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)
ACTIVITIES
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE This 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 60s THE   HINTON   OVER   60s   CLUB   was   started   in   the   1970's   by   a   Local   Councillor,   Una   Boyden,   then   living   in   Tuggy's   Lane. Volunteers   bought   and   made   the   food   which   was   served   in   the   Village   Hall,   and   much   enjoyed.   It   prospered   for   a   good   number   of years in this fashion, providing a welcome hot meal as well as a point of contact and friendship for older people the locality. When   women   started   to   take   up   paid   jobs   it   became   difficult   to   recruit   enough   volunteers   to   cook   and   serve   the   food,   as   well   as doing   the   essential   washing   .   Other   solutions   had   to   be   found. The   Landlord   of   the   Rose   and   Crown   was   approached   to   provide   a two-course   meal   for   the   same   price.   This   relieved   the   organisers,   helped   the   pub   to   prosper   and   proved   to   be   a   very   popular monthly venue for a number of years. In   recent   years   the   meeting   place   has   changed   to The   Stag   where   the   members   enjoy   a   generous   meal   ,   and   coffee   every   month, helped by the proceeds of a Raffle. The club is also grateful for donations from the Fete. Joan   Davison   has   been   at   the   helm   almost   since   the   club's   inception   and   at   96   is   still   actively   involved   and   keen   for   it   to   continue She   has   recently   stepped   down   from   being   Chairman,   which   role   John   Banks   has   taken   on.   In   recognition   of   her   outstanding   and enthusiastic leadership for all these years Joan has been appointed Chair Emeritus. The   Club   welcomes   new-comers;   residential   and   age   qualifications   are   generously   interpreted.   Contact Kay Small - 01225 722673. Janet Cross.
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).      
TENNIS Freshford has a tennis Club with two tennis courts situated about a mile from the High Street  
YOGA   Takes place in the Memorial Hall every Saturday in term time in the winter between 10.00 and 11.30 am. Contact Sara 868001 PILATES  Takes place in the Memorial Hall every Thursday between 9 and 11 am.  Contact Lindsey Lloyd 314020
PLAY GROUP Hinton 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 hintonwords@btinternet.com
ART CLUB
HISTORY SOCIETY Meetings   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. If you want to cease membership or know of anyone who would like to become a member please contact me on penny@summerdene.fsnet.co.uk or phone 01225 723447
FRESHFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME FOR 2017 28 June Outing: The Corderries, Chalford Nr Stroud  £7.00 incl. tea & cake 12 July Outing: BEGGARS KNOLL, Newtown, Westbury BA13 3ED  £9.00 incl . tea & cake  9 September Annual Show 4 October GARDEN ON A HILLSIDE Michelle Wake, of Greenwave Garden Design Co. will offer some new ideas for gardening in hillside situations.  1 November   TREES – CULTIVATION AND CURRENT DISEASES Richard 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 December WINTER MAGIC Mary 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 SICILY Nick Wray, the Curator at Bristol Botanic Gardens will talk about the Gardens and Landscapes of Sicily Anyone interested in going on the summer outings should contact Penny Jones on 01225723447 or penny@summerdene.fsnet.uk. 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 vivj.norrie@gmail.com
BOULES TOURNAMENT see Millennium Green
With special evening event with local band          Firefly. Doors open at 6.30pm