Clubs and Societies

Cricklade has a wealth of clubs, societies and community organisations serving both residents and visitors to the Town. Contact details are given below, broken down into a few broad groupings that should help you find what you are looking for.


Cricklade Art Group - welcomes artists of all ages and abilities. 

Cricklade Band 
Contact: Mandy Hewer Tel: 01793 750854

Cricklade Cinema
Films shown in Cricklade Town Hall during the Spring and Autumn.

Theatre Group - one or two visits per month to theatres, opera, ballet, museums etc.
Contact: Jenny Perry Tel 01285 861388, Email, or Margaret Cooper Tel 01285 861673, Email

Annual Events Committees:

Cricklade Christmas Lights Committee - switch on late Nov/early Dec.
Contact: Claire Cummings Tel: 07544 242300 Email:

Cricklade Cycling Festival - Cricklade Kermesse and Via Roma Sportive events.
Contact: Grant Bayton 

Cricklade Fun Run, 10k and Half Marathon - first Sunday in October.
Contact: Ryan at Cricklade Leisure Centre Tel: 01793 750011 Email: 

Town Festival - takes place in June.
Contact: Nigel Wynne Tel: 01793 752685, dedicated Festival phone no 01793 295065.

Civic Groups

Cricklade and District Twinning Association - Cricklade has been twinned with Suce-sur-Erdre in Loire Atlantique, France, since 1990. The association promotes exchange visits between groups and individuals. For more information, please visit where you can also read copies of recent newsletters.

Cricklade Town Crier
Contact: Mr Eric Cripps Tel. 01793 750244

Cricklade Court Leet
Contact: High Bailiff - Clive Smith Tel. 01793 751375, Steward - John Coole Tel. 01793 671585, Town Crier - Eric Cripps Tel. 01793 750244

Community Groups

Cricklade Bloomers - volunteer group working to improve Cricklade. Contact: Anita Barratt Tel. 01793 751403 email

Cricklade Historical Society - a registered charity whose object is to advance the knowledge and history of Cricklade including the parishes of Latton, Down Ampney, Marston Meysey, Kempsford, Castle Eaton and Leigh. Maintains Cricklade Museum. 

Cricklade Women's Institute - meets 3rd Thursday of every month at 7.45 pm in Cricklade Town Hall Annexe.
Contact: Sandra Samways Tel. 01793 751217

2nd Cricklade Scouts 101 Club - helps support local cubs, beavers, scouts and Explorer scout groups.
Contact: Martin Ferm Tel: 07730 956979 Email: 

Friends of Dance Common - a group of local volunteers looking after Dance Common.
Contact:  Cathy Limbrick (Secretary) 07815 969690 Website:

Inner Wheel Club of North Wiltshire - meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Blunsdon House Hotel at 2pm.
Contact: Margaret Bracher Tel: 01793 752935 Email: 

Rotary Club 
Meets in the White Hart Hotel, Cricklade, Thurs 8pm.
Contact: Mike Noble 0844 500 3113/01793 295121 or email: Website:

Royal British Legion - organises the annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Contact: Mrs Debbie Armstrong Tel. 01793 751937

Save It Club - monthly scheme to raise funds for the maintenance of the Jenner Hall.
Contact: Paul Marley  on 01793 752851 or pick up a form at a Jenner Hall coffee morning.

Swindon & Cricklade Railway Society - based at Blunsdon Station, working to rebuild the line between Cricklade and Mouldon Hill. 

Upper Thames Protection Society 

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust - aims to establish a continuous navigable waterway linking Kennett and Avon Canal at Melksham, River Thames at Abingdon and Thames Severn Canal at Cricklade. 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - owns and manages Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve. Supporters group organises working parties and meetings.

Hobbies and Interests

Cotswold Pheasant and Poultry Club

Cricklade Model Flying Club

Cricklade Garden Club - Contact: Anne West, Secretary, Tel. 01793 932806 Website 

Sing 4/4 Community Choir - Contact: Mary New Tel. 01793 770630

VWH Rifle Club - a member of the Swindon and District Air Rifle League. 


Angling - for fishing on the Thames and its tributaries, the Ray and the Churn, licences are available from and House of Angling, 59/60 Commercial Road, Swindon, tel. 01793 693460

Badminton - Cricklade Badminton Club meets Wednesday 8.30 - 10.30 pm at Cricklade Leisure Centre. Contact: David Hayward-Browne Tel. 01793 750584. Also Sunday Badminton Club at the Leisure Centre, tel. 01793 750011, starts at 7 pm.

Bowls - Cricklade Bowls Club, Bath Road - bowling in the summer, men and ladies teams in local leagues in winter, varied social calendar. Contact: Dennis Impey Tel. 01793 750105 or Sue Baker Tel. 01793 751936.

Cricket - Cricklade Cricket Club, Southam, Abingdon Court Lane. Two teams playing in the local league, youth section. New members welcomed. Contact: John Youe Tel. 07514 035177

Cricklade Sportsmens Association
Raises money through celebrity sporting dinners for local good causes, especially young people, sport and the elderly. Contact: John Harman. Tel: 01793 750665

Cricklade Youth Football Club - all details are available on the website

Football - on the playing fields at Cricklade Leisure Centre. Contact: Leisure Centre Tel. 01793 750011

Golf - Cricklade House, Common Hill - 9 holes. Contact: Tel. 01793 750751

Petanque - Saxons Petanque Club, play 3 times a week at Cricklade Leisure Centre. Contact:  Kevin Weatherhead. Email:

Rugby Union - Cricklade Rugby Football Club, plays in Dorset and Wilts 1 League. Training Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 pm at Fairview Fields. Contact: John Abbott Tel. 01793 750749

Tennis - Cricklade Tennis Club - plays regularly at Cricklade Leisure Centre. New members are always welcome. Contact: Matt Eagle Tel. 07939 221586 email: 

Walking - Get Wiltshire Walking - Fit Walk on Tuesday 6.30 pm from Cricklade Leisure Centre, Striders and Strollers Walk on Friday at 9.30 am from Cricklade Town Council offices. Cricklade contact: Viv Tomkins Tel. 01793 752459 email: 

The Council Office
Ockwells, 113 High Street
Cricklade SN6 6AE
Council Portal

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 12.30
Mon - Fri 13.30 - 16.00

Telephone: 01793 751 394

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