Details of those organisations taking part in 2018.

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Location 1: St Katherine's Hall

Bromesberrow St Mary's Primary School and Pre-School

We are a wonderful village school and nursery who are proud of what we have to offer. Many of our existing children come from Ledbury Town (travelling on our minibuses) and one of the reasons we are participating in the Community Day is to represent them and raise awareness of our wonderful school.

Let us tell you about and show you our display about the school and the activities that we provide including a parents and tots group. We will be running an activities table for young children, and our early years teacher will be with us to talk about Bromesberrow Pre-School and our play based learning ethos.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 650340

Contact e-mail address: admin@st-marys-bromesberrow.glous.sch.uk

Contact website: www.bromesberrowschool.co.uk


Community Action Ledbury

Community Action Ledbury is a charity offering transport services within Ledbury and twenty three surrounding parishes. CAL offers the Ring and Ride voluntary car scheme. Volunteers use their own cars to provide transport to individuals who are socially isolated or unable to use conventional transport due to disability. CAL also offers a minibus service to community and voluntary groups. Local groups can use the fully adapted and wheelchair accessible vehicles for day trips or regular meetings.

Find out about our services for the community. Talk to us about help you may need or ways in which you could help us. More drivers are always welcome.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635339

Contact e-mail address: admin@caledbury.org.uk

Contact website: www.caledbury.org.uk


Cricket - Ledbury Cricket Club

Ledbury Cricket Club has been part of the fabric of Ledbury for many years. Now is a very exciting time for Ledbury Cricket Club as we are playing our first season at our brand new purpose built facilities in Orlham Lane (just past the Rugby Club).

Let us tell you about our new ground and facilities, the teams we run (seniors and juniors) and the opportunities we offer around the Club. We would welcome more members, volunteers, and supporters. You can just use us an excuse to come, sit and watch a game on a summer's day with a refreshing drink.

From 1000 to 1200 (later if wet)

 

Contact phone number: 07834 805841

Contact e-mail address: lcccommittee@gmail

Contact website: www.ledbury.play-cricket.com


Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle Forum

LACF works to encourage cycling for all by petitioning for improvements to street infrastructure particularly near the schools and leisure facilities, by checking that new homes and businesses have cycle storage provision and by organising community cycling events. It works closely with Herefordshire Council's Sustainable Transport unit. It runs a leisure-cycling website www.ComeCyclingLedbury.com - a one-stop-shop resource for cyclists (and non-cyclists).

Interested in local cycle routes? We will have local cycle maps for sale and cycle promotion leaflets. Ask us about the Come Cycling Ledbury website and let us know your thoughts about cycling provision in Ledbury. Learn of our involvement in planning applications.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635432

Contact e-mail address: info@ledburycomecycling.co.uk

Contact website: www.comecyclingledbury.com


Energy Saving - Ledbury Energy Information Centre

We are a local group of volunteers with the aim to advise and help people in Ledbury and district to save energy and save money. We are available to make presentations to other local groups about Energy Awareness.

We offer help for ways to save money on your energy bills by using energy saving devices such as LED's or switching energy suppliers. Sign up for an Energy Review and get an Energy Monitor for free. Find out about the local Car Sharing scheme.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 634788


Food Bank - Ledbury

We are a registered charity providing short-term supplies of food and household items to individuals or families in the Ledbury area who have insufficient funds to afford food. We hope to provide a warm welcome when we are open on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and midday. Donate food during opening hours upstairs at St Katherine's Hall or via our collection points in Tesco or Coop. We also welcome one off or monthly financial donations.

Meet our volunteers & trustees in St. Katherine's Hall. The Food Bank will be open on the first floor to anyone who is interested in finding out more.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07581 283092

Contact e-mail address: food@ledburyfoodbank.org

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodbank.org


Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751

Freemasonry is the world's largest, secular, fraternal organisation. It is multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-faith with over 300,000 members in approximately 8,500 Lodges in England & Wales. Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness, honesty, courtesy, truth, integrity and fairness in all things.

Visit our display to find out more about Local and National Freemasonry. Ask our Lodge members about Freemasonry, our charitable activities in the Community, particularly locally in Ledbury and Herefordshire and with "in need groups", and how to join the organisation.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631898

Contact e-mail address: davidsparrey@aol.com

Contact website: www.herefordshiremasons.org


Harriers - Ledbury & District

Ledbury & District Harriers is an established running club that began in 2001. We run every week and more whatever the weather - around town in Autumn and Winter, and exploring the lanes, field and hills round Ledbury in Spring and Summer. We have run several successful Couch to 5K courses for non-runners wanting to try running and those returning to running.

Find out about our running club. Meet members of the Harriers who will be there to tell you about the range of running groups and activities we offer to runners of a wide range of abilities - including those who would like to try running.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: info@ledburyharriers.org.uk

Contact website: www.ledburyharriers.org.uk


Healthwatch Herefordshire

Healthwatch represents the views of local people on health & social care, whether it's improving things today or helping to shape services for tomorrow. Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, not just people who use them now but anyone who might need to in future.

Come and tell us your views on local NHS and social care services. Take part in the surveys we are running on local services - we need your views. Find out about the issues we are currently working on.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 277044

Contact e-mail address: info@healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk

Contact website: www.healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk


Hereford & Gloucester Canal Trust

The Herefordshire and Gloucester Canal Trust aims to rebuild and restore the 34 miles of rural Canal between Gloucester and Hereford, the course of which passes through Ledbury. Our message: Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is rebuilding a sustainable Canal between Hereford and Gloucester.

