Weobley Branch of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Our vision is for a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife, bringing people closer to nature and as part of The Wildlife Trust movement we are part of an independent, autonomous charity with its own Trustees. Meeting regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Village Hall, we are usually joined by a guest speaker and enjoy a lively Q&A session. Everyone is welcome so do come along.
Weobley Branch Programme Secretary : Pamela Dunthorne - e-mail : [email protected]
Our Summer Outdoor Programme
Our summer events are always popular, so do please get in touch early to reserve your place. As they are guided events, numbers are limited and need to be PRE-BOOKED directly with Mike Williams by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 07920 441215
A guided walk along the River Arrow in the Mowley Valley, near to Staunton on Arrow
A tour of Oakchurch Farm, with Jeremy Price, which produces strawberries, raspberries, cherries and beef for the Oakchurch Farm Shop
A walk around the park to admire the ancient trees, led by Park Warden Tom Simpson of Natural England
Film Night @ the Village Hall
On the third Thursday of each month (except July & August), the Gadbridge Granada Cinema presents a recent and carefully chosen film. Doors Open at 7.00pm and seats are just £5.00 each.
Inspiring women - then & now
In 1915 we set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community. Since then, our membership and our ambitions alike have grown tremendously. Today, we are the largest women's organisation in the UK and we pride ourselves on being a trusted place for women of all generations to share experiences and learn from each other.
Our monthly meetings are held at the Village Hall and always offer something different. Whether it's a talk, craft activity, demonstration or a social evening we always find plenty to talk and laugh about and end our meetings with refreshments, which are often home-made.
If you would like to know more, do please get in contact.
Cate South on 01544 340364
Weobley Museum & History Centre
Our Museum is packed to the literal rafters with documents, artefacts, photography, maps and artwork about Weobley and the surrounding area - a real treasure trove for local history buffs.
We're open from April every Monday 10.00am -13.00pm and Thursdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm but the curators and volunteers are available for research enquiries via e-mail at [email protected]
Weobley & District Local History Society
The Society runs an active calendar of events throughout the year. Meeting at the Village Hall with visiting speakers on the 4th Monday of each month January to April and September to November with visits & summer events June to August.
Our Facebook page offers an update on the very latest news and views from the Society and includes a full listing of forthcoming events.
If you're interested in joining the Weobley and District Local History Society, do please contact the society's Secretary - Roger Burrage at [email protected]
Programme and Events 2023
Indoor meetings take place at the Village Hall, Weobley at 7.30pm
Mari Fforde tells us about the extensive restoration work undertaken prior to the castle re-opening last summer
Heather Hurley takes us for a journey along the long lost tramways of the Wye Valley.
3rd - 11th June
The Weobley BIG DIG
Weobley BIG DIG - The Results - led by Tim Hoverd
Suffragettes of Herefordshire. Hard Work but Glorious with Clare Wichbold
TAICHI & QIGONG
This Ancient Chinese martial art is suitable for people of all ages. Performed slowly, the movements enhance the sense of wellbeing, help improve balance, posture, flexibility & the immune systems by releasing tensions within the body & the mind
For further information contact 01432 830332 or [email protected]
THURSDAY’s - 9.30am - 11.00am Weobley Village Hall
Play Area Team
The Village Play Area is managed on behalf of the Parish Council by P.A.T. (Play Area Team), a group of dedicated volunteers who maintain the play equipment and structures, undertake repairs and generally help to keep everything in order. If you would like to know more about the group or perhaps might be interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Chris by email at [email protected].
Where : Gadbridge Road next to the Village Hall
Weobley's Footpaths & Bridleways
With more than 50 footpaths criss-crossing Weobley, we have access to some of the most beautiful countryside to be found right on our doorstep.
A team of volunteers help to maintain the network of paths, keeping stiles free from overgrowth, repairing stiles and bridges, along with hours (and hours) of strimming during early spring and throughout the summer months. We are always looking for extra help, so if you'd like to join our group to help with some of the general maintence. For more information contact either MIke Williams at [email protected] (telelphone 07920 441215) or Steve Dartnell at [email protected] (telephone 01544 318907).
Starting at the Wild Goose Chase for those with dogs (although if you don't have one, you're very welcome to join in).
Starting at the Rose Garden for those who prefer to walk without dogs. For more information contact Kate Best on [email protected] call 318513
Bus Routes serving Weobley Village
Weobley Parish Council
We have a very active Parish Council in Weobley with a full council meeting held each month at the Village Hall (excluding August and December). Locals residents and businesses are welcome to observe these meetings and are given the opportunity to speak during the 'open session'.
To find out more about how the Parish Council operates and its current activities, please visit the Weobley Parish Council Web site or e-mail [email protected].
