WOODBURY CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

(open to all residents of Woodbury Parish)

Information correct as at September 2015

Art Group Meets in St Andrews Hall, Exton, every Monday 09.45 12.00. Contact: Freddie Bolt 01392 362802. 

Bonsai Society (Exeter) meetings take place on 4th Sunday of each month (except December) in Woodbury Salterton Village Hall at 14.30. New members, experts and beginners are most welcome. Contact: Brian MacKichan 01392 437525.

Bridge Club (Exton) - meets twice a month on Mondays in St Andrews Hall from 19.00-22.00. All made welcome including beginners. Contact: David Burrows 01395 275928 or Ann Morris 01392 875666. 

Bridge Club (Woodbury) meets on Thursdays at 19.00 in the small meeting room at Woodbury Village Hall. We play duplicate bridge. No partner is necessary and all levels of ability are welcome. Members 1.50 and non-members 2.00 per session. Please check WVH website as there are a couple of weeks a year when we are unable to use the room. Contact: Tony Walker 01395 222063. 

Camera Club (Woodbury) We are a relatively small group (maximum 30 members) which meets on the third Tuesday in the month in the Church Rooms, but we have other special interest groups as well. Our members vary from experienced to beginners but we always aim to learn from each other and we provide a photographic service to the local community. Contact: Mike Jeans 01395 232544 or mike@jeansy.org 

Community Choir (Woodbury) meets every Monday evening (except first Monday of the month) from 19.30 to 21.00 in Woodbury School. No auditions and no need to read music. Everyone who enjoys singing is welcome. Contact: Sarah Owen on 07876 524221 or sarahjrowen@hotmail.com 

Connections A social group for women first Monday of the month. Everybody welcome. Contact: Chris Lear 01395 232772. 

Cornerstones Mens Social Group enjoying good company with a monthly meeting/outing, which usually includes or finishes with a meal. Contact: John Effer 232890.

Craft Group (Exton) Meets in St Andrews Church every 3rd Thursday from 14.00-16.00. Contact Janet Atkins 01392 876300. 

Drama Club (Exton) meets in St Andrews Hall. Stages two three-act plays, two readings, a one-act play in the Exmouth Festival, and a Christmas Show or a Pantomime. Contact: Hilary Hoar 01392 875042. 

Friends of St Swithuns (FoSS) is a local charity (Charity No XR 81438) established in January 2004. Members aim to raise funds for the preservation of the church building. FoSS wants to involve everyone in Woodbury in looking after the beautiful parish church and making it more usable for a wider range of village activities. Contact: Pat Browne 01395 232805, ruthandpatb@aol.com

Garden Club (Exton) Meets at 19.30 in St Andrews Hall on last Friday of each month. Excellent speakers and outings during the year. Contact: Eileen Pratt 01392 877917. 

Garden Club (Woodbury) Meets in Woodbury Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 19.30. Sub 10. Club aims to foster interest in gardens by lectures and demonstrations and to encourage visits to private and public gardens. Speakers from the topmost horticultural establishments of the South West. Contact: Chairman Annette Smith smith1nz@btinternet.com, Secretary Judy Bashforth thebashforths@ yahoo.co.uk, Assistant Secretary Liz Hill liz.hill38@gmail.com Gardening Club  website.

Ladies Group (Exton) Meets in St Andrews Hall at 14.15 on 2nd Thursday each month. Excellent speakers, summer garden meeting and various outings during the year. Contact: Chris Bilyard 01392 875974. 

Local History Society Meetings, with speakers on a variety of historical topics, are held on the first Thursday of March, May, September and November in Woodbury, Exton or Woodbury Salterton Village Hall at 19.30. The AGM and a Social are held in February and the July Meeting is a visit or walk to a local place of interest. A reference library containing books, photographs and a variety of documents and papers is open to all parishioners. The annual subscription is 7. Chairman: Nick Burgess 01395 232458. Archivist: Gill Selley 01395 233208. Local History Society website.

