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Clubs and Associations in and around Orleton

Orleton Recreation Association
Contact: Scott Myers (Chairman)

Orleton is fortunate to have 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of land for recreational activities, situated to the north of the village. It fills the shallow U of the main housing areas and is accessed from the Village Hall and Mortimer Drive.

Orleton has a long history of village football and cricket teams played on rented land. In 1988 the pitch was bought, together with adjacent land, with a combination of fundraising and grants from various agencies including the Parish Council. It is administered by the Recreation Association, comprising village organisations, with the Parish Council as Custodian Trustee.

In 1988 the land was leveled and re-sown by the farming community and a pavilion was built by volunteers. Four acres of community woodland, funded with a Forestry Grant, was planted by an army of volunteers and every school child.

Orleton Parent and Toddler Group

Contact: Julie Stinton (Supervisor)

Run by parent volunteers from Orleton Pre-School, the Parent and Toddler Group takes place at Orleton Village Hall every Monday from 9.30am-11.30am. New members always welcome.

Dance Fit
Contact: Pauline Woodward

Dance Fit is a fun way to get moving and stay in shape by dancing to easy routines choreographed to great music from all decades. It is guaranteed to get you on your toes and make you feel good.
Classes are run at Orleton Village Hall on Thursdays 9.15am -10.15am and are led by a qualified dance teacher.
Everyone is welcome and at the end of class we reward ourselves with tea, coffee and a chat.

Tai Chi For Health
Contact: Rose Jacks or Diane Howell Thomas

We meet on Thursdays at the Village Hall 10:30am - 11:30am.
Tai Chi through its links with Chinese Medicine, promotes health, balance, suppleness and relaxation.

Orleton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Contact: Tina Powell or Jeff Beamond

We meet every Wednesday during school term at Orleton Village Hall from 5:30pm.

Orleton Junior Football Club
Contact: Kirsten Bradley (Club Secretary)

Orleton & District Junior Football Club is a friendly village football club for children aged from 6 years old and upwards.
We welcome children from Orleton and surrounding villages, who want a chance to improve their football skills and be part of a supportive team.
We meet at Orleton Recreation Ground. Days and times of meetings vary, mostly weekend matches and midweek evening training, See website for up to date details.!

Orleton & District Young Farmers Club
Contact: Livvy Smith

We are the local Young Farmers Club who meet twice a month, once for a business meeting on the first Wednesday of every month (The Roebuck, Brimfield at 7.30pm) and once for an activity on the third Wednesday of every month.
Activities include tours around local sites and interesting farms, trips to activities elsewhere, e.g. ice skating, bowling or Laser Quest and joining with other clubs in foot crackers, treasure hunts and challenges.
We like to enter as many of the county competitions as possible and compete against other clubs with the hope of going on to area and national competitions too.
We try to do our bit for charity as well and recent fundraisers have included members cycling to Blackpool for the National AGM weekend, our annual bonfire and car washing.
The Club is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 26, but many members stay on after competing age to join the activities.
New members are always welcome and we will look forward to introducing you into the Young Farmers community, as it is such a brilliant national organisation.

Orleton Short Mat Bowling Club
Contact: Ian Robertson - 01584 831352

Short mat bowling is an increasingly popular indoor sport.
It is played on a mat with normal woods and a jack, but, as a challenge to their skill, bowlers have to avoid a block of wood placed as an obstacle at the centre of the mat.
The Orleton club exists purely for the enjoyment and social company that the game offers, rather than for organised competition with other clubs, although the fun of playing does not exclude some friendly rivalry.
The sport was started in Orleton in 2002 and the Club plays in the village hall on Wednesday afternoons of each week, except for the months of April to August, when players’ thoughts turn to traditional outdoor bowls.

Orleton Village Allotment Association
Contact: Ian Robertson - 01584 831352

There is a small allotment site on Wheatcommon Lane in Richards Castle two and a half miles from Orleton. This site is on flat well drained soil and was founded in 2014 with the help of Orleton Parish Council. Water is available on site either through rain-water harvesting or from a bore-hole.   The site is self-funding and the cost of a full plot (25x10 meters) is very reasonable.

