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COMMUNITY GROUPS

2028 (Southam) Squadron Air Training Corps

Monday and Thursday evenings from 6.45 to 9.45pm.
Squadron Commander Daryll Moreton Flight Lieutenant RAFVR (T)
Telephone: 01926 815390. Email co@2028sqnatc.co.uk
Web: www.2028sqnatc.co.uk

Baha'is of Southam

Secretary: Mrs A. Vickers, The Haven, 6 Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JN
Telephone: 01926 817291. Email: southam.bahais@btconnect.com
Web: www.southambahais.org.uk

Southam in Bloom

A friendly organisation of volunteers dedicated to brightening up the centre of Southam with floral displays.

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Sports and Social Club, School St. If you would like to help or join our small committee please contact:

Tessa, Telephone 01926 815086 or email: tessasadler@yahoo.co.uk
Sue, Telephone 01926 817822 or email: Sueg52@aol.com

BodyBalance Classes

BodyBalance is the Yoga, T'ai Ch'i, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. Suitable for all abilities. No membership required. Classes are £4/each, discounts available.

Location: Stairways, (behind Southam Tyres), Southam Drive, Kineton Road Industrial Estate, CV47 0TA, Southam.
Times: Tuesdays 7.30pm
Telephone: 07890 671869. Email: sam@sr-pt.co.uk
Web: www.facebook.com/warwickshirefitness

Southam and District Bridge Club

The Bridge Club meets at the Grange Hall, Southam on Monday evenings for duplicate Bridge and Wednesday afternoons for social Bridge.
Chairperson: Mrs Hilary Nealon. Telephone: 01926 612789
Secretary: Mrs Sally Gascoyne. Telephone: 01926612775

Southam and District Children's Centre

Web: www.southamchildrenscentre.co.uk

Southam Christmas Lights Association

Southam has been lit up at Christmas since 2000 thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organisations and individuals plus grants from Southam Town Council and Stratford District Council.

If you would like to help or join the small committee of dedicated volunteers please contact Terry Grey, Chairman, on 01926 817744 or Kelly Cooper, Secretary on 07894 435764.

Southam Civic Ideas Forum

SCIF is an open, informal working group whose members can raise practical issues they feel need addressing and pursuing for the general benefit of Southam. It meets in the Grange Hall at 9.30am on the second Friday of most months.

To join or know more please contact Dave Thomas. Telephone: 01926 811401.

Southam and Bishops Itchington Congregational Church

Web: www.southamcongregationalchurch.org.uk

Southam Darby and Joan Club

Southam Darby and Joan Club meet at Wattons Lodge, Park Lane, Southam on the first Friday of each month to enjoy meeting friends, speakers, visits to shows and meals out, etc. New members are welcome and transport can be provided.

Please contact Pauline Brailsford on 01926 812148, or Jacky Graham on 01926 813652.

Southam First

Southam First is a voluntary group dedicated to making Southam a place where people want to visit, shop and be entertained and where businesses can thrive in an attractive and distinctive environment.

Southam First organise regular, extremely popular and well-attended events. We also facilitate other town events and projects, and help to promote the activities of community and voluntary groups.

For more information or to get involved please email southamfirst@outlook.com or find us on Facebook.

Southam Flower and Produce Show

A revival of the traditional 'village show' organised by a partnership of Southam voluntary groups. Committee comprises members of Southam In Bloom, Southam Gardening Club, Southam First, Southam WI and Southam Allotments Association.

Sections include Vegetables, Fruit, Baking Jams & Preserves, Handicrafts and Children’s Classes. Everyone in the Southam community is welcome to enter, and there are prizes and trophies to be won each year for the best exhibits.

Next Show date: Saturday 22nd August 2015.

For more information, or to help with the show email: southamshow@outlook.com Facebook: Southam Show.

The Friendship Group

The Group is open to all ladies. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 to 9.30pm in the lounge of the Congregational Church in Wood Street. We have speakers, outings, activities, etc.

For information contact Sandra Meacham, 2 Banbury Road, Southam. Telephone: 01926 812149.

Southam Gardening Club

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month (no meeting in August) at the Graham Adams Centre, and they begin at 7.30pm. Open to members, non-members and potential members.