Find out about local restoration of the Canal and the history of the canal through Ledbury - displays and leaflets will be available. Our popular walk leaflets and book about the canal will be on sale, with a book signing by the author, Richard Skeet. Find out how you can help us as a supporter, or take a chance in our annual Grand Holiday Draw.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01452 332900

Contact e-mail address: information@h-g-canal.org.uk

Contact website: www.h-g.canal.org.uk


Home-Start Herefordshire

Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential. We are an independent charity offering support, friendship and practical help to families experiencing stress and finding it hard to cope and have at least one child between 0-19.

Come and find out about the work we do in Herefordshire. We will be explaining about the service we offer to families needing help throughout the county. Let us tell you how you could help us do more by supporting us and as a volunteer.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07807 446478

Contact e-mail address: Ali.homestart@gmail.com

Contact website: www.home-startherefordshire.co.uk


Horticultural Society - Ledbury Horticultural Society

Ledbury Horticultural Society has existed since 1875, and is renowned for its Annual Show held on Bank Holiday Monday (Ledbury Carnival Day). Over the past 14 years the society has raised 8,000 for charity.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07875 478484

Contact e-mail address: kelvinlynch51@gmail.com

Contact website: Find us on Facebook


LADS (Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society)

LADS has a long history of entertaining Ledbury with shows of all kinds, and its splendid annual pantomimes. LADS was instrumental in the development of the Market Theatre which opened in 2000 and is now the base for its operations, and which the Society owns on behalf of the Community.

Visit our stand and display to find out about recent and forthcoming activities including our forthcoming production of "Salad Days" on 13th to 16th June at the Market Theatre. Find out how you can get involved in acting or the many different aspects of running a theatre, or just supporting LADS as a member.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 636663

Contact e-mail address: chairman@themarkettheatre.com

Contact website: www.themarkettheatre.co


Ledbury Focus - Grapevine Publications (Worcestershire) Ltd

Grapevine Publications (Worcestershire) Limited is a family run small business, based in Birtsmorton. We produce the Ledbury Focus magazine, as well as two other similar publications, The Worcestershire Grapevine (which covers various towns and villages in south east Worcestershire) and The Link (which covers an area in Surrey, south of London).

Come and meet us to find out more about the Ledbury Focus and how we can help you with publicity for your event, group or business in the Ledbury Focus.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01684 833715

Contact e-mail address: info@grapevinepublications.co.uk

Contact website: www.grapevinepublications.co.uk


Marie Curie Fundraising Group - Ledbury

Our committee meets monthly to organise and support events and collections around Ledbury. The money that we raise provides high quality care by Marie Curie nurses in Herefordshire, free of charge to people with all terminal illnesses in their own home. We also have a fantastic band of supporters who come and help us when they can.

Our Marie Curie stand will display information about our local fundraising activities e.g. collections, events, projects etc. - all of which raise funds to support our local Marie Curie nurses in Herefordshire. We are looking for new members and supporters to help us raise funds to continue this work.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 630253

Contact e-mail address: clarerobertson1@live.co.uk


Refugee Support Group - Ledbury

Syria's civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Millions of displaced people are struggling with the trauma of not only losing their own country, but of being unable to find a new one. Working alongside One Nation Charity and Anaya Aid, Ledbury Refugee Support sends emergency supplies into Syria for those who remain to face the struggle and uncertain consequences in their homeland.

Find out about what we have been able to do to help refugees in the past year - we have had some success. Ask us how you can help us with continuing support.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631136

Contact e-mail address: joyce@joycemasondesign.com

Contact website: www.ledburyrefugeesupport.com


Rotary Club - Ledbury

Ledbury Rotary is just one part of the greatest service organisation in the world, which combines friendship as well as participating in local and international projects and activities.

We will be showcasing Rotary in Ledbury, giving you an opportunity to find out about Rotary worldwide and locally. Local projects include our Community Chest grants and Kids Out days and international work includes End Polio. Ask how you can help us in our work.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 890696

Contact e-mail address: secretary@ledbury.rotary1100.org

Contact website: www.ledburyrotary.org


Salter's Hill Charity

Established in 1983, Salters Hill is based in Herefordshire, supporting over 80 people and working with over 100 staff and volunteers. We adopt and reflect best practice in all that we do. We are financially sustainable for the future challenges that we know we will face. Our support is kind, dependable, and can be life-changing.

Find out about our activities and the services we provide for adults with a disability. We will display items for sale produced by our Creative Learning department. Use this opportunity to meet staff from the charity.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 671080

Contact e-mail address: admin@saltershill.org.uk

Contact website: www.saltershill.org.uk


St Katherine's Chapel - Ledbury Ministry

The chapel of St Katherine's Hospital was built in the 13th century and remodelled in the 14th century. Services continue to be held regularly in the chapel as part of the Ledbury ministry.

Explore this historic gem. Our Welcomers will be there to tell you about it. Or just find a peaceful space for reflection. Visit our Gazebo outside St Katherine's Chapel where we will offer prayer to anyone who would like it.

From 1000 to 1400

 


Stop the Drop - Herefordshire Council

"Stop the Drop" is Herefordshire Council's anti-litter campaign that aims to educate the public to take more responsibility for their waste by not dropping litter and encouraging volunteers to participate in community litter picks. The campaign was launched following concerns about the amount of litter in Herefordshire and the impact this could have on visitor numbers and the reputation of the county as well as the impact on wildlife and the environment.

