Details of those organisations who took part in 2017.

See Locations page for the location map.  You can narrow down the listing by using the search box.  This will search for the text in the locations, group names and descriptions.


Location 1: St Katherine's Hall

Big Apple Association

Big Apple AssociationThe 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 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 670544

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Bromesberrow St Mary's Primary 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. 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:

Community Action Ledbury

Community Action LedburyCommunity 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.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07981 040054

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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 move to our brand-new purpose-built pavilion and ground at the junction of Orlham Lane and Ross Road

We will be showing pictures of our fantastic new facilities and describing the cricketing opportunities we offer for all ages and abilities. We are fundraising by offering personally inscribed pavers for an outside seating area. Please come and see us and maybe support us in a new chapter in our 180 year history.

From 1000 to 1300


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle Forum

Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle ForumLACF 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 - 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.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 635432

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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 local car sharing schemes.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 634788

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Evergreen Club

The Evergreen Club is one of the oldest social clubs in Ledbury and meets weekly. The club is for the elderly of the town. Our weekly meetings give members an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and to socialise over tea and cakes. For those unable to make their own way to meetings we use the community mini bus to pick up and return members after the meeting.

View some of the activities and projects completed by the members during the year, including our art projects. Meet our volunteers on the stand, and find out how we keep active. We will also have a small bric-a-brac section to raise a few pounds for the club.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 636790

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Food Bank - Ledbury

The Food Bank exists to give short term support to needy people and families in Ledbury and the surrounding area. Our usual opening is on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. We welcome donations of food and other household items or financial gifts, which can be one-off donations or regular direct debits

Visit us at the Food Bank on the first floor of St Katherines Hall to find out about our work. We look forward to meeting potential volunteers and anyone who has need of our services. Enter our competition to devise a recipe using the ingredients that we normally have in stock.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07581 283092

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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 which features local food information, events and views.

See our display of pictures from our 2015/16 "Ledbury - A Farming Year" project. Find out more about our current "Ledbury - A Farming Year" project in local orchards - a chance to record life on a modern fruit farm. Learn about our local food festival, featuring many local producers, at this year's Great Ledbury Celebration on 9th July, and other events

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751

Freemasonry is the world's largest, secular, fraternal organisation and is celebrating its 300th birthday in Britain this year. 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 Herefordshire and with "in need groups", and how to join the organisation.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01452 840130

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Come and see our latest restoration projects on the H&G Canal . Ask us about the work we do, how you can become a member, and the support and volunteer help we need for this great restoration project. We will be selling walk leaflets, books and draw tickets for our Grand Holiday Draw to raise money. Representatives from the H&GCT will be on hand to discuss and show our progress in this venture.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01452 332 900

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Herefordshire Ornithological Society

We are the Club for all interested in the study of wild birds and their habitats in Herefordshire. We maintain records for the County, organise field trips and indoor meetings. See our website for photos and recent sightings and how to enter your bird records.

Find out about the Club's activities, survey and field work and the Atlas of Herefordshire Birds. We will have activities for children - matching birds, colouring in, mask making etc. Ask any questions you may have about birds and we will do our best to answer.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 631347

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Home-Start Herefordshire

Home-Start HerefordshireHome-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 which offers support, friendship and practical help to families who are 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. Try our treasure map game where you guess the square which holds the treasure to win a prize.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01432 371212

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Discover the history of this society, learn about our charity giving and see our trophies. Pick up a copy of our Show Schedules for our August Bank Holiday show. If you haven't exhibited at a show before, let us tell you how you can take part. We also have details of Dymock and District Late Chrysanthemum Show.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632489

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Ledbury Focus  (Not in printed programme)

Eleven issues of the Ledbury Focus are published each year, and we distribute 6,000 copies of each issue door-to-door throughout Ledbury and several nearby villages. The Focus aims to inform you of excellent products and services, all available on your doorstep, as well as news of forthcoming events, interesting and informative articles on everything from recipes to gardening, health and beauty tips and much more.