Royal British Legion A national charity with membership open to anyone. New members welcome. Coffee mornings, 10.00 11.30 on alternate Thursdays at RBL Room, Woodbury Village Hall. Contact: Sandra Huish 01395 232696.

Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps Boys and Girls 9 12 years old on joining can stay until 18 years. Aims to develop the qualities of good citizenship by a spirit of discipline, teamwork and comradeship. Parades at CTC Mon 18.45 21.00, Thurs 18.50 20.30. Contact: 01392 414302 on Mon and Thurs between 19.00 20.00. 

Scouts and Guides meet in the HQ on Woodbury Playing Field during school term. The movement runs an adventurous training programme and camping and outdoor activities. 

Rainbows (girls 5-7), Mon 17.30 18.30. Contact Sarah Hales 01395 232631 or 01395 232137. 

Brownies (girls 7 10), Wed 18.00 19.30. Contact Alison Hazell 07799 150328 woodburybrownies@yahoo.com

Beavers (boys & girls 6 8). Tue 16.00 17.00. Donna Gover. Cub Scouts (boys & girls 8 10). Tue 17.30 19.30. Donna Gover. 

Guides (girls 10 14). Fri 18.00 21.00. Helen Ellis 233665. 

Scouts (boys & girls 10 14). Tue 19.00 21.00. Paul Gover. Supper Club (Exton) Contact: Beccy Murrin 01392 873017 or Jane Oliver 01392 877477. 

Twinning Association (Woodbury) The aim is to foster friendship between the parish of Woodbury and the commune of Bretteville-sur-Odon (near Caen, France) and to learn more of the French way of life. Visits are arranged in alternate years. The Association has an active diary of social events. Subscription 10 for individuals and 20 for families. Secretary: Jan Owen 01395 232694, jmowenteacher@aol.com 

Whist Club (Woodbury) Whist Group held on alternate Mondays in Woodbury Village Hall at 14.00. Anyone interested in joining contact Jill Pond 01395 233349. 

Whist Club (Woodbury Salterton) Whist drives held in the Village Hall monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 19.30 (in aid of Church funds). Contact: Patrick Bricknell 01395 232463. 

Women's Institute (Woodbury) Joining the WI is a very good way of making new friends. Meetings cater for varied interests: current affairs, travel, hobbies, crafts, cookery, with interesting talks and time for refreshment. There is also a regular skittles meeting on Friday mornings. Prospective new members welcome to come as visitors. Monthly meetings on the second Thursday at 19.30 in Woodbury Village Hall, garden party in June, outing in August. President: Lin Milson-Ashby (01395 233854).

Womens Institute (Woodbury Salterton) The WI is an organisation for all women of the village and the surrounding area. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday at 19.30 in the village hall. Talks are varied and regular social events and outings are organised. Being part of a vigorous national and regional organisation adds an extra dimension for members. Visitors and new members are very welcome and lifts are available. Contact: Jenny Kemp 01395 233396.

Woodbury Ps and Qs A small group of enthusiastic patchworkers and quilters who meet on alternate Tuesdays from 10.00 12.00 in the RBL room of Woodbury Village Hall. Contact: Ann Shell 01395 239175. 

Woodbury Residents Association This Association was set up in January 2015 and its objectives are to protect and enhance the character of the area known as Woodbury for the benefit of the residents, to represent the views of the residents and to encourage the goodwill and involvement of the community. Membership is free, although donations are appreciated. We aim to keep residents in touch with issues affecting our community particularly regarding planning. Contact The Chairperson, Jan Owen at jmowenteacher@aol.com 

Woodbury Salterton Dumbutu link Village charity connecting with the Gambian village of Dumbutu, which was first linked in 1987. 25 per year sponsors the education and daily school meal for a named child. Since 2000 196 children in Dumbutu have been helped to have more than 3 years of education. Help with small health and agricultural projects also given. Also fundraising for a new solar-powered well for the womens vegetable plot. Contact: Leo 01395 268820, wilson.email@tesco.net