Sign up to our Stop the Litter pledge. Find out how you can help our campaign and about the support available for litter picking groups and individuals.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 260514

Contact e-mail address: stopthedrop@herefordshire.gov.uk

Contact website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/stopthedrop


The Arts Society, Hereford

We encourage decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage. We want to open up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn, participate in, and preserve.

Find out about the range of our monthly lectures and our future programme. Ask us about our current and forthcoming volunteer work including practical restoration work. Find out how you can join us.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: maureenschild@btinternet.com

Contact website: www.hereford-dfas.org.uk


The Arts Society, Ross-on-Wye

Our society is for anyone with an interest in the arts and heritage. The aims of the society are to help members gain knowledge of the Decorative and Fine Arts by means of lectures, visits and group instruction in a sociable and enjoyable way, and to foster, when possible, an interest in Fine Arts among young people.

Find out what membership has to offer including lectures by renowned experts in their field, special interest days and visits to places of interest. See our display of work by our volunteers to produce records of churches in Herefordshire. Discover our work to inspire young people in the arts, an extremely interesting garden project and our textile work.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01452 613646

Contact e-mail address: eliz.maggs@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.rossdfas.org.uk


Tree Warden, Ledbury Parish

We have a rich and beautiful treescape in this parish including ancient trees, old hedgerows and ancient semi-natural woodland, parts of which have existed since the Domesday recording of 1086. As Tree Warden, my brief is to encourage Ledbury residents to get to know, understand and value our trees.

All welcome to come and talk to me, find out what I do as Tree Warden, and how you can get involved in discovering, appreciating, recording, surveying and generally marvelling at the trees and woods in our Parish.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07854 316227

Contact e-mail address: ledburytreewarden@gmail.com


Visually Impaired Support Group - Ledbury

Our club was founded in 1991 to enable visually impaired persons to increase their enjoyment in life by taking part in social activities and outings. Various speakers are arranged and also visits to Hereford Resource Centre, where members can purchase special aids for their particular problem.

Learn about the work we do to help people who have a visual impairment in Ledbury, and ways in which you might be able to help us support those who need assistance. Items for sale for our funds. Donations welcome.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633853

Contact e-mail address: patriciawilkin73@gmail.com


Youth Council

Ledbury Youth Council has been formed with help from John Masefield High School and Ledbury Town Council to give the young people of our town a say in how things happen and, indeed, what happens, and to play an active role in the community.

Meet us at our display to find out about the Youth Council, its aims and objectives and what it has done in the past year.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Location 2: Burgage Hall

Allotments Association - Ledbury

Ledbury Allotments Association (LAA) is a charity with two main aims: the provision of allotment facilities for local residents wanting to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and to support and facilitate education and training in horticultural and related activities. The LAA owns and manages two fields of allotments in Burtons Lane, outside Ledbury travelling towards Bosbury.

Members of the Ledbury Allotment Association will be pleased to tell you about our site in Burton's Lane, Wellington Heath, and how you can become an allotment holder.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635139

Contact e-mail address: ledburyallotment@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburyallotmentassociation.co.uk


Archery Club - Ledbury

Ledbury Archery Club is a friendly and inclusive club based in Ledbury. Club members have the opportunity to take part in inter-county, county and club tournaments. The club has its own coaching structure and accepts members from 12 years old and above.

Our club members will be available to talk about our activities, answer your questions, and tell you how you can try an engrossing sport in beautiful surroundings at our "Have a Go" morning on Saturday 16th June at our shooting ground.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07523 863214

Contact e-mail address: lacarchery@outlook.com

Contact website: www.ledburyarchery.org


British Red Cross

The Red Cross provides caring short-term help which is free of charge to support people to live independently at home. Our friendly volunteers can help with shopping, getting help from other services, building confidence to continue activities you enjoy or providing transport to hospital appointments. We can even lend a wheelchair or commode if required.

Come and meet some of our team to find out more about the services that we offer in Herefordshire. We will have a service coordinator and service support worker from our Independent Living team to answer your questions.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 373020

Contact e-mail address: SupportHereford@redcross.org.uk

Contact website: www.redcross.org.uk


Ledbury & District Civic Society

Our aims are to raise interest in Ledbury and its surroundings, promote high standards of planning and architecture, and secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of historic, natural and public interest.

Let our committee members tell you about the achievements of our Society and what we are working on now. Heritage Trail maps will be available for sale, together with free explanatory leaflets of the Butcher Row House Museum, the Heritage Centre and the work of the Civic Society. We will also have membership application forms and will be encouraging anyone who is interested in "looking after Ledbury" to join the society or volunteer to help our work.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: chairman@ledburycivicsociety.org

Contact website: www.ledburycivicsociety.org


Ledbury Town Council

Ledbury Town Council comprises 18 elected councillors. It has an important role in promoting the town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community as well as undertaking a number of parish responsibilities including maintenance of the Recreation Ground, the Cemetery and Dog Hill Wood.

Meet Town Councillors and discover more about the Council's work and discuss your views and ideas for the future of Ledbury. Find out about projects from the Town Plan that have begun to be delivered.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: admin@ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Contact website: www.ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk


Maritime Cadet Unit - Ledbury

Ledbury now has a thriving Maritime Cadet Unit which meets at the Burgage Hall, Church Lane, every Wednesday evening between 7 and 9pm and is open to boys and girls aged 8 to 18 years of age. Lots of activities to enjoy including canoeing, camping, sailing, football, swimming and many more.

