First aid training and certification in nationally recognised qualifications. Offering courses ranging from basic intro to 3-day First Aid at Work, Outdoor First Aid and sports/activity specific training.
First aid training
SECOND-HAND GARDENING AND HAND TOOLS FOR SALE
ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
Need tools for your garden or around the house? If so, call Tools For Self Reliance Castle Cary. We have a large stock of second-hand tools that will meet your requirements at low prices while raising vital funds for our charity.
TFSR refurbishes old hand tools and sewing machines and puts them directly into the hands of people in Africa so they can earn themselves a living. We collect our tools from public donations, but not all items we are given (especially gardening tools) are suitable for Africa, so we sell those ones instead for shipping and other vital costs.
Gardening tools we have for sale include: forks, spades, shovels, hoes, rakes, cultivators, shears, loppers, secateurs, axes, leaf blowers.
Other tools for sale include work benches, sack trucks, bow saws and electric drills. We have many other items too, so do call even if what you want isn’t on this list.
To buy tools from TFSR Castle Cary, contact us to arrange individual viewings of our stock. Please call:
Melissa 07815 031778
Simon 07587 180639
Got any old tools to donate?
We continue to collect donations of tools both to send to Africa and raise funds for our work. If you have any unwanted sewing machines (especially Singer hand machines), hand tools or gardening tools, please call Amon Cohen on 01749 813239. And, needless to say, cash donations (including by bank transfer) are always welcome!
Tools for Sale
A school where learning is an adventure………..
A nationally recognized secondary school serving a wide and varied catchment area.
First Monday of the Month
The Bereavement Friendship Group is a drop-in support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close.
The group provides an opportunity to meet and chat to other people in a similar situation, to talk about experiences and feelings in an informal setting, and to make new friends to share social events and outings
This is not a counselling session but health coaches can signpost to counselling services if wished.
First & third Wednesday of every month
Carybrook, Millbrook Gardens, Castle Cary
The memory café is a place for people with memory problems, or dementia, and carers, to meet others in a similar situation.
Share experiences, make friends, enjoy activities and find information & support.
Free of charge
Second Tuesday of the Month 10-12
The George Hotel, Market Place, Castle Cary BA7 7AH
Meet new people, make new friends, and talk to us about health and wellbeing support and volunteering opportunities in south Somerset. All welcome!
Every Monday 1pm-1:30pm;
Millbrook Surgery, Castle Cary;
Free to all patients;
A fun session of chair based exercise to music to help improve flexibility, boost confidence, and promote overall well-being
For further information please contact:
Steph (Health Coach at Millbrook Surgery) on 01963 350210
Community Café with the Health Coaches
Every Wednesday 2-4pm at Catherine’s Close Community Room, Castle Cary
Meet up for refreshments and a chat with friends and listen to a short health related talk.
For more information please contact:
Millbrook Surgery 01963 350210 and speak to one of the Health Coaches.
We operate a number of services providing free, confidential and impartial advice to the residents of South Somerset.
We operate outreaches in several towns across South Somerset to provide easier access to advice on issues such as benefits, debt, employment and general inquiries for the community.
Our Wincanton outreach is located in the Balsam Centre, and is held every Monday (except Bank Holidays.)
Advice session opening times
Every Monday: 10am – 3pm
Except bank holidays
Tiddlywinks welcomes pre-school children aged 0-4 and their parents / careers every Wednesday morning during school term time. We have lots of fantastic toys for the children to explore in the safe and friendly surroundings of Caryford Hall. A snack is provided for the children and of course a cuppa for the grown-ups!
We were set up in 1995 by a group of mums who realised the importance of being able to get to know other parents, and for the children to socialise. There is no committee or one person in charge, instead the group is organised by all the parents/carers that attend.
It costs £2.50 per week (which includes fruit and biscuit snack and drink for the children, and tea, coffee and biscuits for the parents) and we are at Caryford Hall between 10 am and 12 midday on Wednesdays during term time.
If you’d like to find out more pop up and see us, or message us on Facebook by searching for Tiddlywinks – Castle Cary Baby and Toddler Group.
Playgroup for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents / careers, Wednesday mornings between 10 and 12 during school term time at Caryford Hall, Castle Cary.
A family-run micro farm cultivating organic lavender & keeping honey bees on the outskirts of Bath & Castle Cary
Locally grown organic lavender and honey
WHEATHILL GOLF CLUB CELEBRATED ITS SILVER JUBILEE in 2018
Experience a warm and friendly atmosphere in a Jewel of Somerset Countryside Wheathill Golf Club would like to thank all their members and visitors for their support over the last 25 years. For details of all events, see our website. 4.7 miles from Castle Cary.
Wheathill Golf Club is a great place to learn a game for life and look out for Junior camps during holidays!
A small independent family run tour operators specialising in self guided and guided walking holidays, primarily in the UK and France, but also in Italy and Spain. Holidays range from gentle strolls through vineyards to more strenous mountain trekking.
Tour operators for walking holidays in France and the UK
Tai Chi is an easy exercise and the best exercise you can do to improve your health and wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.