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association The Association represents the residents in the Village of Woodbury Salterton and the surrounding area. It was set up in 2013 to: 1) encourage community spirit in the Woodbury Salterton area and 2) improve the social, economic and environmental well- being of the area. The Association communicates through emails and a website to inform the community of any local event and co-operates with other local organisations in promoting and co-ordinating local events and projects. The Association works with Local Councils, Organisations and other Associations on planning and other issues that affect the locality. The website address is woodburysalterton. weebly.com, email WSRA2@btinternet.com. Contact The Secretary WSRA Rosewood Village Road, Woodbury Salterton EX5 1PR 01395 232328.

Woodbury Salterton 2000 This group raises funds for the general benefit of the village. Representatives are drawn from clubs and other entities in the village. Contact: Patrick Bricknell 01395 232463. 

Woodbury Woodturners The best woodturning club in the South West. The club aims to encourage and develop enthusiasm for the art and craft of woodturning. Meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Thursday of each month at 19.00. Membership is open to all with an interest in woodturning, from beginners to professionals. Contact: David Whitworth (membership secretary) on 01392 874443.  www.woodburywoodturners.org.uk/

Short Mat Bowls Played in Woodbury Village Hall from 19.00 22.00 on Tuesdays, except second Tuesday in each month, when it is held on the Wednesday. Friendly, League and County matches played. New members welcome. Contact: Arthur Cuff 01395 274278. 

Skittles Skittles are played at The Maltsters Arms and The White Hart pubs. The alleys can be booked from the respective landlords for both friendly and league games. Mens and Ladies teams are members of the Woodbury and District Skittles Association and compete in league and cup games. 

Tai Chi (Exton) St Andrews Hall, Tuesdays 14.00-16.30. Contact Sue Daniels 01392 877918. 

Walkie Talkies Walking group meeting every Wednesday morning at 09.15 at Woodbury Village Hall car park. All-comers welcome. Contact: Barbara Fewings 01395 232389 or Nita Goffron 01395 232314. 

Woodbury Cricket Club runs a team in the Devon Cricket League every Saturday; also Sunday, mid-week and evening friendly matches throughout the season. Licensed Bar is open during match days. Club training for adults every Wednesday from 18.30-20.00. New players and supporters of all ages are most welcome. Assistance with umpiring or scoring for the club is welcomed; training is available. Contact: Secretary, Chris Alford 01395 278750, or Fixture Secretary, Doug Barlow 01395 232207, Club Captain, Ian Hughes 07968 479521. Woodbury Junior Cricket Club The Junior section of the club has three teams in the Devon Youth League: Under 11s (manager Nick Pratt 07801 759023), Under 13s and Under 15s (manager Kevin Miller 01395 232995). Training sessions for boys and girls for all age groups on Friday evenings. There is currently a waiting list for juniors but check with Kevin Miller to see if there is a vacancy. Winter nets: venue time advertised on the website and in Woodbury News.   Cricket Club website.

Woodbury Tennis Club the Club has two hard courts in the playing fields off Orchard Close. The lower court has flood lights. There are Club sessions open to all full members on Fridays from 18.30 in the summer (May to September), and on Sundays from 10.30 throughout the year. These are mix-in sessions where everyone is welcome. In addition there is a session for ladies on Tuesday afternoons from 14.00 available to all day-time members and full members. During the summer term there are organised junior sessions with the club coach on Wednesday evenings. The club enters two mens teams in the Exeter and District League and one mixed team in the East Devon League, giving the competitive player an opportunity for match play. Fees per annum: Adult 65, Family 130, Day 40, Student 20, Junior 15. Contacts: President: Jackie Clarke 01395 232832; Treasurer: Pat Browne 01395 232805; Juniors: Dianne Mcleod tennismacleods@ gmail.com), 01395 232573, 07528004400.