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Voluntary Action Melton


Introduction


PLEASE NOTE:DUE TO THE DATA PROTECTION ACT ALL PERSONAL DATA HAS BEEN OMITTED FROM THIS DIRECTORY. CONTACT DESCRIPTIONS THAT STATE VAM OR MELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL WITHIN THE DIRECTORY NEED TO CONTACT THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE DETAILS. VOLUNTARY ACTION MELTON (VAM) 01664 483043 MELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL 01664 502502


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Index - SECTION 1 - SERVICES/SUPPORT A Access Group - Melton Borough …………. Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland …………. Allotments? Alzheimer’s Society …………. B Benefits (Housing/Council Tax) British Red Cross? C Cancer Support Group (Melton and Rutland) Carers Support Chemists Chiropody Clinics? Citizen Advice Bureau Contact the Elderly Council Tax Councillors - Borough Crime Prevention CRUSE D Dentists - list of (NHS & Private) Disabled People - Access Disabled People - Blue Parking Badge (European) Disabled People - Council Tax Disabled People - Emergency Alarm System (Lifeline)??

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Disabled People - House Renovations/ Adaptations Disabled People - Housing (Council) Disabled People - Social Services Disabled People - Occupational Therapy Dove Cottage - Day Hospice Dustbins E Elections (inc postal votes/Proxy vote) Electoral Registration Electricity (Powergen) Energy Action Melton F Flooding Furniture Recycling Project (Melton & District) G Gas H Handyman Service Headway?? Health Hearing Aid Repair Clinic Heating Grants Hospitals - list of Housing Repairs


I J K L Leicestershire Centre for integrated Living Leicestershire County Council Leicestershire & Rutland Rural Community Council Libraries M Melton Carnegie Museum Melton Mencap N O P Police Q R Recycling Refuse


S Senior Forum Severn Trent Water Sheltered Housing Society for the Blind Stroke Club (Melton Mowbray) T Town Estate Trains Transport (Public) Transport (Volunteer) U V Victim Support Scheme (Rutland & Melton) VISTA (incl. Talking Newspaper) Voluntary Action Melton W Waste Management Water X Y Z


SECTION 1 - SERVICES/SUPPORT A Access Group (Melton Mowbray) Encouraging a better understanding of accessibility for those who experience difficulty gaining access to shops and public buildings, such as wheelchair users, mums with push chairs and those with limited sight. The group seek satisfactory interpretation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and will challenge those that ignore it. Please contact VAM or MBC for further details Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Aims to give older people the opportunity of remaining in the community rather than entering residential care. Allotments Grow your own food! There are approx 160 allotments plots rented out annually by Melton Borough Council on 6 sites within Melton Mowbray and Old Dalby. A discount is given to people over 60 years of age. For more details please contact MBC. Alzheimer’s Society Information, advice and support to carers of people with dementia. Home visits, telephone helpline and support groups are all available. For more details please contact


B Benefits Benefits are paid to people on low incomes to help them pay their rent and council tax. The amount of benefit awarded is worked out having regard to income; characteristics and make up of the household and the amount of rent and/or council tax to pay. For more information & an application form, please contact MBC. Busline Traveline - Information on all bus services open 7am10am (7 days/week) Contact: 0871 200 2233 C Cancer Support Group (Rutland & Melton) The aim of the Group is to give support to cancer patients and their carers in an understanding and caring way. The members meet twice a month, the second Wednesday evening in the month we meet at VAR in Oakham and the first Thursday morning in the month at The Samworth Centre in Melton Mowbray. Please contact VAM or MBC for further details Carers Support Support for Carers Leicestershire is a service designed to support carers throughout the county, full-time or for just a few hours a week. Their mission is to inform and support carers in all communities throughout Leicestershire; to improve carers' quality of life, promote their health and well-being and to encourage them to make real choices about their lives. Contact: 0845 689 9510


Carers Support Group - Bottesford Meet on the last Tuesday of every month, 10.30-12.30 Contact: 0845 689 9510 Chemists Boots the Chemists Lloyds Superdrug

01664 563088 01664 560702 01664 410266

Chiropdy Clinics/Chiropodists Please see podiatry Citizens Advice Bureau The Citizens Advice service offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems. Contact: 0844 4992375 Contact the Elderly Contact the Elderly is a national organisation which aims to relieve the loneliness and isolation of frail elderly people living alone who have limited support from family, friends and the statutory services and to bring companionship into their lives. Contact VAM for more details Council Tax If you are the only adult living in your property you may be entitled to a discount. The discount will reduce your Council Tax bill by 25%. Contact MBC for more details


