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AMATEUR DRAMATICS

Highcliffe Amateur Theatrical Society
Contact the Secretary
Tel: 0116 2128757
email: hatsbirstall@ntlworld.com
Meets: Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Highcliffe School, Birstall

Syston & District Operatic Society (SADOS)
An Amateur dramatic society based in Syston, welcoming new members for both on & off stage roles! We perform a variety of musicals & a yearly pantomime.
Contact: Mark Smith
Email: info@systonoperatic.co.uk
Meets: Fridays 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: The Old Chapel, Chapel Street, Syston


ARTS & CRAFTS
Birstall & District Art Society
Mary Bruce (Chairman)
420 Loughborough Road, Birstall
Tel: 0116 267 5154
Meets: 2nd Tuesday in month 6.30-9pm
Place: Longslade College, Birstall
Highcliffe Art Group
Mrs Betty Anderson
2 Hallam Ave, Birstall...LE4 3DN
Tel: 0116 2673434
Meets: 2nd & 4th Wed, 2-4pm
Place: Highcliffe Community Centre, Birstall

Birstall Quilters
Miss CM Hewson
58 Beechfield Ave, Birstall
Tel: 0116 267 3022
Meets: Wednesdays 1.15-3.15pm
Place: Birstall Methodist Church Rooms

The Leicestershire SAA Art Group
Meets: 2nd & 4th Mondays in month 7pm-9pm
Place: Heatherbrook School, Astill Lodge Rd, Anstey Heights


CHESS

Birstall Chess Club
R Toon
34 St Pauls Drive, Syston, Leicester
Tel: 0116 260 8827
Meets: Tue 7.30-10pm
Place: Birstall Social Club, Wanlip Lane


CHORAL SOCIETY

Birstall Choral Society
Mrs P M Pearson
49 Blenheim Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4FP
Tel: 0116 267 3824
Meets: Tues 7.30pm
Place: Highcliffe County Primary School, Birstall


DANCING
Birstall Line Dancing
Sue
72 Roman Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4BA
Tel: 0116 267 3268
Meets: Tues 7-8pm
Place: Riverside School, Wanlip Lane, Birstall
Monica Osborne School of Dance & Drama
Monica Osborne
9 Moorgate Avenue, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 5802
Meets: Church Hall, Mon 4.30-9pm; Village Hall Thurs 5-9pm & Sat 9am-1.30pm
Place: Methodist Church Hall, Birstall
Sequence Dancing
Birstall Social Club
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 4483
Meets: Tue 8-10.30pm
Place: Birstall Social Club, Wanlip Lane, Birstall

Tina O'Reilly School of Dancing
Tina O'Reilly
919 Loughborough Road, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7NH
Tel: 0116 230 3753
Meets: Wed 4-7pm, Thurs 2.15-5.30pm, Fri 3.30-8pm
Place: Riverside School, Birstall (Wed), Birstall Methodist Hall (Thurs);
East Leake Village Hall (Fri)


DISABLED
Space Club (Special Needs Youth Club)
Louise Himan
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GH
Tel: 0116 267 3145
Meets: Thurs 6-7.30pm
Place: Youth Centre, Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall,
Leicester

Birstall Friday Group
Jean Overton
5 Anthony Street, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7PA
Tel: 0116 230 3826
Meets: Fri 9.30am-2.30pm, during term time
Place: Highcliffe School, Greengate Lane, Birstall


ELDERLY
Birstall Bright Hour
Mrs A Cuttill
11 Keswick Close, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 4936
Meets: Tues 2.30pm
Place: Methodist Church, Wanlip Lane

Birstall Social Evergreen Club
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 4483
Meets Tues 2.15pm
Place: Birstall Social Club, Wanlip Lane, Birstall


FLOWERS

Birstall Flower Club
Mrs Silvia Simes (Secretary)
Tel.: 0116 267 4206
Meets: 4th Wed of the month,
7.15pm (not Jul & Dec)
Place: Birstall Village Hall
Birstall Rd, Birstall


LOCAL HISTORY

Birstall & District Local History Society
Mrs M Bruce (Secretary)
420 Loughborough Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4DF
Tel: 0116 267 5154
Meets: 2nd Thurs of month, 7.15pm (not July or August)
Place: Birstall Library, Wanlip Lane, Birstall


MOTHERS' UNION

Birstall & Wanlip Mothers' Union
Mrs H Tarry (Secretary)
29 Denegate Avenue, Birstall
Tel: 2677493
Meets: 4th Friday of month 7.45pm
Place: St James Church Community area, Church Hill, Birstall


