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Aerobics
Alzheimer's Society
Army Cadet Force
Arthritis Research Campaign
Beavers
Bell Ringers
Brian's Bingo
Bridge
Brownies
Campaign for Real Ale
Cancer Research Campaign
Carers Together
Cats Protection
Children's Taekwondo
Chill to this
Churches
Climbing Wall
Conservative Party
Country & Western Club
Crafty Affairs
Cribbage
Cubs
Darts
Faithful Hands
Fiesta Dancing
Films @ the Parish Hall
Fitness
Friends Of Samaritans
Friends of Whitchurch Primary School
Friends of Whitchurch Silk Mill
Garden Organic Hampshire
Greek Animal Rescue
Guides (1st Whitchurch)
Kingfisher Day Centre
Ladies' Darts
Leukaemia Research Fund
Liberal Democrats
Longmeadow Indoor Bowls Club
Mothers' Union
Multigym
Overton & Basingstoke Taekwondo Club
Overton Black Arrows Archery Club
Overton Harriers
Overton Rugby Club
Parish Hall Committee
Probus
Quiz League
Razz m Tazz
Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal
Scout Group (1st Whitchurch)
Silver Threads
Singing for Fun
Sparklers
Sip and Stitch
Tea & Tots
Test Valley Sea Angling Club
Testbourne Multi-gym
Testbourne Teapot
Townswomen's Guild
Tuesday Club
Twinning Association
WADS
Whitchurch Arts
Whitchurch Association
Whitchurch Badminton Club
Whitchurch Badminton Club (Junior)
Whitchurch Bowls Club
Whitchurch Centre Dancing Club
Whitchurch Cricket Club
Whitchurch Garden Association
Whitchurch History Society
Whitchurch & Overton Invitation Pool League
Whitchurch Ramblers
Whitchurch Silver Threads
Whitchurch Sports Trust
Whitchurch Squash Club
Whitchurch Tennis Club
Whitchurch Toy Library
Whitchurch United Football Club
Whitchurch United Junior Football Club
Whitchurch Welfare Trust
Women's Institute
Working4Whitchurch
Yallah (Belly Dancers)
Yoga

 

Business Associations

Ardglen Business Association

Dr Ali Ahmed Tel 01256 896636 Fax 01256 896004
Business association for industries operating from the Ardglen Industrial Estate

Working4Whitchurch

Group of retailers, resident and community groups organising activities to improve Whitchurch, starting with the Town centre
Website: thewhitchurchweb.org/w4w.htm

Charities & Fund Raising

Arthritis Research Campaign

Tel 01246 541103
Looking for local support
Website: www.arc.org.uk

Brian's Bingo

Cash bingo and charity raffle in the Parish Hall currently suspended
Mon and Thu 7.30pm

Cancer Research Campaign (Whitchurch Local Committ

Fund raising - Mainly by collecting boxes in public houses, shops and individuals homes.

Cats Protection

Claire Bevan Tel 01256 892019
Local branch of Cats Protection, the UK's oldest charity dedicated to the welfare of cats. Member are all volunteers and the branch is self-supporting, raising all the money to carry out the group's work locally.
Website: thewhitchurchweb.org/cats.htm

Faithful Hands

Rosemary Day Tel 01256 893080
To raise funds for the poor and needy
Stalls and charity shop
Donations are most welcome

Friends Of Samaritans

Mrs Maureen Laing Tel 01256 895368
Mainly fundraising

Friends of Whitchurch Primary School

Fund raising for Whitchurch C of E Primary School
Website: www.whitchurch.hants.sch.uk/keyinfo_detail.asp?Section=3&Ref;=10

Friends of Whitchurch Silk Mill

Fund raising

Greek Animal Rescue

Margaret Payne
Fund raising for the rescue of cruelty treated Greek animals

Leukaemia Research Fund

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Christine Lynn Tel 01256 893072
Fund raising for the welfare and services of those service men/women and families in need
In 2008 the Royal British Legion Whitchurch Branch contributed £3,654.00 to the grand total of the £101.2m
Despite the hard work of a small band of volunteers additional help would be very much appreciated

Whitchurch Sports Trust

Charity supporting sports in Whitchurch
Longmeadow Sports Centre

Whitchurch Welfare Trust

The Trust was founded to provide financial help, mainly to residents of Whitchurch who may be suffering hardship or distress, including the elderly, infirm or disabled. The trustees are particularly keen to help young people and mature students entering f
Requests, in writing to the clerk to the trustees,
Website: thewhitchurchweb.org/wwt.htm

