Despite its relatively small size, Spaldwick is home to a number of active clubs and groups to suit all ages and interests, 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.
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). In the last few years, the Social Group has raised over £10,000 for local causes. For more information, view our dedicated Spaldwick Social Group page.
Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club
Contact: Andrew Vickers
Telephone: (01480) 891201
Carpet bowls is a gentle, skilful sport played in a competitive, yet friendly and sociable, atmosphere and can be played at any age.
On Tuesday 27th March 2018, Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club organised a four-club round robin event to celebrate their acquisition of new equipment. Local clubs invited were Ellington, Alconbury and Kym Valley. After a very closely fought competition with many games decided on the last end, local rivals Kym Vally came out on top winning by just a single point over hosts Spaldwick.
The overall result was in doubt until the very last game and, despite a convincing win for Spaldwick in that game against the eventual winners, it was not enough to overcome the deficit from previous games. A new trophy, the Woolley Hill Trophy, in recognition of the assistance of the local wind farm managed by RES was presented by Steve Fane de Salis, Chairman of Spaldwick Parish Council.
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 meets each Tuesday, during term time, at 7pm in the Spaldwick Community Primary School 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.
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 the Spaldwick Escape webpage.
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.