Councillors - Borough For any further details regarding your local Borough Councillor, a booklet is available on request. Contact MBC for more details CRUSE Bereavement Care (Melton & Rutland) To offer bereavement care and support. Free counselling and information. Helpline number: 01664 500802 D Dentists (NHS & Private) High Street Dental Care Oasis Dental Care Ltd Park Road Dental Practice

01664 562092 01664 564234 01664 568811

Disabled People Blue Badge Disabled Parking Badge The Blue Badge is issued to those persons who, due to a disability that restricts their mobility, need to have the privilege of parking their motor vehicle closer to their destination than an available authorised on-street parking place might be. Contact Leicestershire County Council: 0116 305 0001 House Renovations/Adaptations Owner Occupier: Disabled Facilities Grants are available in approved cases to help disabled people who need special adaptations to their home following a recommendation from the Social Services Occupational Therapist.


Council Housing - Adaptations Adaptations for disabled/handicapped tenants are carried out following a recommendation from the Social Services Occupational Therapist Council Tax If someone is living in your property and has a disability which has required an adaptation to the property, you may be entitled to have your band reduced (e.g. from Band F to Band E) Contact MBC for more details Social Services, Melton Borough Council Contact: 01664 502550 Dog Warden A dog warden service is provided which deals with strays, dangerous dogs, dog fouling and dog related noise nuisance Contact MBC for more details Dove Cottage Day Hospice Offers high quality, individualised day-care to those suffering with a life-threatening condition. Offers valuable respite care for the carer. Enables people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Referrals are from any source: GPs, District Nurses, Social Workers, Churches and other agencies. Contact: 01949 860303 Dustbins Please see waste management


E Elections The administration of elections for local, parliamentary and European parliamentary elections for Melton Borough is carried out by the Returning Officer at Melton Borough Council. Absent Voting - Postal Vote Postal voting is available on demand for either an indefinite period or a specific election on a certain date. Absent Voting - Proxy Vote If you would rather have a friend or member of your family vote on your behalf at a polling station, you can apply for a proxy vote. Contact MBC for further details Electoral Registration If you move house you should remember to register at your new address to ensure you are able to vote at Elections. Contact MBC for more details Emergency Alarm System Private Sector: for elderly and disabled people. In the event of an emergency, any person who is connected to the system is able to alert the control centre by pressing a button for help can then be summoned on their behalf. Council Tenants: The Community Alarm Network is available in all the Council’s designated elderly persons accommodation. By pulling a cord or pressing a button enables tenants to speak to a warden or control centre. Contact MBC for more details


Electricity See back page F Flooding Melton Borough Council can advise with surface water flooding arising from rivers, watercourses and land drainage problems. Contact MBC for more details Emergency out of hours: 01664 481000 National Floodline Number: 0845 988 1188 Furniture Recycling Project (Melton & District) The Melton & District Furniture Recycling Project will collect unwanted household goods and will pass onto the Melton public who are on low income and are in need of basic household items. Contact: 01664 410380 Gas See back page Handyman Service This service can help you with jobs around the house, which you may find difficult. It will assist older and/or disabled householders with minor repairs, odd jobs and home security in their homes. Contact: 0845 601 7822


Headway - Melton Outreach Service Headway provides support, advice and if appropriate, activities to people who have an acquired, not deteriorating, brain injury due to accident or illness. Headway also provides support and advice to relatives and carers. Contact: 0116 273 9763 Health Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) In most cases if you have a query or concern any member of staff in the NHS will be able to help you. Sometimes, this may be not what you want and PALS can help if:  You prefer not to contact a member of staff  The issues are very complex and cannot be resolved ‘on the spot’  The issues involve more than one trust or organisation PALS can help by making sure you, your family and friends have access to information and a way of resolving problems quickly. PALS will:  Provide advice and support for you and your family if things go wrong  Provide you with information on NHS Services  Listen to your concerns, suggestions and queries  Help sort out problems quickly on your behalf  Advise you on how to make a formal complaint This service is completely confidential. Contact: 01664 855017


