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Clubs and Associations in and around Orleton

Orleton Coffee Morning
Contact: Cathy Hardwick (chair)

Villagers meet every Wednesday for a cofffee and cake at the village hall from 10.30 - 12.00. We are a relaxed informal group with no membership fees. Pop along and meet your friends and make new ones too. We have a good choice of freshly baked homemade goodies including gluten & dairy free, all slices are currently only £1 each. Beverages including Fairtrade are £1 for a cuppa with a free refill.

In October 2022 we were awarded a 5* food hygiene rating from Herefordshire council. In 2022 we also held our first Fundraising Macmillan Coffee Morning raising over £1,000 thanks to the support of the villagers and local businesses.

On the last Wednesday of the month we have the visiting library which is also run by our volunteers.

Please note that we do not open throughout August and we also have a week off during the Christmas holidays.

If any local groups would like to run a fundraising coffee morning, then please don't hesitate to get in touch for more information.

Orleton Recreation Association
Contact: Graham Shaw (chair)

Orleton is fortunate to have 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of land for recreational activities, situated to the north of the village. It fills the shallow U of the main housing areas and is accessed from the Village Hall and Mortimer Drive.

Orleton has a long history of village football and cricket teams played on rented land. In 1988 the pitch was bought, together with adjacent land, with a combination of fundraising and grants from various agencies including the Parish Council. It is administered by the Recreation Association, comprising village organisations, with the Parish Council as Custodian Trustee.

In 1988 the land was leveled and re-sown by the farming community and a pavilion was built by volunteers. Four acres of community woodland, funded with a Forestry Grant, was planted by an army of volunteers and every school child.

01568 780783
Junior Football

Orleton Parent and Toddler Group

Contact: Emily Yoon

Run by parent volunteers from Orleton Pre-School, the Parent and Toddler Group takes place at Orleton Village Hall every Monday from 9.30am-11.30am. New members always welcome.

07485 402630

Orleton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Contact: Susanne Beaman

We meet every Wednesday during school term at Orleton Village Hall from 5:30pm.

07974 104906

Orleton Junior Football Club
Contact: Scott Myers (Club Secretary)

Orleton & District Junior Football Club is a friendly village football club for children aged from 6 years old and upwards.
We welcome children from Orleton and surrounding villages, who want a chance to improve their football skills and be part of a supportive team.
We meet at Orleton Recreation Ground. Days and times of meetings vary, mostly weekend matches and midweek evening training, See website for up to date details.!

Orleton & District Young Farmers Club
Contact: Thomas Crofts

We are the local Young Farmers Club who meet twice a month on a Wednesday evening.
Activities include tours of local rural business and farms, ice skating, bowling, pub quizzes and similar.
There are also a huge range of competitions throughout the year that we have the opportunity to compete in, against all of the other clubs within Herefordshire. Competitions can range from tug of war, to public speaking, to stock judging and many more.
We also hold fundraising events throughout the year including our infamous fireworks and bonfire, jumble sales, tractors runs amongst other events.
The club is open to anyone between the ages of 10 - 28, and we have many associate (older) members who have stayed on to help out where needed. New members will always be warmly welcomed.

Orleton Short Mat Bowling Club

Short mat bowling is an increasingly popular indoor sport.
It is played on a mat with normal woods and a jack, but, as a challenge to their skill, bowlers have to avoid a block of wood placed as an obstacle at the centre of the mat.
The Orleton club exists purely for the enjoyment and social company that the game offers, rather than for organised competition with other clubs, although the fun of playing does not exclude some friendly rivalry.
The sport was started in Orleton in 2002 and the Club plays in the village hall on Wednesday afternoons of each week, except for the months of April to August, when players’ thoughts turn to traditional outdoor bowls.

Orleton Village Allotments Association
Contact: Nick Ford (Secretary)

There is a small allotment site on Wheatcommon Lane in Richards Castle two and a half miles from Orleton. This site is on flat well drained soil and was founded in 2014 with the help of Orleton Parish Council. Water is available on site either through rain-water harvesting or from a bore-hole.   The site is self-funding and the cost of a full plot (25x10 meters) is very reasonable.

