Lots to see, do and discover at Ledbury Community Day

Here is a list of the groups taking part in 2022

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Location 1: St Katherine's Hall

Army Cadet Force - Ledbury

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence and the British Army. Along with the Sea Cadet Corps and the Air Training Corps, the ACF make up the Community Cadet Forces. The Ledbury detachment meets in Little Marcle Road.

Find out how to join our activities at our stand.

From 1000 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: 01432 359917

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.armycadets.com/county/hereford-and-worcester-acf/


Community Action Ledbury

We are a registered charity providing essential transport services to vulnerable people in Ledbury and surrounding parishes. We operate the town's Ring & Ride volunteer car service helping over 400 users who have difficulty getting around to get to essential medical appointments. We also run day-trip excursions for the elderly and provide wheel-chair equipped minibus transport for local community groups.

Come a long and talk to us about our flexible volunteering opportunities. We are looking for people to join our team of volunteer drivers. If you are interested in doing something that makes a real difference to people's lives and is very rewarding, come and have a chat. Some of our existing volunteers will be on hand to talk about what's involved.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635339

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.caledbury.org.uk


Cricket - Ledbury Cricket Club

Cricket - Ledbury Cricket ClubLedbury Cricket Club established since 1837, moved to our new purpose-built home - Orlham Lane, in 2017. Since then, we have continued to grow year on year including hosting county and representative matches and proudly winning the Marches League Cup in 2021. Our beautiful ground has been voted best ground in the Marches for 2 of the last 3 seasons. Our friendly, inclusive and ambitious club looks to welcome new players young and old, to be a part of the next chapter in Ledbury CC's long history. We currently run two Saturday league teams in the Marches League (Divisions 1 and 2) and a friendly side, playing on Sundays and mid-weeks. Alongside this the club is actively seeking to develop a women's cricket section.

If you are interested in playing cricket this summer or just want to watch, come on down to Orlham Lane, just along the road past the Rugby Club. For the full fixture list use our Play Cricket site: https://ledbury.play-cricket.com

From 1000 to 1200 (later if wet).

 

Contact website: www.ledburycc.co.uk


Cruse Bereavement Support

We're the UK's leading bereavement charity. We help people through one of the most painful times in life - with bereavement support, information and campaigning. We're here to make sure that everyone grieving gets the support they need, when they need it.

We shall have information and leaflets, and an on hand volunteer to offer advice and support. Our message - we are here to support you in your bereavement. Our support is free of charge.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01432 359469

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.cruse.org.uk


Cycling - Ledbury Area Cycle Forum (LACF)

The Ledbury Area Cycle Forum (LACF) promotes cycling as a healthy, low cost, practicable and fun means of transport for all ages. LACF members have developed good relations with Herefordshire Council and negotiate for active travel (walking and cycling) provision in new developments, including secure cycle storage and safe routes to the schools, shops, leisure facilities and other amenities. LACF organises community cycling events. It designs and produces cycle route maps and it runs a website www.comecyclingledbury.com - a one-stop-shop resource for cyclists (and non-cyclists). LACF has an electric bike for people to take out on free loan - a 'test before you invest' opportunity for those considering buying an e-bike.

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, and our new e-bike.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.comecyclingledbury.com


Dream Your Future Families

Dream Your Future FamiliesWe believe that the mental and emotional well-being of families and their children is a social issue, and that parents left to manage by themselves can struggle. Our services provide connection and community for parents, offering you a chance to be heard, to express yourself and be supported to help your children who may also be struggling with emotional or mental health challenges. Learn how to reduce your stress levels and actively improve your emotional well-being to become a more attuned and responsive parent.

