Community

Bristol Playgoers Club

A wide variety of plays, in the form of rehearsed readings, are presented. There are opportunities to act, direct and undertake backstage work. There are also theatre outings, talks and social events. The Club meets at the Newman Hall, Grange Court Road on alternate Tuesdays between October and March. Performances begin at 7.20 for 7.30 pm. See www.bristolplaygoersclub.co.uk

Bristol West Diabetes UK Group

This is a local group for people with diabetes. The aim is to cover topics such as how can diabetes affect you, what care to expect, food choices, healthy lifestyle, exercise and activity, taking control of diabetes, foot care and eye screening.

The group meets quarterly between 2pm and 4pm at the Eastfield Inn. Meeting dates are advertised locally. See The Bristol Diabetes Support Network Group

Golden Hill Sports Ground

The Golden Hill Sports ground is managed by Golden Hill Sports Ltd, a registered charity. This follows the successful campaign for the acquisition of the field and pavilion to provide a lasting recreational facility within the community.

The pavilion can be booked for parties, family celebrations and similar activities. Extensive use is made of the sports field.

Henleaze Bowling Club

An old established club, located on Grange Court Road, with some of the finest bowling facilities in Bristol. New members are welcome. Coaching is available for beginners. Visit www.henleazebowlingclub.org.uk

Henleaze Christmas Festival

The Henleaze Christmas Festival takes place late afternoon/early evening on the first Wednesday of December each year. This involves most of the local shops staying open, numerous stalls being set up, entertainment and a chance to meet Father Christmas.  However, due to Covid-19, there will not be a Festival in 2020.  See www.henleazechristmasfestival.co.uk

Henleaze & District Flower Club

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 2pm in the Bradbury Hall. There is a flower demonstration on the 2nd Thursday; on the 4th Thursday there is a practical class. New members are welcome to join this friendly club. Visit the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies website for further information.

Henleaze Garden Club

The Henleaze Garden Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Hall, St Monica’s, Cote Lane. Meetings feature expert speakers, who sometimes bring plants with them for sale. Visit www.henleazegardenclub.co.uk

Henleaze Townswomen’s Guilds

Townswomen’s Guilds are located throughout the UK. See www.the-tg.com

There are two Henleaze Guilds.

The Morning Guild meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August) at the Eastfield Inn. Meetings start at 10am. For further information please call Sandy on 9623806.

The Evening Guild meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except August) at St Peter’s Church. Meetings start at 7pm. For further information please call Jan on 9685829.

Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group

The group seeks to preserve the ancient Phoenix Hedge which lies between Henleaze Park and Phoenix Grove. In November 2011, the Working Party discovered a Field Maple which makes the Hedge over 800 years. Volunteers meet at the hedge to carry out a variety of jobs to continue to improve the hedge and encourage wildlife. All are welcome. Visit the Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group website.

St Peter’s Church

Situated in The Drive, St Peter’s has a large and versatile hall, used extensively by church and community groups on a regular basis. These include toddlers, playgroup, keep fit, brownies, dancing classes, badminton, handbell ringing and Scottish dancing. See www.stpetershenleaze.org

Senior Film Club

Home Instead Senior Care arranges monthly films with tea and cakes at 2pm on the third Monday of each month in St Peter’s Church Hall. Carers are welcome. For further information call 9898210.

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church

Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church in Waterford Road offers a variety of accessible community meeting spaces including the Bradbury Hall. Many local events take place there. Visit www.trinityhenleazeurc.org.uk

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