Jo Webb is a qualified Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor. Classes in the Methodist Church Hall Friday 10-11
No need to book but if you have any queries contact Jo on 01749 342035
A suggested donation of £ 3 is requested to cover costs
Tai Chi for Health
Bengrove Market Garden is located 4 miles from Castle Cary. Our passion is to reconnect people to their food, we do this by growing it and selling our own produce ourselves. We also stock a wide variety of vegetables and fruit sourcing from other organic farms, local and further afield. All of our produce is supplied within a 10 mile radius of the garden, either through our veg box scheme, or through our regular market stall at Castle Cary on Tuesday. We like to grow a lot of heritage and unusual varieties of vegetable to offer our customers something a bit different as well as the firm favourites and everyday staples. All certified organic.
An organic market garden growing and supplying fresh produce locally
The Balsam Centre offers services that are simple to access, enjoyable, and with benefits we hope will last you a lifetime!
We run various activities from health walks – long and short, buggy walks, a Men’s Shed, a Women’s Shed, games club, twins group, breastfeeding support group, baby and toddler groups, a café once a week, IT drop-ins and courses, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hubbub cafe, Dementia group, youth cafe – groups for anyone from 0 to 99!
We also have other organisations that use space in the building – so the CAT bus is here along with the Health Visitors, and Citizens Advice Bureau come in every Monday.
If you are using a SATNAV to get here, use the BA9 9PA postcode, turn off the High Street for the Memorial Hall. Follow the road around to the right and The Balsam Centre is on the left.
A community charity and hub for various activities and services.
Clubs running throughout the school holidays, and after school clubs such as gymnastics & climbing.
See our website for up to date details.
I live with my husband Lewis, daughter Ella who is 5 and son Hayden who is 2 years old. We have a cat called Tiggy, 2 rabbits named Lily and Benjamin and Squeak the guinea pig. We live in a lovely 3 bedroom detached house with an enclosed garden which surrounds the property. We have been locals to Castle Cary since 2007 and I attended Ansford Secondary school. My daughter attends Castle Cary primary school where I currently help with reading on a voluntary basis.
I am a bubbly, friendly person, I consider myself to be kind and caring and love working with children. Since moving into our current house I have not had a lot of spare time as we have slowly been renovating it but any spare time I do have I enjoy spending time with my family and a wide variety of sports.
I have worked in childcare for 3 years as well as having my own personal experience for nearly 5 years. My previous employment was as a nursery assistant in a nursery setting during which I undertook and passed my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. To enable me to continue doing the job I love, furthering my career in childcare, I set up my own Childminding business.
I have to drop off and collect my daughter from Castle Cary primary school so unfortunately I am unable to offer school runs for anywhere other than here.
My business hours are from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. I do not work on bank holidays.
I am open throughout the year apart from holidays. Term Time only is available and inset days are negotiable.
Please contact me for further information. I look forward to your call.
Ofsted registered Childminder
I am a fully CRB checked and insured professional face painter with lots of experience of working with children and adults alike! I can be hired for parties, wedding receptions, charity events, corporate events, Special Effects make up, bump painting and more. HIgh quality photographs of your special painted faces and baby bumps also available.
Face and Body Painting, Special Effects and Special Occasion Make Up
Experienced Spanish native speaker teaching courses for groups, 1-to-1 lessons, schools’ tuition and communities.
Contact Feliciano Lopez-Chaves for more information including details of courses in The Shambles.
Spanish lessons for groups, 1-to-1, schools and communities.
Professionally qualified childminder. Looking after all your child’s needs and offering pre school learning in a fun friendly home setting. Early years entitlement funding for 2,3 and 4 year old available. OFSTED registered.
Local professionally qualified OFSTED childminder
A charity shop for a Somerset charity-St Margaret’s Hospice
Donations always welcome.
A charity shop in Castle Cary well worth a visit….and Christmas cards on sale from the end of October!
South Somerset Community Accessible Transport provides a demand responsive transport service for the area around Bruton, Castle Cary and Wincanton. It is there to help people who are unable to use a normal bus route due to mobility difficulties.
Local organisations can hire a fully accessible vehicle with or without a driver for group outings. Transport can be provided to access the main towns in this area or to link with other bus and train services.
If you would like to use the CATbus or need a car, you will need to join the scheme.
Come and chat to us and whether it’s a weekly trip to the supermarket or a one-off trip to hospital, we can help. You can pick up a form in the office and we can sign you up straight away. Or you can download the Application form and bring it with you. Or give us a call on 01963 33864 and we can pop one in the post to you which you can either give to the driver on your first trip or post back to us
Contact either Mike Rowlands or Jayne McDougal.
Caryford Community Hall (Ansford, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ) is a large purpose-built modern-hall with full facilities for groups, meetings and events; it sits in extensive grounds with free off-road parking for approximately 120 vehicles (2 disabled places).
The hall and/or meeting room are available for hire for celebrations, dancing, shows, exhibitions, meetings and indoor sports. We have a full alcohol licence and can provide bar facilities if required.
The hall is a registered charity (No. 295286) and run by volunteers. The operation of the hall is overseen by a management committee; who are fully committed to maintaining the hall’s Hallmark 1, 2 & 3 accreditation.
We are happy to receive all enquiries. See below for contact details.
Cary Cares is organised by Churches Together in Castle Cary and Ansford and endorsed by the Town Council.
See here for up to date information: Cary Cares