Come by and enjoy 10 minutes of songs, stories and dramatic play for young children and parents every hour 10am-1pm. Little ones are invited to join in with shouts, songs and actions! Meet our preschool mindfulness teacher, parent counsellor and friendly volunteers, who demonstrate how to help young children understand their big emotions, and child-friendly ways of communicating with them about common challenges. Come and explore our range of services for children 0-5 and their parents, and sign up for more information and to discover how we can support families. We will also be collecting donations for our organisation, and letting Ledbury folks know how they can donate to us online.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07581 224539 / 07824 514693

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.dreamyourfuturefamilies.co.uk


Evergreen - Ledbury Evergreen Club

Ledbury Evergreen is a friendly club for the older people of Ledbury and surrounding areas. We have a varied programme of activities including music, craft, speakers and quizzes, always rounded off by a cuppa and cake. Run by volunteers we meet on a Wednesday afternoon at Harling Court, Ledbury. Transport is available for members within Ledbury. New members are always welcome.

Find out about our meetings and range of activities and how you might enjoy them - we have room for new members. Volunteers from the Club will be happy to answer your questions and tell you more.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635076 or 01531 631347

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]


Flower Club - Ledbury Flower Club

What we do: Our aim is to improve the lives of everyone through flowers What we offer: Our annual programme includes a range of activities to help members learn more about flower arranging. We share and enjoy: Formal demonstrations by trained flower arrangers and florists, workshops enabling members to 'have a go' at a particular design, social get-togethers, a Christmas event in the Market Theatre with top names from the world of flower arranging and invitations to area wide events, shows and competitions. Ledbury Flower Club is affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS)

Let us show you what happens at the Flower Club and the other activities we take part in. Members will be there to demonstrate some "mini" flower arrangements and answer your questions. Ask us about how you become a member.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: find us on Facebook


Food Bank - Ledbury Food Bank

We are an Independent Food Bank serving the community in and around Ledbury. We are based at our new premises near the Railway Station. Our Message - "We are an independent Food Bank, run entirely by volunteers who passionately believe that no one should go hungry. Pop in to see us; you can be sure of a friendly face and a sympathetic ear. Your conversations at the Foodbank are completely confidential."

Ledbury food bank volunteers will be present to explain the work that we carry out, providing emergency food to those in need, providing benefits advice and support to clients. Let is tell you can help us with donations of money and food etc. and explain how members of the public can support our work by volunteering. Let us tell you how we may be able to help you.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07581 283092

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodbank.org


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, the Ledbury Big Breakfast, the Ledbury Celebration's food festival and other events.

Find out about our local food and drink markets, featuring produce from small local producers. Discover how you can support these markets, enjoying the benefits of freshness and quality while supporting sustainable food production. We will have details too of this year's Ledbury Celebration on Sunday 14th July.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburyfoodgroup.org


Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751

Freemasons - Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No.751Eastnor Charitable Trust raises funds to help with all aspects of our community ranging through young people, the elderly and those in medical need, especially within the three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. The Trust, which was set up in 1966 is administered by members of Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons No. 751 meeting in Ledbury, Herefordshire and has no paid officials. 100% of funds raised goes to our charitable projects.

We will be very happy to tell you about the local charitable activities undertaken by the Eastnor Lodge of Freemasons.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: n/a


Guide Dogs -Ledbury

Guide Dogs -LedburyWe are Ledbury's local group for raising interest and fundraising for the national charity "Guide Dogs" (registered charity 209617)

- We will invite the public to meet our working guide dogs, breeding stock, and pups in training. - Local volunteers will be there to meet the public and answer questions regarding the process and training that is required for a dog to qualify as a working guide dog. - We will be highlighting our 90th year anniversary and talking about other services "non dog related" that we offer. - We will be collecting for our group and selling guide dog branded merchandise. - We will welcome new local volunteers wishing to join us

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07707 891918

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.facebook.com/gdledburymalvern


Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust

The 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 how you can help the H&G Canal Trust as a member or volunteer. We will have a display showing work the volunteers do. We will have a scale model of the Newent Inclined Plane for you to look at and discuss. Our Grand Holiday Draw tickets will be for sale as well as canal walks leaflets and canal books. Donations for the trust will be gratefully accepted.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

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


Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Our vision is for a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife, bringing its people closer to nature. What we do... We manage 56 Nature Reserves - that's around 530 hectares of land reserved for wildlife We run projects within landscapes across the county restoring habitats and protecting wildlife species We work with children and young people in communities and schools engaging, inspiring and educating them about wildlife. We run events and workshops for adults and provide professional training for volunteers and trainees.

