Northleach Bridge Club

The Northleach Bridge Club meets every Monday at 7.15 for 7.30 in the Cotswold Hall to play duplicate bridge. We have 45 members drawn from a wide area. Our aim is to playin a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We run internal competitions throughout the year, and enter for a number of national and international simultaneous pairs competitions. We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union.

Results and advance information can be found on our website

New members of any standard are always welcome. Many people play social bridge in and around Northleach, we can usually find you a partner if you want to get started. We don’t currently run a beginners’ class but have done so in the recent past and would hope to do so in future if numbers justified it.

If you’re interested in playing and want to hear more – we’d like to hear from you!

Contact: Chris Fox 01993 823131

Northleach Evergreens

The Evergreens is a club for senior citizens that provides facilities for education and physical and mental recreation for its members. The committee may admit any person who is 55 years of age and over who lives within the club’s area. The committee may also, upon recommendation, consider for membership any disabled person who is under 55. Club meetings take place on alternate Fridays in the Westwoods Centre commencing at 2pm and finishing around 4pm. If you would like to know more about Northleach Evergreens, please do give me a ring, evenings are best, and I will send you a programme for the year.

Jill Thomas 01451 860695

Cotswold Fosseway Lions Club

The Lions’ motto is ‘We Serve’.

Lions club members are a local group of like-minded men and women who are doing volunteer work to support their community and others. In addition to this work we enjoy social functions, which are normally arranged monthly: it could be skittles one month, a meal out, darts at the local, or a quiz night, or something similar.

Northleach & Fosse Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8pm for a business meeting at The Cotswold Hall in Northleach. At these meetings we decide who will benefit from our available funds. These funds are collected via the monthly car boot sales which are held on the second Sunday of each month from March to October in Bourton, as well as seasonal bucket collections and other fundraising initiatives. Any interested parties are welcome to attend these meetings.

If you are interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun at the same time – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. Both men and women are welcome to join Lions. If you want to make a difference and know that the volunteer work you perform is worthwhile and appreciated, as well as enjoying fun social evenings, then why not come along to one of our meetings to see how we can meet your needs.

For more details visit

Northleach Historical Society

The Historical Society’s aim is “To encourage and further the interests of the residents of Northleach and the surrounding villages, in local history that is, the Cotswolds.”

Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month (except July, August and January) at 7.30 pm in the main hall of the Westwoods Centre, Northleach. The current annual subscription is £12. Visitors are always welcome (£3 per meeting)

For further information, telephone 01451 860687.

Northleach School Association

Northleach School Association is a voluntary organisation made up of Parents and teachers whose aim is to provide some very necessary, as well as some ‘nice to have’ resources for the children.

The School Association is one way that the school gets involved with the local community, with many of our events appealing to a wider audience, and through the School Association, the community gives a lot to the school with the continuous generosity of local people and businesses.

Contact the school on 01451 860274  or their website

Northleach Mothers Union

The Northleach branch of the Mothers’ Union meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:15am at the Church Centre, Northleach.

The Programme for the current year can be sent to anyone who is interested.

Everyone welcome. You do not have to be a church member, nor necessarily a mother, and men are also most welcome to join.

The Arts Society Northleach

The Arts Society comprises over 330 Member Societies and over 90,000 Members throughout the country and abroad. It is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and knowledge of the Arts, and to stimulating interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Each local society, such as Arts Society Northleach, plans a programme of monthly lectures by eminent speakers on a wide range of topics on all aspects of the decorative and fine arts. They also arrange visits to museums, art galleries and places of historic interest, as well as social events.

The Arts Society Northleach has 180 members and meets in the Westwoods Centre on the third Thursday of the month. We do welcome guests at our lectures and other activities. For the lectures there is an £8 charge.
Membership runs from September to August and the 2022/2023 Annual Subscription is £50 per person but you may join at any time during the year.

Full Membership entitles you to:

  • Attend nine outstanding lectures each year in the Westwood Centre (or via Zoom if circumstances dictate this)
  • Receive regular Arts Society Northleach Newsletters with up to date information and news about our society and other cultural events.
  • Participate in Study Days, Visits and other activities as they occur and which are part of our extra cultural programme.   Additional costs are usually incurred.
  • Invitations to social and member events such as the Annual Lunch, a glossy magazine from The Arts Society three times per year and regular newsletters and updates including Monthly Highlights.

Why not come along with a member to one of our meetings and pick up a membership application pack from our welcome desk or go to the website to download an application form

Northleach U3A

U3A – UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE – is a mutual teaching and learning body for people over the age of 50, who are no longer working full-time. It is a non-profit making, international organisation, established in 1972. Groups are formed by people with a common interest, who come through to extend and share their knowledge, enthusiasms and skills. There are now over 300 independent U3As in the UK, led by the Third Age Trust, a registered charity. Each U3A consists of groups of members interested in a wide range of subjects.

For more details contact Pamela Leemeijer Tel. 01451 860105