Active Lifestyle Exercise Referral Scheme This is a partnership between Health professionals, the Local Authority and the management at Waterfield Leisure Pools. It offers people who are inactive or who have a condition that could benefit from physical activity, the opportunity to participate in exercise. Contact your local GP for more details Heating Grants Warm Front Scheme Government run scheme which enables specific age groups and entitlements to claim a grant for insulation and heating tailored to your property. Contact MBC or call 0800 3166011 -Hospitals St Mary’s War Memorial Glenfield Hospital Grantham & District Hospital Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester General Nottingham City Queens Medical Centre Houseproud Scheme This is a loan/equity release scheme supplied by the Home Improvement Trust for older occupiers or households with a disabled occupier. Melton Borough Council will pay the arrangement fee for any approved applications. Contact MBC for more details


Housing Repairs-Owner Occupiers-Assistance Grants Leicestershire Drug & Alcohol Advice Centre Provide information, advice and counselling for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking or drug use Contact: 0116 2229522 or 0116 2229555 Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCIL) Their mission is to empower disabled people by promoting the benefits of disabled people, providing or encouraging the provision of services that facilitate independence for disabled people in daily living activities and in active participation and full integration into society. Contact: 0116 222 5005 Leicestershire County Council Services that may be of help:  Blue Badge Scheme - Disabled Parking Badge  Education  Countryside  Forestry  Highways & Transport  Social Services  Trading Standards Switchboard: 0116 232 3232 Leicestershire & Rutland Rural Community Council The LRRCC aims to support, encourage and promote community development work, voluntary activity and self help in rural Leicestershire Contact: 0116 266 2905


Libraries Loan of books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s and Talking Books Melton Mowbray Library Opening Hours: Mon-Weds 9.30am - 7pm Thurs & Fri 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Contact: 01664 410199 Bottesford Library Opening Hours: Mon & Thurs 2pm - 5pm Tuesday 4pm - 7pm Fri & Sat 10am - 1pm Wednesday Closed Contact: 0116 305 3550 If you require information on the Mobile Library, please contact the Melton Mowbray Library. Melton Borough Council Please see index to section Melton Carnegie Museum Please see “Museum” Melton Mencap Aims to promote in partnership with those concerned, the wellbeing of people with a learning disability of all ages in all areas of their lives, and to support their families in supporting them. Contact: 01664 564237


Museum - Melton Carnegie Melton Carnegie Museum can be located at Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray. The opening hours are: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4.30pm Contact: 0116 305 3860 N National Association for Colitis & Crohns Disease The Leicestershire & Rutland group help raise funds and awareness and bring people who are affected by IBD together in an informative and friendly atmosphere Contact: 0845 1306821 P Parkinson’s Disease Society The society offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. The society also organises regular events and social activities to meet people affected by Parkinson's the area. Meet at: The Edge on Dalby Road Meet on: 3rd Thursday of the month, 2-4pm Contact: 01664 851235 Pest Control Melton Borough Council’s Pest Control Officer deals with complaints about rodents and insect pests. A free treatment service is liable for infestations on rats on domestic premises. Treatment for mice and most types of insects which may be found at domestic and business premises within the Borough may be chargeable. Contact MBC for more details


Podiatry You can be referred to this service by your GP or consultant. POLICE See back page Public Toilets Two award-winning public conveniences are provided in the centre of Melton Mowbray for day-time use on Wilton Road and St Mary's Way. Both toilets have disabled facilities which are accessed using a RADAR key and St Mary's Way is available for night time use. Each of the toilets is attended during opening hours and a small charge of 30p is made for adult use. No charge is made for children. Please contact MBC for more details R Recycling Please see “Waste Management” Refuse Please see “Waste Management” Relate - Relationship Guidance Offers a confidential professional counselling service to people experiencing difficulties in family and other personal relationships. Appointments which are made through the Relate office are available on Wednesday afternoon/evening in Melton Mowbray. Contact: 01664 254 3011


S Senior Forum Mission Statement: “To give Melton Seniors a voice and influence in the affairs in the Borough” Please contact MBC for more details Severn Trent Water Please see back page Sheltered Housing Melton Borough Council has sheltered flats and bungalows designated for older people with a need of support. Most sheltered schemes have an on site warden, communal facilities and a guest bedroom where relatives may stay when visiting tenants. A 24 hour lifeline alarm service is provided in each property. Please contact MBC for more details Society for the Blind Please see “VISTA” Stroke Club (Melton Mowbray) The Melton Stroke Club is affiliated to the Stroke Association and offers a social opportunity for those affected by stroke. Carers are always welcome. As well as meeting to chat members also take part in various activities, bingo, quizzes and raffles. Transport is available. Daytrips are organised monthly from April to October. Contact: 0303 3033 100