The purpose of our stand is to promote the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, our Nature Reserves in the local area, our current projects, volunteer opportunities and to also offer membership sign-ups to those interested.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.herefordshirewt.org


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).

We will advertising the Horticultural Society and the annual Flower show held on August Bank Holiday Monday. We will have cups, rosettes, and images of previous shows on display together with copies of the 2022 show schedule. In addition, we will be giving away free Geranium plug plants for receivers to grow on and enter into one of the classes in the Flower show. This is to encourage more exhibitors and in particular younger members of the family to start to participate in horticulture. Two or three committee members will be in attendance on the day to give out the plug plants and to answer any questions about the Flower show, but mainly to encourage the public to attend the show on Bank Holiday Monday.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 670037

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: find us on Facebook: Ledbury Flower Show


hvoss - Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service

hvoss is a support service for local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. View our latest annual report here. We help groups run and operate effectively by offering them training, advice and support. We run the Volunteer Bureau, youth projects, and a community transport service called Community Wheels.

Visit our stand to learn about the individual projects hvoss run and the volunteering opportunities available. We would like to be able to reach individuals looking for opportunities and speak with other charities and organisations to see how we can help build capacity and offer support to them. Milly Boylan, Victoria Price, Lauren Harvey and Emornena Efole will be pleased to tell you more.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01432 343932

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: hvoss.org.uk


Keep Herefordshire Warm - Energy Efficiency

Keep Herefordshire Warm is managed by Severn Wye Energy Agency on behalf of Herefordshire Council. We offer energy efficiency advice and administer grant funding to help keep Herefordshire residents healthy and comfortable at home. Grants are available now to improve ypur energy efficiency.

We will be available to give energy efficiency advice and discuss the different funding schemes we have available to install energy efficient measures into people's homes. We will have literature to share with you.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 0800 677 1432

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: https://severnwye.org.uk/


Ledbury in Bloom

Ledbury in Bloom are fourteen times consecutive RHS Heart of England gold medal winners. We are a small friendly group who work very hard to enhance the quality of life through sustainable, pollinator friendly planting in our lovely town. We welcome gardeners, and non-gardeners, of any age to join us for just an hour a week, or whatever time you have free.

There are many ways that you can get involved - if you are under 18 then this year enter our photographic competition with a chance to win ?150.00 in Amazon vouchers. Or you could help by joining us as we garden around the town; or by sponsoring us; or by becoming a Friend of Ledbury in Bloom. Come and talk to us to find out how you can help us to continue our run of Golds. And look out for our volunteers around town keeping the tubs and beds blooming!

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633267

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: [email protected]


Probus Club of Ledbury

The Club is for men who are of retirement age or will soon be reaching it and who have some form of professional or business background. 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. About half our talks are given by members, reflecting their own interests and experiences.

Ask us about the range of talks and activities our members enjoy at our regular two-hour Monday morning gatherings and in other outside social activities. Our members will be pleased to explain in more depth how much they enjoy their participation in the Club, and invite those interested to come along to a meetings.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: O7828 845285

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: n/a


Refugee Support Group - Ledbury

Conflicts, civil wars and invasions create some of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Millions of displaced people are struggling with the trauma of losing their own country and those still trapped in the hostilities face starvation and disease. We work alongside national charities to send emergency supplies to those most in need and who face very uncertain futures.

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.

 


Rugby - Ledbury Rugby Football Club

Apart from senior and junior rugby, the club now runs community support activities including Talk Community Hub, Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Schools Support activities and our summer events programme. We are striving to develop a broader understanding of all the Club does with the aim of developing a substantially deeper engagement with the local community.

We will aim to provide an insight into the broad range of activities that Ledbury RFC undertakes covering our Rugby at senior and junior levels and our community activities.