If you are interested in finding out more contact Ian.

Orleton Village Golf Society (OGS)

If you are interested in golf but do not want the cost or commitment of joining a golf club why not join the Orleton Village Golf Society.
This group of enthusiastic golfers meets about six times a year at various local courses for ‘society competitions’.
You do not need an official handicap to join the Society as the ‘friendly’ Handicap Secretary will soon allocate you an appropriate number.
For information or to request a joining form, call either Ian or David.

Ian - 01584 831352
David - 01584 831184

OGGLE (Orleton Group Giving Live Entertainment)
Contacts: Julie Waring (Secretary)

OGGLE is the local amateur dramatic group and we welcome any aspiring amateur actors and people who don't want to perform but are happy to direct, help backstage or front of house.
Our members are mainly from Orleton and the local area and we try to put on two performances a year.
In December 2014 we performed two episodes of Fawlty Towers and in March of 2015 we shall be presenting the OGGLEBOX Revue, when anyone from the local community will be able to perform a sketch, poem or song of their choice and we anticipate a great evening.
As a group, we have been active for twenty years, we have won the Hereford Drama Festival twice in recent years; made it through to the semi-finals of the All England Drama Festival; individual actors have been recognised for their performances and in 2012 we won a national award for our production of “ Allo Allo”, of which we are all extremely proud.
We meet every two months in the back room of the local pub and our performances usually take place at the Village Hall. If you would like to join our happy and cohesive group, please come to one of our meetings or contact the Chairman or Secretary.

Orleton Ramblers
Contact: John Smith

The Orleton Ramblers are an informal group who meet at 10.00am at the Village Hall every 2nd Tuesday, for a ramble of around 7 miles and every 4th Tuesday, at the same time, for an amble of around 4 miles.
Those wishing to participate in either of these walks should bring their own packed lunch and simply turn up on the day.

Orleton and District Gardening Club
Contact: Monica Todd (Secretary)

We are a friendly club of approximately 100 members ranging from the novice to the experienced gardener.

We meet at Orleton Village Hall on the last Tuesday of every month. The Hall opens at 7.15 pm, when there is an opportunity to chat to fellow members over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit (free!), this helps members to get to know each other and then the talk starts at 8.00 pm prompt.

There is always a plant stall where some excellent bargain plants can be purchased and a raffle with worthwhile prizes.

During the year we have outings, visit members gardens on a summer evening ending with a supper in the Village Hall, and a club dinner in March and a lunch in November.

We also have a club supper at our December AGM.

Visitors are welcome to come along, for £2.50 per meeting.

We are always glad to enrol new members. You can be sure of a warm welcome. For further details, please visit our website and see our programme which shows the range of activities and speakers for the year.


We are a Senior Citizens club that meets monthly, on the last Thursday of the month, at Orleton Village Hall.
In the summer we go out on bus trips & in the winter we have a speaker, followed by a good tea, provided by our catering group.
This much valued community group has been running in Orleton for 48 years. For further information, please contact Sue or Lynne.

Meet and Eat
Contact: Ann and Alf Jenkins

Meet and Eat was started some eleven years ago to enable us to keep in touch with elderly people in our communities.
We meet on the Last Wednesday of every month.
It is a place where we enjoy good food and have a good old natter.
Everyone is welcome. Just phone us the day before!

Orleton Womens’ Institute
Contact: Ann Turtle (Secretary)
President: Jill Bufton

We are a very active group of women who meet every 2nd Monday in the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. At these meetings, we have speakers who cover a wide range of subjects which this year has included medieval medicines, the SAS, patchwork and wine tasting. In addition, we have outings, interest days and craft workshops.
The National Federation of Womens’ Institutes runs many high profile campaigns of national importance, for example the price paid to dairy farmers for their milk, saving the honeybee and currently, Save our High Streets, and Orleton WI play their part.
The Herefordshire Federation has a very full and varied programme through which we can meet women from all over the county.
We support village events and, of course, our teas are a big fund-raiser at the Orleton Summer Festival.
There is always a warm welcome for new members and visitors to any of our meetings.!