AMBLESIDE SPORTS CLUB (Reg Charity no 512783)

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"Investing in the Community"


Wednesday 2nd May 1.15-4.00pm, Ambleside

1.45pm - Speaker – Lindsey Woods – Warwickshire Young Carers

(Warwickshire Young Carers received a donation from us, as the winners of the charity ballot at last year’s AGM)

Refreshment Volunteers: Barbara Essex & Jenny Hancox plus Margaret Kedwards, Brenda Perry, Pat Brennan


PLEASE BRING ANY BOOKS IN TOUGH carrier bags, and take a bag home for storage

next Salvation Army tinned goods collection is JUNE – please bring long-dated tins

Please switch all mobile phones to off or silent during the meeting


A white sheet indicates that we intend to run an event – sign up and pay to book your place.

Names added without payment will be removed

A pink sheet is to gauge interest in whether an event would be viable – it is not a commitment.




Day/Evening Trips and Events – for more details contact the organiser

Deposit - Non – refundable

Total cost

Wednesday 20th June

Kilworth House, Guys and Dolls, 7.30pm, own transport

List closed

Organiser: Ian and Chris Wain 02476 372383



Wednesday 11th July

Barbecue – Ambleside, 1.00pm

Maximum 80 places available

Organiser: Committee



Wednesday 15th August

River Cruise with lunch

List closed, all places taken. Pay £20pp balance by June meeting

Organiser: John Mills / Committee.



Balance due June

Tuesday 21st August

Kilworth House, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7.45pm, own transport. List closed

Organiser: Ian and Chris Wain 02476 372383



Wednesday 19th September

Evening Talk – Conspiracy Theories, Jack the Ripper and Paul McCartney

Ambleside, 7.30pm. Includes fish and chip supper. Maximum 50 places

Organiser: John Mills



Wednesday 17th October

Tutbury Castle – trip including Cream Tea and Boudica talk/presentation

Calling at Byrkley Park Garden Centre, Burton upon Trent, on the way. Coach included, times to follow. Maximum 35 people (Tutbury limit)

Organiser: Ann Robinson



Wednesday 14th November

Skittles evening – Ambleside, 7.00pm

Evening of Skittles and other games, with finger buffet. Maximum 56 places, tables of 8.

Organiser: Val Knight



O50 Committee 2017/18 Contact Details

Stan Watkinson (Chair)

02476 372775

07779 003523

John Mills (Speakers & Joint Vice Chair)

02476 346811

07943 565690

Ann Johnson (Joint Vice Chair)

02476 350632

07976 959927

David Griffith (Treasurer)

02476 341250

07836 244443

Janet Jones (Secretary)

02476 388106

Roy Johnson (Ambleside Liaison)

02476 350632

07773 958187

Val Knight (Raffles & New Members))

02476 344681

07866 970196

Doug Mayes (Safety)


01455 212952

Roger Marston (Vice Treasurer & Transport)


02476 387562

07845 391030

Ann Robinson (Outings)

02476 341612

07946 635425

Carol Smith

02476 314104

Next Committee Meeting Tuesday8th May, 9.30am at Hatters Space.

Next Meeting – Wednesday 6th June 1.15-4.00pm, Ambleside

1.45pm – Annual General Meeting. Any items that you wish to raise at the AGM must be notified in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days before the meeting. Please consider joining the committee to help with running the club

Refreshment Volunteers: Barbara Essex & Jenny Hancox plus John and Bev Lewis

Data Privacy – new regulations come into force shortly which we must comply with. Our Data Privacy Notice, which details what data we keep and how we use it, is available at the May meeting. This will be discussed further at the Annual General Meeting in June.



All members are invited to join any of the groups


Only the venue will be pre-arranged with meals to be chosen on arrival. If you know you intend to be there, please tick the list today or phone June by 2.0pm on the day before lunch.

Organiser June Massey 02476 384610

9th May 12.30pm prompt

The Dog and Hedgehog”, 2 The Green, Dadlington, CV13 6JB

Telephone 01455 213151

Cost varies

23rd May 12.30pm prompt

Cottage Inn”, Black Hall Lane, Fillongley, CV7 8EG

Telephone 01676 540599

2 courses £8.95 C/T extra


See lists for details. To book, please add your name, Tel. No. to the list. Organiser Janet Johnson 02476 349853


27th May 12.30pm for 1.00pm

The Windmill Inn”, Brascote, LE9 9LE

2 courses £17.50

3 courses £22.00



Culture Club Revamp-Watch this space!

Come and join in.

Organiser Ann Johnson

02476 350632


Tuesday 15th May. Hatters Space 1.00-3.00pm

The craft ladies will be doing their own thing. We always bring extra if anyone wants to just turn up though.


Organiser Anne Askins

02476 374607




Thursday 3th May Visit to Guys Cliffe Walled Garden” Warwick. CV34 5YL Cost of the visit is £5.50 which includes refreshments. We will get there about 10.30ish. Organiser Bob Johnson

Friday 11th May Visit to Barnsdale Lodge, Barnsdale ave Oakhan LE15 8AH. Cost £7.00 Organiser Ann Johnson

Monday 28th May Pebworth Village Open Gardens CV37 8XJ

Cost 14 Gardens Open Combined admission £7.00

Organiser Marian Griffiths

Thursday 7th June Visit to Coton Manor Gardens. List and information at rear of room.

Organiser Ann Johnson

02476 350632 or Organiser Bob Johnson 02476 349853


All members are welcome to join any walk which you feel is within your capabilities. Please turn up at the noted meeting place, dressed sensibly for the terrain identified for the walk, i.e. boots or strong walking shoes, waterproofs if necessary, ready to begin the walk at 10.30am. You do not have to ring either myself or the appointed leader to ask if you can come, if I have a contact email address or telephone number, I will let you know if there are changes to the Newsletter. Please note! dogs are not allowed on walks.

Leader for Thursday walks

Tony Deakin 02476 747842


Leader for Tuesday walks

John Lewis 01455 447039. Mobile 07943 633155.

Coordinator Barbara Ward

01530 830860

Thursday 17th May

10.30am start

Meet at “The Bull”, Brinklow. The walk is 4 miles with no stiles, on bridleways and footpaths. This is Bretford area which is new

Leader Tony Deakin

Tuesday 5th June

10.30am start

The walk will be at Fosse Meadows LE10 3AB, Roman Road, near Sharnford. There are several paths around this country park that range from 2 to 4 miles, level ground NO stiles. Lunch will be at “The Bricklayer's” in Sharnford, LE10 3PP.

Leader John Lewis

Non O50 Event

Tenpin Bowling

Join us for two games of Tenpin Bowling for £2.60. We meet on Monday afternoons 1.30pm for social tenpin bowling or Friday mornings at 10.30am for our league games. After the first game we stop for coffee or tea at 50p a cup. You don’t have to be experienced for either – it is a social get together with friends. The venue is at MFA Bowl, Bermuda Park, Nuneaton. Please wear flat shoes if you come. You will be made very welcome.

For further details contact

Ann Hallam

Phone (01827714906 or 07963101087).


to Val & Geoff Hewson 02476 373637 ALL ITEMS FOR THE FIRST PAGE TO BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY OR TREASURER. Why not receive a digital copy of the Newsletter? Request one at e-mail, All postal bookings and payments to the Treasurer: David Griffith, 178 Heath End Road, Nuneaton CV10 7J Tel. 02476 341250 Mob. 07836244443. e-mail,

Cheques are preferred and should be made payable to Nuneaton 050 Friendship Centre