From 1000 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: : 07545 876295

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: Ledburyrfc.co.uk


Sustainable Ledbury

Sustainable LedburySustainable Ledbury are a local group of people who come together to organise projects to reduce waste and improve the environment in Ledbury and the surrounding area. Our current projects including the Plastics Project, Town Trail Project and the Waste Reduction Project.

Come and talk with us to find out more about the projects. If you are interested in joining us new members are always welcome.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07871 608092

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.sustainableledbury.co.uk


Tennis, Ledbury Tennis Club

Tennis, Ledbury Tennis ClubLedbury Tennis Club is a friendly club providing a sporting and sociable experience for all ages and abilities. Three artificial grass courts in a scenic setting on the edge of town can be enjoyed all year round. Members benefit from regular social tennis and nine teams play in competition leagues. We were highly commended in the 2022 Club of the Year awards.

Want to try tennis? Want to return to tennis? Come and chat about opportunities to play and how we can help you start. Find out about our Open Day on Saturday 18th June.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07518 921300

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: clubspark.lta.org.uk/ledburytennisclub


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.

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. Our colleagues on the Community Action Ledbury stand will have information for you.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633853

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: n/a

Location 2: Burgage Hall

Community Choir, Ledbury - Display

As a Community choir we are involved in many of the town's activities such as singing at the switching on of the Christmas lights, the Town carol service, the Civic service and others. We do two main concerts a year and the proceeds from the Christmas concert goes to a local charity. There are no formal auditions, we ask only that you sing in tune!

Members from the Community choir will be on hand to tell you about the choir, where and when we meet, what sort of music we sing., concerts that we perform. Examples of music will be on show as will photographs of our many concerts and activities.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632801

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburycommunitychoir.co.uk


Friends of Ledbury Parish Church

We want the people of Ledbury to understand the rich historic, artistic and religious legacy of the church over the last 1000 years and to enjoy visiting it with family and friends. We run a programme of events open to all including lectures, Quiz Night, Burns Night, tours of the belltower, social gatherings etc. We try to interpret the many remarkable features of St Michael's Church (the oldest building in Ledbury) to visitors but also aim to provide an opportunity for people to meet and enjoy each other's company.

Members of the Friends Committee will tell you about St Michael and All Angels Church (brochures, photos etc.). Ask us about how you can enrol as a Friend of the church.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: https://friendsofledburyparishchurch.weebly.com/


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. Let us tell you about the Butcher Row House Museum and how you could help us. Find out about membership. We encourage anyone who is interested in "looking after Ledbury" to join the society or volunteer to help our work.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07977 781826

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburycivicsociety.org


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.

As well as Open Day at the Old Grammar School (Heritage Centre), Church Lane, we will have a stand in the Burgage Hall - Ledbury Places Trustees/members will be there, plus some of the volunteers who staff the building. - Information will be on display about the organisation, its other buildings and their progress and future plans - Visitors will get the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for exhibitions - Ledbury Places hopes to recruit more members and volunteers, especially those with expertise to offer as we build a future for the building If the future of this well-loved building is important to you please come and share your thoughts and ideas with us - we need your help!

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburyplaces.co.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. We want to show the opportunities and activities for young people aged 9 to 18 would have by joining the Maritime Cadets.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07594 882729

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]


Market - Ledbury Country Market

Market - Ledbury Country MarketLedbury Country Market is a true co-operative run by members and volunteers selling homemade, home grown and hand made local produce by local people for the local community. You can find us in The Burgage Hall just off the High Street in the heart of historic Ledbury on Friday's from 8.30 to 13.00.

We will have a display of the products we sell at our Country Market. Find out about the range of local produce you can buy from us, and for those interested, how you can join us as a producer or a helper.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07548 705713

Contact website: www.ledburycountrymarket.co.uk


Meditation - Adhisthana Buddhist Retreat Centre

Adhisthana is a Buddhist community where we hold meditation and Buddhism classes on a Monday evening open to the public. We have a week long event in August exploring the nature of mind, open to all levels of experience. You can find out more and follow this theme online at www.natureofmind.net

If you would like to learn more about meditation and how it can improve your life, please visit our stand.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 641726

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.adhisthana.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.

