Central Swindon North Parish Council


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Opening times:           Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon and Saturdays 10.30 am – 11.30 am.

Telephone:                  07941 491594

Email:                           cliveycreditunion@gmail.com

Webpage:                    www.cliveycreditunion.co.uk


 Clivey Credit Union, Pinetree's Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1RF  

The Olive Tree

We are The Olive Tree Café  a local Mental Health charity

A key objective of the cafe is to help and support people recovering from mental illness or at risk of suffering mental illness by providing them with positive, work-related opportunities in a Café open to the public in order to take them a step nearer to the world of work. We like to think that our presence, and pride in who we are and what we do will mean we are doing our part to reduce the stigma of mental illness.


The Key contact would be : 

Phyllida Richards Café manager

01793 533152



Open Door Logo

The Open Door Centre exists to make a positive difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities, enabling our members to achieve their highest potential.  We do this by providing a range of activities within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment, and members are involved in every level of decision making about the running of the Centre.  Members are encouraged to be independent adults, understanding their rights and choices, in order to become respected, confident, valued members of society.

The Open Door Centre
St Barnabas Church Hall
Ferndale Road
Gorse Hill

Tel: 01793 512357

Registered Charity No. 1107869

Sheila Harrod of Kentwood Choir

Nikki Wilkes of Wilkes Academy

Sharon Lloyd of Spotlight

Swindon Croquet Club


        Swindon Croquet Club


       Our club room and lawns are situated at Moredon Playing Fields at the end of the car park opposite Manor Garden Centre. You can play just socially or competitively, from age 8 to 80, male or female. The game allows everyone to play on equal basis therefore there are no separate male or female teams so it is ideal for the whole family to play together. All sorts of community groups such as Swindon Parkinson; STFC Community Trust; Trefoil Guild; History Group; Classic Cars and Bereavement groups are welcomed for a couple of hours fun.  Club day is Tuesday but the lawns are available 7 days a week so if you or your club want to play contact details are below.

  Contact John Airey, Club Secretary

Telephone: 01793 873026

Email: william.airey@ntlworld.com

Website: www.swindoncroquetclub.org.uk

Hreod Burna

What we do, where we are and when we meet:

We want to plant trees!  We are a charitable trust and nineteen-acre urban conservation project in the heart of Gorse Hill and Pinehurst.  We wish to promote for the public the provision of woodlands as a public amenity.  We usually meet on the second Monday of the month at St Barnabas Church small hall in Gorse hill.

Key contact details: 

Steve Thompson, Trustee

Mary Farragher, Trustee & Secretary

HBUF email address: hreodburnaurbanforest@gmail.com

Website: hreodburnaurbanforest.com

Little Angels

 Little Angels

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group.

Mondays, 10am-11.30am at Pinetrees in Pinehurst. £1.50/family

A pay and stay group, no need to book, just turn up.

Sharon Northcott. littleangels-swindon@hotmail.com,

Mobile. 07392 116886

Facebook - Little Angels - Swindon  https://www.facebook.com/groups/715662631840347/

Penhill Forum

Penhill Forum : 

Penhill Forum was formed in 1994 to provide a place to promote better communication, better community planning, mutual support, better liaison between local groups, (and workers) and the provision of a focal point for community debate. We meet monthly, in the afternoon  and  have produced in partnership with many of the groups and individuals in Penhill, a community plan. Penhill Forum manages the Penhill News, the Penhill Community Plan Facebook and Penhill Wildlife Pages. We have a large email circulation list for the Minutes of the Meeting.  

Contact us by email penhill.forum3@ntlworld.com 

Sevenfields Conservation Group

Seven Fields Conservation Group 

was formed in 1989 to help to secure the future of some of the best wildflower meadows in Wiltshire.  The group are not actively working in Local Nature Reserve, but on standby for trying to resolve any issue that might be of detriment to the area. There is a main cycle route running along the bottom of the meadows and green paths around the fields to enable you to enjoy the area without damaging it’s value to wildlife and the meadows. We have 3 slideshows about Seven Fields, its history, wildlife and the work of the group. We have Seven Fields Nature Reserve Facebook page which is very active with comments from all the surrounding communities that use it. 

Contact us on seven.fields@ntlworld.com

Penhill Orchard

Penhill Orchard: 

Penhill Orchard Group was formed in 2003 is, amongst other things healthy eating project. We aim to help relieve poverty by the provision of free fresh fruit for the people of Penhill who are in need, through the Penhill Orchard. Also to encourage the community to learn about horticulture and provide a pleasant place for them to visit and enjoy. Situated next to Seven Fields School at the end of Westbury Road, we have 45 varieties of apples, pears and other fruit all free to pick when in season, mostly eaters. The gates are left open for walkers 24/7.  Work Parties are held every Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 noon and all are welcome. We have a Penhill Orchard Facebook Page.   

Contact us on penhill.orchard@ntlworld.com


North End Bowls Club

Swindon North End Bowls Club,  St Mark’s Recreation Ground
The club was founded in 1926, we are known as a friendly club and for making new members feel welcome.  The club has an all-year programme of events that keeps members involved both socially and as active players including bingo, quizzes, pub games, etc and of course the enjoyable sport of lawn bowls during the summer season.  Taster sessions are available.
Phone 07561 058825 - John Pheby
email swindonnorthendbowls@icloud.com

Walking Group logo

Hi, my name is Ian Milne and I run the Penhill Walking Group, part of the Step Out Swindon Group.

We meet every Monday morning at John Moulton Hall in Penhill and start walking at 10.00 am.

The walk lasts about 1 hour which is on average 3 miles.
Our aim is to exercise and enjoy the company of  others. We do find that we help people to overcome shyness and loneliness by encouraging them to chat with others that are in or have been in the same situation.
My contact numbers are :
Landline:  01793 334883 
Mobile:  07731741028.

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