T Town Estate The Town Estate endeavours to enhance the community life of the inhabitants of Melton Mowbray by providing communal facilities and promoting community projects of a charitable nature. Contact: 01664 564559 Trains See Transport Transport (public) Contact Traveline for buses and trains details. Wheelchair friendly buses are available. Contact: 0871 200 2233 For details on Concessionary Travel for Older People or Disabled (including bus passes) please contact Leicestershire County Council Contact: 0116 305 0002 Transport (Volunteer) Contact VAM for more details Contact: 01664 482903 Twinning Association for Melton Mowbray & District The Borough of Melton has been twinned with Kapelle in Holand since 1985 and Sochaczew in Poland since 1999. Contact: 01664 481141


V Victim Support Scheme (Rutland & Melton) Victim Support is an independent national charity, with trained volunteers based in local schemes who contact people following a crime to offer free and confidential support. Contact: 0116 249 3328 Vista This voluntary organisation is a local service for visually impaired people. Contact: 0116 249 8839 Waste Management MBC offer an assisted collection for residents of the Borough if they are unable to take their refuse, recycling or garden waste to the boundary of their property for collection and if there is no other resident in the property to do so. Contact MBC for more details White Good Collection Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, cookers, fridge freezers, hobs, ovens, dishwashers, microwaves and similar kitchen appliances are collected free of charge by pre-arrangement with the council. Contact MBC for more details Water Severn Trent Water - Please see back page


SECTION 2 - ACTIVITIES/LEISURE A Ab Kettleby Agriculture Society Amateur Radio Society Asian Community (Melton) Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Archery Arts Asfordby B Badminton Club Melton Mowbray Badminton Club - OG Bellringers St Mary’s Melton Mowbray Belvoir Badminton Club Belvoir Folk Club Bottesford Bowls Bowls for the visually impaired Brampton Ladies Club Bridge Clubs Buckminster Burton Lazars C Cattle Market Choirs Civic Society (Melton Mowbray & District) Civil Service Retirement Fellowship College Courses/Adult Education Community/Social Venues


Croxton Kerrial Cycling Club - Olympic D E Egerton Park Cricket Club F Farmers Market Flower/Garden Clubs Friends of Melton Carnegie Museum Friends of St Mary’s Parish Church Friendship Clubs Frisby on the Wreake G Gaddesby & District Welcome Club Garden Clubs Golf Great Dalby H Harby History (Local) Clubs Hoby Hose I J


K Knossington L Life Saving Club (Swimming) Luncheon Clubs M Melton Country Park Melton Knitting Machine Club Melton Mowbray Orchestra Melton & Oakham Waterways Society Melton Photographic Society Melton Snooker Club Melton Tigers Sports & Social Club for Disabled Model Club (Melton & District) Model Engineering Society (Melton Mowbray) N Nether Broughton O Old Dalby P Petanque Clubs Pets as Therapy Probus of Melton R Ramblers Association Rutland & Melton Friends of the Earth


S Sailing Club - Melton Mowbray St Michael’s Church (Hose) Fellowship Scalford Somerby Somerby & District Leisure Club Sports - Sports Officer Stathern Leisure Club Stilton Striders Swimming Club Melton Mowbray T Tai Chi Talking Newspaper Tennis Theatre - Melton Tornado Brass Townswomen’s Guild (Melton Mowbray) U United Reformed Church - Women’s Guild University of the Third Age V W Walks Waltham on the Wolds Whist Drive League (Melton Mowbray District) Widows Group (Melton Mowbray) Women’s Institute Writers Group Wymondham


