Community Groups & Clubs

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Alpington  Rainbows

For girls age 5-7 years. Thursdays 4.00 pm-5.00 pm in Alpington Village Hall. To join please contact Suzi Savory on 01508 493242.

1st Alpington Brownies and Guides

Meet every Thursday. The Brownies from 5pm till 6.30pm and the Guides from 6.30 pm till 8 pm at Alpington Village Hall. The contact number for either is 01508 493242. Contact Sandra Savory for the Brownies and Lorraine Savory for the Guides.

Art Group


Are you interested in coming along to a friendly Art Group once a week. Create your own works of art in all mediums at your leisure and meet other people with similar interests. If you are interested in coming along, then please telephone Sue Haste on 01508 492708 for more information.    All abilities are welcome

Body Conditioning Exercise

Class, Caistor Hall

Caistor hall, Mondays 6.45 to 7.40 £5 per class or 5 for £20. Bring water/drink, flannel/hand towel. For more details visit

Coffee Stop

Open every Monday (except Bank Holidays). 10.00 am - 12 noon. Everyone welcome for coffee and a chat, at the Methodist Church, Framingham Earl.

Cottontails (Alpington &

Yelverton) Pre-School

Fun, Friendly & Educational for 2-5 year olds. Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 9.15am-12.15pm, with extended session on Thurs to 2.45pm. For more information on WHAT we do, WHEN we do it & WHERE we do it, please visit  or  contact Vicky on 07880 592862 / You are welcome to visit with your child(ren)

Framingham Earl Methodist Wives Group

Meet in the Methodist Hall every other Thursday.  Contact Margaret Boar on 492662.

Framingham Earl Singers

Meet every Monday at Framingham Earl High School at 7.15 pm until 9.00 pm. Always looking for new members. Just come along.

Kid’s Club

New Kids Club for 5-9s. Every third Wednesday term time 5:45-7 pm at Poringland Village Hall, The Footpath. Contact Johny 07717 744630 or Robert 492215.

Life Spring, Cafe and Charity Shop

Home-made cakes and light lunches, clothes, books, bric-a-brac + new items. All very welcome. Open every Monday and Tuesday 10-2pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Wellspring, Carr Lane, Poringland.  Tel: Carrie (01508) 491097.

Little Monkeys Baby and Toddler Group

Meet in Framingham Earl Methodist Church Hall every Thursday from to 12 noon. For more information contact Emily on 491134, or just come along for a warm welcome

Loddon Country Market

Local Produce, Home Baking & Crafts. Every Tuesday Morning 9.15 to 10.45 at The Hollies, High Street, Loddon. Contact Sheila Tomkinson on 520771 or visit our web site at

Loddon Flower Club

Meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Hobart High School, Loddon, (except August) 7 for 7.30pm. Cost £5.00. Contact Ann 01508 493831.

Medau Fitness

Spring into shape every Tuesdays at Framingham Earl School 7-30 to 9-00. We are a keep fitness class for the over 50s. For more information; contact Mavin on 01508 518222.

‘The Meeting Place’ Coffee Stop

Every Wednesday 10.00 - midday in Poringland Village Hall. All are welcome. Fair Trade on sale 1st Wednesday of the month.

Norwich Computer User Group (npcug)

Meets at the Royal British Legion Club, Aylsham Road, Norwich, on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7.45 pm. Visitors are most welcome. Further details are available on the club website at: or by telephone 01508 480641.

Norwich Harmony Ladies Barbershop Chorus

Wanted lady singers. New members welcome. We meet Thursday evenings at Cringleford Church Hall. Just come along or, for more information, contact Anne Cochius on 01508 492819.

Poringland Farmers Market


Takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month at Poringland Community Centre from 9.30 to 1pm. Contact 01508 520522

Poringland Rainbows, Brownies  & Guides – Guiding UK

Rainbows aged 5-7, Brownies aged 7-10 & guides aged 10-14 meet at Poringland Community Centre on Thursdays.

For more information contact Yvonne 01508 493417

Poringland Friday Lunch Club

.Meet every Friday at the Methodist Church Hall. Enquiries to Gerry on 492901.

Poringland Good Companions

Meet every Thursday at 2.00 pm in Poringland Community Centre

Poringland Octagon Wives Group

Meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7.45 pm in the Octagon Room adjoining All Saints Church. Visiting speakers and outings arranged. A warm welcome to all new members. Contact Carol Fawkes on 493559 for details.

Poringland Play Group

Your child’s first stepping stone to independence. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Poringland Village Hall from 9.15 am until 11.45 am. Age from 2 onwards. Contact us on 07504 812361 or visit our website

Poringland Playing Field Bowls Club

Situated in the Memorial Playing Field, behind the football pavilion. The club is open from April to September; new members are always welcome. For further information contact the Chairman, Mike Hill on 01508 493374 or Secretary, S. Parker on 01508 494649.

Poringland Singers

Every Tuesday at the Catholic Church, Upgate, 7.30 pm start. Secretary Tracey Atkins 07704 887831

Poringland Women’s Institute

Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (Except August), at 7.30 pm in the Poringland Community Centre. Visitors always welcome. Contact Pam Cooper on 01508 491674.

Slimming World, Loddon

Every Wednesday 7.30 pm at Hobart High School, Loddon. Contact Rachel 01508 495604.

Slimming World, Poringland

Every Thursday 5.30 pm & 7.30 pm at Poringland Primary School. Contact Hayley 01508 494186.

St George’s Hall Ladies’ Group

Local ladies meet at St George’s Hall, Upper Stoke Holy Cross, on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 2 pm-4 pm. Interesting speakers on a variety of subjects. It’s a place to make friends and there’s a warm welcome for all.

St John Ambulance - Stoke Holy Cross Badger and Cadet Division

Meet every Tuesday during term time at St. George’s Hall, Upper Stoke. Badgers 5.30 pm ~ 6.45 pm ages 5 to 10; Cadet 7.00 pm ~ 8.30 pm ages 10 to 17.  For further information contact Divisional Secretary Margaret Peters on 01508 492360

Stoke Pre-School Play Group

Every Monday/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri. For children from 2½. At the Pavilion, Lower Stoke. Direct Contact Number is 07731 423059

Tea & Chat

Meet on the third Thursday of the month in Stoke Holy Cross Church Hall. 2.00 pm-4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to just ‘pop in’. Men and women of any age. We just meet socially over a cup of tea. No subscription. Why not come and join us?

The Thursday Club

Tea, chat and outings for the over 60s. The 1st Thursday each month at 2.00 pm at St George’s Hall, Upper Stoke. Contact Pauline Cullum 01508 493979

Thursday Matinee

A Ladies Group. Meet every 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.00 pm in the Church Hall, Lower Stoke. Contact Joy Clarke on 491650. All ladies welcome.

The Tuesday Group

Every 3rd Tuesday each month at 7.30 pm, in Lower Stoke’s Church Hall. All ages welcome

Want to join a Walking Group?

Meet every Tuesday morning at 10.00 am at Poringland Village Hall. Contact Moira on 493526 or Grace 491610 (for shorter walks)


After school club, situated in Poringland Village Hall. 3 pm – 6 pm, Mon –Fri in term time. Holiday and breakfast club also available. For more details visit or phone 01508 493743/07587 154725.


Poringland Cinema                               Click here for more details

Buena Vista Social Club, Poringland

Please keep us informed of any changes to this information...If you don’t tell us, we don’t know!

If you wish to advertise a local club or group in The5+On-line, it can be done by telephoning 01508 492388 or emailing:-