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 http://www.club-bridge.org.uk/northleach/.

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 Community Association

Northleach Community Association’s main work continues to be the provision for the mini-bus. Unfortunately Carole Dore is unable to continue with her supportive work in organising the hires and logistics of our local minibus and is stepping down at the end of December. The association would like to sincerely thank Carole for all her hard work in keeping the bus on the road over the past ten years. Her services will surely be missed. Our service to the community will continue, and for those wishing to make use of the bus, for family or group activities, please contact one of our team to book and check availability:

Chairman – J. Astic 01451 860366
Secretary – P. Rainey 01451 860800
Treasurer – D. M. Louisson 01451 860608

Please note: Most people can voluntarily drive our Permit 19 minibus, i.e. if you are over 25 and under 69, and have held a clean driving licence for two years.

Northleach Evergreens

The Evergreens is aclub 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 Cotswold Hall commencing at 2.30pm and finishing between 4.30 and 5pm. 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

Northleach & Fosse 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 Ox House Wine Bar 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 contact the President on 0845 833 9825.

www.northleachandfosselions.org.uk

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: Kathy Ellison: 01451 860749

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 Leader is Joan Bond, 01451 861591. The Programme for 2015 is now available and can be sent to anyone interested.

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

NADFAS

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies comprises over 330 Member Societies and over 90,000 Members throughout the country and abroad. Dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and knowledge of the Arts, and stimulating interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Each society 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.

The National Association produces a twice-yearly magazine and arranges cultural tours for members and their families.

Further information on NADFAS can be found at www.nadfas.org.uk

Northleach Town Trustees

The Trustees of Northleach Town Charities meet quarterly, each year, to administer the two sets of four almshouses in the town, and additionally two pieces of grazing pasture in the district; and three small charities left in trust for various local needy causes. It is also the responsibility of the Trustees to uphold the traditions of the Court Leet, and organise the annual Court Leet dinner. Any correspondence should be addressed to the secretary Bernard James. 01451 860417

The Court Leet meets annually on the second Thursday of November.

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.

http://u3asites.org.uk/northleach

For more details contact Mrs Marlene Gaut on 01451 860868.

Northleach Womens’ Institute – affiliated to Gloucestershire Federation of WI’s

From January 2017, we will meet on the second Wednesday of every month – excluding August – at the Westwoods Centre at 7.30pm.

Our meetings are a mixture of a large variety of speakers, summer walks, quizzes, demonstrations, outings – and of course, the Christmas party.

We also participate in Northleach events like the Charter Fair and the Christmas Charities fair.

Contact: Esther Morgan on 01451 861802.