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Ladies' Groups

Crafty Affairs

Miranda Clitheroe
For crafters of all abilities
No membership fees just £1.50 per meeting which includes refreshments
Testbourne Community Suite
2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of each month 7.30 - 9.30pm
Website: www.craftyaffairs.org
First meeting 23 March

Sip and Stitch

Alison Chapman Tel 896123
No formal membership, just turn up with an item you would like to work on – knitting, crochet, embroidery, tapestry etc
Mutual support guaranteed but no formal tuition -
enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake, and the company of like-minded folk
2nd Tuesday in the month at H's Café

Townswomen's Guild

Monthly meetings, talks, discussions, demonstrations & outings
Parish Hall, London Road
2nd Thu in the month 10.15am
Next Meeting's details are here

Whitchurch WI

Mobile 07891 887082
Doors open at 7.15pm for tea, coffee and a chat. New members will be met and welcomed at the door and befriended by a member who will stay with you for the evening so even if you come on your own, you'll have friends in no time
Non-member guests are welcome to come and join in the fun
Gill Nethercott Hall
3rd Thursday in the month at 7.45pm
Website: www.hampshirewi.org.uk

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Music and Drama

Bell Ringers

Jenny James or Paul Rampton
Teaching and practicing the traditional art of bell ringing and ringing for Church services and weddings
All Hallows' Church
Mon 7.30 - 9pm Practice, Sun Service ringing 9.30 - 10am 3rd Sun 5.30 - 6pm
No religious affiliation required

Country & Western Club

John & Eileen Tel 01264 395324
Western Dance with some teaching, with live country band and disco (entrance £6 and New Year's Eve £12.50)
Testbourne Sports Hall
3rd Sat in the month, except May & Aug

Fiesta Dance School

Andrea Harman Tel 01256 893192 Mobile 07769 667963
Dance classes for all ages - Ballroom, Latin American, Freestyle, Cheerleading and Salsa. Dances and shows
Adult group classes 7.30 - 8.30pm (followed by individual sessions) and Children's group classes Sat mornings (followed by individual sessions) Whitchurch C of E Primary School. £3 per hour for children
Charges: £3 per hour for children £3.50 per hour adults

Films @ the Parish Hall

Phil Cooper Tel 01256 893264 Mobile 07825 112 677
Monthly showing of current box office offerings from Moviola films (Sep - May)
Parish Hall
7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Tickets £5 from Dennett's Butchers and Gladstones Handbags - Licensed Bar
Website:

Jolly Babies & Music with Mummy

Nicky Tel 01264 720452
Small and friendly groups, singing, rhythm through movement. Encouraging listening skills, use of simple instruments - Music that is fun! Suitable for either parent with a child under 3
Gill Nethercott Centre
Tue 9.15am
£3.50 per session
Website: www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

Marina School of Dance

Marina Harrington 12 London Road Overton RG25 3NP Mobile 07749112626
Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Aerobics and Zumba Fitness
Ages 18 months to adults, there is something for everyone!
Classes take place at Whitchurch Primary School, Testbourne Community School and the Gill Nethercott Hall
For more information, timetables or general enquiries please call Marina
Website: www.marinadance.co.uk

Razz m Tazz

Tracey Cheek Tel 01256 895094

Singing for Fun

Linda Cowley Tel 01256 895490
Ladies who meet to enjoy singing a variety of music with those of a like mind
Methodist Hall, Winchester Street
Wed 7.30 - 9.30pm, Term time
No auditions or need to read music

Sparklers

Christine Yates
Old Time Musical Hall Group
Annual Autumn Performance

WADS

Sue Dorey Tel 01256 892484
Produce plays plus poetry & prose evenings, theatre trips and play readings
Testbourne Community Suite
Tue 8pm
Website: wadsweb.org.uk

Whitchurch Centre Dancing Club

Moira or Deb
Dancing Club with tuition every other week. Tango, samba, cha cha, waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, rumba and jive at all levels. Friendly atmosphere £2.50 per person per evening
Testbourne Theatre Hall
Fri 8.30-10.30pm

Yallah (Belly Dancers)