For details contact:
Lesley on 01926 813986 or email: smith.lesley@talktalk.net
Tessa on 01926 815086 or email: tessasadler@yahoo.co.uk

The Graham Adams Centre and Bridge Café

St James Road, Southam, CV47 0LY.

Rooms available for hire. Café open Monday to Friday, 11.00am to 3.00pm. Catering available for all types of events.
Telephone: 01926 811519. Email: grahamadamscentre@gmail.com
Web: www.grahamadamscentre.com

Southam Heritage Collection

A unique collection of documents, photographs and artefacts relating to the history of Southam and its surrounding villages. The Collection contains over 4,500 items and incorporates the Cardall Museum, the Alan Griffin Photographic archive and writings and donations from local people. The Collection is managed by Trustees and a group of volunteers known as The Friends of the Cardall Collection. The group aims to preserve and expand the Collection and make it accessible to the local community.

For further information and details of how to get involved please see this leaflet, or our website:

Telephone: 01926 613503. Email: southamheritage@hotmail.com

Southam & District Lions Club

Tony Lorimer, Secretary. Telephone: 01926 811710.
Web: www.southamlions.org.uk
Recycled Furniture Sale. Tel: 01926 811991.

The Melody Makers

A choir of about 35 ladies which is run by local piano teacher Alison Cragg. We meet on Wednesday evenings 7.45 to 9.15pm during term time at Southam Primary School, St James's Road.

We are very friendly and enjoy singing a variety of songs from Gershwin to Chopin, via Harry Belafonte. No auditions and no need to be able to read music. We would be delighted to make new members welcome. The cost is £2 per week payable half termly or termly in advance to cover running costs and sheet music.

For more details contact Alison Cragg on 01926 817516.

Southam and Villages Branch of National Childbirth Trust

This is the place for the news about the Southam & Villages branch of the NCT. Please check their website regularly to find out about activities.
Web: www.nct.org.uk/in-your-area/southam

Pilates with Diane

Diane is a Fitpro registered Pilates Instructor teaching in venues around Southam and Leamington. Her classes are small to allow for individual help when required and cater for a range of abilities. She has also recently introduced a Your Pelvic Matters and Pilates class to Southam.

Both daytime and evening classes are available and there are now vacancies for 1-2-1 personal Pilates sessions in Diane’s studio in Southam.

For more information on classes and 1-2-1 see:
New website: www.pilateswithdiane.co.uk, or
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PilateswithDiane66

Or contact Diane for information on availability and prices.
Phone Number: 07809 621142
Contact Email: diane66pilates@gmail.com

Southam Produce Association

Operates allotment gardens at Welsh Road East.
Chairman, John Jeffries. Telephone: 01926 812119.
Secretary, Rod Gillard. Telephone: 01926 813890.

Southam Rainbows

For girls aged 5 to 7. We are the youngest members of Girl Guiding. We meet in the Graham Adams Centre on Mondays after school in term time for crafts, fun and games.

For more information and to put your child's name on the waiting list, please call Laura on 01926 815646. Web: www.girlguiding.org.uk

Southam Ramblers

Walks of about 5 miles are held on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year, meeting in the Wood Street Car Park at 9.30am and sharing transport to reach the start point. Summer Strollers enjoy 3 - 5 mile walks on Thursday evenings from May to mid-August. These leave Wood Street at 7.00pm and return to the same point so no transport is required.

For more details please telephone 01788 890383 or see our website at: www.ramblers.org.uk/southam

Rotary Club of Southam

Rotary Club of Southam is a small club with an interesting programme of events throughout the year, meeting on Tuesdays at 12.45pm at The Fox and Hen, Bascote Heath, Southam.

Visitors are welcome; please contact Rotarian Jean Foster on 01926 812003.
Web: 1060.org.uk/southam

Rotary Club of Southam 2000

Rotary Club of Southam 2000 is an evening Rotary Club in Southam, meeting on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm for 8.00pm at The Fox and Hen, Bascote Heath, Southam. We are a fairly informal club, but get involved in a large number of varied and interesting projects, locally, nationally and internationally.

Please Contact Rotarian, Dave Roberts. Telephone: 01926 815381.
Web: 1060.org.uk/southam-2000

Southam and District Round Table 1222

Contact details: J. Sauer, 3 Flying Fields Road, Southam, CV47 1GA.
Telephone: 07951 600293
Web: www.sanddrt.org.uk

Royal British Legion – Southam

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 8.00pm at the Sports and Social Club Southam.