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: [email protected]

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 634163

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Market Theatre, Ledbury - home to 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.

Look for us outside St Katherine's Hall and around town.

From 1000 to 1400


Refugee Support Group - Ledbury

Refugee Support Group - LedburySyria's 6 year 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. Look us up at

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: [email protected]

Rotary Club - Ledbury

Rotary Club - LedburyLedbury 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 and youth exchange.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 890696

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Salter's Hill Charity

Established in 1983, Salter's 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 have items for sale produced by our Creative Learning department. Use this opportunity to meet staff, clients and volunteers from the charity.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 671080

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Singing for the Brain Group, Ledbury - the Alzheimer's Society

Singing for the brain uses the therapeutic benefits of music and singing to help improve well-being and confidence for people with dementia and their carers. Music can encourage the expression of positive emotions as well as enhance communication skills.

Members of the group will gather to sing some of the songs we sing together. We will be encouraging audience participation too. We will have information about the work we do and the enjoyment we get.

From Performance at 11.30 to


Contact phone number: 01432 371137

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Solar - Ledbury Community Solar Cooperative

The cooperative initiated the development of a solar energy farm on the roof of Ledbury Community Health Centre as a community investment project to provide sustainable energy in Ledbury.

We are celebrating the performance of the PV array fitted to the Community Health Centre. Now running for 2 years, the savings in CO2 and money for the Health Centre prove the value of Renewable Energy. We will also be promoting the Car Share Scheme currently available in Ledbury.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 633345

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Come and see this unique chapel of the old St Katherine's Hospital, where you might meet the Master of the Hospital. It offers a quiet place to reflect and pray.

From 1000 to 1300


Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Let me tell you how you can get involved in the surveying and recording of special trees in the parish to create our Parish Tree Map. Tell me about your favourite trees. I will also be looking for volunteers to assist with tree related projects including a tree nursery, working with landowners to restore hedgerow trees and offering their own skills and ideas to create tree related arts projects.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07854 316227

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 in Ledbury, and ways in which you might be able to help us support those who need assistance. Items for sale for our funds. Small Raffle

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 633853

Location 2: Burgage Hall

Allotments Association - Ledbury

Allotments Association - LedburyLedbury 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.

View photographs and find out about our site in Burtons Lane, Wellington Heath, and about the exciting new community garden project led by Haygrove Community Gardens Charity. Members of the Association will be pleased to discuss the opportunities for growing fruit and vegetables on an allotment. A representative from Haygrove will be with us to tell you about the community garden.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 635139

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Archery Club - Ledbury

Ledbury Archery Club is the youngest of four clubs in Herefordshire. We are 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 17th June at our shooting ground in Putley.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07523 863214

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Catholic Church - Ledbury

Ledbury Catholics' first church opened in 1926; the present church dates from 1976 and features work by local craftsmen and artists. All are welcome to our services or just to come in to look round or have a quiet time of reflection.

Our display will show some of the parish activities and tell you about the Youth Day last year when 4 of our young people met the Pope in a field in Poland. You can also visit our church in New Street this morning.

From 1000 to 1300


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.

Visit our display on the 50th Anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 which created the concept of Conservation Areas. View our map of the Ledbury Conservation area and see all the things the Civic Society has done to protect and improve the conservation area. Find out about the work of the Civic Society and how you can become a member to help us in "looking after Ledbury" as a supporter or volunteer.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Ledbury Ladies Afternoon Club

We are a pleasant and friendly club for ladies, meeting monthly to listen to interesting speakers and ending with tea and biscuits and a chat. Open to young and old.

Unfortunately this group is no longer able to take part.


Contact phone number: 01531 633620

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Visit our display showing a range of the Councils current activities.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Maritime Cadet Unit - Ledbury

Maritime Cadet Unit - LedburyLedbury 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. Ask how you can join us and how you can support us. Donations welcome to help our work.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07594 882729

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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. We also conduct an annual faunal survey at a location near Ledbury and have a coppicing project in Queen's Wood during the winter.