NATURAL HISTORY
Birstall Birdwatching Club
Mr K J Goodrich (Secretary)
6 Riversdale Close, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4EH
Tel: 0116 267 4813
Meets: 2nd Tues of month, winter & spring terms 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Luther King Centre
Leicestershire Badger Group
Dr Pam Mynott
14 Hidcote Road, Oadby, Leics LE2 5PE
Tel: 0116 271 5006
Meets: Thurs 8 to 10 times a year
Place: The Ecology Centre, Holly Hayes, 216 Birstall Road, Birstall
Leicestershire Fungi Study Group
Mr R Iliffe (Chairman)
17 Island Close, Hinckley, Leics LE10 1LN
Tel: 01455 612769
Meets: Monthly Aug to May
Place: Ecology Centre, Holly Hayes, Birstall

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Mr P J Allen
8 Ashmead Crescent, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 7233
Meets: 3rd Fri of month, Sep-June, 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Adult Education Centre, Wellington Street, Leicester


SERVICES ORGANISATIONS
Birstall Royal Air Forces Association
Mr C F Bellamy
30 Offranville Close, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8NR
Tel: 0116 260 9658
Meets: 4th Wed of month 8pm
Place: Royal British Legion Club, 19 Front Street, Birstall
Birstall Royal British Legion (Women's Section)
Mrs Angela Parkin (Treasurer)
19 Front Street, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4DQ
Tel: 0116 267 4817
Meets: 3rd Thurs of month 8pm
Place: Legion Club, 19 Front Street, Birstall

Birstall Royal British Legion
Mr S G A Hartop (Secretary)
80 Elmfield Avenue, Birstall, Leicester LE4 3DF
Tel: 0116 267 6245
Place: Legion Club, 19 Front Street, Birstall

The Rotary Club of the Soar Valley
Graham Cooper (Public Relations Officer)
Tel: 01509 213675
gccooper@tiscali.co.uk


 SPECIAL NEEDS

Space Club (Special Needs Youth Club)
Mr Trevor Wise
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GH
Tel: 0116 267 3389
Meets: Thurs 6-7.30pm
Place: Youth Centre, Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall,
Leicester


SPORTS (Adult)
Birstall Badminton Club
Mrs A Sewell (Secretary)
12 Quenby Crescent, Syston, Leicester LE7 2BW
Tel: 0116 260 9719
Meets Wed 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Longslade Sports Hall, Longslade Community College, Birstall
Birstall Bowling Club
Mrs M Hawksley (Secretary)
62, Sibson Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4NA
Tel: 0116 267 3705
Meets: Every day, contact secretary
Place: Birstall Playing Field, Sibson Road, Birstall
Birstall Darts Group
The Manager
The Trees, Stonehill Ave, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 4321
Meets: Monday 7pm onwards
Place: The Trees, Stonehill Ave, Birstall
Birstall Golf Club
Mrs Chilton (Secretary)
Birstall Golf Club, Station Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 3BB
Tel: 0116 267 4322
Meets: Weekends members only. Visitors welcome weekdays except Tuesdays
Place: Birstall Golf Club, Station Road, Birstall
Birstall Old Boys Football Club
Mr A B Appleton
31 Dovedale Road, Thurmaston, Leicester
Tel: 0116 269 3970
Meets: Sep to May, phone secretary for details
Place: Birstall Park Dressing Rooms, Birstall
Birstall Royal British Legion Football Club
Greg Fitzgerald (Secretary)
16 Heron Close, Mountsorrel, Leics LE12 7FH
Tel: 0116 237 6760
Meets: Thurs (winter only) 7.30-8.30pm
Place: Longslade Sports Hall, Longslade Community College, Birstall
Birstall Swimming Club
Miss Amy Burton
45 Greengate Lane, Birstall, LEICESTER, LE4 3JF
Mobile: 07795263937 Email: amy@jelson.co.uk
Website: www.birstall.sc
Meets: Tues & Thurs 7.10-9.30pm
Place: Birstall Pool, Longslade College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall
Birstall Swimming Club Life Saving Group
Mrs V Burdett (Course Tutor)
Tel: 0116 267 7377
Meets: Mon 8-10pm
Place: Birstall Pool, Birstall
Birstall United Football Club
J Lennon (Secretary)
25 Allington Drive, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4FD
Tel: 0116 267 5138
Meets: Wed (winter only) 6-7pm
Place: Longslade Sports Hall, Longslade Community College, Birstall
Birstall Village Cricket Club
Andy Merry
70 Colby Road, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8LF
Tel: 0116 260 0590
Meets: Sat pm, April-Sep
Place: Birstall Lane Playing Fields, Birstall, Leicester
Birstall Watermead Tennis Club
James Berry
Tel: 0116 220 9384
Meets: All hours for members
Place: Co-op Sports Ground, Birstall Road, Birstall
Belgrave Swimming Club
Pauline Rhodes (Secretary)
93 Woodgate Drive, Birstall, Leicester LE4 3HW
Tel: 0116 267 1547
Meets: Wed 8-9.45pm
Place: Birstall Swimming Pool
Bowmen of Birstall Archery Club
Mr I Hall (Secretary)
2a Avenue Road, Queniborough, Leics LE7 3FA
Tel: 0116 260 8182
Meets: Fridays 7pm
Place: Meadow Lane, Birstall
Birstall Broome Angling Society
Mr A Smith (Secretary)
10 Lords Avenue, Leicester LE4 2HX
Tel: 0116 235 7210
Birstall Kirkland Football Club
Dick Bolton (Secretary)
105 Leicester Road, Quorn, Loughborough, Leics LE12 8BA
Tel: 01509 412516
Meets: Wed 8-9.15pm at Longslade, Sat 2pm at Neeton Street, Syston
Place: Longslade Community College & Syston Memorial Garden
Birstall Kofu Kan Karate Club
Mr J M Wynd
3 Pamela Place, off Woodstock Road, Leicester LE4 2HD
Tel:
Meets: Fridays 6.30-9pm
Place: Longslade Youth Centre, Longslade Community College, Birstall
Birstall St Margarets Co-operative Bowls Club
Mrs B Gamble
31 Copeland Road, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 5393
Meets:
Place: Co-operative Sports Ground, Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicester
Birstall FL&E Ladies FC
Bill Almen (Vice Chairman)
Tel: 01455 824 049
Meets: Wednesday 7.30 - 9pm
Place: Knighton Lane East, Leicester

