Many local clubs and societies publish up-to-date information about their local activities in the quarterly Castle Cary and Ansford Newsletter, (latest Newsletter is on the right of the home page) and there is always a comprehensive list of local societies and clubs on the back page of every edition
Update Club details please!
There’s a lot of information on our website about Clubs and Community Groups. Some of this may be out of date so, if you’re involved in one, please could you check the details and forward any corrections needed to: [email protected]
The University of the Third Age (u3a) is a national organisation run by local groups. Camelot Area a3a membership is open to anyone in Castle Cary and the surrounding district who is no longer in full time employment. We meet at the Caryford Hall once a month for a talk given by a range of speakers on subjects such as travel, history, nature music etc.
We offer a variety of individual interest groups on a wide range of subjects such as Arts & Crafts, Reading and Poetry, Language skills, Photography & Rambling where members can share ideas, learn, create and improve their individual talents. These groups are run by the members and meet in a suitable venue such as Caryford Hall, The Shambles, Hadspen Village Hall or even in some of the members own homes either once a week, or once or twice a month.
We have over 250 members, many of which join one or more interest group and some just look forward to attending the monthly talk. If you would like more information about the u3a and our interest groups and maybe a membership registration form, please contact Brian Hunter our membership secretary (01963 359000) or visit the Camelot Area u3a website https://u3asites.org.uk/camelot-area/contact
The Balsam Centre is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in Wincanton, Castle Cary, Bruton and the surrounding area. It provides a range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and have lasting benefits. The centre is a friendly, vibrant space where many people come every day for meetings, activities and creative or quiet time. For full details of what’s on, visit www.balsamcentre.co.uk or contact us if you would like to volunteer: (01963) 31842, [email protected].
This group meets on a Tuesday evening at Ansford Academy between 1830 and 2030. We are looking for volunteers to help in any way they can but specifically to help with refurbishing and repairing a variety of hand tools.
TFSR refurbish a range of tools which are sent to several countries in Africa – the mission is to reduce poverty in Africa by helping people build sustainable livelihoods through the provision of tools and training. More information can be found in this link – http://www.tfsr.org