Weobley Community

Weobley Branch of the 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. 

Membership Secretary : John Simons - johnsimons500@gmail.com

Upcoming Events in Weobley

We meet regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Village Hall, when we are usually joined by a guest speaker and enjoy a lively Q&A session. Everyone welcome.

Will Watson, Ecologist and Project Officer, will be telling us about the conservation work that has been going on at the Ice Age Ponds.

Meeting starts @ 07.30pm at the Village Hall - Thursday 6th Januray 2022

A donation of £2.50 for HWT members and £3.50 for visitors would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Williams of the Wye and Usk Foundation, will be bringing us up to date with the plans for the Weobley Wildlife Meadows.

Meeting starts @ 07.30pm at the Village Hall - Thursday 3rd February 2022

A donation of £2.50 for HWT members and £3.50 for visitors would be greatly appreciated

Andrew De La Haye, teacher and member of the Wildlife Trust, will be giving an insight into our trees and their care.

Meeting starts @ 07.30pm at the Village Hall - Thursday 3rd March 2022

A donation of £2.50 for HWT members and £3.50 for visitors would be greatly appreciated

Film Night @ the Village Hall

On the third Thursday of each month, 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 and 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 get in contact.

Cate South on 01544 340364 or Ann Dartnel on 01544 318907

Weobley Museum & History Centre

The Museum is now 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. Please contact either Sue Hubbard on hubbard7jz@btinternet.com or Carole Page on carolepage@hotmail.co.uk

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

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 xris.breen@gmail.com.

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 please telephone Mike Ware on 01544 318296

Enjoy a Saturday Morning Walk with our Footpath Wardens

Most Saturday mornings there is an organised village walk led by our group of volunteer Footpath Wardens.  We start out from Wildgoose Chase (opposite the Gables Guesthouse on Broad Street) at 8.00 a.m. and walk for around one and a half to two hours.  Everyone is very welcome (and their dogs), so do come along.

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 clerk@weobleyparishcouncil.org.uk.

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

Local History Society:  Maggie Waldman - 319122

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 Walkers:  Malcolm Lloyd - 318324, Mike Ware - 318296 or Brian Holley - 318789

Walks without Dogs: Kate Best - 318513

Women’s Institute: Anne Dartnell - 318907

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

Learn to Paint & Draw in Weobley

If you have ever thought about leaning to paint or draw, or perhaps interesting in brushing up your skills, the Art Club meets at the Village Hall each Wednessday morning through to the middle of November. To find out more, contact Liz Watson on 07938 563716

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.

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 kw.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk 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

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 talkcommunityhelpline@herefordshire.gov.uk

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 hubbard7jz@btinternet.com or Carole Page on carolpage@hotmail.co.uk

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.

For full details of the buses serving weobley village go to : https://bustimes.org/localities/weobley