Find out more about our activities by visiting our display featuring activities that our Cadets take part in. Cadets will be present to tell you more about our Unit and our activities. Ask how you can join us and as importantly how you can support us.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07594 882729

Contact e-mail address: captain@maritimecadets.co.uk

Contact website: www.maritimecadets.org


Naturalists Field Club - Ledbury

The club was founded in 1967 to give local people, who have a general interest in natural history, the opportunity of furthering and sharing their knowledge. Our activities run throughout the year with indoor talks in winter and an outdoor field programme in spring/summer.

Come and meet us, we are very friendly and welcoming to new faces. Let us tell you about our extensive year round programme from which we are confident you will find something of interest. See our rolling display of natural history photographs. Ask us about how to become a member.

From 1000 to 1300

 

Contact e-mail address: admin@ledburynaturalists.co.uk

Contact website: www.ledburynaturalists.co.uk


NatWest Bank - How to avoid Scams

Our message is simply how to avoid getting caught in scams or in fraud in all forms i.e. online, telephone, mail and text messages. What to look out for, what not to do, top tips about creating decent passwords, how to stay safe with anything involving online and who to contact should you have concerns.

We will be highlighting the "Friends against Scams" campaign. We will have leaflets available highlighting some tops tips to avoid getting caught in a scam or fraud, and will be pleased to take your questions and provide advice on avoiding scams.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07711 763321

Contact e-mail address: brian.merrifield@natwest.com

Contact website: www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk


Probus Club of Ledbury

We are a social club for men of retirement age or who will soon retire with some professional or business background. We meet every Monday morning except Bank Holidays in the Burgage Hall for talks given by visiting speakers or our members. Our talks cover a vast range of subjects to appeal to all tastes, and members are invited to question speakers and to add their own observations.

Our members will happily explain how much they enjoy their participation in the Club. Take up our offer to come along for a couple of meetings, without any commitment to join, to see if membership will attract you.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: ledburyprobus@gmail.com


Rifle and Pistol Club - Ledbury

Ledbury Pistol and Rifle Club is one of the oldest and continuously active sporting establishments in the town founded in the late 19th century. The club now operates in a purpose built 25m indoor range at the Rugby Club site in Ross Road, catering for small bore rifles, pistols, revolvers and air rifles and has access to an outdoor shooting range. New members are always welcome.

Meet our club members to find out about the Club including our history, activities, competitions and other activities available. Find out how you can join the Club and about our facilities.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07803 015344

Contact e-mail address: paul@ledburyrpc.co.uk

Contact website: www.ledburyrpc.co.uk


Tennis Club, Ledbury Tennis Club

Ledbury Tennis Club has an idyllic situation on the edge of a rural country estate, within a short walk of the town centre. The club is open all year round, with all 3 hardcourts floodlit to allow evening play. It is run by club volunteers, providing plenty of social and competitive tennis together with a range of other social activities.

Calling all adults, young adults and children. Want to try tennis? Want to return to tennis? Ask us about opportunities to play and how we can help you start.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632927

Contact e-mail address: Annhume226@btinternet.com

Contact website: www.ledburytennisclub.com


U3A - Ledbury & District

U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a nationwide organisation of local groups providing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to come together and develop their interests. We don't study for qualifications, we just enjoy taking part, meeting people and learning from one-another. Members share their knowledge and experience with others in interest groups, running informal activity sessions covering a wide range of subjects and activities.

We will have a display to illustrate the activities undertaken by members of Ledbury U3A. Members will be on hand to talk to those interested in joining us, and tell you about the many groups and activities that you could join.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: members@ledburyu3a.org.uk

Contact website: www.u3asites.org.uk/ledbury


WEA - Workers' Educational Association, Ledbury

The Ledbury Branch of the WEA run an exciting variety of courses and study days, covering such topics as Geology, Music, Art, History, Philosophy, Literature and Ethics.

Get an idea of the scope of our courses and study days from our 2016/17 programme. Our new programme comes out in the summer, and we will be pleased to take your details to add to our mailing list for our programme.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 634046

Contact e-mail address: r.a.dillon@talktalk.net


Womens Institute - Ledbury Branch

The Women's Institute is inspiring women to be diverse. We offer women of all ages the opportunity to join, make friends and be involved in any way that suits them.

Our members will be pleased to answer questions and talk generally about Women's Institute and our Ledbury branch. Find out about our current branch activities, our forthcoming programme and how you can join us as a member.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 636808

Location 3: Ledbury Community Centre

Active HERE

Active HERE is a service that supports adults in Herefordshire to get active by helping them find an activity or sport to suit their taste, age and ability. We offer free appointments in venues all over the county to discuss your physical activity needs and the range of suitable activities available in your locality.

Visit us to find how we can help you to get fitter and healthier.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 383567

Contact e-mail address: info@ignite-cic.co.uk


Aikido - Ji Myo Kan Ledbury Aikido Dojo

Aikido is a dynamic traditional Japanese Martial Art that is used for self defence and self development. It is a demanding martial art and as such will appeal to younger people who are physically active. We run classes locally for people 16 and over.

Come and meet our instructor and members of the group to find out about what Aikido is, its history and philosophy and to see if it is something you might want to get involved with, for example, to maintain and improve your fitness.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07952 522083

Contact website: www.ledburyaikido.co.uk


Bowling - Ledbury Short Mat Bowls

Our members meet every Monday and Wednesday morning in Ledbury Community Centre to enjoy a game of short mat bowls and a time of friendship and relaxation.. We have four mats and currently have approximately 40 members. New members are always welcome - the first session is free and the Club has its own bowls which can be loaned to new members.

Come along and try your hand at short mat bowls. Find out how this is a sport to keep agile mind and body for any age, and for the elderly to mix and have something to get up for!