We will be pleased to explain what we offer members. These include winter talks, summer excursions, and opportunities for fieldwork in both summer and winter. Expertise is not required, but is welcomed if you have it. We are equally interested in encouraging people, young and old, to engage with the local environment and to discover what is there.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632485

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Probus Club of Ledbury

The Probus Club of Ledbury is a social club for retired professional and business men, run by a small committee. We meet every Monday morning except Bank Holidays in the Burgage Hall for talks given by visiting speakers or the members. Our talks cover a vast range of subjects to appeal to all tastes, and members are encouraged 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 phone number: 01531 634631

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Quakers - Ledbury Quakers

Quakers are a church with no churches, no creed to define what we believe, and no hierarchy. We meet in unprogrammed meetings which are often largely silent. We are guided in what we do by a set of testimonies: Peace, Equality, Truth and Integrity, Simplicity and Sustainability.

Come and meet Ledbury Quakers in the Burgage Hall, where we hold our meetings, to find out more about who we are. Talk to us about how we approach our spiritual and our everyday lives.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 634575 or 01684 593020

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: 01531 636808

U3A - Ledbury & District

The U3A (University of the Third Age) is a world-wide organisation providing educational and recreational opportunities for the retired and semi-retired. Its members can follow interests, polish up on old ones, and at the same time make friends in a friendly atmosphere. Ledbury U3A has over 400 members and runs 45 different activity groups. Our motto is "learning with pleasure"

Let us tell you about all the activities we run and how you can join us. To show just some what we do, our recorder ensemble will perform at St Michael's Church from 10.30, the Needlework group will be stitching to show the breadth of the skills covered by the group, and the Humour group will tell jokes. Visit the Walled Garden to see what our gardeners have achieved.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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 of over 400 people for our programme.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 634333

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 3: Ledbury Community Centre

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:

Apothecary Therapists

Complementary therapies available with our team in Ledbury include Nutritional Therapy, Acupuncture, Bowen Technique, Hypnotherapy Counselling, Reiki, Allergy Therapy and Health Creation.

We are offering information about and demonstrations of a selection of complementary therapies. Meet the therapists who practise in Ledbury, and sign up for a free demonstration. We will have the following available :
Hypnotherapy 10am
Bowen Technique 11am
Nutritional and Allergy Therapist 12pm
Tai Chi and Health Creations Practitioner 1pm

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 015312 633448

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Arts Society Hereford (formerly Hereford Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

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. A group of 12 ladies has just completed a 5 year project re-creating 6 colourful crewel work curtains and a bed cover for the Jacobean bed in the Old House, Hereford.

Find out about the range of our monthly lectures and our future programme. Ask us about our current and forthcoming volunteer work e.g. our Church Recorders, Church Trails, and various practical restoration work in the Arts field, including our work for Blenheim Palace. Find out how you can join us.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 631844

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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 the team to find out more about what we offer and how you can get involved as a volunteer in our local community.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01432 373020

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Crossroads Care Forest of Dean and Herefordshire

Crossroads provides a range of services to help unpaid carers and people with support needs. We offer help to people from all ages, including our Children and Young Adults Service, One to One Service and Health and Wellbeing Service.

Meet staff from our Health and Wellbeing Team to arrange support or home visits that are available to all unpaid carers. Find out about our range of exciting trips and outings and sign up for our regular newsletter programme, highlighting a range of days out. Find out about our work and help us with a donation to continue support for vulnerable people in the community.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01432 355373

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Cruse Bereavement Care   (Not in printed programme)

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society�s care of bereaved people.

Meet Trisha Bannister who will be pleased to tell you more about Cruse Bereavement Care and the work it does, and to let you know about its services and the training opportunities for interested volunteers.