A group of friends, who are trained semi-professional Bellydancers, who have got together to help local Charity groups and good causes, by performing for free to help raise funds
Overton Community Centre, Winchester Street, Overton
Mon 7.30 - 9pm
Beginners Bellydance classes, no need to book, just turn up
The class dance troupe Sadiq, performs at Charity Venues (within 20 miles of Andover), please call if you wish to have us perform at your Charity or Private Function

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Other Groups

Bridge Club

Mrs S Walters Tel 01256 893599
Weekly meetings
Testbourne Library
Mon 7 - 10 pm

Campaign for Real Ale

John Buckley Tel 01256 892650 Mobile 07962 237619

Conservative Party

Mark Williams Tel 01256 892081
Whitchurch Branch

Cribbage

Chris or Jane 4 Winchester Street Whitchurch RG28 7AL Tel 01256 893343
Pub Teams
Tue Sep - Apr

Darts

Chris or Jane Winchester Road Whitchurch RG28 7HP Tel 01256 896062
Pub Teams
Fri 8 - 11pm, Sep - Apr

Garden Organic

Evelin Parker
Garden Organic Hampshire
Testbourne Community Suite
3rd Mon in the month Sep - May 7.45pm
Talks, demonstrations on organic gardening and the

Kingfisher Day Centre

Tel 01256 893333
Senior Citizens
Testbourne Community Centre
Catering for senior citizens in the Day Centre, providing lunch and entertainment 4 days a week
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am and 4pm
Website: www.kingfisherdaycentre.org.uk

Liberal Democrats

Keith Watts Tel 01256 896969
Whitchurch Branch

Parish Hall Committee

Gill Webb Tel 01256 892025 Fax 01256 892025
Management of the Parish Hall which provides a very valuable meeting facility in the centre of the town at affordable rates
Website:

Probus

Ray Lang Tel 01256 895368
Promoting fellowship for retired professional and business people
Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne
2nd Mon in the month 12noon

Test Valley Sea Angling Club

Jim Ford Tel 01256 893024
Regular beach trips together with boat trips from Weymouth, Littlehampton and Poole
The Harvest Home
1st Thu in the month, at 8pm
New members or those interested in fishing please turn up

Whitchurch & Overton Invitation Pool League

Tel 01256 896062
Pub Teams
Wed 8 - 10pm, Sep - Apr
Website: www.waopool.leaguerepublic.com

Whitchurch Arts

Graham Burgess Tel 01256 892837 Fax 01256 892837
A collective of artistically inclined people who live in Whitchurch
Details of meetings are to be found on the website
Website: www.whitchurcharts.org.uk

Whitchurch Association

Cathryn Tayler
The Whitchurch Association has been set up to take forward actions from the Town Healthcheck project, which looked into what was needed to improve Whitchurch and its environs, and to establish the Gill Nethercott Community Centre
Download Membership form from website
Website: thewhitchurchweb.org/wa.htm

Whitchurch History Society

Ron Cook Tel 01264 781222
Talks on local and general history
Gill Nethercott Hall
1st Tue in the month, Sep - May (except Jan) 7.30pm

Whitchurch Silver Threads Club

Brigitte Broad Tel 01256 892577
Ladies 60+ and gentlemen 65+
Parish Hall
2nd & 4th Mon in the month 2 - 4pm
A special afternoon - Members are picked up, activities include bingo, card games, Scrabble, knitting & needlework, afternoon tea & then members are taken home

Whitchurch Twinning Association

Ruth Wigmore Tel 893512
Biennial visits to/from Neuvic sur l'Isle in France, Whitchurch's twin town, at Easter

Whitchurch, Overton & District Quiz League

Pub league. Teams of up to 6 members
Prince Regent, Bell, Hurstbourne, WSSC, King's Arms & Watership Down
Mon 8.30pm, Sep - Apr
Website: www.wodql.org.uk

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Parents and Children Groups

Jolly Babies & Music with Mummy

Nicky Tel 01264 720452
Small and friendly groups, singing, rhythm through movement. Encouraging listening skills, use of simple instruments - Music that is fun! Suitable for either parent with a child under 3
Gill Nethercott Centre
Tue 9.15am
£3.50 per session
Website: www.musicwithmummy.co.uk

Noah's Ark

Group for Parents, Carers & Toddlers
Baptist Church Hall
Fri 9.30am - noon

Tea & Tots

Gemma Kelly Tel 01256 895691
Informal Parent/Toddler group with craft activites, fresh fruit and a monthly dinner club
All Hallows' Church Room
Thurs 2.30 - 4.30pm
Thurs 9.30 - 11.30am from 3 June

