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Set out below are details about each of our user groups that they have provided. They have been set out in name order alphabetically.

Name of Organisation / Group

Active Balance – seated and standing exercise

Contact Toni Vassilouthis  07803345702
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)  11.15 – 12.15 every Thursday
Short introduction about the group / organisation  Exercise class for improving balance, muscle strength, joint mobility, coordination and endurance
Other  Qualified Postural Stability, OTAGO and Chair based exercise instructor

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Name of Organisation / Group

Cheltenham & District Orchid Society

Website name (if applicable) www.cheltenhamorchids.org
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Annual Show at the Community Centre. 2019 date is:

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm

Short introduction about the group Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Show

Nursery & Society Displays, Plants for sale (Including Alpines), ‘Resident Artist’, Refreshments, Re-Potting & Advice – Free Parking

Bring your Orchid and have it re-potted for £1

Entry £2.50

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Name of Organisation / Group

Churchdown Bridge Club

Contact 1  John King (Chairman) 01242 252092
Contact 2  Sue Murray (Secretary ) 01242 863347
Website name  www.churchdownbridgeclub.org.uk
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)   Each Monday at 13.30 and 19.00
Short introduction about the group / organisation   Friendly, Competitive, Duplicate Bridge.
Other   New Players always Welcome

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Name of Organisation / Group

Churchdown Local History Society

Contact Joan Hughes (Chairman) 01452  712529
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Second Thursday of the month starting at 7.30 in the Purple room  
Short introduction about the group / organisation Membership fees due at the AGM in May but visitors always welcome. Admission £3, includes refreshments

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Name of Organisation / Group

Churchdown Players

Contact 1  Janet Clark (Chairman) 07540 092505
Contact 2  Ian Clark (Secretary) 07540 074586
Website name (if applicable) www.churchdownplayers.com
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Wednesday evenings, Meeting Room.
Short introduction about the group / organisation Churchdown Players, a friendly, village-based group who have been staging plays in Churchdown since 1958. Find out more about us by browsing our website or connecting with us on Facebook

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Name of Organisation / Group

Churchdown Ukulele Club

Contact 1  John Payton (Chairman) 07759 823853
Contact 2  David Hier (Secretary) 01452 857316
Website name https://churchdownukes.simdif.com/index.html
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Every Wednesday in the upstairs room. We start playing at 7:30 pm, a break about 8:30pm and then finish at 10:00pm
Short introduction about the Group / Organisation Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to come along and join us. It’s all about having fun singing and playing along to our very varied and comprehensive song book that spans the decades of popular music.
Other  Entrance fee is £2, refreshments 50p.

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Name of Organisation / Group

Churchdown Wine Circle

Contact 1 Richard Wright (Chairman) 01452 865837
Contact 2 Jill Colley (Secretary) 01452 712613
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)  4th Thursday of the month at 7.45pm.
Short introduction about the group We are a group of about 40 members and although we no longer make wine we do have 2 or 3 wine tastings a year.  The speakers at our meetings cover a variety of topics and members can enjoy a drink from the bar and a chat.
Other  New members are always very welcome.

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Name of Organisation / Group

‘Clubbercise’   (Cath’s Classes)

Contact Cath 07747 466807
Website name (if applicable) www.cathsclasses.co.uk
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Every Thursday 6.15-7.00pm @ Churchdown Community Centre

 

Short introduction about the group / organisation If you like the idea of a fitness class that feels more like a night out than a workout then you’ll love Clubbercise. Fun, easy-to-follow dance routines using rave glow sticks to club anthems from 90s classics to the latest chart hits taught in a darkened room with disco lights. £4 a class and then an extra £2.50 if you would like the battery operated glow sticks. No need to book ahead, you can just turn up! 

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Name of Organisation / Group

Coopers Edge Ballet School

Contact                       Angela Wright (Principal)      07817736345
Website name (if applicable) www.coopersedgeballetschool.co.uk
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)  Classes on a Monday evening 4.00-7.00pm
Short introduction about the group / organisation Coopers Edge Ballet School – Inspiring Children to Learn.

We provide ballet lessons in Churchdown for children from 2 ½  years old.

