The St Kenelm's Bell Ringers meet on Tuesday evenings for practice as well as on Sundays and the occasional Saturday wedding. They are members of the Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association, a local guild promoting the development of bell ringing. You can start bellringing at any age and the tower captain Bob Davis, is always looking for apprentices to join the group. Tower Captain: Bob Davis (01886) 812569
The Royal British Legion in Clifton is open to men and women and you don't have to have served in the armed forces. Although the Clifton branch has closed, its members have transferred to the Tenbury Wells branch, supporting the aims of the Legion in all the work it does for those affected by service in the forces; serving men and women, veterans and families. The annual Poppy Appeal is the highlight of the year and members meet a few times a year, including the annual dinner and the Armistice Day service in November.
Chairman: Bert Bradley (01886) 812313
Secretary: Jack Whittenbury (01886) 812464
Clifton-upon-Teme Bowling Club was formed in 1994 when the green was created on the Recreation Ground. By 1999 the club's 30 members competed in 26 friendly matches with other clubs throughout the West Midlands. The Club Chairman, Eddie Thompson, was one of the founding members and his wife Marie is Club Captain. The season starts in April and ends in September.The club has now grown to 35 members, who meet on Mondays 6pm. Members who prefer to have a go at another time, can just give Marie or Colling a call. In the winter the club uses the Clifton Village Hall for indoor bowling.
The Clifton Friendship Club was formed in 1971 to provide an opportunity for local residents over the age of 50 to meet, exchange ideas and socialise on a regular basis. Members meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall in addition to occasional outings during the summer months. For more details contact: Marie Thompson: (01886) 812681 or Ann MacBryde (01886) 812349
The Clifton-on-Teme Hunt is one of the youngest in England, founded by local farmers in 1926. The hunt kennels were originally at Shelsley Walsh near the Kennel Bend on the Hill Climb track. The opening meet is always held on the village green in Clifton in November, and on New Year's day the hounds meet again at the New Inn. The Hunt also organises the annual Clifton Point-to-Point races at Upper Sapey. http://www.clifton-on-teme-hunt.co.uk
The Clifton-on-Teme Pony Club branch was formed in 1953 and is part of Pony Club Area 9, where it is one of the smallest branches. The Pony Club hold rallies throughout the year at local venues with more specialist training for those wishing to compete in teams. The aim is to provide a sound learning base for all of the members, so that they may appreciate the enjoyment to be gained from the art of horsemanship combined with fun and friendship.
The Clifton-upon-Teme Women's Institute is a vibrant group of women who meet on the second Tuesday of the month to enjoy a variety of speakers from in and around the area. Meeting in the comfort of the village hall, they enjoy a lively informative talk, then social time over a cup of coffee, with extra time to chat to the speaker. Talks can be as varied as local charities, travel slide shows, health issues and current affairs. Click here to view the latest programme. Contact Martine Jones (01886) 812830. Click here for the latest news and further information about the Clifton WI.
The Shelsleys Gardening Club has a varied programme for the autumn of interest to active gardeners and armchair gardeners alike. Talks are on themes loosely related to gardens and the countryside and are designed to appeal to anybody who enjoys living in the country. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30p.m. in Shelsley Beauchamp Village Hall, starting with a glass of wine or cup of coffee which is included in the fee of £4 for visitors and £2 for members. New members are very welcome. For more information, please contact Norah Tomkinson on 01299 890030. Click here to view the full programme.
The Clifton Tennis Club was formed in 1986 when members met at Martley to play, until fund-raising efforts by the CPFA resulted in two hard tennis courts being built in the village in 1992. A multi-use pavilion has since been added, enabling Tennis Club members to enjoy all year round playing and changing facilities. The Club is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association and caters for juniors and students as well as family members. Club nights every Monday & Wednesday 6.30pm. For more details, contact Jackie Holloway (08886) 812566 or Sally Wakefield (01886) 812543.
Stanford Local History Group runs a very popular series of lectures each winter. Monday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30 om starting 28th September. £75 for the complete course or £10 per lecture. Stanford Village Hall WR6 6SP. Information from firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the full programme.
The Clifton Handbell Ringers were formed nearly 40 years ago following the discovery of some handbells at Shelsley that were not being used. Funds were raised over a number of years for the purchase of the set of 22 bells now used by the group of seven women who regularly give performances in the area under the leadership of Pat Bradley (01886) 812313
The Friends of Clifton-on-Teme Primary School (formerly PTA - Parents and Teachers Association) support the school staff and help to raise funds for items of school equipment and educational trips. The current committee consists of: Rachel Austin (01886) 812880 Maggie Newman and Lorna Davies.
Clifton Scouts and Clifton Guides meet regularly at the BP hut in the village. There are active Beavers and Cubs groups for boys and Rainbows, Brownies and Guides groups for girls. For detailed information see our Scouts and Guides page.
Martley Art Group. This very popular group meets each Thursday morning in Shelsleys’ Village Hall under the expert guidance of professional artist Melanie Williams. More information from www.mel-williams.co.uk 01886 812993.