tai Chi ('Sport & Exercise'), Feldenkrais ('Sport & Exercise'), Village Market ('Farming Community'), Social Events, Children's Parties

 

BRIGHTSPACE   
The web site reports that "The Brightspace Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that has one objective: to enable people and communities to live sustainably."
Location: Countywide
Activities: Charitable

 

Brownies - see GUIDES BROWNIES & RAINBOWS

 

Back to top of page

 

C

 

CALLOW VILLAGE HALL     
Location: Callow
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): -

 

CARE HEREFORDSHIRE       
This is the very impressive 'Social & Wellbeing' hub based at Pontrilas Post Office (which has its own Facebook page here).
Location: Pontrilas
Activities: Charitable, Group Support, Health & Wellbeing, Social, Transport, Venue

 

CHARITY CHECKOUT (HEREFORDSHIRE)   
Part of a nationwide project to help people identify & support local charities.
Location: Countywide
Activities: Charitable, Group Marketing, Group Support

 

CHURCHES NEAR YOU   
Many church congregations have a long history of caring for their community. Our link here is to the 'A Church Near You' site which is operated by The Church of England and apparently provides at least one web page on every active church in the country. There are many in our area!
Locations: Countywide
Activities: Religious

 

CLEHONGER VILLAGE HALL     
Location: Clehonger
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Playgroup, Keep fit ('Sport & Exercise'), Yoga ('Sport & Exercise'), Social, Fundraising, Scouts & Brownies (see Guides Brownies & Rainbows), Childrens Dance Club ('Children'), Adult Ballroom Classes ('Sport & Exercise'), GVCM Club

 

CLIFFORD COMMUNITY CENTRE     
The web site link goes to the site of Clifford Parish Council which appears not to have a separate page for the Community Centre.
Location: Clifford
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, WI, Playgroup, Keep Fit ('Sport & Exercise'), Social, Fundraising, Youth Club ('Social', Youth Groups'), Dance ('Sport & Exercise'), Karate ('Sport & Exercise'), Sunday School

 

COMMUNITY CATALYSTS         
A nationwide "Social Enterprise and Community Interest" support company that in early 2018 started a project that focuses on rural Herefordshire. It aims to support "community micro enterprises" and so could be useful for many of the groups we wish to support.
Location: Countywide
Activities: Charitable, Group Support

 

COMMUNITY FIRST     
Provides advice and support to community groups & organisations. They are the local development agency for Herefordshire & Worcestershire within ACRE ('Action with Communities in Rural England') which liaises on various matters with DEFRA ('The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs').
Location: Countywide
Activities: Charitable, Group Support

 

COMMUNITY LIBRARIES   
There are a number of community-organised libraries in the region. We will list them here as they come to our attention. The web site link takes you a page in Herefordshire Council's site which lists some of the Public Libraries in the county.
Location: Dorstone, Ewyas Harold, Garway, Peterchurch
Activities: Educational, Entertainment
Note:
- Dorstone: see Dorstone Front Room
- Garway: see Garway Village Hall
- Ewyas Harold at Horsecroft (Tuesday: 09.30-12.00, Thursday: 14.00-16.30)  
- Kilpeck: see Kilpeck & District Village Hall
- Peterchurch: see Peterchurch Hub

 

COMMUNITY WHEELS     
Location: Leominster & Hereford
Activities: Charitable, Transport

 

CRASWALL VILLAGE HALL   
Location: Craswall
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Fundraising, Young Farmers' Club ('Farming Community'), Over 60's Club, Social
Note. A web page about the hall's Disco facilities may be found here.

 

Cubs - see SCOUTS CUBS & BEAVERS

 

Back to top of page

 

D

 

Dore Abbey - see FRIENDS OF DORE ABBEY

 

DORE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT       
This transport-support charity provided the original inspiration for Golden Valley Groups as it does much good already but could do even more if other community-support groups referred people to it. [See Idea#01 and also Idea#04.] It offers support to ALL members of the community who have travel needs, not just the elderly, and it can help with small groups as well as individuals.
Location: In and around the Golden Valley
Activities: Charitable, Transport

 

DORSTONE FRONT ROOM   
Dorstone provides a great example of a village 'rallying around' when it found that it was going to lose its post office.
Location: Dorstone
Activities: Library (see Community Libraries), Social

 

DORSTONE VILLAGE HALL     
The village hall hosts a range of different events. The web site is worth trawling-around as it contains many interesting things about what goes on in and around the village.
Location: Dorstone
Activities: Venue
Venue hosting (Note 2): Parish Council, Women's Institute (see Women's Institute), Toddler Group, Fundraising, Cinema, Youth Club ('Social', 'Youth Groups')

 

Notes
(1) The entries for Activities show what the organisations do that are of relevance to us, using the categories that we use on the Activities Index, and so may exclude their other activities & interests. Where it is not reasonably obvious which category an activity reported above is being shown on the Activities Index, that category is shown in brackets (for example: Library is shown as in both the 'Educational' and 'Entertainment' categories).
(2) For Venues with a green apple next to the name (which links to a page within the directory of Community Halls in Herefordshire Council's web site), the 'Venue hosting' entry shows what was identified on that page as a 'regular activity' of that venue on 07.11.18 subject to any later amendments which are shown in italics. If you disagree with what is shown in the Council's web site, please advise the person who has been identified in that site as the Contact for the Hall. If you are that Contact, we can advise you who to contact at the Council.

 

Back to top of page

 

PAGE 2 (E-M)      PAGE 3 (N-Z)