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631272


Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Herefordshire

Herefordshire is still one of England's more rural counties. Its beautiful countryside, interspersed with historic market towns and villages, continues to support a traditional way of life. CPRE Herefordshire campaigns and works for a sustainable future for our county.

Let us tell you about all the different aspects of the branch's work in Herefordshire and focus on Ledbury. We want our county to retain its distinctive character and to develop and grow - ask us how you can help to achieve this as a volunteer or supporter.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: admin@cpreherefordshire.org.uk

Contact website: www.cpreherefordshire.org.uk


Countryside Restoration Trust

We are a farming and wildlife charity with two trust farms in Herefordshire - Awnells Farm in Much Marcle, and Turnastone Court Farm near Vowchurch. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our wildlife monitoring, practical conservation work or helping with events at Awnells Farm.

Meet Viv Geen, the Trust's wildlife monitoring officer in Herefordshire and experienced ecologist on our stand. Find out about the CRT and farm wildlife, including artefacts found on the farms like harvest mouse nests, dormouse nests, and bat droppings! Viv will be available to answer your farm wildlife questions. Donations will be welcome.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01223 262999

Contact e-mail address: vgeen@countrysiderestorationtrust.com

Contact website: www.crtuk.org


Crohn's and Colitis UK - Herefordshire Network

We seek to improve lives today and a world free from Crohn's & Colitis tomorrow... Over 850 people in Herefordshire have been diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis facing varying, unpredictable and often quite debilitating symptoms. Increasingly those diagnosed are children - even very young ones - and parents can struggle to understand their needs.

Please visit our stand to find out more about these debilitating conditions and the help and information we can offer. You may wish to support our work.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 0300 222 5700

Contact e-mail address: Herefordshire@networks.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

Contact website: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/herefordshire


Guild of Quiet Ground

I am a supporter of Traidcraft. Its mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help people in developing countries to transform their lives. Traidcraft's vision is a world freed from the scandal of poverty, where trade is just, and people and communities can flourish.

I will have a display of Traidcraft Groceries, Craft and Literature, and display Craft and Embroidery for the Guild with some literature on our aims and objectives.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 636246


Halo Leisure - Ledbury Swimming Pool

Halo Leisure is a social enterprise and registered charity running leisure facilities in Herefordshire including Ledbury Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre. Ledbury Swimming Pool is reopening with enhanced facilities in May after a major refurbishment.

Visit the Halo Stand to find out about what our recently renewed Swimming Pool and Exercise facility offers you. Pick up our Halo freebies.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632890

Contact e-mail address: via website

Contact website: www.haloleisure.co.uk


Healthy Lifestyle Trainers

Have you been thinking about making changes to your lifestyle but wonder how? Our free and confidential service helps individuals who want to start to make healthy lifestyle changes. We provide one to one help for those who want lose weight, stop smoking, cut down alcohol, healthy eating, or physical activity.

Visit us to find out ways of improving your lifestyle. Ask us about the service we provide and how it could help you.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 383567


Herefordshire Advanced Drivers

We help all road users to be the best they can be. We help develop the skills of all licence holders through our advanced courses, programmes for businesses and short sessions available to everyone.

We will be bringing promotional material and display boards explaining our courses and activities and giving out fliers to interested members of the public. Can we help you to become a better, more confident driver?

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01981 540382

Contact e-mail address: events@advanced-drivers.org.uk

Contact website: www.advanced-drivers.org.uk


Radfield Home Care - Herefordshire

Radfield Home Care is a Domiciliary Care agency providing services in Ledbury. We offer care and support to individuals living in their own home in Ledbury and surrounding villages.

Visit us at our display to learn about Radfield Home Care and the services that we offer locally for those needing care who wish to remain living in their homes as independently as possible - we will have leaflets and brochures for you to take away.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 630298

Contact e-mail address: kiain.mckean@radfieldhomecare.com.

Location 4: Church Lane

Art Society - Ledbury (Weaver's Gallery)

Ledbury Art Society is a group of artists and art lovers who enjoy sharing their art with the community. We run demonstrations and workshops, and our members hold art exhibitions in Ledbury to give the public the opportunity to view and purchase our work. Our summer exhibition runs from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June at the Weavers Gallery (10 to 16.30).

Come and see our summer exhibition of our members' artwork - it's your chance to be an art critic - or perhaps to buy a picture. Find out how you can join us as a member and take part in our Society's activities.

From 1000 to 1630

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632628

Contact e-mail address: ledburyartsociety@btinternet.com

Contact website: www.ledburyartsociety.blogspot.com


Butcher Row House Museum (Ledbury and District Civic Society)

Butcher Row House Museum features many items of local interest including reproduction helmets and breastplates that would have been worn in the Battle of Ledbury in 1645 and a small collection of musical instruments ranging from a 'hurdy-gurdy' to a Tibetan pipe fashioned from a thigh bone.

We shall be open for you as usual. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

From 1100 to 1700

 


Herefordshire Riding for Disabled (in The Walled Garden)

We were set up in 1991 to provide horse riding sessions for those with physical disabilities or mental health issues. Our riding and driving sessions aim to improve mobility while providing mental and physical stimulation with the opportunity to open up new horizons. All of this, plus a large dose of enjoyment!