01584 875834
07775 185236


Orleton Village Golf Society (OGS)
Contact: Douglas Hill

If you are interested in golf but do not want the cost or commitment of joining a golf club why not join the Orleton Village Golf Society.
This group of enthusiastic golfers meets about six times a year at various local courses for ‘society competitions’.
You do not need an official handicap to join the Society as the ‘friendly’ Handicap Secretary will soon allocate you an appropriate number.
For information or to request a joining form, call Douglas.

01584 831145

OGGLE (Orleton Group Giving Live Entertainment)
Contacts: Steph Scott (Secretary)

OGGLE is the local amateur dramatic group and we welcome any aspiring amateur actors and people who don't want to perform but are happy to direct, help backstage or front of house.
Our members are mainly from Orleton and the local area and we try to put on two performances a year.
In December 2014 we performed two episodes of Fawlty Towers and in March of 2015 we shall be presenting the OGGLEBOX Revue, when anyone from the local community will be able to perform a sketch, poem or song of their choice and we anticipate a great evening.
As a group, we have been active for twenty years, we have won the Hereford Drama Festival twice in recent years; made it through to the semi-finals of the All England Drama Festival; individual actors have been recognised for their performances and in 2012 we won a national award for our production of “ Allo Allo”, of which we are all extremely proud.
We meet every two months in the back room of the local pub and our performances usually take place at the Village Hall. If you would like to join our happy and cohesive group, please come to one of our meetings or contact the Chairman or Secretary.

Orleton History Group
Contact: Liz Mackay

The Orleton History Group is a relaxed and informal group of people who are interested in finding out more about our local village history - from medieval times (and earlier!) to the present day. We're not academic historians but we do do our own research, under the guidance of professionals such as the staff at Herefordshire Archives service. If you're interested in getting involved in research, please contact Liz or drop into the shop.

07484 679671

Orleton Ramblers
Contact: John Smith

The Orleton Ramblers are an informal group who meet at 10.00am at the Village Hall every 2nd Tuesday, for a ramble of around 7 miles and every 4th Tuesday, at the same time, for an amble of around 4 miles.
Those wishing to participate in either of these walks should bring their own packed lunch and simply turn up on the day.

Orleton and District Gardening Club
Contact: Monica Todd (Secretary)

We are a friendly club of approximately 100 members ranging from the novice to the experienced gardener.

We meet at Orleton Village Hall on the last Tuesday of every month. The Hall opens at 7.15 pm, when there is an opportunity to chat to fellow members over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit (free!), this helps members to get to know each other and then the talk starts at 8.00 pm prompt.

There is always a plant stall where some excellent bargain plants can be purchased and a raffle with worthwhile prizes.

During the year we have outings, visit members gardens on a summer evening ending with a supper in the Village Hall, and a club dinner in March and a lunch in November.

We also have a club supper at our December AGM.

Visitors are welcome to come along, for £2.50 per meeting.

We are always glad to enrol new members. You can be sure of a warm welcome. For further details, please visit our website and see our programme which shows the range of activities and speakers for the year.

Contact: Sue Turner

We are a Senior Citizens club that meets monthly, on the last Thursday of the month, at Orleton Village Hall.
In the summer we go out on bus trips & in the winter we have a speaker, followed by a good tea, provided by our catering group.
This much valued community group has been running in Orleton for over 50 years.

01584 831324

Meet and Eat
Contact: Ann and Alf Jenkins

Meet and Eat was started many years ago to enable us to keep in touch with elderly people in our communities.
We meet on the Last Wednesday of every month.
It is a place where we enjoy good food and have a good old natter.
Everyone is welcome. Just phone us the day before!

Orleton Womens’ Institute
Contact: Ann Turtle (Secretary)
President: Sue Copson

We are a very active group of women who meet every 2nd Monday in the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. At these meetings, we have speakers who cover a wide range of subjects which this year has included medieval medicines, the SAS, patchwork and wine tasting. In addition, we have outings, interest days and craft workshops.
The National Federation of Womens’ Institutes runs many high profile campaigns of national importance, for example the price paid to dairy farmers for their milk, saving the honeybee and currently, Save our High Streets, and Orleton WI play their part.
The Herefordshire Federation has a very full and varied programme through which we can meet women from all over the county.
We support village events and, of course, our teas are a big fund-raiser at the Orleton Summer Festival.
There is always a warm welcome for new members and visitors to any of our meetings.!