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Societies in and around Clare
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Michelle Allen 01787 278997
Clare Amateur Dramatic Society has for the last 79 years been providing entertainment to Clare and surrounding villages.
CADS performs an annual Pantomime. Throughout the year they also perform Comedies, Murder Mysteries and Serious Plays
Tom Shaw 01787 277572
26 High Street, Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NY
and May to September Thurs, Fri, Sun 2pm - 5pm Sat & Bank Hols 11.30m -
David Gilbert 01787 280696
Meetings held in The Bell Hotel Market Hill Clare at 7.30 p.m.
4th Tuesday of each month
Contact 01787 469309
The Scout Hut, Clare Country Park, Maltings Lane, Clare, Suffolk
Barbara Gunners 01787 277198
Two hard courts available. A friendly, social club and new members are always welcome.
Club nights are Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5pm during the season, which starts at the beginning of April.
Membership entitles members to play at other times through the year.
The Community House, Gages road, Belchamp St.Paul, Sudbury Essex/Suffolk Border CO10 7DX
Judith Neal 01787 278919
Meet the last Friday of the month at Clare Library, between 6.30 – 7.00pm
Annette Williamott 01787 282817
Cavendish Bowls Club, situated behind the Bull Inn. The Bowling Season starts in April until the end of September. The club has two teams in three leagues,
They play friendly matches with other clubs and hold internal competitions Wednesday Evening from April, 6pm – 8pm, bowls can be provided for learners learning,
just bring flat shoes.
Roy Sutton 01787 278546
Meet at ‘The Clare Social Club’ during the summertime. New members and spectators welcome.
Clare Social Club, Station Road, Clare, Suffolk
Bowls Club, (Stoke by Clare)
Val Jay 01787 278228
Brownies, Clare (7-10yrs)
Marie Rampling 01787 376239
For 7 10 year ld girls. Meets every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm to 7pm
Meetings held at Clare Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Clare
Ron Longland 01787 277769
Members meet every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 10.00pm from mid-September until mid April
Meet at The old School, Community Centre, Callis Street, Clare
Olive Smith 01787 27708
Organizers of The Summer Show on the 3rd Saturday of July and The Autumn Show on the 1st Saturday in November. New members & visitors always welcome.
Meetings with guest speakers held on the first Wednesday in the month at Old School Community Centre
Clare in Bloom
Jane Haisman 01787 279182
Jane Moore 01206 263209
Successful club that average 10 tables every Monday evening (including Bank Holidays). They play friendly duplicate bridge.
Visitors welcome (please telephone first to arranges partners for those without one). Meetings at:, Old School Community Centre, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk. Meets every Monday evening starting at 7.15pm (inc. most Bank Holidays)
Clare Chess Club
Dave Cutmore 01787 278658
Clare First Responders
Colin Murphy 01787 277747
The First Responders an active group providing emergency help to residents of Clare and the surrounding areas. A rota has been established whereby First Responder volunteers are on standby to answer requests for assistance from the Ambulance Service
Sue Herring 01787 277360
Meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm
Held at Clare Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Clare, Suffolk
Trudi Nicoll 01440 785407
A friendly social club for the visually impaired
Second Tuesday of every month. Clare Community Centre
John Collecott 01787 278992
Society dedicated to the protection of Clare and its history
Margaret Taylor 01787 277421
Christine Little 01787 277743
CLASP is a charity founded to provide help for people in need, whatever the cause. They provide transport for the elderly as well as a senior centre on Wednesdays at Clare Community Centre
Contact 07500 642001
The Combined Halls of Clare are two community venues in the heart of the historic market town of Clare, Suffolk. They offer a variety of halls for hire with extensive facilities (including public wi-fi at both sites) and can host events both small and large.
Marion Dyson 01787 278221
A friendly craft club that meets on fourth Thursday at 7.30pm at Clare Baptist Church Hall.
Robin Sharp 01359 271456
An informal and friendly club. They play competitive cricket, but really play cricket for enjoyment. Their aim is to provide a convivial afternoon of village cricket in the English countryside, for players and spectators alike.
Contact 07973 658284
Senior and junior teams available
Alison Sargent 01440 702731
Dance - 1940s Swing
Kitty & Andy 01440 786632
Contact 01284 748888
Pat Dacey, 01473 588888
Firestation at Station road, nr Clare Country Park
Susan Webb 01787 277351
Meet on 1st Thursday of each month at 7.30pm Clare Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Clare, Suffolk
Elizabeth Quartermain 01787 278796
Howard Jackson 01787 278327
Quarterly Community Magazine based in Clare
Tony Shepherd 01787 278516
Youth football club with 4 teams. Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 11s and Under 12s
The four managers have FA Coaching qualifications and hold regular training sessions at Clare Playing Fields throughout the year, either on a weekday evening or Saturday mornings. Youngsters from age 5 years to 12 years old are welcome to attend training and may even make the regular teams. The coaching for all children is free.
Barbara Peck, 01787 277464
Meet once a fortnight on alternate Mondays at 10.00 for those who enjoy gentle walks in and around Clare
Sue Cumber 01787 277008
Meet Friday at 6pm in Clare Baptist Church Hall
Garden Club (See Clare Horticultural Society)
Olive Smith 01787 277082
Historical Society (Clare)
Richard Smith 01787 277249
Meets 1st Friday of each month at 7.30pm (October to May)
Meetings at The Bell Clare
Olive Smith 01787 277082
Organizers of The Summer Show on 3rd Saturday of July and The Autumn Show on 1st Saturday of November
New members welcome. Meetings with guest speakers on first Wednesday in month at Care old School
Geoff Price 01787 282703
The Stour Valley Karate Club, based in Clare, Suffolk is a small and friendly club, with rigorous training to a high standard by qualified black belt instructors
Select website for full details : http://www.svkc.co.uk
Machine Knitting Group
Cath Davis 01787 278340
Pentlow Film Club
Isobel Clark 01787 280648
Professional Business Association (PROBUS)
Contact waiting for update
John Russell, 01787 237084
Meetings every third Monday in the month at 8.00pm at Clare Social Club, station Road.
It is open to all members of the Community who have an interest in railway matters, both historical, modelling or modern.
They generally show films or videos at each meeting and also offer trips to preserved railways in East Anglia.
Geoff Carter 01440 702633
Meetings at Haverhill Golf Club, Coupals Road, Haverhill
Mrs Sheila Martin 07790 985972
Contact 01787 238322
A sociable, tennis club offering great value in a picturesque setting with two astro tennis courts for all who live in the village and surrounding area. Everything from fun, beginners, mature players, kids coaching, up to competitive league matches. Coaching available.
Miffy Warrack 01787 277585
Treble C meets up on the 1st and 3rdMondays of each month at the United Reformed Church, Nethergate Street, Clare. You are welcome to go along for a try out without obligation.
June Smith 01787 277370
Meetings held on the second Thursday of each month at 7.45pm at The Old School Community Centre