1st Salford Priors Scout Group was founded in 1970. The group has its own headquarters on a small site on the edge of the parish playing field in the centre of Salford Priors. Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people. Scouting is active in 216 countries and territories with a global membership of over 28 million. By becoming a scout you are joining a big international family.
All children, boys and girls, are able to take part. Beavers cater for the age range six to eight. Cubs cater for eight year olds to ten and a half and Scouts for ten and a half to fourteen. Children over fourteen years old move on to Explorers (14 – 18) and then to Network (19 – 25).
Mr Malcolm Spriggs, Stable House, Tower Croft, Tower Hill, Bidford on Avon, B50 4DY
Tel: 01789 773063
This is a Facebook group for anyone with an interest in Salford Priors and surrounding areas - Irons Cross, Dunnington, Abbots Salford, Rushford, Wood Bevington, Cock Bevington, Pitchill, etc.
Members of the group can post pictures and add comments about memories past or present, and many have renewed friendships they thought lost.
- Facebook Group: Photos and Memories of Days Past in Salford Priors (external link).
We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 2pm, in the Memorial Hall on School Road. Our activities include card games, dominoes, short mat bowls and crafts, and we have a raffle every session, as well as refreshments.
During the year, we have many outings, ranging from all day trips to the coast, to local visits. So far this year we have been to Minehead, Gloucester (to the Docks and for shopping), the Botanical Gardens at Birmingham, and Leominster and the Herefordshire villages. We are visiting Worcester later in the year for Christmas shopping, and have organised a Christmas lunch at Norton Grange.
Do call in and see us – we're a friendly bunch, and we love to meet new people!
Tel: 01789 773365
Apart from a short break in the 1940s there has been an active Branch of the British Legion in Salford Priors since 1926. The main activity of the Branch throughout this time has been to raise money for the poppy appeal.
The activities of the Branch are designed to bring to the notice of the people of Salford Priors the continuing and vital work of the Royal British Legion in giving support to ex-servicemen and service-women who have suffered injury and/or hardship as a result of their service to the Armed Forces. The Branch expresses this support by bringing these issues to notice in a social context through Coffee Mornings, Displays at the Village Fete, Away Days, and of course, the Poppy Appeal.
Mr Iain Ballantyne, 4 Ban Brook Copse, Salford Priors, WR11 8GW
Tel: 01789 778334
- Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk (external link).
Salford Priors Short Mat Bowling Club was formed in 1996 and meets fortnightly on a Friday evening from September to July at the Memorial Hall Salford Priors.
Since 2010 the club has had an active Junior Section (7 to 14 years) that meets between 6.00 and 7.00pm prior to the senior session.
No experience is needed and all equipment is provided the only thing required is a pair of flat shoes, for a friendly game to a competitive match then come along. Tuition is available if required, its hassle free and friendly fun. If you are interested in taking up bowls come along and give it a try one evening.
Over the years the club has been successful in local bowling competitions and regularly play other clubs in competitive games both home and away.
Refreshments are provided. Juniors: 6.00 to 7.00pm. Seniors: 7.00 to 9:30pm
Mr Kim James
Tel: 01789 772338
Founded in 2007. The name was formed with Salford Priors village and six hamlets to encourage friendship for ladies. In 2009 we formed a new walking group. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at Salford Priors Memoral Hall at 7.30pm.
We have a varied and interesting programme of speakers, demonstrators and activities, theatre trips and dinners. Our membership has grown each month, everyone is very welcome.
Pam Sharpe, Leader
Tel: 01789 773746
Other Local Goups/Organisations
Alcester Café is a drop-in café dedicated to help support people with memory problems/dementia, their families and carers. Run on a weekly basis, every Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Globe House (next door to Alcester Library).
The Café provides opportunities to share emotions in a safe environment and help prevent isolation and encourage peer support.
On the last Friday of the month the café is run by trained staff from the Alzheimer's Society who cover a variety of topics such as the different types of dementia, how memory works, coping with the progression of dementia, together with related talks from other organisations.
Carole or Roger
Tel: 01789 488088
Since its September 2006 launch, Bidford and District History Society has enjoyed a thriving membership with meeting venues packed. The Society draws members from Salford Priors, Bidford, Cleeve Prior parishes and neighbouring towns. The aim of the society is to entertain and inform people who have curious minds about interesting historical subjects.
Members enjoy guest speakers, outings and projects based on historical topics. Some meetings focus on very local issues while others consider the impact of national issues on this area (such as men going off to war). Some meetings consider domestic topics such as families owning pigs or the medieval Christmas. There is a real diversity of subjects.
- Website: www.bidfordhistory.org.uk (external link).
A friendly, local choir for all ages and abilities. There are no auditions. Professional coaching for all plus sound files for home practice if you wish.
We have three choirs - main choir, children's choir and teen harmony group. Meeting on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Bidford Methodist Church, we put on two main concerts a year. All proceeds go to local charities. Subscriptions are kept to a minimum working out at around £2.50 a rehearsal.
We hope you will join us or come and see us - we are a fun, friendly bunch who sing for the joy of singing together. Take a look at our website for more information or call us on 01789 774002.
- Website: bidfordareacommunitychoir.weebly.com (external link).
Bidford Community Library Ltd began providing a full 'county library service' to the communities of Bidford on Avon and the neighbouring villages in April 2012. The day to day running of the library is carried out entirely by volunteers.
Existing users of the County Library Service can continue to use their current county library cards. New services will be provided including the CAB advice unit and a new live webcam link to the District Council Offices in Stratford to avoid travelling to Elizabeth House.
- Website: www.bidfordlibrary.co.uk (external link).
The purpose of the group is to learn first aid and to administer it at public events. Boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 16 gain knowledge in a variety of subjects and may achieve bronze, silver, gold and Grand Prior awards. They have the opportunity to gain leadership skills, to perform in shows, and to go on camping holidays.
The order of St John was founded over 100 years ago where there is still an eye hospital. The St John Association was set up to train people in first aid and ambulance aid in1877. The St John Brigade was set up in 1887 to administer first aid to the public. The Cadets was formed in 1922 for boys and girls in 1922. Bidford-on-Avon St John Ambulance Cadets started in 1966. For younger children between 5 and 10 Badgers groups were formed in 1987.
St John Ambulance HQ, London
Tel: 0207 324 4000 (Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm)
- Website: www.sja.org.uk (external link).
The Foundation is a registered charity which helps young people under the age of 25 mainly with their expenses in courses of further and higher education. The Foundation owns property in Stratford-upon-Avon purchased in William Perkins's own times and has investments in the stock market.
A board of voluntary governors is drawn from the parishes of Salford Priors, Harvington, Cleeve Prior, Bidford-on-Avon and Broom, the parishes in which applicants must live. This was one of the stipulations that Perkins himself approved.
The Foundation has come a long way since William Perkins established it in 1656, but still devotes all its funds to helping the young people of Salford Priors and the surrounding villages achieve their educational goals.
The Clerk to the Governors, Perkins Educational Foundation, 10 Elm Court, Arden St,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PA
- Website: www.williamperkinscharity.org (external link).