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
Over 63 Village Agents are ready to support unpaid carers in Somerset.
‘Unpaid Carer’ means someone not EMPLOYED to be a Carer for a person, and who may or may not receive a Carers Allowance.
The person being cared for can be a friend, family member, partner, child or neighbour.
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 Some of this may be out of date so, if you’re involved in one, please could you check the details and forward any corrections needed to: [email protected]
Greener Cary exists to support individuals, households, organisations and businesses in Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding areas in their efforts to be more sustainable and combat climate change. We hope to develop a network to help people and groups which join to keep in touch and find others who share their concerns.
For further information about activities and forthcoming events email [email protected]
First and Third Wednesday of the 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
For further information please contact: Steph (Health Coach at Millbrook Surgery) on 01963 350210
A patient participation group aiming to improve the service Millbrook Surgery provides, through constructive feedback and new ideas.
Discussion group meets quarterly at the surgery.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact practice manager Georgina Brixey-Worrall on 01963 350210 or: [email protected]
The local group organises an annual collection in May during Christian Aid Week, other fundraising events from time to time, and supports Christian Aid’s work in other ways. Further help is always welcome. For more information please contact the Chair: David Osborne at [email protected] or 01963 351275
Churches Together in Castle Cary and Ansford helps the churches work and worship together. It organises various joint events and services throughout the year and a monthly lunch club, and publishes a monthly community magazine: Together. The Chair is Nick Niven-Jenkins. For more information contact the Secretary: David Osborne at [email protected] or 01963 351275
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
Contact :Laura Tilling. 01963 351461 This growing space project is based near Ansford Academy on the corner of Maggs Lane. We meet every Saturday 2pm to 4pm to grow and pick vegetables. Those with more gardening experience help those who haven’t any, and we all learn to enjoy not just eating, but growing our greens.
…….. is an email information service set up by the Town Council to inform residents of important issues as soon as they arise.
The purpose of this service is to ensure that residents can personally receive information from the Town Council such as:
- Reminders of upcoming events in the town.
- Issues relating to the town for which consultation is needed
- To ask for volunteer help either on a regular basis or for one-off events.
It will not be used for any other purpose and members will only be contacted if there is news, or views/help is needed.
The list of recipients will not be made available to any other individual or organisation. BCC (blind carbon copies) will be used at all times for group mailings.
Residents of Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding area are invited to contact [email protected] and ask to be put on the list.
Do you care about Castle Cary and its special character? Have you ever wanted to help your local community but didn’t know how?
Care4Cary, established in 2009, is a local organisation which supports proposed developments that benefit the Castle Cary area but campaigns against developments that will disproportionately damage the special character of the locality.
Care4Cary’s previous successes:
We successfully campaigned against the ill-considered Bronzeoak biomass power station proposal.
We supported Castle Cary Town Council in ensuring free car parking continues in the town, thereby supporting a very special high street.
We actively supported our local Town Council’s opposition to and Area East Planning Committee’s refusal of an application to build a concrete batching plant at Dimmer. And the Planning Inspector recognised the strength of our arguments and dismissed the appeal.
In the light of recent planning applications for huge proposed housing developments, Care4Cary now needs new members to help with all sorts of things from fund-raising (to pay for legal advice), local expertise, writing letters to local planners and MPs and many other things too. Can you help? To join us just email your contact email address to
[email protected] or call 07803 855 208 and give us your home address and we will add you to our growing mailing list.
We look forward to hearing from you!