We will have rolling photographic display of wildlife images on a screen. Find out about our activities in and around Ledbury, and how you could help us improving local wild-life environments. We will be happy to talk to you about our club programme and how to become a member.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07834 555686

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburynaturalists.co.uk


Radfield Home Care

At Radfield Home Care Herefordshire & South Shropshire, we are dedicated to providing superior home care services to you in your own home. We are committed to Be There, helping our nation age well and remain connected to the things that matter most to them.

Visit our stand to find out the services that we offer and how we may be able to help you or someone you know.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 630 298

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk


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".

Come and find out more about Ledbury Parish Church, our services and other activities.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 631531

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburyparishchurch.org.uk


The Arts Society Hereford

Our aim is to entertain and educate through first class lecturers, visits and opportunities to volunteer. Our voluntary work includes church recording; church trails and safeguarding our heritage through repairing and restoration projects. Our Illustrated expert lectures cover a wide variety of topics including architecture, art and design, ceramics, glass, painting, music, furniture, sculpture, jewellery and much more, covering prehistory to modern times. Visits may include country houses, exhibitions, gardens and other places of interest.

Let us tell you more about our activities and how you can take part and enjoy them as a member of our society

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.theartssocietyhereford.org.uk


U3A - Ledbury & District

U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a nationwide organisation based on 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 which will illustrate the activities undertaken by members of Ledbury U3A. Members will be on hand to talk to those interested in joining us. Our recorder consort will be playing in the Church between 11.00 and 12.30

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburyu3a.org.uk


Women's 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: Community Hall

Repair Café Ledbury

Repair Café LedburyWe run a monthly Repair Café in Ledbury where members of the public can bring portable household items for repair.

We are running a scaled down version of our Repair Café today. We will welcome people bringing items for repair (electrical, ceramic, mechanical etc or for sharpening). Come along and see what we do - there is no charge for repairs but we invite donations.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 07518 921300

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.repaircafeledbury.org.uk

Location 4: Church Lane

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 1000 to 1600.

 


Heritage Centre, Ledbury (Ledbury Places)

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. It became a Latin Grammar School until about 1840. Local volunteers man the Heritage Centre, now owned by Ledbury Places, a local Charitable Trust.

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 'old fashioned' sums. Come and see our new sales area - donations welcome! Spinning demonstrations 1100-1230 and 1400-1600.

From 1030 to 1630.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633637

Contact e-mail address: n/a

Contact website: n/a


U3A -Ledbury & District - Gardeners Group

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 to see the work we have done to develop the flowerbeds.

From Anytime

 

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! Free

From 1100 - 1300 and 1400 - 1600 to 1600.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact website: https://www.ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk/en-gb/what-we-do/16th-century-painted-room

Location 6: Church Tower

Bell Ringers -ledbury Church Bellringers

Bell Ringers -ledbury Church BellringersBell ringing has been going on for over 400 years in our country. St Michael's Church Ledbury has newly restored and expanded ring of ten sweet-sounding bells

We will ring the bells during the morning at 9.30 and 12.30. The tower will be open throughout the morning (except when the bells are ringing) for people to visit with the option of going up to see the bells and on up to the parapet for views of Ledbury. The tower will be manned by volunteers. Members of the public are very welcome to come and see and hear us. Numbers for going up the tower will need to be limited at any one time so some people may need to wait for a short while. There is a much acclaimed exhibition on the ground floor of the tower which is a place we recommend all Ledbury residents to visit. Voluntary donations may be made to the Ringing Education Fund if people are so inclined. We want people to consider learning to ring the bells and also to learn a bit more about an important historic building.

From 930 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: n/a

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburybells.co.uk


U3A - Ledbury & District - Recorder Consort

Ledbury U3A now has a flourishing Recorder Group.