Pony rides for children in the Walled Garden are on offer, accompanied by Qualified Staff. Find out about our activities, our riding centre, and how you can support or volunteer with us. Donations welcome.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01432 870831

Contact e-mail address: admin@rdahereford

Contact website: www.rdahereford.org


Heritage Centre, Ledbury

The story of Ledbury's past is displayed in this timber-framed building dating from 15th Century, which is believed to have been built by East Anglian woollen merchants, before it became the town's Grammar School. Local volunteers man the Heritage Centre, which is now under the wing of the Ledbury Places charity.

Discover Ledbury's history at the Heritage Centre. We have displays of our local history, including the building of the canal and the railway, the geology of the area, the development of the town and our famous poets John Masefield and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Look up and down our massive chimney and try your hand at Victorian sums. If you have any memories of times when the Heritage Centre was lived in, add them to our memories board. Donations welcome.

From 1030 to 1630

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637


U3A -Ledbury & District - Gardeners Group in The Walled Garden

Our group has taken over flower beds that used to be maintained by Herefordshire Council. We garden through the year to put on a good show.

Visit the Walled Garden at any time during the day to see the work we have done to develop the flowerbeds.

 

Location 5: Church Street - entrance is signed

Painted Room (Ledbury Town Council)

Wall paintings were discovered in the Town Council offices during major restoration work in 1989 and have been dated to the mid 1560s. They represent the expensive tapestries and leather hangings that would normally be found in the homes of wealthy aristocrats, and are thought to be the work of a jobbing artist who has created a cheaper version for the up and coming Merchant Gentry.

The 16th Century Painted Room will be open as usual on Community Day. Our knowledgeable guides will give you a short introductory talk (5 minutes) and show you the special paintings. We have children's costumes for dressing up and a small set of stocks to entertain the children!

From 1100 to 1600

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: admin2@ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Location 6: St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angels Church - The Churches in Ledbury

St Michael's Parish Church is the oldest and largest civic building in Ledbury and has been described as "the premier parish church of Herefordshire". The church site has been a centre for Christian Worship for over 1,000 years. We welcome all to our services - our message is "Worshipping God, following Jesus, sharing His love".

Come and marvel at our historic building. Please look around and chat with our Welcomers, read and enjoy our new information leaflet, or just come in and find a peaceful space for reflection and private prayer. You are warmly invited to join us at our Community Service on Sunday June 10th, 9:30 am, St Michael's.

From 1000 to 1600

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.ministry@talktalk.net

Contact website: www.ledburyparishchurch.org.uk

Location 7: The Master's House

Big Apple Association

The Big Apple Association promotes interest in English Apples and Cider, celebrating all aspects of apples and orchards. It encourages visitors and local residents to understand and enjoy the rural heritage of the Marcle Ridge parishes in all their diversity. Regular events are run to celebrate each season of the orchard year.

Find out about our Big Apple events, especially our Harvestime weekend this autumn in Much Marcle. We are always on the lookout for new visitors, for people with less usual apples varieties and for volunteers to help with preparation and running of our events.

From 0930 to 1300

 

Contact phone number: 01531 670544

Contact e-mail address: secretary@bigapple.org.uk

Contact website: www.bigapple.org.uk


Food Group - Ledbury

Ledbury Food Group celebrates the wonderful locally produced food and drink that we enjoy in Ledbury and district, important both to our enjoyment of food and to our local economy. We run the website www.ledburyfoodgroup.org which features local food information, events and views.

"A Fruit Farming Year - Nature and Nurture" - see our exhibition of photos following the seasons and cycles of fruit production at Castle Fruit Farm, where hard work and the gifts of the natural environment are the ingredients for a bountiful crop. Build your own Bug Hotel - an opportunity to build a simple bug hotel for your own garden. Materials provided. Free drop-in session, suitable for all ages over 5 (children accompanied). 10.30am - 1pm.

From 0930 to 1600 (Exhibition)

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: ask@ledburyfoodgroup.org

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodgroup.org


Friends of the Master's House

The Master's House is a central feature of St Katherine's medieval Hospital in Ledbury. Last year the building featured on Channel 4's Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year. Home to Ledbury Library and Customer Services, Ledbury Poetry Festival, and Age UK, this beautiful heritage building now has a new role in the centre of the community.

9.30am - 4pm, The Master's Open House - The Friends will be on hand to share details behind the architecture and history of this 15th century building. Visit the balcony to see the Great Hall from a new perspective. 9.30 - 12.30pm, Ledbury Library Open - find out more about your local library. Become a member and borrow books (including latest bestsellers), use computers, download ebooks, access our online library resources and so much more, all for free.

From 0930 to 1600

 

Contact phone number: 01432 383499

Contact e-mail address: chair@themastershouseledbury.org

Contact website: www.themastershouseledbury.org


Joined Up Heritage

Joined Up Heritage is unique to Ledbury. This lottery funded, two year project aims to work alongside voluntary groups and individuals who are invested in Ledbury's many heritage sites, and together find ways in which connections might be made, heritage projects might be linked and resources shared. Joined Up Heritage has already created opportunities for young people to engage with heritage through film and performance, published local historical research and reimagined beloved places as spaces for activities and events.

Experience first-hand the extraordinary skill of hand forging in our Courtyard. With great skill, Stephen Mcrae will guide you through the first steps of blacksmithing, turning uncompromising cold, solid metal into a plasticine-like material that will bend, swirl and curl into any shape imaginable. Find out about a unique opportunity to get further experience of this art form as we invite applications to get involved in the design and creation of a piece of permanent public art. Come and find out more!

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 07784 117076

Contact e-mail address: rachel@joinedupheritage.org

Contact website: www.themastershouseledbury.org


Library Development Group, Ledbury

Our group supports our local library. We progress community, cultural and personal development activities and build links with local schools and adult educational initiatives in order to get best use from this important local service. Our group stresses the continuing importance of our library service to the community.

