Clubs and charities
All Pulling Together Community Association
The All Pulling Together centre (APT Central) had a successful first year in 2011/12 and is getting established as the ‘go to’ place for a wide range of new community services in Stonehouse. Two successful funding bids in October 2012 (£8,000 from the Health Lottery Fund and £6,000 from the Henry Smith Charitable Trust) will continue to fund the project to deliver daytime and evening activities and learning opportunities including:
- How Computers can Improve Your Health
- Well Being Info On Line
- Healthy Cooking
- Community Walks
- Arts and Crafts
The lottery funded project will increase resident’s knowledge of their healthy living options by improving access to information, building self-confidence and personal skills, breaking down isolation and increasing mutual support. A second stage will explore the benefits of volunteering.
The Henry Smith funding is to tackle disadvantage on the largest council estate in the Stroud district by helping to sustain the new community shop in 2012/13. Priorities will be to:
- Improve the delivery of community services by increasing the number of volunteers and their skills through new tailored bite size training courses
- Increase the profile of APT Central by raising awareness of the local services its hosts and the opportunities for residents
- Provide support to the APT Community Association in its community planning activities
- Continue to integrate time banking locally to generate reciprocal community benefits
- Build on APT Central’s local credibility and self-help ethos to help it lead local change and raise local aspirations
Singing for the Brain sessions are structured group sessions for people with dementia and their carers based on music therapy through singing. The groups are led by a trained facilitator who will offer all the opportunity to socialise, receive and give peer support and engage and actively participate in singing in a supportive atmosphere.
Carers Support Group is a structured regular support group for the carers of people with dementia. Those attending will have the chance to discuss, amongst other things, the diagnosis of dementia and its consequences in an informal environment with other members of the group. This is the place to share concerns, experiences and coping mechanisms, as well as a place to make friends.
Both held at the Community Centre, Laburnum Walk.
Contact: Natasha Lorimer
Tel: 01452 525222
Citizens Advice Bureau
Drop in advice sessions - no need to make an appointment
Thursday 10am - 1pm at The Town Hall, High Street and 1pm - 3pm at APT, 1 Park Parade
First Wednesday of the month (except January) at 7.30pm at the community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Contact: Anne Minchin
Tel: 01453 822332
Rotary Club of Stonehouse
Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Kings Head, Kings Stanley
Contact: Adrian Hale
Tel: 01452 741380
Royal Bristish Legion
First Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Magpies Sports and Social Club
Contact: Ron Oswell
Tel: 01453 823368
Royal British Legion Women's Section
Last Thursday of the month at 1.45pm at the Community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Contact: Janet Walsh
Tel: 01453 823725
Severn Valley Ringcraft
Ringcraft and socialisation for show dogs or family pets
Wednesday from 7.30pm - 9pm at the Community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Contact: Lyn Williams
Tel: 01453 823461
South Glos Diabetes UK Group
The South Glos Diabetes UK Group (formerly the Stonehouse and District Diabetic Support Group) help, support, advise and socialise. We have regular guest speakers and can help with most difficulties that people with diabetes and their families can face. Young and old alike are welcome and we re always looking for volunteers to help out at their various events.
Second Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Stonehouse Dog Training Club
Puppy training and more advanced dog obedience classes
Monday and Tuesday from 6pm at The Community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Contact: Celia Vines
Tel: 01453 822134
Stonehouse Fair Shares
Help others and share skills
Get together first Friday of the month from 12:30pm-2pm at APT All Pulling Together, 1 Park Parade
Contact: Chris Moore
Stonehouse Mothers' Union
Christian care for families
Third Thursday of the month at Hazelwood Sheltered Housing, Paddock Rise
Contact: Olga Gibbons
Tel: 01453 824332
Stonehouse Wheelers Cycling Club was formed in 1948. We cater for all ages. Why not join us and explore the quieter lanes at a more civilised pace?
Rides are organised and lead to local beauty spots and places of interest covering usually 25 to 30 miles on Sunday afternoons.
For more ambitious riders there are longer all day rides. In the summer months, Wednesday Evening Rides, cater for beginners and returners. There are also tours abroad and weekend trips.
Stonehouse Womens Institute
Third Wednesday of the month (except August) at the Community Centre, Laburnum Walk
Contact: The Secretary
Tel: 01453 823109
Stroud and District Blind Club
Second Tuesday of the month from 2 - 4pm at Hazelwood Sheltered Housing, Paddock Rise
Transport can be arranged
Tel: 01242 221170
Stroud District Foodbank
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated. ‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Our foodbank also runs a rural delivery service, which takes emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot afford to get to a foodbank.
Tuesday 10:00-11:00am and Friday 10:00-11:00 am at Douglas Morley Hall, Elm Road
Tel: 07725 874231
View the Stonehouse Neighbourhood Plan Submission draft