Local Groups and Societies
A list of communities to get involved with
First Salford Priors Scout Group
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).
James Greenaway, Group Scout Leader
Photos and Memories of Days Past in Salford Priors
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
Salford Priors Royal British Legion
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
Salford Seven Ladies Group
Founded in 2007. The name was formed with Salford Priors village and six hamlets to encourage friendship for ladies.
The Group meets at Salford Priors Memorial Hall on the second Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm.
Subscription only £20.00 per year with the first meeting free.
A variety of speakers each month, demonstrations and theatre trips.
More information from our Leader Barbara Mc Ilwaine 01789778392 or
Pam Seville Secretary 01789772540.
Bidford and District History Society
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.
Bidford Area Community Choir
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
Bidford Community Library
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
Bidford-on-Avon St John Ambulance Cadets
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
Perkins Educational Foundation
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