Wanlip Badminton Club
Mr R J Clarke
28 Delaware Road, Evington, Leicester LE5 6LG
Tel:
Meets: Mon 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Longslade Sports Hall, Longslade Community College, Birstall

Birstall Rugby Football Club
Cedars Academy
Wanlip Lane
Birstall
LE4 4GH
Contact Simon Cox
Tel 07973 862106
Date: Training Tuesday nights, Stonehill High School
7pm
Match days, home games at Cedars Academy

Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club
Phone:
0775 7833360 – for general enquiries
Meets: 6 courts available for use, 5 of which are floodlit. Regular coaching sessions, competitive and social play available throughout the week, all year round. A friendly local club with plenty of on and off-court social activities. Please view our website for all coaching timetables.
Where: Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club, Off Mountsorrel Lane (behind the Library), Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PS
Website: http://rothleytennis.info/
Email: enquiries@rothleytennis.info


SPORTS (Youth)

Birstall Community College Junior Football Club
Mr S Tomlin (Secretary)
50 Firfield Avenue, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4DL
Tel: 0116 2200978
Meets: Thurs (winter months only) 6-8pm
Place: Longslade Community College, Birstall

Birstall United Juniors Football Club,
Meadow Lane, Birstall.
Secretary Jim Lennon,25 Allington Drive, Birstall, Leicester.
Tel/Fax 0116 2216855, e-mail JimLennonBirstall@aol.com


ST JOHNS AMBULANCE

Birstall St John Ambulance Brigade (Combined Adults)
Mrs Sally Davies (Officer in Charge)
17 Birch Tree Avenue, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4LB
Tel: 07947 017537
Meets: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm
Place: Old Parish Council Ofice, 10 Sibson Rd (opp garden ctr)

Badgers First Aid & activities for 5-10 yr olds. Thur 6-7pm Tel: 2209188.

Cadets: First Aid & activities for 10yrs to adult. Thur 7.15-8.45pm Tel: 2106237


TWINNING

Birstall Twinning Association
Mrs J Bark
48 Queensgate Drive
Birstall, Leicester LE4 3JR
Tel: 0116 2677576
Email: twinning@bark.clara.net


WALKING

Birstall Walking Group


W.E.A.

Birstall & Rothley Workers Educational Association
Branch Secretary: Mrs Franca Freeman
112 Station Road, Cropston, Leicester LE7 7HE
Tel. 0116 2362566
Email: francafreeman@hotmail.com