We shall be playing works from our repertoire in the historic setting of St Michael's. We shall be performing between 11am and 12.30. Do visit us for some soothing (and sometimes perhaps rousing) music.

From 1030 to 1200.

 

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. This incredible Grade II* listed building in the centre of Ledbury is one of the remaining parts of the medieval St Katherine's Hospital. The original 500 year-old timber frame structure of the building is hidden under layers of Georgian brickwork and Victorian additions.

Members of the Friends will be available to welcome visitors and show off this fascinating building. Guided Tours of the building will be available throughout the day.

From 1000 to 1600.

 

Contact phone number: 01432 383499 (Ledbury Library)

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.themastershouseledbury.org


John Masefield Society

John Masefield (Poet Laureate 1930-1967) was born and raised in Ledbury. Although he travelled widely and became internationally famous, he never lost touch with members of his family who lived in the town. The John Masefield Society was founded in 1992 to stimulate the appreciation of and interest in his life and works. The John Masefield Archive located in the Master's House contains documents relating to the life and work of Masefield, including the research papers of Constance Babington Smith.

The John Masefield Society will be displaying items from their collection connected with Masefield's time as Poet Laureate during four reigns from 1930 to 1967.

From 1000 to 1600.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.johnmasefieldsociety.org

Location 8: Market House, High Street

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 good for the development of upper body strength and flexibility. 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. Once learned, ringing is a skill for life and can open up a lifetime of experiences and enjoyment

Pull the other one' with Ledbury District Bell Ringers! - 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 accredited ringing teachers. - We will be providing demonstrations and giving members of the public the opportunity to have a go.

From 1000 to 1500.

 

Contact phone number: 07577 720154

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburybells.co.uk


Brass Band - Ledbury Community Brass Band

Ledbury Community Brass Band is a friendly and fun band. We aim, as a Community band, to be as inclusive as possible and, as a result, we have members of all ages and abilities. Our message, "Brass Music is fun, and people of all ages can learn to play together".

Our band will perform under the Market House to start Community Day between 10am and 10.30am. Come along and enjoy our performance in Ledbury's Historic Centre.

From 1000 to 1030 Band Performance to until 1030.

 

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.lcbb.org.uk


Community Choir, Ledbury - Performance

see above

Come and hear us sing under Ledbury's historic Market Hall from 11am - if you know the tune please join in!

From 1100 to 1200.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632801

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburycommunitychoir.co.uk

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.

Ledbury Bowling Club warmly welcome visitors to call by and meet us from 10.30am to 4.00pm. The bowling green will be open for visitors who would like to try their hand at lawn green bowls. Members will be present to assist visitors with help and instruction; all bowls equipment will be available for visitors to use. Please could we ask that visitors wear flat soled footwear. A number of informal matches will be played on one rink, to show visitors how a match unfolds and the enjoyment of playing a competitive game. There will be a BBQ from 11.30am until 2.00pm, with food at competitive prices. Drinks will be available from the Club House. 20 plus club members will be present to encourage visitors to participate in our sport and to show how friendly our club is. The age range of our members is from 10 to 88 years of age, so be encouraged... age is not a barrier to our sport! Spectators are also very welcome. We look forward to meeting some new friends.

From 1030 to 1600.

 

Contact phone number: 07922 090921

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburybowlsclub.yolasite.com

Location 10: Royal British Legion, Church St

Carnival - Ledbury Carnival Association

If it's August Bank Holiday, it must be Ledbury Carnival Day - Ledbury's traditional day of fun in the Town Centre.

Visit our display promoting the annual Ledbury Carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2022. The traditional street carnival is back and we want to encourage more groups and individuals to take part in the procession and or have a presence on the Day, attract more volunteers and generally raise awareness of this well-loved community event.

From 1000 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635129

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburycarnival.co.uk


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 including regular exchange visits and maintain the friendly relationship between the two towns.

Visit our display to promote Ledbury Strömstad Twinning Association, providing details of activities, information about Strömstad etc. Let us tell you about our forthcoming celebrations for twenty years of Twinning friendship with Strömstad on Saturday 2nd July on the Recreation Ground.