From 1000 to 1400


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 new Swimming Pool and Exercise facility offers you. Pick up our Halo freebies.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632890

Contact website:

Harriers - Ledbury & District

Ledbury & District Harriers is an established running club that began in 2001. We meet every Tuesday evening at Ledbury Rugby club for a 6.45 pm run. Other runs are organised by members during the week via our Facebook page. We run every week whatever the weather. During the Autumn and Winter months our routes are based around the town, but in Spring and Summer we explore the lanes, fields and hills around Ledbury.

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 - from Elites to EasyRunners.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07960 866381

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Healthy Lifestyle Trainers

Have you been thinking about making changes to your lifestyle but wonder how? Or are you struggling to keep to your goals? Then we can help. The Healthy Lifestyle Trainer's Service is a free, confidential service offering practical advice and support to people who want to improve their lifestyle.

Visit us to find out ways of improving your lifestyle e.g. for help to cut down alcohol, stop smoking, lose weight, get more physical exercise and eat healthily. We offer a free and confidential service to all people in the community.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01432 383567

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Radfield Home Care - Herefordshire  (Not in printed programme)

Radfield Home Care is a new Domiciliary Care agency setting up in Ledbury. Radfield Home Care will be offering 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 - we will have leaflets and brochures for you to takeaway. Find out also about the recruitment opportunities we are offering to local people living in the Ledbury and surrounding villages.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 07919 593989

Contact e-mail address: [email protected].

Ross-on-Wye Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS)

Ross-on-Wye Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS)Ross DFAS 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: 01981 541353

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

WISH - Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire

WISH - Wellbeing Information and Signposting for HerefordshireWISH, the county's first ever wellbeing information and signposting service, opened in February 2016, with the most comprehensive range of information about all sorts of things which can help you feel happier and healthier. Its hub, open Mondays to Saturdays, has moved recently to Hereford Library, Broad Street, Hereford.

Ask our WISH advisors about the WISH directory, which includes everything from Advocacy to Zumba as well as comprehensive information about how to access care and support from Children's or Adult's Services in the county. Discover how we can help you.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01432 383880

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 4: Weaver's Gallery, Church Lane

Art Society - Ledbury

Art Society - LedburyLedbury 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 5th to Sunday 11th June at the Weavers Gallery (14:00-16:30 Monday, 10:00-16:30 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00-15:00 Sunday).

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 about our programme of demonstrations and workshops.

From 1000 to 1630


Contact phone number: 01531 633479

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Artistree (Ledbury and District Artists)

Artistree (Ledbury and District Artists)We are Ledbury's newest gallery, run by the Artistree Co-Operative for Contemporary Arts, a group of local artists. Artistree Gallery is open on Wednesdays to Sundays between 10.30 and 4.30pm.

We will be offering free sculpture taster sessions in the gallery - suitable for over 16 years old. Come along and try your hand at sculpting clay. Sculptor Alice Shield will be present to give tips and guidance. The Gallery will be open and visitors are welcome to browse the ceramics, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles and photography.

From 1030 to 1430


Contact phone number: 07407 233815

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Butcher Row House Museum (Ledbury and District Civic Society)

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. It has been awarded accredited status by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council - the first independent Museum in the West Midlands to receive this award.

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

From 1100 to 1700


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 new owners Ledbury Places after transfer of the building from Herefordshire Council in early 2017.

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. Don't forget to 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

Quilters - Ledbury Quilters

All levels and experience are welcome to this friendly group who are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. We have outside speakers who are experts in their fields covering a wide range of related subjects. Alternatively local members give demonstrations or run mini workshops in a wide variety of techniques. Full day workshops are held 2 or 3 times a year.

We will be displaying and demonstrating patchwork and quilting, showing a range of styles and skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and find out more about this creative pastime.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 635529

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

U3A Gardeners Group

Visit the Walled Garden to see the work we have done to develop the flowerbeds.

From Anytime to


Location 5: Church Street - entrance is signed

Painted Room (Ledbury Town Council)

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 (closed 1300 to 1400)


Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Royal British Legion - Ledbury

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

Come along for tea or coffee and a cake, and stop for a chat. We will be happy to tell you about the work of the Royal British Legion - members will be there to answer your questions, and the Poppy Box will be on the table for your donations. We are holding a Table Top sale - £5 table fee - to book call Brenda Hill on 633115.