The Testbourne Teapot Baby & Toddler Group

Caroline Barber Tel 01256 896141
An activity for parents/carers to take part in with their children adults
Play time, art and crafts, snack time, music, as well as tea and coffee for adults
Testbourne Community Suite
Mon 9.30am - 11.30am

Whitchurch Toy Library

Evie Bates Tel 892624
Membership is £5. Loan of toys from 25p - £1.50
Methodist Church Hall
Wed 10 - 11.30am, Term time only

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Sports and Fitness

Aerobics

Tel 01256 892261
Testbourne Sports Hall
Mon 7.15 - 8.15pm
The course will include hi/lo aerobics, tums and bums

Children's Taekwondo

Lynne Firth Tel 01256 895701
Classes for 8+ run by Overton and Basingstoke Taekwondo Club
Testbourne Community Centre
Sat 10 - 11am
First class free then £3 per session
Website: www.obtkd.org.uk
Other courses are available, see the website

Climbing Wall

Paul Harrison Tel 01256 892261
National Standard wall with fully qualified instructors
Testbourne Sports Hall
Mon 8.30 - 10pm Wed 6.30 - 9pm
£5 to join and £3.50 per session

Karate Club

Longmeadow Indoor Bowls Club

Mike Claxton Tel 01256 892120
Indoor Bowling
Longmeadow Sports Centre
Daily 10am - 10.30pm, Sep - Apr
County matches Sat mornings
Website: www.whitchurchsport.co.uk/indoor-bowls-club.html
League matches and roll-ups during the week

Multigym

Cardiovascular and resistance training equipment
Testbourne Community Centre
Mon-Fri 6.45 - 8.15am & 5.00 - 9.30pm Sat 9.30 - 11.30am
For full details including prices and induction please call 892261
Website: www.thewhitchurchweb.org/tmg.htm

Overton & Basingstoke Taekwondo Club

Lynne Firth Tel 01256 895701
Classes for all ages run in Whitchurch, Overton and Basingstoke
See website for details
Website: www.obtkd.org.uk

Overton Black Arrows Archery Club

Peter Turner Tel 01256 893638 (P
Archery practice and training novice archers
Testbourne Community Centre
Wed 6 - 9pm & Fri 7 - 9pm
The club meets twice a week at Testbourne, shooting indoors on a 25 metre range during the winter and outdoors over all recognised distances during the summer. We also meet at weekends on our Field Archery course in Kingsclere
Website: www.blackarrows.org.uk

Overton Harriers

Gwyneth McLaughlin Tel 01256 892813
A small club with thriving Ladies, Men's, and Juniors sections of mixed abilities. The club welcomes all levels of runners. Subscriptions are £40 per year
Bridge Street Recreation Centre, Overton
Mon 7pm, Thu 7.30pm Sun 9am
Website: www.overtonharriers.org.uk
Juniors Tue 6.45pm Down Grange, Basingstoke

Overton Rugby Club

Club Chairman: Roger Filbey
Club Secretary: Alan Cornell
The club grounds are situated at Laverstoke Park off Watch Lane which is off the B3400
Senior Training is on Tuesday evenings from 7pm and minis/youth train on Sundays from 10am
Website: www.overtonrugby.com

Pilates Classes

Gill Nethercott Hall
Mondays 8 - 9pm
Small classes taken by a Chartered Physiotherapist, suitable for all levels

Whitchurch Badminton Club

Testbourne Community Centre
Thu 8 - 10pm
The Club has 4 courts available, plays with feather shuttles and has teams competing in both Basingstoke and Newbury leagues
If you are interested in joining in, please come along on one of the club evenings and find out more
Alternatively, contact Stuart Gordon 01256 893590, Stuart Robinson 01256 896064 or Sean Mallard 01256 771286

Whitchurch Bowls Club

Peter Salter Tel 01962 856381

Whitchurch Sports & Social Club, Long Meadow, Winchester Road
Apr-Sep green usually available during these times - Contact with Secretary advisable if first visit
£40 per annum (no green fees). Club affiliated to the Hampshire & England Bowling Associations. Free coaching

Whitchurch Cricket Club

Owen Burns Mobile 07884 268933
For all those interested in cricket, both players and fans
Cricket Ground, Church Street
Play matches weekly throughout the season and the club always welcome new members to the club