Weobley & District Clubs and Societies
Agricultural Improvement Society: Rachel Griffiths - 327343
Annual Art Exhibition: Jo Ware - 318296
Art Classes: Ian Welch - 07792 475136
Bell Ringers: Cath Brigg - 07890 263176
Bowling Club: Mrs Jean Bufton - 318659
Bridge Club: George Richardson - 318764
Burton Gardens Centre (sheltered housing): Day Warden - 318485
Burton Gardens Social Club: Roger Brown - 319359
Churches Together: Jo Ware - 318296
Craft Corner: Denise Massam - 319198 or Doreen Pollock 318837
Craft & Knitting Group: Joanna Helm - 01432 760816
Cricket Club: Burghill, Tillington & Weobley CC., Steve de Souze - 01432 356309
Dance Classes: (Aspire Dance Studios), Alex Thomas - 07971 446850
French Conversation: Ann Saunders - 319217
Friends of Weobley Parish Church. Jo Ware - 318296
Friendship Club, (Non-denominational, afternoon social club welcoming adults of all ages): Tia Lloyd - 318324
Gardening Society: Anne Cole - 318260
Herefordshire Nature Trust - (Weobley Branch): Stella Hurdidge - 318819
Herefordshire Golf Club: 01432 830219
Herefordshire Photographic Society : Clive Handscome - 07957 368863
Hopelands Supporters Club: Chris Harrison - 318294
Indoor Flying Club: Alan Jones -318522
Karate: Lee Taylor - 07976 914617
Keep Fit with NJ: 07387 581184
Knitting & Crochet Group: Kate Best - 318513
Line Dancing: Irene Jones - 318650
Low Impact Exercise to Music: Mandy Ware - 387958 / 07538 218273
Meals on Wheels: Pru Lloyd - 318349
Parochial Church Council: Pat Millington - 319330
Pilate Classes: Dawn Arkell - 01568 615239
Pottery Classes: Mary Kenny - 318557
Ring Craft for Show Dogs: Mike Hughes - 01597 822385
Royal British Legion (Weobley Group): Peter Hereford - 319223
Singing Workshops (Group Singing): Lydia Wells, G.R.S.M - 319138
Table Tennis Club: Dave Hamer - 318267
Tai Chi Classes: Ken Pearce - 01432 830332
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing: Hilary Robinson - 319146
Village Art Club : Liz Watson - 07938 563716
Weobley Carers Support Group: Barbara Symonds - 01432 356068
Weobley Cinema (The Gadbridge Granada): Alan Jones - 318522
Weobley Conservative Branch: Madeline Dixon - 319372
Weobley and District Local History Society: Roger Burrage - [email protected] - 01544 318053
Weobley Walkers: Malcolm Lloyd - 318324, Mike Ware - 318296 or Brian Holley - 318789
Walks without Dogs: Kate Best - 318513
Women’s Institute: Cate South- 07876668226
Yoga: Esther Browning - 07519 095067
Word on Weobley - Facebook
Word on Weobley is a local community facebook group to connect residents and fans of Weobley village. Here you can share news, exchange information, sell items and promote local services, pass on useful tips and help showcase Weobley life.
Interested in photography? Why not join a local club.
The Herefordshire Photographic Society arranges talks, demonstrations and discussions to help you improve your interest and skills to take good photographs. With meetings held monthly and regular outings, you'll be able to take your hobby to the next level. For more information contact Clive Handscome on 07957 368863
Magpie, Weobley's community magazine
Nearly 50 years old, 'The Magpie' was launched in 1972 and is published monthly by a team of dedicated volunteers with the promise to keep residents and visitors informed about what's happening in and around Weobley. Many of our residents come to rely on the magazine to find people who can help with their gardening, cleaning, painting or to contacting a local business.
The magazine is available from a number of the village shops or by subscription, and for further information please telephone 01544 318322.
Herefordshire's Talk Community
Talk Community aims to make Herefordshire a better place to work and live by offering a wide range of activities, events, training courses, business support and much, much more through a network of Community Hubs.
These Community Hubs help to bring residents together, alongside offering up to date health and wellbeing information and to connect people to services, groups and activities, both nearby and elsewhere across Herefordshire and are run by staff and / or volunteers from the local community with support from Herefordshire Council.
POLICE & Local Community Support
We have a very supportive Community Support Officer based at Kington Police Station and who can be contacted by dialing 101 ext 4535 or by e-mail on [email protected] and who also attends the monthly Parish Council meetings.
If you are witness to or have knowledge of any incidents in or around the Village, we would ask you to report these, either on 999 (for emergencies only) or 101 – or if you prefer to do this anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Useful Contact Numbers
Your local services in and around Weobley
Weobley Medical Centre : Gadbridge Road - 01544 318472.
- Out of Hours Medical Service dial 111
- Emergencies dial 999
Herefordshire County Hospital : Union Walk, Hereford: 01432 355444
Minor Injuries Unit : Leominster Community Hospital - 01568 614211
Weobley Dental Surgery : Gadbridge Road – 01544 318166.
Chemist : Leominster : Boots, Lloyds or Rees
Coronavirus - Talk Community Support
Herefordshire's Talk Community Covid-19 Response Team is on hand to provide help and support for the most vulnerable or those self-isolating who may find themselves with gaps in their support plans.
If you need help, contact the Talk Community Covid-19 Response Team on (01432) 260027 or email [email protected]
- Herefordshire Carers Support : 01432 356068
- Red Cross : resources for the elderly - 01432 373020
- Samaritans : Hereford - 01432 269000 or 08457 909090
- Arrowfield Veterinary Practice : Kington - 01544 230567
- Marches Veterinary Group : Leominster - 01568 612266
Museum & History Centre
The Museum is closed to the public from 1st October 2022 until 31st March 2022. However, it is still possible to meet one of the curators by appointment for specific enquiries. Contact Sue Hubbard on hub[email protected] or Carole Page on [email protected]
The Museum will re-open on Monday 4th April 2022 and be open to the public on Monday mornings 10.00am - 1.00pm and Thurdsay afternoons. For further information, please telephone either 01981 590319 or 01544 318051.
The Library is open twice a week on Monday between 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and Thursday between 3.00 pm - 6 pm. For further information, please call 01544 318956.
Bus Time Table
For full details of the buses serving weobley village go to : https://bustimes.org/localities/weobley