From 1000 to 1300


Contact phone number: 01531 632491

Location 6: St Michael and All Angels Church - Entrance at foot of Tower

Bell Ringers, Ledbury Church

Bell ringing is part of our national heritage, it is an absorbing, sociable, challenging and fun activity for all ages. Once you have grasped the basics of ringing you will be welcomed to ring at most towers across the country. We keep that tradition going in Ledbury.

We will provide church bell ringing demonstrations, visits to the ringing chamber and an opportunity to have a go at "chiming" one of the bells. The Ledbury Church Bell Ringers will be present assisted by experienced ringers and ringing teachers from the Ledbury District. Donations appreciated for the tower fund.

From 1000 to 1400 (approx.)


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

St Michael and All Angels Church

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".

Visit us at St Michael's Parish Church. Join us for organ and choral music and tours of the church, and to meet the church team. Find out what the church in Ledbury has to offer. Bell ringing and a variety of activities will be on show. Come to our Community Celebration Service for all at 9.30 on Sunday 11th June.

From 1000 to 1400 - Church open to 1700


Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 7: The Master's House

Friends of the Master's House

The Friends of the Master's House are a group of volunteers who are passionate about The Master's House and its place in the past, present and future of Ledbury. It was their enthusiasm, dedication and determination that saved The Master's House from falling into disrepair and saw its transformation into the vibrant, thriving hub that it is today.

The Friends of the Master's House will be on hand to share details behind the architecture and history of this 15th century building, including the opportunity to visit the balcony to see the Great Hall from a new perspective. Follow a heritage tablet tour and delve deeper into the building's history.

From 930 to 1600


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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. We support JAHL (Joint Action for Herefordshire Libraries) and work with the Library Service to defend our libraries.

We will have a selection of second hand books for sale to raise money to buy items for the library and for a campaigning fund. We are currently trying to raise money to fund additional hours opening for a year. This will bring us in line with Ross and Leominster to make sure Herefordshire Council decisions are made on comparative information. (Less use means larger cuts). Please ask about joining us.

From 1030 to 1300


Contact phone number: 01531 632090

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Master's House & Ledbury Library

Master's House & Ledbury LibraryThe recently restored Master's House is a central feature of St Katherine's medieval Hospital in Ledbury and 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.

We have much to see, do and explore for all ages:
9.30am - 4pm, The Master's Open House. The Friends of the Master's House will be on hand to share details behind the architecture and history of this 15th century building, including the opportunity to visit the balcony to see the Great Hall from a new perspective. Follow a heritage tablet tour and delve deeper into the building's history.
9.30am - 12.30pm, Ledbury Library Opening Times Come and find out more about your local library. Become a member and borrow books (including latest bestsellers), use computers or Wi-Fi, download ebooks, access our online library resources and so much more, all for free. Pick up a programme for Herefordshire Libraries Book Festival too.
10am - 1.30pm, Ledbury Poetry Festival. Drop in to the Box Office and pick up a programme for the fantastic 21st Poetry Festival, and find out more about volunteering with the Festival. There will be information here for any prospective helpers.
10.30am - 11am, Bounce & Rhyme. Come and celebrate National Bookstart Week at Ledbury Library with rhyme, rhythm and song for babies and toddlers. A great way to introduce little ones to the library. A free event for under 5s.
11am - 12 noon, Let's Go Explore! Crafts Drop in to Ledbury Library and get creative with a selection of exciting craft activities to celebrate National Bookstart Week. A free event for under 12s.
10.30am - 1pm, Library Live Book Sale Ledbury Library Development Group will be holding a small sale of good quality second-hand books outside The Master's House to raise money for Ledbury Library.