SECTION 2 - ACTIVITIES/LEISURE A Ab Kettleby Church Guild Please contact VAM for more details Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Gloucester House activities:  Tai Chi - Mondays 11.30-12.30am  Evergreen Social Club - Mondays 1pm-4pm  Bollywood - Mondays - 7pm-8.15pm  Pilates - Mondays - 8.15pm-9.30pm  Coffee Shop - Tuesdays - 9am-11.30am  Mature Moves - Tuesdays - 2.15pm-3.15pm  Yoga - Tuesdays - 6pm-8pm  New Age Kurling - Wednesdays - 11.30am-12.30pm  Zumba Gold - Wednesdays - 3.30pm-4.30pm  Dance Aerobics - Wednesdays - 7pm-8.15pm  Beginners Pilates - Wednesdays - 8.15pm-9.30pm  Zumba Fitness Class - Thursdays - 6pm-7pm  Sequence Dancing - Thursdays - 7.30pm-10.30pm  Table Tennis - Fridays - 1pm-4.30pm Tel: 01664 410253 for more details Agriculture Society - Please contact MBC for details Allotment/Garden Association Tel: 01664 566821 Amateur Radio Society Tel: 01664 563369


Archery Thriving target archery club providing top quality facilities with a relaxed family atmosphere. Shoot indoors at weekends October to the end of March at Wreake Academy, Syston. Tel: 0116 260 7188 for more details Arts Melton Mowbray Art Group Tel: 01664 564037 Arts at The Cove Please contact VAM for more details Asfordby Asfordby Autumn Group Asfordby Hill Ladies Badminton Club Every Thursday at Asfordby Primary School Friends of Asfordby Gardens & Wildlife Please contact VAM for more details Hill Court Badminton Club Every Tuesday 8pm-10pm Tel: 01664 568662 Knit & Knatter - Bradgate Flats Every other Thursday, 7.30pm September to June Tel: 0116 2696414 Lunch Club - Bradgate Flats Every Wednesday 12pm-1.30pm Tel: 01664 812293


Astronomical Society Aims to provide an opportunity for people interested in astronomy to meet. This is a practical astronomy group and observing takes place when skies are clear. Meets at Gaddesby Village Hall on a Friday. Tel: 01664 812673 B Badminton Club - OG Tel: 01664 565292 Bellringers - St Mary’s - Melton Mowbray Handbells Tue - 6:30pm. Tower bells Tue - 7:30pm, Sun - 9:15am (& 5:15pm 2nd & 4th only) Tel: 01664 480209 Badminton Club - Melton Mowbray (Belvoir) Home match nights tend to be on a Tuesday evening, 710pm at John Ferneley High School on Scalford Road. If there is no match on then this slot will be used as a club night. If there is a match, club night will be on a Friday at Asfordby Amateurs from 8:00 until 10:00 Tel: 07762 846 125 Bottesford Amateur Theatre Club Tel: 01949 843531 Angling Association Tel: 01949 842776 Bowls Club Tel: 01949 842212


Cricket & Social Club Tel: 01949 842084 Friday Coffee Morning Tel: 01949 843704 Local History Society Tel: 01949 842228 Bowls There are a few different clubs within the Borough, please see the list below: Indoor Bowls - Melton Mowbray & District Tel: 01664 410159 Bottesford Bowls Club Tel:01949 842212 Bowls for the visually impaired Meet at Melton Bowls Club on the first Tuesday of the month Tel: 01664 410159 Brampton Ladies Club Tel: 01664 850988 Bridge Club - Melton Mowbray Meets at the Royal British Legion, Thorpe End on Monday evenings 7pm for 7.15pm Tel: 01664 454317 Buckminster Lodge Equestrian Centre Tel: 01572 787544 Gliding Club Tel: 01476 860385


Cricket Club Tel: 01476 572083 Burton Lazars Art & Craft Group An opportunity for artisans to meet together in pleasant surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy being creative. This club meets on Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.30pm in Burton Lazars Village Hall. Joining fee of ÂŁ5 and then ÂŁ1 per week. Tel: 01664 563119 Scottish Dancing C Cattle Market Tel: 01664 562971 Choirs Global Harmony Community Choir Tel: 01476 550972 Melton Mowbray Male Voice Tel: 01664 561020 Civic Society (Melton Mowbray & District) This society aims to maintain surveillance of the Developments in the area, to stimulate public interest in, and care of the beauty, history and character of Melton Mowbray District. Please contact VAM for contact details


Civil Service Retirement Fellowship This group is open to all retired civil servants or widows of civil servants. Their aim is to initiate, maintain and develop a visiting service and to establish social activities for the benefit of the members in the area Tel: 01664 566821 College Courses/Adult Education Adult Basic Education Tel: 0116 305 7806 Brooksby Melton College Tel: 01664 855444 WEA Tel: 01664 566816 Commercial/Social Venues (Community Centres) For contacts of community centres room hire, please contact VAM Croxton Kerrial Cricket Club Tel: 01476 560377 Cycling Club - Olympic Tel: 01664 482287 D E Egerton Park Cricket Club For contact details, please contact VAM