Whitchurch Rambling Club

Nick Copp Tel 07913 104536
Country walks on Wed evenings
Social events & Walking weekend
Meet Bell Street Car Park, Weds 7pm, Apr - Sep
£1 per annum. People need to be fit enough to walk
Website: www.whitchurchramblers.org.uk

Whitchurch Squash Club

Longmeadow Sports Centre, Winchester Road
The club welcomes players of all standards. 2 Courts available all week 10am – 10pm
Regular monthly leagues. The club has a team in Div 3 of the Hampshire League
Adult Membership £56 pa, Under 18’s £10, Students over 18 £25, family £65. Courts £1.50 per person per 45 min session
Website: www.whitchurchsport.co.uk/squash-club.html

Whitchurch Tennis Club

Wendy Helsby (Secretary) on 01256 892036 or Julie Wild (Membership Secretary) on 07768 050097
Whitchurch Tennis Club is a friendly, growing club currently based at Testbourne Community School
However, the Club is pursuing the opportunity to adopt Laverstoke Tennis Courts as part of Whitchurch Tennis Club which will provide members with additional facilities and unrestricted access to courts in a beautiful location
Club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at Testbourne, from 7pm till dusk; the courts can also be accessed at other times out of school hours and at weekends. The Club also organises regular social events
There is year-round coaching for adults and juniors from an LTA registered coach. If you are interested in coaching please contact Carol on 07939 264999
Website: thewhitchurchweb.org/Tennis_Club_NL_11.pdf
Interested in joining us? Please come along from 7pm on any club evening to meet some of the members and find out more about the club, and have an informal game of tennis for free

Whitchurch United Football Club

Tel 01256 892493

Whitchurch Sports & Social Club, Long Meadow, Winchester Road

Yoga

Tel 01962 761853
Classes
Testbourne Community Centre
Tue 7.30 - 8.30pm and Thu 10 - 11am
5 weeks £25 or £6 drop in, Students/Child 5 Weeks £20 or £4.50 drop in
Website: freespace.virgin.net/samantha.lee/yogamania.htm

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Support Groups

Carers Together and Alzheimer's Society

Tracey Eldridge Tel 01794 519495
A support group - or carers café - for all carers - not just those looking after someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
4th Wed in the month
We provide a light home made lunch - normally soup

Youth Activities

1st Whitchurch (Salvation Army) Rainbow Guides

Mrs Sue Turrill Tel 893807 Home 892755 Work
Rainbows - Girls aged 5-7 years
Methodist Curch Hall, Winchester Street
Mon 6 - 7pm Term time only

1st Whitchurch Brownies

Mrs Hilary Paterson
Girls aged 7-10 years
Testbourne Youth Suite
Thu 6pm - 7.30pm, Term time only

2nd Whitchurch Brownies

Mrs Natalie Philpott Tel 01962 760975
Girls aged 7-10 years
Testbourne Youth Suite
Mon 6 - 7.30pm Term time only

Army Cadet Force

C Sgt Edward
12 – 16 year old males and females
The High Street, Overton
Mon & Wed 7.30 – 9.30
4 Platoon, Z Company, Hants & IOW ACF
Website: 4wardasone.wetpaint.com/

Beavers

Kath Donaldson
6½ - 8 year old boys
Scout HQ, Bere Hill, Whitchurch
Wed and Thurs 5.45 - 7pm
Charges vary across the scouting age groups

Chill to this

John Wiltshire
10 - 18 year olds (new members must be under 16)
Gill Nethercott Centre
Fri 7.30 - 10pm
Activities include: Table Tennis, Pool, Table Foot

Cubs

Penny Ridley
8 to 10½ year old boys
Scout HQ, Bere Hill, Whitchurch
Mon or Tue 6.30 - 8pm
Charges vary across the scouting age groups

Guides (1st Whitchurch)

Tricia Gulliver Tel 01256 893188
11 - 14 years old girls
Scout HQ, Bere Hill, Whitchurch
Wed 7.30 - 9pm

Scout Group (1st Whitchurch)

Nikki Farley Tel 07899 984217
10½ - 14 years old boys and girls
Scout HQ, Bere Hill, Whitchurch
Thu 7.15 - 9pm
Charges vary across the scouting age groups

Whitchurch Badminton Club (Junior)

Tel 01256 892261

Testbourne Community Centre

Whitchurch United Junior Football Club

Tel 01256 895523
Longmeadow Sports Centre

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