Other  Email address: info@coopersedgeballetschool.co.uk

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Name of Organisation / Group

Glevum Lacemakers

Contact 1 Jan Cowl (Chairman) via “contact us” on our web page
Contact 2 Jackie Woodland (Secretary) via “contact us” on our web page
Website name (if applicable https://www.glevumlacemakers.org 
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)  we meet on the second Saturday of alternate months (Jan, Mar, May, Sept and Nov) dates on website
Short introduction about the group / organisation  Glevum Lacemakers have over 115 members, 70-80 of whom meet bi-monthly at Churchdown Community Centre. Our membership covers Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Oxfordshire and even Norfolk!

All types of lace are made – Torchon, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Needlelace, Milanese, Honiton etc. All abilities are welcome. It is a self-help group as no formal tuition is available although we try to encourage new lacemakers.

Speakers and suppliers are arranged for several meetings per year some on lace/crafts some totally unrelated to lacemaking.

There is a raffle at each meeting, a quarter of the money taken goes to the group’s Charity of the Year.

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Name of Organisation / Group

Gloucester IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society)

Contact 1 Ray Scofield (Chairman) 07979 246875
Contact 2 Jeff Brown (Secretary) 01285 659254 (after 7.30 pm)
Website name www.facebook.com/GloucesterIPMS/
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) We meet once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 8 – 10 pm
Short introduction about the group / organisation We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy a get-together and chat about scale modelling. There is plenty of experience here if you need to pick up a few hints and tips, and we have a wide variety of subjects modelled.
Other Anybody with an interest in scale modelling is more than welcome, so come along and give us a try!

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Name of Organisation / Group

Gloucestershire Short Mat Bowling Association

Website name (if applicable) www.GSMBA.org.uk

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Name of Organisation / Group

MGM Fairs

Contact  Gail Tucker – Owner / Manager 07818 462448
Email enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk
Website name www.mgmfairs.co.uk
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Once a Year – in 2019 it will be Sunday, 19th May
Short introduction about the  organisation We organise 100% Dolls House and Miniature Shows around the UK, which are specialist fairs catering to everyone who has a dolls house, a miniature project, or just likes small things.   Traders come from all over the UK to show and sell their dolls houses and miniature items.

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Name of Organisation / Group

Physiotherapy led Pilates with Sally

Contact  Sally Church (Qualified Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor) Landline 01452 812940, mobile 07967 126219
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm (weekly)

Thursday 3.00pm-4.00pm (weekly)

Short introduction about the group / organisation The classes are informal and kept to a maximum of 12 participants. Small classes ensure one to one time (if necessary) and the opportunity to ask questions, so you can be confident that you are exercising safely. I ask that all class members complete a short, confidential, health questionnaire; I am a physiotherapist so it is important to me that you are not doing any exercises that are unsafe for you.
Other £42.00 for 6 sessions.  If you have any questions about the classes, or you are interested in joining us, please do not hesitate to contact me, telephone 01452 812940

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Name of Organisation / Group

Tai Chi for Health 

Contact Toni Vassilouthis  07803 345702
Meeting details (day / time / frequency)  12.30 – 1.30 every Thursday 
Short introduction about the group / organisation  Low impact Tai Chi class – either seated or standing to improve balance, coordination, joint mobility and muscle strength
Other  Recommended for Falls Prevention, Arthritis and Osteoporosis 

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Name of Organisation / Group

Thursday Painters

Contact 1 (position) Jill Lowde (Chairman) 01452 714570
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Thursday 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Weekly School term times
Short introduction about the group / organisation Group do art in various media. Informal and no lessons
Other Social group as important as art. Any form of art or craft according to each member’s desire.

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Name of Organisation / Group

Urostomy Association ( Cotswold Branch)

Contact Janet Payne (Secretary) 01242 250241
Website name

 

https://urostomyassociation.org.uk/local-branches/cotswold/
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Meeting dates are circulated to members by email. Meetings begin at 10am, with tea and coffee, and the business starts at 10.30. The meetings usually end at noon.
Short introduction about the group / organisation Most members have a Urostomy or know someone who has.
Other Please feel free to ring, e-mail or write to the Branch Secretary at any time for further information.

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Name of Organisation / Group

Where the Heart Is Support and Social Group

Contact 1 Pearl Stokes (Chairman) 01452 712058
Contact 2 Tony Stokes (Secretary) 01452 712058
Website name www.gloucestershirewheretheheartis.com
Meeting details (day / time / frequency) Tuesday afternoons 3.00 p.m.
Short introduction about the group / organisation For heart patients. Open to everyone because everyone is a potential heart patient. Our two instructors are both BACPR qualified (British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation)
Other On the third Tuesday of the month we have a Meeting with a Speaker which starts at 2.00 p.m.

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