F Farmers Market Every Tuesday and Friday between 8am - 12pm. Tel: 01664 562971 Flower/Garden Clubs Asfordby Gardening Club Tel: 01664 812513 Flower Club (Melton Mowbray & District) Tel: 01159 264 700 St Mary’s Parish Church Flower Guild Tel: 01664 565798 Frisby on the Wreake Flower & Garden Club Tel: 01664 500516 Friends of Melton Carnegie Museum The Friends of Melton Carnegie Museum provide local support for, and interest, in the museum Tel: 07811155246 Friendship Clubs Frisby Friendship Club Tel: 01664 434582 Harby Jubilee Club Tel:01949 861835 Old Dalby Friendship Club Tel: 01664 823602 Frisby-on-the-Wreake Circuit Club Tel: 07713 625269


Cricket Club Tel: 01664 434008 Drop in Club Please contact VAM for further details Exercise Classes Tel: 0116 2608838 Flower & Garden Club Tel: 01664 500516 Fencing Club Tel: 01949 20465 Friendship Club Tel: 01664 434582 Indoor Bowling Club Tel: 01664 434415 Players (Amateur Dramatic Society) Tel: 01664 434529 Wine Appreciation Society Tel: 01664 434571 G Gaddesby WI Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the village hall. Tel: 0116 266 1342 Gaddesby Welcome Club The Welcome club caters for the over 60's in Gaddesby and surrounding villages. They organise meetings at the hall and trips out for meals and visits. Tel: 01664 840154 Gaddesby Village Yoga Tel: 01664 424487


Golf Melton Mowbray Club Tel: 01664 562118 Town Estate Golf Course Tel: 01664 567846 Six Hills Golf Club Tel: 01509 881225 Great Dalby Afternoon Teas Badminton Cricket Club Cycle Club Dancers Club Gardeners Club Older People Tea Parties Table Tennis Whist Drive Please contact VAM for further details Harby WI Meets 4th Thursday of the month at the village hall Tel: 0116 266 1342 Vale Striders Running and jogging non-competitively. Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at Nags Head, Harby Tel: 01949 860060 Jubilee Club Friendship club for over 60s. Meets every Thursday, 2-4pm at Valley Christian Centre, Harby Tel: 01949 861835


History (Local) Clubs This society has an interest in our Heritage by lectures, outings to places of historic interest, displays and historically based activities for all members of the community. Tel: 01664 569922 Hoby Art Group Every Friday 10am-12.30pm at the village hall. Please contact VAM for further details WI Meets on 1st Thursday of the month at the village hall. Tel: 0116 266 1342 Yoga Every Tuesday 8.15pm to 9.15pm at the village hall. Tel: 07851 502510 Hose Badminton Club Tuesday evenings 8pm at the village hall Tel: 01949 860334 Gardening Club First Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm at the village hall Tel: 01949 860350 New St George Morris Dancers Wednesday evenings 8pm at the village hall Tel: 01949 869139 Recorder Group Tel: 01664 822391 Tennis Club Tel: 01949 861946


J K Knossington Cricket Club Please contact MBC for further details L Life Saving Club (Swimming) Melton Mowbray Melton Mowbray Lifesaving Club are members of the Royal Lifesaving Society U.K and fully support their aims. The club meets every Thursday evening at 8pm to carry out training towards achieving the structured awards that are part of the RLSS UK programme. Tel: 01664 564841 Luncheon Clubs Sproxton Village Hall The Co-Op, Melton Mowbray (3rd Monday, 12pm) The Cove, Melton Mowbray (every other Weds, 12pm) The Edge, Melton Mowbray (every Friday, 12pm) Bradgate Flats, Asfordby (every Wednesday) M Melton Country Park Melton Country Park forms a green open space with 3 lakes covering 53ha on the north side of Melton Mowbray. Please contact MBC for further details Melton Machine Knitting Club Every other Thurs, 7.30pm, Asfordby Bradgate Flats Tel: 0116 2696414


