Regular Events Diary

MARKETS AND EVENTS 

Lechlade Country Market Thur 8.30-11am, Church Cottage on The Square, Lechlade – 01793 740620 

Highworth Coffee Morning for Prospect Hospice Thur 10.30-11.30am at United Reformed Church 

Coffee Morning Every Sat 10am-12noon in St Michael’s Church Room – serving Fairtrade Coffee and Tea – raising funds for specific charities. There is also, on the 1st Sat of the month, a Family Drop-In serving bacon rolls as well as the usual coffee and tea with fun and games and a get together for families. All are very welcome – info Church Office 762702 

Lunch Together meets fortnightly on the first Wednesday every month at the Methodist Church and the third Wednesday at the Community Centre, Northview. Transport available. Please phone to book a place. Mary Swaffield 861173 

Highworth Market Sat 9am-2pm 

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 

Toddler Trampolining Mon 10am at The Rec – Call 762602 to book a space 

Breastmates Mon 9.30-11.30am at the Methodist Church info 762341 

878 (Highworth) Squadron ATC Mon 7.30-9.30pm We parade at The Squadron in Newburgh Place – all aged 13-17 are welcome – info oc.878@aircadets.org 

Rhyme Time for under 3s Tue 10.30am – Highworth Library 463500 

Nursery Rhymes Wed 11am-11.30am at The Bridge (for under 5’s accompanied by a parent/carer) – for more info contact Jon Hares 07701 303760 

Tots’n’Toddlers Wed (In term time) 9-11am – South Marston Village Hall – Rachel Case 832719 

Storytime and Rhymetime Pre-school sing-a-long Wed 11.30-12noon. Lechlade Library – 01367 252631 

Junior Trampolining Wed 3.30pm at The Rec – Call 762602 to book a space 

878 (Highworth) Squadron ATC Wed 7.30-9.30pm We parade at The Squadron in Newburgh Place all from 12-17 are welcome – info oc.878@aircadets.org

Little Treasures Toddler Group Thur (term time) 9.45-11.15am Room 12, Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers. Follow on Little Treasures Facebook page or contact Lesley 07881 208528 or The Bridge 01793 765060

Storytime for under 5s Thur 10.30am – Highworth Library 463500 

Shake Rattle & Roll Tue 9.30-11am (Term time only) – Fun singing and play group for pre-schoolers. In room 1 at the Highworth Community Centre – info 07779 505077 or follow on Facebook Carole Farmer’s Groups for Families with Young Children 

Monday Fun Time 9.30-11am (term time only) Play group for children under 5. In the main hall, Highworth Community Centre – info 07779 505077 or follow on Facebook Carole Farmer’s Groups for Families with Young Children 

Toddler Splash Thur 11.15am at The Rec – Call 762602 to book a space 

Tiny Tots Football Thur 1pm at The Rec – contact STFC. Tel. 07919 112982 to book a space 

Highworth and Blunsdon Mothers’ Union Fourth Thursday of month (not Dec and Aug), 10.40am St Michael’s Church Room – Madelaine 766088 

Jam Club Fri 9.30-11.15am Baby & Toddler Group Methodist Church – info 763359 

Family Drop-in First Sat of Month 9.30am-11.30am at St Michael’s Church – bacon sandwiches newspapers and coffee – games and craft for children – info. Church Office 762702 

Messy Family Fun 4th Sun 3.30-5.30pm at Highworth Methodist Church 

SPORTS AND RECREATION 

Highworth Town Junior Football Club Sat mornings at the Lower Rec Fields – Ages 4+ – call Mark 763160 www.highworthtownjuniorsfc.co.uk 

Pilates Mon 1.30-2.30pm or 2.30-3.30pm. Highworth Community Centre – admission £5 info Lisa 07814 264562 

Physiotherapy-led exercise for the over-60s every Tuesday 11.15am-12.15pm, Shrivenham Memorial Hall, contact Emma 07789 595754 for more information. All exercises sitting and standing

Table Tennis Saturday 10.30-12noon at The Methodist Church. Refreshments. All welcome. 

Relaxation and Meditation Classes (suitable for all) For information call Tania, T: 07540 895774 or E: taniajwannerton@hotmail.co.uk Zumba Gold Tue 1-1.45pm (Slower paced low impact) – Highworth Community Ctr – info. Lorna 07582 612778 

Highworth Amateur Swimming Club Tue 7-8pm & Thur 6-8.30pm membership@highworthasc.co.uk 

Fitsteps Tue 7.30pm – Great fun, great way to exercise, dance yourself fit! First session FREE. Come and try it out at Lechlade Pavilion Experience not necessary – info Sharon Wilson 07769 229084 

Shrivenham Bowls Club Tue throughout the winter months, eyes down at 7.45pm for cash bingo in the clubhouse – info Roy Dixon 01793 782005 

Highworth & Swindon Walking Club – Wed & Sun for full programme visit our website http://highworthandswindonwalkingclub.btck.co.uk/ or contact the Communication Officer, Mary Hewitt on 01793 780039 

Fitsteps Wed 10am – Great fun, great way to exercise, dance yourself fit! First session FREE. Come and try it out at Lechlade Pavilion Experience not necessary – info Sharon Wilson 07769 229084 

Walking Football 50+ Thur 11am-12noon at The Rec – £2 a session – just turn up 

Walking Football 50+ Mon 12.30am at The Rec £2 a session – just turn up 

Walking Netball 50+ Thur 9.30-10.30am at the Rec. £2 per session. Although aimed at the 50+, ladies of all ages are welcome. It’s a fun and gentle way to get some exercise and make new friends. No previous netball experience is necessary. Info. elainelloyd40@gmail.com 

Highworth Running Club Wed 6pm (Beginners) and 7pm, meet outside Vorda Playgroup, Brewery Street 

Scottish Country Dancing Club Thur (term time) 7.30pm – Lechlade New Memorial Hall (from September 13th) – Margaret Godfrey 01367 252581 

Pilates Classes Thur 6pm – Lechlade Methodist Hall Stott Instructor – 07773 080125 

Gymnastics (4+) & Trampolining (8+) Fri 3.30pm at The Rec – call 762602 to book a space

Leisure Badminton Thurs 8-9.30pm at Highworth Warneford School. £5. All levels, all ages. Focus on fitness and fun. Just turn up or for more details call Sue Turner on 07979 840009 

Highworth DA Badminton Club Tues & Fri 8-10pm at Warneford School Sports Hall – Social & League Badminton – first visit is free of charge – info racketbag72@gmail.com 

Highworth Tennis Courts Fri 9.30-11am – Adult ‘Drills & Skills’ – pay as you go – improve your basic and team play with an LTA coach! – members/non members – http://www.htc.org.uk/Coaching.html 

Junior Golf Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm – Blunsdon Hose Hotel – Marc 07876684645

Tea Dance Fri 1.30-3.30pm – Highworth Recreation Centre – No partner required – from £3.15 – Swindon Card Concession 1 – 762602 

Highworth Tennis Courts Fri 7-9pm – Club Social Session – Members/non-members – three free visits before we talk membership – 07834 088038 

Highworth Tennis Courts Sat 10am-12pm, Junior Coaching – info 07834 088038 http://www.htc.org.uk/Coaching.html 

THE ARTS 

Highworth Amateur Dramatic Society Mon 8.15 -10pm (Rehearsals) – at Highworth Community Centre info Shaun Smith 764337 shaunsmith1984@hotmail.com 

Highworth Choral Society Mon 7.30-9.30pm rehearsals – Methodist Church – Contact Brenda on 725928 

Methodist Church Craft Group Third Tuesday of month, 10am-2pm – at Highworth Methodist Hall Trisha 763453 or Val 07932 437416 

TATT (Tunes at The Trout) Second Tuesday of Month, 8pm at The Trout Inn Lechlade. Fun Folk Music – Come and join in or listen – Free Admission info Ian Andrews pesthouse@btinternet.com 

The Regent Cinema – (Matinee Club) First Wednesday of month. Doors open 12noon The Corn Exchange Faringdon – for details call information centre 01367 242191 www.visitfaringdon.info/cinema email tic@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk 

Community Choir Faringdon Wed (In term time) 7-8.30pm – Ferndale School Hall Bromsgrove – £2.50 per session. Wide range of music led by Louise Woodgate – info genewebb@rocketmail.com or 59w ww.highworthlink.co.uk 01367 242222 

White Horse Folk Club First and Third Wednesday of month, 8pm at St Michael’s Church Room Highworth – Info Derrick 01793 762070 or Geoff 01793 706753 

Community Voices Second and fourth Wednesday of month 7-8pm at Lechlade Baptist Church £2 Why not come and join us? Contact Moira Cima on 01285 821935 

Highworth Songsters Thur 10.30am-12.30pm – at Methodist Church – enquiries to Eira 762786 or Marjorie 762536 

Kingsdown Woodcarvers Thur 7-9pm at Kingsdown School – from beginners to very clever people – tools and advice available – info Wayne 533720 or Nikki King 07525 245219 

Highworth Silver Band Thur 7.30-9.30pm Rehearsals at the Band Hall, Lechlade Road Mark 07526 704914 email Highworth.SB@gmail.com www.http://highworthsilverband.org 

Highworth Floral Art Society First Thursday of month except Jan and Aug, 7.30pm – Barbara 762697 or Michelle 827545 

The Regent Cinema – Last Friday of month. Doors open 7pm – The Corn Exchange, Faringdon – for details call information centre 01367 242191 www.visitfaringdon.info/cinema email tic@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk 

River Folk Acoustic Second and last Friday of month, 8pm – £2 at the Trout Inn jaymathews124@mac.com or 01367 860869 

SOCIAL GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES 

Oxfordshire Grandparents Support Group Second Tue of month, for grandparents estranged from their grandchildren. Meetings over coffee and cake are held in Faringdon – 10.30-12.30pm. Contact Diana Dunk 01367 244636 or visit oxfordshiregsg@gmail.com 

The Rotary Club of Swindon North Mon (other than the 5th Monday in each month) 6.15pm – Blunsdon House Hotel – call Terry on 762669 or Alan on 762914 or www.rotaryswindonnorth.org.uk 

Fitness Classes all week starting at 9am at The Rec for full weekly programme call 762602 or www.highworthrec.co.uk 

Slimming World Highworth Thurs start times 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Southfield Junior School – Louise Preece 07717 681939. Fri 9.30am at Highworth Community Centre – contact Jo 07815 838944 

Exercise Classes Wed 9.45-11.15am in St Michael’s Church Hall – Classes graded to suit all abilities but particularly for the more mature lady looking to improve her fitness and make new friends – for more info contact Kathy Kirk 01993 882350 or Kathy.kirk@live.com 

Highworth Historical Society Last Monday of Month except December and June – August incl, 7.30pm United Reformed Church – Guests welcome £3. Contact Christine on 764811 or visit www.highworthhistoricalsociety.co.uk 

The Royal British Legion First Monday of Month, 7.30pm – The Globe Public House 

Highworth & District Lions Second Monday of Month, 7.30pm – Blunsdon House Hotel – Rosemary 0845 8339831 

Highworth Gardening Club Third Monday of Month, 7.30pm – St Michael’s Hall – for full programme call Norman Jeffery 762805 

Lechlade History Society 3rd Monday of month, 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Guests welcome £4. Contact Alan Garnell 01367 253087 or visit www.lechladehistory.co.uk 

Highworth United Charities – meet usually on Second Tuesday of Month to consider applications for funding 

Highworth and District Probus Club Alternate Tuesday mornings, at The Cold Harbour – Blunsdon new members welcome – info Clive 01793 721595 

Family History Group Second Tuesday of Month, 10am – Highworth Library 463500 

Highworth Methodist Church Bridge Club Tuesday, 2-4pm. All are welcome. Call 764350 for info 

Highworth Camera Club Second Tuesday of Month, 7.30pm – Highworth Community Centre Info. Facebook Highworth Camera Club www.highworthcameraclub.com 

Shrivenham & District Gardening Club First Tuesday of Month, 7.30pm – The Vic Day Hall – Shrivenham Memorial Hall – visitors welcome – 01793 782162 

Highworth Wine & Beer Circle Third Tuesday of month, 8pm – at Highworth Council Room – for more info contact D. Holden 766093

Bingo Wed 8pm at “The Goldfinger”

Highworth Expert Patient Programme Second Thursdays – 10.30am, meet at The Bridge, Sheep Street – email: rjmorris49@gmail.com 

Highworth Afternoon Women’s Institute First Wednesday of month, 2.15pm. From April we will meet at The Highworth Council Offices. For full programme call Gill Pagan 762056 

Defence Academy & Swindon Branch Royal Aeronautical Society First Wednesday of month, at 7pm. Information on 07740 136609 or raeswindon@gmail.com 

Highworth Community Partnership Group First Wednesday of month, 7pm – call Sandra Rendall 762197 for venue 

Highworth Evening Women’s Institute Second Wednesday of month, 7.30pm at Warneford School. For full information call Mary Swaffield on 861173                  

Highworth Job Club Tuesday 10-11am – Highworth Library 463500 

Swindon Carers Centre (Highworth) Group Second Thursday of month, 10.30am-12noon at Westrop Surgery 

Shrivenham Women’s Institute Third Thursday of Month, 7pm for 8pm start – Memorial Hall Shrivenham – Mary Hewitt 780039 

Tea & Cake Afternoon for Prospect Hospice second Wed of month – 2-4pm in St Michael’s Church Room 

Western Front Association 1914-18 First Sunday of Month Sept-May, 2pm Highworth venue – Contact Paul 01367 253100 

Vale Afternoon Walkers meet Tuesdays at 1.30pm Marten’s Road Shrivenham for car-sharing. Join us for a 4-6mile walk in the beautiful hills and valleys of our area. For more information call Helen on 01793 78333