From 1000 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 635129

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]


Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community. We're here through thick and thin - ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us.

We will be holding a Coffee and Cake morning at the Royal British Legion in aid of the 2022 Poppy Appeal. Pop in and help us to help others.

From 1000 to 1300.

 

Location 11: The Hive, Bye Street

Busy Bees Ledbury

Busy Bees Ledbury is a thriving childcare setting in the heart of Ledbury at The Hive. The setting is committee run and a registered charity and is led by a fully qualified Early Years Teacher. All staff are fully qualified to level 3, offering a stimulating environment where children are able to be curious and independent learners.

We will have activities for children to take part in and be able to take something home. We will be showcasing the wonderful things that we do at Busy Bees. Children and their families are invited to come into our setting, meet our staff, take part in activities and see our wonderful setting.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 634556

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.busybeesledbury.co.uk


Community Room for use at Ledbury Funeralcare (Hawcutt) Coop

Ledbury Funeralcare have a meeting room which they make available for use by community groups in Ledbury. A number already make use of this facility for their meetings. A lift is available and there is access to toilet facilities.

You are invited to view the Community Room and discuss how it might benefit your group or organisation.

From 1100 to 1300.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632084

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.coop.co.uk/funeralcare


Ledbury Halt Wildlife Gardening Group

Want more birds, bats, bees and Butterflies? This group are now developing a wild-life friendly area on the site of Ledbury Town Halt on the old railway between Ledbury and Gloucester.

See how volunteers are making this area of Ledbury more wildlife-friendly. We offer advice on how to help pollinators and wildlife thrive in your garden. There will be Activities for all ages and Plants for sale Come and talk to us and see what we are doing and what you can do to help to get more wildlife around you.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: : 01531 637331


Methodists - Ledbury Methodist Church

In addition to Christian worship (conventional style, Taize and Iona style, Quiet Space, Study Groups), our activities range from Places of Welcome/Talk Community Hub to Death Café and Ledbury Debt Centre. We are also a Fairtrade and an Eco-church. The building is also used by many local groups and societies including u3a, line dancing and singing groups!

This will be an opportunity to see our new home, and a new landmark in Ledbury's town centre, and to find out about the many activities taking place.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 598007

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: herefordshiremethodists.org.uk/ledbury

Location 12: Ledbury Recreation ground

Ledbury Town Council

Ledbury Town Council 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 Council staff to discover more about the Council's work and discuss your views and ideas for the future of Ledbury. What would you like to see happening in and around the town? Should we be doing more for young people? Do we keep you involved and engaged in town affairs? Would you be interested in joining a volunteer team serving the diverse needs of the Community? Meet us at the Rec.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 632306

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Location 13: Ledbury Poetry House, Barratt Browning Institute

Ledbury Poetry (Ledbury Poetry Festival)

Things have changed since 2019. Ledbury Poetry has moved to the Barrett Browning Institute now "Ledbury Poetry House". The focus has widened to more all year round poetry activities as well as the renowned international Ledbury Poetry Festival - this year from 1st to 10th July

Ledbury Poetry House welcomes you! Come and make wordy badges! Pick up a poemcetamol. Browse and enjoy this colourful and inspiring space. Find out more about Ledbury Poetry Festival, 1 - 10 July 2022. Book tickets at the box office and pick up a programme. Discover more about Ledbury Poetry's year round activities. Including how you can get involved and volunteer.

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 636232

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Contact website: www.ledburypoetry.org.uk

Location 14: Market Theatre, Market St

Market Theatre (LADs)

The Market Theatre is owned and run for the community by LADS

Come and see all our recent improvements at the Market Theatre and find out about our programme of performances and events. Ask us what is involved in running a local theatre for the community. Refreshments!

From 1000 to 1400.

 

Contact phone number: 01531 633297

Contact e-mail address: [email protected] theatre.com

Contact website: http://themarkettheatre.com/