From 0930 to 1600 (See details for timing of events)


Contact phone number: 01432 383499

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Poetry Festival

Now in its 21st year, Ledbury Poetry Festival is a sparkling 10 day celebration of poetry held annually in July attracting thousands of visitors to the town. It features performances from national and international poets, music, poetry slams, poets in residence, young poets in residence, new writers' programmes, street poetry, children's and family events - something for everyone. We also have year round community and schools programmes bringing poetry into schools and to vulnerable people who wouldn't normally attend poetry performances.

Call at the Festival Box Office to purchase tickets for the forthcoming Festival or to pick up a programme. The festival relies on a great team of volunteers undertaking all kinds of roles - find out how you can help. Pick up a Helper's Form.

From 1000 to 1330


Contact phone number: 01531 634156

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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. Ringing is a skill for life and can open up a lifetime of experiences and enjoyment.

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: [email protected]

Brass Band - Ledbury Community Brass Band

Brass Band - Ledbury Community Brass BandLedbury Community Brass Band is a friendly and fun band led by our Musical Director Colin Herbert, who has a long history of brass bands. We aim, as a Community band, to be as inclusive as possible and, as a result, we have members of all ages and abilities. Despite our short history, we are pleased to have been part of Community Day over the last four years plus Ledbury's Civic Services, Christmas Concert, Christmas Lights Switch-on and Remembrance Sunday. The band also had a very successful Christmas Concert in December 2016 - a first and a sell-out!

The band will be playing a variety of music and offer an opportunity for members of the public to try out instruments and speak to band members. Help us with donations towards the purchase of new instruments for the band. If you wish to join the band, or to have us play at an event, or just to let us know how much you appreciate our efforts, please feel free to send an email to [email protected].

From Performances at 11.00 and 12.00 to


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 9: Ledbury Recreation Ground

Ledbury Town Council

Ledbury Town Council has recently adopted an updated Town Plan and is working towards a Neighbourhood Development Plan which will define development in Ledbury in a planning context. Your views on the future of Ledbury are vital to this.

Join us at the picnic on the Recreation Ground where we will have a display about the progress of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and the work of the Council - Councillors will be present to hear your ideas and views.

From 1400 to 1700


Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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.

Find me to discover more about the fabulous trees in Ledbury at the Family Picnic

From 1500 to 1700


Contact phone number: 07854 316227

Youth Council - Family Picnic on the "Rec"

Youth Council - Family Picnic on the "Rec"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. This Community Day and the Great Ledbury Celebration are the first two town events in which that the Youth Council are playing an active role.

We thought it would be a great idea to organise a Family Picnic to take place on the afternoon of Ledbury Community Day - so we are! Bring a picnic and join everyone at this special event for families and young people. All kinds of attractions for children:
- Police seat belt sledge - find out what it's like to stop suddenly!
- Say hello to some friendly firemen with a fire engine
- Rhyme, Rhythm and Song (for 5 year olds and younger)
- Take part in a "bear Hunt"
- Find out about healthy eating with Tesco Fork to Table healthy snacks
- Discover locally produced apple juice
- Parachute games and other fun activities
- Meet the Tree Warden - find out about our local trees
For the more grown up Ledbury Town Council will be there to seek your opinions on how Ledbury should develop, and what you would like on the Recreation Ground.
All for free but please bring your own picnic.

From 1500 to 1700


Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Location 10: Leadon Bank

Leadon Bank

Leadon Bank is a special extra care facility developed and operated by SHAW Healthcare in partnership with Herefordshire Council. Within Leadon Bank are 52 extra care flats for people over 55 who require some care or support to maintain their independence, a daycentre and a 10 bed residential unit.

Join us at Leadon Bank on Community Day. This year we have the following events: 11.30am - Guided Tours around Leadon Bank and information about Shaw Community living. 12noon - BBQ in the restaurant and garden, visitors very welcome 12.30 to approximately 2pm - Musical entertainment with pianist - Philip Holland

From 1130 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632657

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 11: Ledbury Methodist Church, the Homend

Methodists - Ledbury Methodists

Methodists - Ledbury MethodistsLedbury Methodist Church in the Homend is a friendly and caring church, always ready to welcome newcomers and visitors.

