Spaldwick is home to several groups, and they all welcome new members! They provide a great way to meet new people and foster the great community spirit that exists within the village. Beyond Spaldwick, there are several popular clubs and groups that people living in the village belong to.
Spaldwick Social Group
The Spaldwick Social Events Group (or Social Group for short) exists to initiate and organise social events to enhance the social life of the whole village community. The Social Group organises the annual Spaldwick Fete (in July) and Santa travelling round the village on his sleigh (in December) as well as many other events (including Burns Night celebrations, Valentines Balls, a Bollywood Barndance and an Hawaiian Ho-Down). For more information, view our dedicated Spaldwick Social Group page.
Escape Youth Group
Escape resulted from an active group of parents in the village that was intent on securing better facilities and activities for the young people in Spaldwick. It has instigated highly-successful youth nights, which are held on alternate Friday evenings. In addition, special events are organised throughout the year, including film nights, ten pin bowling, several visits of the Connections Bus, paintballing and Spider Mountain. For more information, view our dedicated Spaldwick Escape page.
Spaldwick Bell Ringers
Contact: Jane Wiggins
Telephone: (01480) 891164
Spaldwick Church has six bells, and we have an active bell ringing group within the village. Practice takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. Most people have the ability to become a good ringer. Great physical strength is not required and people of all ages from 12 upwards are welcome.
Click on the play icon of the video below to view the Spaldwick bell ringers as part of the national ‘Ringers Remember’ event on Sunday 11th November 2018.
Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club (currently meets in Kimbolton)
Contact: Andrew Vickers
Telephone: (01480) 891201
The Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club now currently meets in the Mandeville Hall in Kimbolton.
Carpet bowls is a gentle, skilful sport played in a competitive, yet friendly and sociable, atmosphere and can be played at any age.
The club was recently successful in an application to the Woolley Hill Wind Farm Community Fund administered by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and was awarded just over £4,000. This has enabled the club to purchase three new carpet bowls mats, three sets of bowls and a winding machine to store the mats.
The club now meets every Thursday in Mandeville Hall, Kimbolton, between 7.30pm and 10pm, where members can enjoy a competitive but friendly game of bowls. The club is looking for new members and what better time to join than now when the club has all new equipment. Don’t worry if you have no experience of playing as full training will be given. By the way, the first three sessions are free to new members and there will be tea and biscuits during the interval.
There are a number of groups for all ages in nearby villages and Huntingdon.
Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle
The club was chartered in 1994, and currently has about 30 members. Over the years, the club has developed a series of successful events that support the local community and local charities, as well as international charities, which help deprived children in Romania and people in times of natural disasters.
The club operates in an informal style and prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere, not only at its weekly club meetings, but also during all the events supported and delivered through the year.
The biggest event in its calendar is the annual Kimbolton Country Fayre, which is held in the Castle and its surrounding grounds. With more than 900 classic cars on view plus a full programme of events for both the main and secondary arenas it is a great day out for all ages. In 2018, the event raised £14,000 for charities and good causes supported by the club.
Spotlight Productions Youth Musical Theatre Group (Huntingdon)
Spotlight Productions is the resident youth theatre at Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon. Established 15 years ago, it is a non-profit-making community-based performing arts group committed to producing outstanding musical theatre for young people in the Cambridgeshire area. It is run by a team of dedicated enthusiastic volunteers. It has performed 15 major musicals to sell-out audiences. To date, over 1600 young people have performed in its shows and its ethos is to encourage young people from any background to take part.
Melodramatics Amateur Dramatics Group (based now in Buckden)
Melodramatics has been putting on fun family pantomimes for the last 27 years. It is a non-profit-making group, which specialises in raising money for local charities. It has, over the years, raised £30,000 for charity.
Other local groups are listed below: