Apart from the Cricket Club, the village boasts a number of regular activities, the main ones of which are shown above.In addition there is an Annual Fete which always takes place on the first Saturday in July. This includes the usual stalls, such as the white elephant, cakes, books, produce, tombola, lottery, etc, but also has a number of attractions for all members of the family. In the past these have included pony riding, coconut shy, archery, go cart racing, tug of way and bouncy castle. A band provides background accompaniment and teas are served. The proceeds of the Fete go to a wide range of village organisations in accordance with the wishes of the villagers. (See also below)
WOMEN’S INSTITUTEThis has just recently been put into abeyance for three years. The members do however meet in one of the Inns in the village once a month. For details ring Mary Parkes 01225723482
OVER 60sAnyone over 60 is entitled to join the Over 60s and they meet every month on the third Wednesday for lunch at the Stag Inn starting at 12.15 pm. The cost of lunch is £7 and the contact is Joan Davison 01225 723385 or David Woods 01225 722360.
ANNUAL FETE The various organisations used to hold separate fund raising events, but in 1970 it was agreed to combine these efforts into one and hold it on the Cricket Ground. The Club fixture list is arranged to keep the first Saturday in July free to accommodate this. The proceeds from the Fete are divided betweent various village organisations in accordance with a percentage which is agreed at the AGM. TThe distribution percentages for 2014 were:The Church (36) The Memorial Hall (26) The Millennium Green (17) The Play Area (7) The Over 60s (7) The PTA (7).This year’s Fete was held on 2 July. numbers were slightly down onn 2015 but it still over £3000. This compares with £4102 in 2015.
TENNISFreshford has a tennis Club with two tennis courts situated about a mile from the High Street
PLAY GROUPHinton Charterhouse Babies and Toddlers Group We meet each Wednesday morning in term time from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon in Hinton Charterhouse Village Hall (half an hour later than previously) .We have space and would welcome any new babies and toddlers from the village or surrounding area.The cost is £2.00 per family and includes refreshments for adults and snacks for children.For further details contact:Elizabeth Wordsworth on 01225 722520 or email@example.com
HISTORY SOCIETYMeetings are held in the Freshford Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Annual subscriptions remain at £10. Visitors are very welcome to attend any of our meetings.Wednesday 25th January Phillip Wooster: A Walk around Bath in 1905 illustrated with images frompostcards of the timeWednesday 22nd FebruaryDavid Crisp:The discovery of the Frome Hoard Wednesday 22nd MarchMartyn WhittockAnglo Saxon Bradford on AvonWednesday 26th AprilSophie Hawke: Excursions in the 1800s with the Rev. John Skinner: Rector and Antiquarian.Wed 24 May: AGM and Alan Dodge Memorial LectureIvor Slocomb: Medieval Bradford on AvonIf you want to cease membership or know of anyone who would like to become a member please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01225 723447
FRESHFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYPROGRAMME FOR 201711 January WILD GARDENS TO VISIT Tania Pascoe, local gardener and cook, will talk about abundant gardens, wildflower meadows and kitchen garden cafés1 FebruaryRIVERFORD ORGANICSAlan and Vicki Mowat who live in Limpley Stoke and run the local branch of Riverford Organics in Bath will talk about this thriving organisation based in Buckfastleigh.1 MarchAGM5 AprilA PASSION FOR CLIMBERS Jane Lindsay of Tynings Nursery, Tickenham, Gold medal winner at Chelsea, will share her passion for climbing plants.3 MayPLANTAHOLICS!Paul and Helen Green of Greens Leaves Nursery, Newent who specialize in unusual and rare shrubs, will provide a taster of their cultivation and charms.28 JuneOuting: The Corderries, Chalford Nr Stroud £7.00 incl. tea & cake12 JulyOuting: BEGGARS KNOLL, Newtown, Westbury BA13 3ED £9.00 incl . tea & cake 9 SeptemberAnnual Show4 OctoberGARDEN ON A HILLSIDEMichelle Wake, of Greenwave Garden Design Co. will offer some new ideas for gardening in hillside situations. 1 November TREES – CULTIVATION AND CURRENT DISEASESRichard Cripps, long time judge of Freshford & District Horticultural Show, will talk about the cultivation and current diseases affecting native and ornamental trees in the UK. 6 DecemberWINTER MAGICMary Payne, winner of Chelsea and Hampton Court Gold Medals, will bring some Winter garden magic to Freshford, supported by wine and nibbles on our last meeting before Christmas.3 January 2018 GARDENS OF SICILYNick Wray, the Curator at Bristol Botanic Gardens will talk about the Gardens and Landscapes of SicilyAnyone interested in going on the summer outings should contact Penny Jones on 01225723447 or email@example.com. Annual membership costs £10 per person and the charge to visitors attending meetings is £3.00
Hinton Art Group has been in existence well over ten years. We meet regularly on Thursday afternoons from 2 - 4p.m in Hinton Charterhouse Memorial Hall with a short break over the Christmas period and around six weeks break during summer. Whilst there is no formal tuition, a programme for work is set up at the beginning of each academic year, mainly for inspiration, and members can choose if or when to use it. We learn, in the main, from discussion and from each other but advice is at hand if requested. Artists work in a variety of media in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All abilities welcome. There is no annual subscription but we contribute a small fee each week in order to cover the cost of the room hire. In addition we have an ongoing exhibition in the Hall where members are encouraged, but not obliged, to display their work. We have room for more members so why not come along and have a go!For more information ring or e-mail Viv (Jackson) 01225 723578 firstname.lastname@example.org