Clubs & Societies

Clubs & Societies

The Clubs and Societies hosted on this site are arranged in alphabetical sequence.  Clubs & Societies that have their own web site are listed in the "External Links" entry on this page.

Affinity Fitness

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"Burn by Affinity Fitness" is a 45min exercise class that will help you burn calories, improve fitness & meet new friends.

Classes are held in the Market Hall every Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm (starting Wednesday 13th September).
The cost is £5 per person.

Allotment Association

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Allotment plots off Winchester Street can be rented by local people. There is a growing demand for allotments in the country, and this is reflected in Botley, where there is a waiting list for allotments in the village. The allotment site is managed by an Association of allotment holders, which ensures the site is well used and managed. Financial and other support from the Local Authorities enables imporvements to be carried out, eg fencing. For people who live in Botley and would like to rent a plot, please contact the Secretary,

Janet Humphries, tel 01489 799377
or by email
.

The Association is actively campaigning for more allotments to be provided.

Badminton Club

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The Badminton Club are a friendly group who meet in the Market Hall each Wednesday from 7.00PM - 9.00PM.
The standard is recreational and is not part of a league. Cost is  £6.00 per month.
At present the club is full but please contact 01489 784351 for further information.

Botley Centre Short Mat Bowls Club

Botley Centre Short Mat Bowls Club, meets in the Botley Centre, High Street, Botley every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Read more: Botley Centre Short Mat Bowls Club

Botley in Bloom - Summer Gardening Competition 2017- RESULTS

Botley in Bloom - 2017 Summer Gardening Competition.  Well, June seems to have spurred all you keen gardeners on to have a go in this year's Competition.  Judges had great difficulty in chosing winners and runners up from so many lovely gardens, containers, vegetable plots.

Read more: Botley in Bloom - Summer Gardening Competition 2017- RESULTS

Botley Mini Bus

We now have our new Botley Mini Bus, funded by the Department for Transport for use within our Community.

Available for hire to non-profit-making groups or organisations, we welcome hiring enquiries from outside groups.

Hirers must provide their own driver aged between 25 – 69 (70 – 74 if they have a D1 licence) in good health and with no more than 3 points on their licence.

We provide a short induction and driving session  for first time users. This ensures that we, and they, are happy about their competence to handle the bus safely.

Read more: Botley Mini Bus

Botley NeighbourCare

Botley NeighbourCare is a service available for people of all ages in the community of Botley when there is no one else they can call upon to help.

NeighbourCare plays a key role in providing:

• Personal transport to medical appointments, shopping, small DIY jobs, befriending at home, and more.

To make a transport Booking please call 074857-242218

• Social contact  We arrange twice a month outings to places of interest, sometimes just for local shopping.

We encourage our clients to take a coffee, sandwich or full lunch in the company of others, this encourages bonhomie and reduces loneliness and isolation.

Friendships form which allow people to meet outside of these arranged trips.

Leaflets about these trips can be found in the All Saints Church foyer, or contact Emma on 07825-330116

 

Read more: Botley NeighbourCare

Botley Twinning Association

Botley Twinning Association is twinned with St Jean Brévelay in Brittany, inland from Nantes. The Botley Twinning Association now has over 80 members and has been in existence since 1997.
It was in June 1995 that a meeting was held in the Market Hall Committee Room to decide whether to accept the invitation from La Claie Sans Frontières in St Jean Brévelay, Brittany to become their ‘twin’. Happily, the vote was positive and many good times have been enjoyed on both sides of the Channel since then - Footballers, FireFighters, Flower Arrangers and Families have made new Friends and tasted French Food and Hospitality.

For upcoming events click on the Whats On tab below.

Read more: Botley Twinning Association

Botley WI

Our monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7.15 for 7.30pm in Botley Market Hall and visitors and new members are welcome.   We are members of Bishop's Waltham Group and now have a membership of around 60.   For more information contact Clare Harding, President, on 01489 781765 or contact by email.
Please click on the link below for details of our recent activities.
Our future programme:

Read more: Botley WI

Bridge Club

Hedge End Bridge Club (affiliated to the EBU), meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm at the Botley Market Hall, for duplicate bridge. Visitors are very welcome at this friendly Club.

For further information, please contact Ian Fearon on Southampton 02380 265248
or contact

Our website is: www.hedgeendbc.hampshire.org.uk (opens in new page/tab)

 

External Links

The links below are direct links to Clubs and Societies in Botley that have their own web site

Please click on the link which opens on a new page/tab

Botley Football Club    Teams from 7 year old's to Seniors.
Botley Choral Society    A very active well respected amateur choir.
Canoe Club    All ages, try one of our canoes or bring your own.
Friends of Botley School     This is the Parent Teacher Association for Botley Primary School.
Hamble Valley Rotary Have fun and make a difference to your Community.
     

Gardening Club

Lively club for all interested in gardening, meets at the Market Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm 

Read more: Gardening Club

History Society

 

 

histsoc-trans-50mm100dpiIn 2011, the History Society's of Botley & Curdridge and Durley amalgamated to form the Botley, Curdridge and Durley History Society.
 
For history relating to Durley, see web page Durley Village Web Site
For Durley News Letters Click on Durley News Letters

 

The History Society meets monthly from September until April at 8.00pm at the Reading Room, Curdridge 

See Botley's history displayed in 'Botley Past & Present a DVD History of the village' by Derek Cole & Dennis Stokes

 

Read about 'Botley and Curdridge - 'A History of Two Hampshire Villages' by Dennis Stokes - Price £12-50 (Obtainable from Dennis Stokes

 

at or from The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley)

See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole
 

Read more: History Society

Probus Club of Hamble Valley

 

The Probus Club of Hamble Valley meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the months January to June and September to November at the Diamond Jubilee Hall , Botley between 10am until 12 noon.

The Club is for retired men in the Hamble Valley area to meet for a chat, a coffee and to listen to a variety of interesting talks.

 

                   PROGRAMME AND TALKS  2017

 

15th March          'History of the Ordnance Survey'

5th April              'Reach for the Sky'

19th April            'The Religions of India'

3rd May               'Church Schools in the Current Educational Landscape'

17th May             'Experiences of the South Atlantic'

7th June              'HMS Excellent: Whale Island'

21st June             'Marine Conservation Society'

      Summer Break

6th September     'Pegasus Bridge'

20th September   'Secrets of Paris' (Ladies Luncheon)

4th October          'The Samaritans'

18th October        'The Double Sunrise Flights'

1st November      'The Sea Cadets'

15th November     ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

6th December       CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

 

For further information contact the Secretary, Martin Mills, Tel.01489 788659

 


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