Please ask us about the possible impact of changes in the library service being considered by Herefordshire Council, and about our work in the community. We will have a selection of second hand books for sale to raise money to buy items for the library and for our campaigning fund. Join us to continue our efforts to maintain our Library.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632133

Contact e-mail address: ledburylibraryfriends@gmail.com

Contact website: www.library-live.org


Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of Herefordshire and five other Midland counties. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. The Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. We need your support!

Experience being one of our helicopter pilots by sitting in our POD - a decommissioned helicopter cabin, which we are bringing to Ledbury for the first time - all ages welcome!. Talk to us about our life-saving work and how you can help us to keep the helicopters flying - we really value those who fund us.

From 0900 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 0800 840 2040

Contact e-mail address: info@midlandsairambulance.com

Contact website: www.midlandsairambulance.com


Poetry Festival

"Join in!" "It's great for widening horizons" "Enjoy the company and meeting poets and performers" "DO IT!" Take the advice of our Festival volunteers and sign up to participate: "It's so much fun, with wonderful social interaction" A great strength of Ledbury Poetry Festival - a truly internation event in our town - is the band of volunteers who do all kinds of things to make it possible.

Talk to us about all the many ways you can volunteer for the Festival - helping out at hospitality, or even driving or accommodating poets. Discover our work all year round in schools and in the community. Ask us about sponsorship opportunities, and becoming a member of our Friends scheme. There are so many ways to get involved. Festival Box Office open for tickets until 1pm.

From 1000 to 1300

 

Contact phone number: 01531 634156

Contact e-mail address: manager@poetry-festival.co.uk

Contact website: www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Location 8: High Street, Market House

Bell Ringers, Ledbury and District Bell Ringers

Bell ringing is a fun and inclusive activity open to all ages and people from all walks of life. It helps to develop coordination, observation, memory and teamwork and is a good exercise. It provides the opportunity for social interaction and community involvement and contributes to the health and wellbeing of anyone taking part. Relatively new ringers and highly experienced ringers can take part together and find it equally rewarding.

We will be bringing along a 12ft high portable bell ringing simulator that feels just like ringing a tower bell. A number of experienced ringers will be present, including qualified ringing teachers. We will be providing demonstrations and giving members of the public the opportunity to have a go.

From 1000 to 1500

 

Contact e-mail address: ledburydistrictbellringers@gmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburydistrictbellringers.org

Location 9: Ledbury Bowling Club, Bank Crescent

Bowling Club - Ledbury Bowling Club

Ledbury Bowling Club was founded in 1927. We are a small friendly club which currently has International Bowlers and National Champions regularly playing and rolling-up. New members of all ages are always welcome, and for those new to the sport of lawn bowls we offer special rates and tuition from a qualified BDA coach.

We will be playing friendly and competitive games though the day, inviting and encouraging visitors to participate in playing. A BBQ and refreshments will be available. Come and see how friendly our club and game is.

From 1000 to 1600

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631680

Contact e-mail address: ledburybowlsclub@hotmail.com

Contact website: www.ledburybowlsclub.yolasite.com

Location 10: Barrett Browning Institute, Bye Street

Ledbury Places

Ledbury Places is a project being led by local people. We aim to find ways to conserve our heritage buildings and to maximise public access and benefit whilst ensuring they cover all their costs. We want them to play a major part in our community and bringing it closer together. We care for the Heritage Centre, the Barrett Browning Institute and the Burgage Hall.

Visit us to find out what Ledbury Places are doing, including the space we are creating for our young people. Be a part of our photography project recording the people of Ledbury. Tell us what you would like to happen to our buildings. We will be at the Barrett Browning Institute and the Heritage Centre.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact e-mail address: hello@ledburyplaces.org

Contact website: ledburyplaces.org


Youth Drop-In - Ledbury Youth Activities Support

The Youth Drop-in runs in the Barrett Browning Building (old library). The totally volunteer led group opens for young people on two evenings a week providing a safe and comfortable space for socialising and activities. Monday evenings are aimed at school years 7 and 8 and Wednesday evenings are for those 12 to 16 years old, when over 30 young people typically drop-in to chat, socialise and enjoy our recreational facilities.

Do call in. We will be delighted to show you our facilities and tell you about what we are offering the young people of Ledbury. We would love to hear from you especially if you can spare some time to help this project.

From 1000 to 1200

 

Contact phone number: 07896 254302

Contact e-mail address: ledburyyouth@outlook.com

Location 11: Bye Street

Busy Bees Ledbury (in The Hive - ex Youth Centre)   (Not in printed programme)

We provide preschool facilities for local children. We have just moved into newly refurbished premises at the former Ledbury Youth Centre. The community has been really behind us in recent months and we'd now like to opportunity to show them what their support has helped us achieve.

Visit us to see the huge changes we have made, indoors and outdoors. Children will be most welcome to explore our rooms including painting, sensory play, role play and construction. Activities for children on offer include art and craft, biscuit and cake decorating and planting. We will also have a face painter, clown and games. It's all a great opportunity to visit our newly refurbished building and see the wonderful opportunities open to children. Pork rolls (from LDA Meats) and drinks available for purchase. Cakes and plants for sale with proceeds to our continuing fundraising efforts.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 634556 or 07584 514147

Contact e-mail address: admin@busybeesledbury.com

Contact website: www.busybeespreschool-lps.co.uk


Fire Station Open Day - Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has 27 Fire Stations including five whole time and three day-crewed Stations. The remaining Stations all operate the retained duty system, including the Fire Station at Ledbury. Retained Firefighters respond to emergency calls from their home or place of work - as long as they can get to their Fire Station within 4 or 5 minutes of being alerted to a 999 call.