 WOMEN'S GROUPS
Birstall & Wanlip Women's Institute
WI House
135 Loughborough Road, Leicester LE4 5LQ
Tel: 0116 266 1342
Meets lst Mon of month 7.15pm
Place: Highcliffe Infant School, Greengate Lane, Birstall
Birstall Methodist Women's Group
Mrs Margaret Briggs
14 Fielding Road, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 1181
Meets: Mon, 7.45pm (normally 2nd & 4th Mons)
Place: Birstall Methodist Church Hall, Wanlip Lane
Birstall Women's Institute Market
WI House
135 Loughborough Road, Leicester LE4 5LQ
Tel: 0116 266 1342 (daytime)
Meets: Fri 10-11.15am
Place: Methodist Church Hall, Wanlip Lane, Birstall
Birstall Townswomen's Guild
Miss P Robinson
15 Wanlip Avenue, Birstall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 267 5958
Meets 3rd Tues of month
Place: Highcliffe School, Greengate Lane, Birstall

YOUTH FACILITIES
Birstall Youth Forum
Peter Molesdale (Leader)
99 Allington Drive, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4FE
Tel: 0116 267 7243
Meets: Sun 7.15pm
Place: Birstall Methodist Church, Wanlip Lane, Birstall
Birstall Youth Drop In Centre
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GM
Tel: 0116 267 3145
Meets: Sun 7.15-9.15pm, Mon 7.30-9.30pm
Place: The Old Council Offices, 10 Sibson Road, Birstall
Birstall Senior Youth Club
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GH
Tel: 0116 267 3145
Meets: Tues & Thurs, term time 7.30-9.30pm
Place: Youth Centre, Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall,
Leicester
Birstall Lunchtime Youth Club
Louise Himan
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GH
Tel: 0116 267 3145
Meets: Mon-Fri 12.50-1.50pm Term Time
Place: Longslade Community College, Youth Centre, Wanlip Lane, Birstall

Birstall Junior Youth Club
Louise Himan
Longslade Community College, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4GH
Tel: 0116 267 3145
Meets: Wed, 7-9pm term time
Place: Longslade Community College, Youth Centre, Wanlip Lane, Birstall

Children's Singing Group
We are aimed at the under 5's and meet at Highcliffe Primary school community centre on Greengate lane.
The Birstall session is on a Tuesday at 1.45pm and lasts for 45 mins. We use song and rhyme with children in an entertaining way to enhance their development and have been meeting in Birstall for about 2 years. The cost is £3.00 per session and Singing Sally can be contacted on 01536 772545.


YOUTH ORGANISATIONS
Birstall Girls Brigade
Mrs Susan Wheeler
21 Elmfield Avenue, Birstall Leicester
Tel: 0116 220 9318.
Meets: Tues 6.30pm onwards
Place: Methodist Church Hall, Birstall

Birstall Girlguiding
Girlguiding Birstall meet at Johnson Rd, throughout the week. We welcome girls from age 5 through to young adult for a wide range of activities in our Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Senior section groups.

Rainbows ages 5-7
Brownies ages 7-10
Guides ages 10-15
Rangers/Senior Section ages 14-25

If you have a daughter who is interested in finding out more about Birstall guides then please email us and with your name and a contact phone number and we will call you back. If you would like your daughters name to be added to the waiting list then please email, your name, your daughters name and age and your telephone number. When a place becomes available we will be in touch. Many Thanks, Birstall Guides

birstallguides@googlemail.com

You can also visit our face book at Girlguiding Birstall LEICESTERSHIRE GROUP

Air Training Corps No.1947 (Birstall) Squadron
Tel: 0116 267 4417
Meets: Mon, Thurs 7-9pm
Place: ATC HQ Riverside School, Wanlip Lane, Birstall
Birstall Boys Brigade
Mrs B Allcock (Company Captain)
Tel: 0116 267 7952
Meets: Fri 7-8.30pm
Place: Methodist Church Hall, Birstall
Birstall Boys Brigade (Anchor Boys)
Mrs B Allcock (Company Captain)
Tel: 0116 267 7952
Meets: 6.30-7.30pm
Place: Methodist Church Hall, Birstall

Birstall St John Ambulance Brigade (Combined Adults)
Mr Edward Sim (Officer in Charge)
4 Highcroft Ave, Oadby, LeicesterLE2 5UG
Tel: 0116 2719168
Meets: every Thursday 1930-2100
Place: The Day Ctr, Village Hall, Birstall Rd

Badgers First Aid & activities for 5-10 yr olds. Thur 6-7pm Tel: 0116 2813524 or 0775 9239695.

Cadets: First Aid & activities for 10yrs to adult. Thur 7.15-8.45pm at Riverside School. Tel: 2106237

53rd (Birstall) Leicester Scout Group
Mr Vic Dolby
Tel: 0116 2671465
Various Age ranges covered from 6-18 years

Capital Arts Children's Choir
Children aged 6 - 16
Meets: Tuesday eve Loughborough Town Hall 5.00 - 6.30
Kathleen Shanks (Music Director)
Tel / Fax 0116 267 2035
Phone or email for details
capitalart@btconnect.com