Contact Chairman Mr S Garlick, 80 Linley Road, Southam, CV47 0JZ. Telephone: 01926 817059.

Southam Twinning Association

Southam Twinning Association started in 1991. It was a Council initiative, enabling a link between Marolles en Hurepoix, a town 25 miles to the south of Paris, and Southam. Both are towns of approximately the same size (4,500 and 6,500), and neighbouring on much larger towns, and so there are common themes between them.

Mike Hill has been the Chair of the Association since 2007, and remains as such. Since the association started, there have been yearly visits between the towns, alternating between France and England. Those on both sides of the channel have enjoyed these visits very much, the last one having been in May (2015) when’ us Southam lot’ visited Marolles. A great time was had by all.

At Mike Hill’s instigation, and as a consequence of a letter written by him to the Mayor, it has been highlighted that the twinning association members are getting older and that numbers in the association are lessening. It is now recognised that we need an influx of new members in order to maintain the wonderful links that we have developed with Marolles. This could well mean some change – not only doing exchange visits between French and English families, but also possibly developing links between schools ,sporting groups and businesses. We have already decided to approach Southam School language department as to possible school links, and exchanges between pupils.

It is so important in our view that Southam has the continued vision to realise the need for friendship between ourselves and our French neighbours, and Europe. If we were to lose this link due to lack of interest, it would be a sad loss for the town.

The association can be contacted through Mike Hill on 01926 814144), and for those who want to know more about the association, please see our website:

Web: southamtwinningassociation.btck.co.uk

Southam United Bowling Club

Southam United Bowling Club was founded in 1984, when a green was laid at their Headquarters Banbury Road, Southam, CV47 2BJ.

The Club is mixed and is made up of approximately 30 men and 20 ladies. There are around 40 mixed fixtures per season consisting of both friendlies and Kineton League. In addition the ladies section have about 15 matches on a Wednesday and also compete in the Stratford Herald Triples league on Fridays evenings whilst the men compete in two midweek leagues, Wednesday afternoons and Monday evenings.

The Club is a member of the local Kineton and District Bowls League and is also affiliated to Bowls England, Warwickshire Womens Bowls Association, Warwickshire County Bowls Association, Rugby Bowls Association and South Warwickshire Bowls Association.

The Club has three qualified coaches and open evenings are held for beginners. Events during the season include three Charity Galas, a four-day Annual Tour, the Annual Duck Race and a Presentation Evening. We have an active Social committee who are busy organising fund raising events toward our new clubhouse and green which is being built as part of the Southam Grange development and where we hope to move to in the next two years.

New Members are always welcome no matter whether experienced bowlers or not.

For any further information please contact Club Secretary, Ted Coupe:
Tel: 01926 612507
Email: tedcoupe@southamunitedbowlingclub.org
Web:www.southamunitedbowlingclub.org

Southam United Charities

Southam United Charities has been in existence for several centuries and it is able to assist residents of the Parish of Southam who need help. The income available for distribution is limited but grants are made to individuals in need of immediate financial help where there is no other source of assistance and also to students going on to higher education.

Applications for educational grants are accepted annually from 1st June to 31st August and must be made on the Grant Application Form (pdf).

Any other applications for assistance should be made in writing to: John Rouse, Clerk to Southam United Charities, Olympus House, Olympus Avenue, Leamington Spa CV34 6BF.

Southam Youth Centre

Meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 6.15 to 9.00pm.
The Graham Adams Centre, St James Road, Southam, CV33 0LY.
Telephone: 01926 812483. Mobile: 07768 263193.

Zumba Fitness

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. You'll have heaps of fun and won't even know you're exercising! Suitable for all abilities! Bring a drink and prepare to have some fun! Classes are £4/each, discounts available.

Times: Tuesdays 6.15pm
Location: Stairways, (behind Southam Tyres), Southam Drive, Kineton Road Industrial Estate, CV47 0TA, Southam.

Times: Thursdays 7pm to 8pm
Location: Graham Adams Centre, Southam.

Telephone: 07890 671869. Email: sam@sr-pt.co.uk
Web: www.facebook.com/warwickshirefitness

YOUR GROUP

If you have a group, society or other organisation in the Southam district, and would like to appear on this page, please contact the Town Clerk in the first instance.