Melton Mowbray Orchestra Meets at the Covenant Life Church Christian Centre on Nottingham Street in Melton Mowbray on Monday evenings throughout the year at 7:45pm. Please contact VAM for further details Melton & Oakham Waterways Society To protect in the long term restore the Melton Navigation and Oakham Canal. Tel: 01509 414140 Melton Photographic Society To share a common interest in the art and techniques of photography. Meets on Fridays, 7.30pm at RAFA Tornado Club. Tel: 01664 501960 Melton Snooker Club 6 full size Snooker Tables, Exclusive Match Room, 2 Pool Tables, Darts Board, Licensed bar, Club Shop, Coaching and Tuition, and Membership. Tel: 01664 500041 Melton Tigers Sports and Social Club for the Disabled Through sport and social activities, this club aims to develop the full potential of people with disabilities. Tel: 01664 562904 Model Club (Melton & District) Supports a wide range of modelling activities and associated interests. Tel: 01664 568134


Model Railway Club (Melton Mowbray) Railway modelling and interest in railways in general Tel: 01664 566791 Model Engineering Society (Melton Mowbray) Meets on 2nd Monday at Whissendine Sports Club. Talks, films, ‘work in progress’, demonstrations and an annual auction. All aspects of model engineering. Tel: 01662 927364 N O Old Dalby Book Club Tel: 01664 822603 Carpet Bowls Tel: 01664 822316 Friendship Club Tel: 01664 823602 Petanque Tel: 01664 822209 Singers Tel: 01664 823437 WI Tel: 01664 820037 Wine Circle Tel: 01664 822998 P Pentaque Clubs Gaddesby Tel: 07748 084 529


Great Dalby - The Royal Oak Tel: 01664 565748 Old Dalby Tel: 01664 822209 Pets as Therapy Volunteers visit care homes and hospitals with their dogs which brings relief to older people who may be missing their own pets. Tel: 01530 834550 Probus of Melton For professional and businessmen, 55 and over, fully or partly retired. Encourage social contact, and promote friendship. Tel: 01664 567118 R Ramblers Association To encourage rambling and mountaineering, to foster a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and to work for the preservation of natural beauty, the protection of footpaths and the provision of access to open country. Tel: 07969 669230 Sailing Club - Melton Mowbray Tel: 01664 569496 Scalford WI Meets 1st Wednesday, 7.30pm at Scalford Village Hall Tel: 0116 266 1342


Sproxton Luncheon Club Please contact VAM for further details Somerby Cricket Club Tel: 01664 454864 Riding School Tel: 01664 454 838 Somerby & District Leisure Club This is a group for retired people that meet fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons. Tel: 01664 454393 Sports Please contact MBC for further details Stathern Horticultural Society Meets 1st Wednesday, 8pm at Plough Inn Tel: 01949 861432 WI Meets 2nd Wednesday, 8pm at Plough Inn Tel: 0116 2661342 Stilton Striders Running Club Tel: 01664 566005 Swimming Waterfield Leisure Centre: facilities are available at a cheaper rate for the over 60’s Tel: 01664 563550


Tai Chi Every Monday, 1-3pm, Melton Mowbray Baptist Church Tel:01509 268636 Tennis Town Estate Tennis Centre Tel: 01664 564559 Hamilton Tennis Club Tel: 01664 562 204 Belvoir Vale Tennis Club (Hose) Tel: 07803 953927 Theatre - Melton Tel: 01664 851111 Tornado Brass To practice and promote the play of brass and wind music, assisting in tuition, recruiting players from all sections of the community. Tel: 07756 406615 U United Reformed Church - Women’s Guild The Womens Guild is a church-based ladies group which meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons. Tel: 01664 668158 United Reformed Church - Friendship Club The group meets at the church on 4th Thursday of the month and has a variety of speakers and fun afternoons Tel: 01664 668158


University of the Third Age (U3A) The Melton Mowbray U3A are a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning cooperative for older people no longer in full time work providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications but for fun. Meets on 3rd Thursday, 10am at Baptist Church Please contact VAM for further details W Walks The Active Together Melton team helps to organise weekly walks in cooperation with the Friends of the Country Park, the Senior’s Forum, and the SureStart Family Outreach workers. The sessions are very popular and are a great way to keep fit and meet new people. All walks have been accredited by Walking for Health. Please contact MBC for further details Waltham on the Wolds Badminton Tel: 01664 464327 Drawing Class Tel: 01664 464513 Eat and Meet Tel: 01664 464328 Scottish Country Dancing Group Tel: 01664 566415 WI (1st Tues, 7.30pm, Village Hall) Tel: 01664 464266

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