If your organisation is not listed below, please email us with full details.
Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society
The Society's new programme for 2016-17 is now available.
Shufflas broadband campaign group
Frustrated by their inability to access faster broadband, a group of local homes and small businesses around or on Sparrow Hill Way have formed a group - Shufflas (Sparrow Hill Ultra Fast Fibreoptic Line Activists) – to investigate what a co-funded solution from BT might look like and how much it would cost. BT are now looking into the possibilities. If you would like to be added to the list of those interested, contact Phil Lemanski with your address, email address and landline telephone number.
Somerset County Council and the NHS have contracted Compass Disability Services, a Somerset-based user led organisation to deliver a county wide support service for carers known as Compass Carers. The overall aim of the service is to support unpaid carers, recognising the value and contribution they make to society offering individual support to enable them to maintain their caring role whilst having a life outside of caring.
Julie Gardner has joined the team at Compass Carers and travels around the Sedgemoor and North Sedgemoor area, giving professional support to unpaid carers. Contact her on 01823 255911 or by email
Weare & District Scouts meet at the Old School Room, Badgworth.
Beavers (6 to 8 years) meet on a Wednesday 5.30 to 6.45pm; Cubs (8 to 10.5) Mondays 7 to 8.30pm; Scouts (10.5 to 14) Fridays 7.50 to 9.50pm.
We run challenging activities, unique experiences and every-day adventures. Scouts help children and young adults reach their full potential. The group covers villages from Cross to Axbridge, Brent Knoll to Lympsham and the Allertons.
For more information email Mike Wilkinson, Group Scout Leader
Our Weare Rainbow group has been running since Easter 2005. Rainbows are all 5 and 6 years old. Lots of the girls attend Weare School where we hold our meetings, from 5 until 6 every Thursday night during school term. Girls are also more than welcome to come along from other schools.
Our Qualified Leaders are Traci Bullock (Lower Weare), Jo Caulfield (Rooksbridge) and Clare Blake (Tarnock).
Rainbows is a wonderful opportunity to introduce girls to Girlguiding. We offer the girls lots of opportunities for self-development, meeting other groups of Rainbows and other Girlguiding groups. They are encouraged to continue to Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Young Leaders and who knows they may themselves be the next Leaders of their generation.
For more information, please visit our Girlguiding website
1st Weare Brownies
First Weare Guides
The Guides meet at Weare School on Monday evenings from 6.30 - 8pm. The joining age is 10, guides stay with the unit for four years, achieving yearly challenge badges - the older guides are encouraged to achieve their Baden Powell Challenge Badge before going on to Rangers.
All Guides whatever age work together in small groups and are enouraged to think for themselves and make their own decisions. They have a balanced and varied programme, caring for the individual and share a commitment to a common standard.
Within this framework the girls are given opportunities to have fun, learn new skills, interact with others, and undertake exciting and challenging activities.
The WI has recently been suspended, due to the small number of members. It is held 'in suspension' for 3 years, during which time it can be resuscitated should anyone wish to do so.