It's Open Day at Ledbury Fire Station. Come and find out more about this key emergency service and how it serves Ledbury and District. See our demonstrations showing the dangers of fire and how you can improve your fire safety. Plus a fire engine!

From 1000 to 1400

 


Police - Ledbury Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Mercia Police

Communities within West Mercia experience low levels of crime. This success has been achieved through our investment in local policing and the development of effective working partnerships with our local authority partners, our communities and other criminal justice agencies. Our safer neighbourhood teams are there to provide a visible, effective and accountable service where you live.

Visit our Mobile Police Station where we will have lots of information for you. Come and meet local community PCSOs. Find out how you can take measures to protect yourself and your property and about our regular PACT (Police and Communities Together) meetings.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 101 (nonemergency)

Contact e-mail address: ledbury.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Contact website: www.westmercia.police.uk


Three Counties Home Educators

We are a group of Home Educators who have been working in this once neglected municipal garden for a few years. It has been transformed into a wildlife area, for pollinators and people alike to enjoy. It is also on the Ledbury Fairy Door Trail.

We hope to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and wild areas in gardens. We will have a stall selling children's used toys and books, plants, bric a brac. Help us beat the £85 we raised last year for Malvern Hedgehog Rescue. As we are outside we will be there if the weather permits.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 637331

Contact e-mail address: amandalambourne@hotmail.com

Location 12: Herefordshire Trust Shop, 4 The Homend

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

We want to engage the community and share our vision for a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife that is valued and cared for by its people to the benefit of all. We have a high street community in Ledbury shop that helps us to raise funds for our work and inspire people to take action for wildlife. The shop is run by staff and volunteers and sells donated goods and bespoke greetings cards etc.

Visit our display and meet our membership officer who will be giving through the day a fantastic demonstration revolving around mammal bones and skulls. Find out how you can help us achieve our aims for Herefordshire.

From 0900 to 1500

 

Contact phone number: 01432 356872

Contact e-mail address: enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk

Contact website: www.herefordshirewt.org


Ledbury Carnival Association

It's over 40 years since Ledbury Carnival was revived. It now brings thousands of people to the town centre on August Bank Holiday Monday to watch the grand procession. All this is organised by a small band of dedicated volunteers.

See the enduring joy of Ledbury Carnival in our display of photographs, programmes and the like of past carnivals. This year's Carnival on the theme of "LedFest (Ledbury Festival)" will take place on August Bank Holiday Monday.

From 1030 onwards to

 


Ledbury Traders' Association

The Traders' Association promotes the Town of Ledbury and its shops, heritage and hospitality. It has recently published a new Visitors Guide to the Town to help visitors discover all there is in terms of shopping and things to see.

Come and talk to us about shopping in Ledbury, what's available, what you like and perhaps where we could do better. Pick up a copy of our new free guide and map to the town's attractions and shopping.

From 1100 to 1400

 


Ledbury-Strömstad Twinning Association

Strömstad is the official Twin Town of Ledbury. Strömstad is a lovely Swedish town on the West Coast. The association meet to arrange events and maintain the friendly relationship between the two towns.

The Swedish Flag will be flying at Clubsport in the Homend. Visit our exhibition of photographs highlighting the strong sporting international links forged between Ledbury Swifts and IFK Strömstad football teams and celebrating the "Twinnings" various cultural links with Strömstad Kommun.

From 1000 to 1400

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635129

Contact e-mail address: jill-jupp@hotmail.co.uk

Location 13: Ledbury Children's Centre and Ledbury Primary School Grounds

Family Fun Day - Friends of Ledbury Children's Centre

The Friends of Ledbury Children's Centre invite you to join them celebrate 10 years of Ledbury Children's Centre services in the community at the Fun Day. There will be family fun for children from babies to young teenagers and we would like to tell you about services offered by the Children's Centre to families with children 0- 5 years and the role of the Friends in supporting this.

A fun day for children (accompanied all ages up to 13 years) including arts and crafts, fun with music, Wild Play with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, the Friends "Sow and Grow" Project, bouncy castle with fun run, "cooking is fun", healthy lifestyles and a lot, lot more. Ask us about our work in supporting Ledbury Children's Centre services - this is very rewarding and always enjoyable.

From 1200 to 1500

 

Contact phone number: 01432 383840

Contact website: Facebook - The Friends of Ledbury Children's Centre


Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust runs Wild Play sessions through the year to bring home to children the importance of supporting and sustaining wildlife and nature.

Find us at the Friends of the Childrens Centre Family Fun Day. We will be running a Wildplay session offering a range of activities and outdoor fun, from den building, lighting campfires without matches, cooking on a campfire, to crafts, messy play and natural painting. Accompanied children 13 and under only.

From 1200 to 1500

 

Contact phone number: 01432 356872

Contact e-mail address: enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk

Contact website: www.herefordshirewt.org


Youth Council

See entry above

We are joining in the fabulous Fun Day at the Children's Centre. We invite parents and children to bring along a picnic to join in our Teddy Bears Picnic. We will also bring to the party parachute games and a treasure hunt, plus a tombola stall to raise money for the children's charity Acorns.

From 1200 to 1500

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637


Look out for our stewards on the day if you need help in any way at the event.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Ledbury Community Day. It would not be possible without you.

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