Come and visit our church and meet members of the congregation. We will be providing coffee, tea and refreshments to refresh you. Donations will be welcome for Megan Baker House. Come and meet and see!

From 1000 to 1300


Contact phone number: 01531 634242

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 12: 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 including the current British Isles U18 Singles Champion. New members are always welcome, and for those new to the sport of lawn bowls we offer half price membership for the first year. No experience is necessary as coaching can be arranged.

The Club will be open for you to come along and try this sport which is a sport for all ages. If possible please come along with flat soled shoes. All other equipment will be available at the Club for your use.

From 1100 to 1600


Contact phone number: 01531 631680

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 13: Tennis Club - Ledbury Tennis Club, Gloucester Road, HR8 2JE

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. We offer a friendly & welcoming atmosphere and are always open to new members.

Calling all adults, young adults and children. Want to try tennis? Want to return to tennis? Why not come along to our club and find out about opportunities to play. Our Club Coach, Natalie O'Brien will be providing FREE coaching from 10am to 1pm for ANYONE. All you need do is turn up with a pair of trainers. Rackets and balls can be provided.

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 01531 632927

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 14: Ledbury Rugby Club, Ross Road

LL Netball Club

We are a Ledbury based netball club which has recently expanded to run three teams playing in Malvern and Gloucester. We are looking to increase participation in netball by ladies and young adults.

We are holding a Netball Penalty Shoot-Out Competition to raise funds for our club. Come and have a go - prizes to be won. Talk to members of the club about how you can play netball regularly either seriously or just for fun and exercise.

From 1030 to 1330


Contact phone number: 07730 288390

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Swifts Football Club - Ledbury

Ledbury Swifts is for boys and girls aged from 6 to 17 and was formed in 1987. Now with 12 groups we have over 25 people committed to ensuring the children of Ledbury have the opportunity to learn and play football. Most of our managers have obtained a Football Association coaching qualification, attending training courses which give confidence and help the managers understand the special aspects of training young children.

We are hosting our annual football tournament on the weekend of the 10th and 11th June. The event attracts football teams from all over Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, and caters for Under 7 to Under 13 boy age groups and Under 12 and Under 14 girl age groups. Do come along - you are very welcome to attend, spectate. Try to beat the goalie and win at tombola and in our raffle. Refreshments stall and barbecue.

From 900 to 1600


Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 15: Ledbury Catholic Church, New Street

Catholic Church, Ledbury

Ledbury Catholics' first church opened in 1926; the present church dates from 1976 and features work by local craftsmen and artists. All are welcome to our services or just to come in to look round or have a quiet time of reflection.

Our Church will be open for quiet time and we will be offering tea and coffee in our Parish Room. A guide will be present at the church between 10.30 and noon.

From 1030 to 1200


Contact phone number: 01531 635354

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Location 16: Barrett Browning Institute, Bye Street

Youth Drop-In - Ledbury Youth Activities

The new 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 11 to 16 years old. Since opening last year, over 100 young people have "dropped-in" and we will typically welcome over 30 on a Wednesday.

Do call in. We will be delighted to show you around and for you to see the place in action. We can 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: 01531 635169

Location 17: Bye Street

Fire Service - 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 by the Fire 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. In the afternoon we are bringing our Seat Belt Sledge which demonstrates the importance of wearing seat belts to the Family Picnic

From 1000 to 1400


Contact phone number: 101 (nonemergency)

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Three Counties Home Educators  (Not in printed programme)

(At Entrance to Bye Street Car Park) We are a few families who have developed the Bye St Car Park entrance into a special garden friendly for pollinators, wildlife and people alike.

We hope to raise awareness of the importance of wild areas/gardens. We will be focussing on the Hedgehog this year. There will be a stall run by the children with their no longer wanted toys/books. The proceeds will go to 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: [email protected]

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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