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 Anyone 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.
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. Wednesday 25th January    Phillip Wooster:     A Walk around Bath in 1905 illustrated with images from postcards of the time Wednesday 22nd February  David Crisp: The discovery of the Frome Hoard  Wednesday 22nd March Martyn Whittock Anglo Saxon Bradford on Avon Wednesday 26th April Sophie Hawke:  Excursions in the 1800s with the Rev. John Skinner: Rector and Antiquarian. Wed 24 May:  AGM and Alan Dodge Memorial Lecture Ivor Slocomb:  Medieval Bradford on Avon 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 11 January  WILD GARDENS TO VISIT   Tania Pascoe, local gardener and cook, will talk about abundant gardens,   wildflower meadows and kitchen garden cafés 1 February RIVERFORD ORGANICS Alan 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 March AGM               5 April A PASSION FOR CLIMBERS          Jane Lindsay of Tynings Nursery, Tickenham, Gold medal winner at Chelsea, will          share her passion for climbing plants. 3 May PLANTAHOLICS! 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 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