Community Groups, Activities, Sports & Events
Alnmouth & Lesbury Cricket Club is on the Alnmouth Road, near Hipsburn First School. There are coaching sessions for juniors (from 7 years old) on Fridays at 6pm and for seniors (15 years upwards) on Tuesdays at 6pm, depending on the weather.
Contact: Mr A Hodgson - 01665 830927 or www.alnmouthandlesburycc.co.uk
The 1st team play in the Northumberland League and the 2nd team in the Alnwick and District League.
Alnmouth Football Club has a ground at Hotspur Park, Alnmouth Road, Lesbury. They run both senior and junior sides. Ring for details of training sessions and matches or visit www.alnmouthfc.com . Contact: Neil Robson 07887 780333
Alnmouth Homing Society meet at the hut in the Pond Field, Hipsburn on Friday nights from April until September.
Contact: Trevor Shell 01670 761055.
The club races pigeons and would like some new members. A Presentation Night is held in November each year. Members also raise money for charities and recently one member has raised over £2,000 for St. John’s Hospice by selling young pigeons.
Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild meet in St Michael’s Parish Hall on the first Saturday of the month, except in January and August, from 2pm-4pm.
Contact: Helen Cowan 01668 283193.
Stitching of all kinds, traditional to modern. Lectures and workshops.
Hotspur Players meet in Lesbury Village Hall on Thursdays at 7.30pm and on Sundays 4pm-6pm when a show is in rehearsal.
Contact: Annette Ord 01665 830422, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join this group you must be a member of the W.I. The Hotspur Players get together to have fun and to rehearse for any forthcoming show. They try to provide light-hearted entertainment with a mixture of song, comedy and dance and donate the money to charities.
Lesbury Art Group meets in the Village Hall on Monday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm, October to Easter.
Contact: Peter Hollins 01665 830330. Leisure painting with some tuition from time to time from professional artists. The group participate in the Alnmouth Arts Festival.
Lesbury Autumn Club meets in Lesbury Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month (Feb-April 2pm, May 10am, Sep-Oct 2pm, Contact:Julia Whitney The club enables the over 55s to meet, enjoy a speaker and afternoon tea. Meetings are usually held in the Village Hall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month between September and May; in Decmeber we hold a Christmas Lunch and in January a lunch in a local hotel or restaurant.
Lesbury Bowling Club meet at Lesbury Bowling Club, which is behind the Village Hall, every day from 2pm until dark. Mixed Jumbles played on Mondays at 6pm and on Thursdays at 2pm. In the winter, dominoes are played in the clubhouse on Tuesdays at 2pm.
Contacts: D. Crump (Secretary) 01665 710133
Shirley Crump (Vice-President) The club plays lawn bowls and training is available for new members. Competitions and friendly matches are held with local bowls clubs. Annual events include President Day, Ladies Open Triples, Mixed Open Rinks and Mixed Open Triples. Full membership £52 per year, social members £5 per year
Lesbury Bridge Group meets in Lesbury Village Hall on Mondays at 6.30pm.
Contacts: Sheila Robertson 01665 575298, Brenda Broxup 01665 603653
No partner or experience necessary. Tuition available for members.
Lesbury Carpet Bowls meets in the Village Hall on Thursday evenings 6.30pm-9.30pm from September to April. Numbers are limited due to facilities.
Contact: Mrs J. Ball - 01665 830515
Lesbury Onion Club meet in The Coach Inn, Lesbury when a meeting is convened by the Chairman.
Contact: Raymond Brunton 01665 830732
The club grow show onions to show at the Onion Show, which is usually held on the last Saturday in September.
Lesbury Pre-school Playgroup meets at Hipsburn First School, Mon - Fri 9am - 11.45am, term time only.
Contacts: Rebecca Gillon and Jillian Phelan 01665 833218
A fun, educational Pre-school for the 3years+ age group. Children learn to play, socialise and ‘get ready’ for school. We organise trips and events all the year round.
£7.50 per session or free to 3 year old government funded children.
Lesbury Toddler Group meets in Lesbury Village Hall on Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.30am.
Contact: Katy Batley 01665 830064
An opportunity for toddlers and their parents/carers to meet, play and socialise. £1.00 adult/carers and 50p for children.
Lesbury Village Hall can be hired for meetings, club activities, fund raising events and private parties, including wedding receptions. Contact: Bookings Secretary Murray Davies 07713 988309 or email@example.com. See website for all Village Hall related matters.www.lesburyvillagehall.co.uk.
Lesbury Women’s Institute meets in Lesbury Village Hall at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month (not August).
Contact: Susan Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01665 830696. The W. I. hold monthly meetings and enjoy speakers, entertainments, theatre visits, outings and craft classes. Darts and dominoes are enjoyed during the year with visits to other institutes together with and annual fund raising event. All women are most welcome
St Mary’s Church, Lesbury is open every day for anyone to visit. Services are held on Sundays and Thursday mornings. The church is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Coffee is served every Saturday morning in the church.
Contact: Joyce Ball 01665 830515
The church holds annual fund raising events such as a Quiz Night, Lent Lunches, a Garden Fete in July, a Harvest Lunch, a Christmas Coffee Morning and Volcano Night in August where teams build sandcastle on the beach with a fire on the top. Last fire to go out wins.
The Tennis Club have courts behind the Village Hall and they are availableto members and visitors from April until October during daylight hours.
Contacts: Adrian Vass 01665 830134 e-mail: email@example.com
Steve Quinlan 01665 830350
Appeals to all family groups, under 18s, young people and those of a youthful disposition. The Tennis Club are planning to have a series of Master Classes and a tournament.
Lending a hand in your community
Friends of the Pond Field welcomes volunteers to help with planting, clearing, repairs and fundraising.
Contact: Catherine Neil 07796 170441
HMP Northumberland welcomes volunteers to support adults and children who are visiting family and friends in prison through a variety of positive projects.
Contact: NEPACS 0191 375 7278
Hospice Care North Northumberland welcomes volunteers.
Contact: 01665 606515
St Mary’s Church Help is needed to arrange flowers in the church.
Contact: Joyce Manners 01665 830020
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Volunteer to serve as a co-ordinator.
Contact: Community Police Constable Ros Bird 03456 043 043
Learn Something New
Duchess’s High School, Community Education 01665 604563
Lindisfarne Adult Learning Centre 01665 604563
The University of the Third Age
Contacts: Maureen 01665 575552
Joan 01665 830944
Workers’ Educational Association Contact: Norma Hinson 01665 710583