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Godmanchester Community Association Chairman Stephen Spencer Tel: 459 756
www.godmanchestercommunityassociation.org chairman@godmanchestercommunityassociation.org
Open to all residents of the Town, our objective to organize events and activities for the enjoyment of everyone. Our team are very friendly and welcome you to come along 2nd Thursday of the month at The Comrades Club at 8pm. Help arrange Gala Day, the Parade, Picnic-in-the-Park, Gala Week, The Annual Fireworks Display or production of this magazine. Why not create a new event, you'll have our support.

Godmanchester and District Allotment Association Steve Wiseman Tel: 454 799
The Association has large and small plots available at the Cambridge Road allotments and prospective members should contact our steward, Gerald Garton of 4 Meadow Way. We aim to help local people enjoy the recreation of gardening and the satisfaction of growing their own vegetables and flowers. We are affiliated to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd (NSALG) and organise an annual discount seed order scheme. Copies of our regular newsletter can be obtained from our secretary, Steve Wiseman.

Godmanchester Community Primary School Shirley Brown Community Sec 375 115
www.godmanchesterschool.co.uk office@godmanchester.cambs-schools.net
Involvement in the community is an important focus of our school, where you will find a wide range of activities and events. Affiliated groups use our facilities and with Huntingdon Regional College we provide children and adult classes for art, exercise, dancing, yoga, gymnastics and French. There are opportunities to get involved in school with pottery, orchestra, classroom support and pre-school activities. All these enrich the broad education provided for pupils within our caring ethos. Our Kids Club provides additional care before, after school and during holidays. Located within the grounds is our community swimming pool providing sessions for health, fitness and pleasure, telephone 375145 for details. All of our facilities can be hired for functions and parties.

Godmanchester Community Primary School – PTA Jane Leet (Chair) Tel: C/o 375 115
Our aim is to enhance life at Godmanchester Community School in many ways. We provide social settings for the children and parents outside school hours; we hold fund-raising events throughout the year to provide supplementary equipment, which can be enjoyed by all; we support the school in any way we can - from cake baking and providing cups of tea at school events to assistance with maintenance projects. We always welcome extra help.

Comrades Club Tel: 453 991 or 356 089
A non-political private members club in the heart of Godmanchester providing sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities for everyone e.g. Sky TV with Sports, three full size snooker tables & billiards, dominoes, darts, crib, plus teams in many sports leagues. Three bars meet everyone’s needs whether for that quiet chat in the comfortable lounge, the sports bar or Concert Hall where all the social functions take place, including dancing to live groups every Saturday night. For families, the Concert Hall is open lunch times Saturday and Sunday. Bingo every Monday &/or Thursday/Friday evenings for Members, their guests and CIU affiliated only. Simply come along for a form to become a Member, open to men and women (18+), £10 per year.

Huntingdon and Godmanchester Civic Society:
David hufford Tel: 450 920 or Richard Meredith Tel: 380 505
We exist to encourage local people to take a practical interest in the townscapes and surrounding environment in our two towns, the preservation of historic buildings, improving amenities, and encouraging good design in new developments by monitoring and commenting on planning applications. Public meetings are organised by the society on matters concerning the local environment and are held at Queen Elizabeth School and St Mary’s Parish Hall Huntingdon. We also represent members in local planning recycling and local history matters and arrange visits to historic homes and gardens. You live here; we need both your support and your ideas. Please join us and help make a difference! Annual subscription £8 (family) or £5 (individual).

Huntingdon Grafham Wate, Lions International Club - Gordon Price
Lions are members of the world's largest and most active service organization with international affiliations. Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions Club consists of members, male & female, from all walks of life and backgrounds, united in a common aim – to help those less fortunate than themselves. The majority of the Club's activities are concentrated on the needs of the local community. However, blindness, water wells, youth and disaster relief also feature in Lions overseas commitment. Lions are people who give something back to their local community by raising money at fetes, collections, organizing dances, sponsored walks etc. We are sociable people who enjoy themselves and include fun in their caring attitude. Why not join us?

Friends of the Queen Elizabeth School David Stokes Tel: 454 277
The Friends of the Queen Elizabeth School, a registered charity, was founded in 1981 to serve two purposes: first to assist in the preservation of the Elizabeth I building and preserve its character and the amenities; and secondly to promote activities in the School for the benefit of all. In addition to organising events they run The Porch Museum. The exhibition displays many aspects of the history of the town and is open on various dates during the summer (see notice board). Admission is free. We are seeking assistance and ideas, and are always on the look-out for material, pictures & artifacts. Anyone with an item of historical value particularly linked to Godmanchester, which they are willing to loan to the museum, please call David Stokes.

Huntingdon Rotaract Club Nikki Tel07914 221 249
www.huntingdonrotaract.org info@huntindonrotaract.org
Whether you have just moved to the area or are local and want to meet new people, raise money for charity and help out in the local community, then Rotaract is for you. Rotaract is a club for 18 - 30 year olds. The Huntingdon club invites all living in Huntingdon and the surrounding area. Activities range from drinking at pubs, quizzes, bowling, games nights, cinema, Greyhound Racing, Saturday Nights Out and events such as it's St. Patrick's night in March. Any new ideas always welcome. Interested! Then get in touch by e-mail or phone as above. More info can also be found on our website

St Anne’s Church of England Primary School Gwenda Hodges Tel: 375 300
St Anne’s Church of England Primary School is a newly built school situated in the London Road end of Godmanchester. The School offers primary education to children in the age range 4-11 years in a pleasant, developing environment. A Breakfast Club operates at the school as well as an After School Playscheme, offering parents flexibility of starting and finishing times. This facility is also offered as a Holiday Club. The School welcomes visitors and enquiries regarding the hiring scheme in operation for the superb facilities. “Slimming World” meets regularly in the school hall on Monday evenings. Please contact the School Administrator, Mrs Gwenda Hodges, for further details.

St Anne’s Parent, Staff and Friends Association Chairman Tel: 375 300
The Parent Staff and Friends Association of St Anne's School aims to provide opportunities for fun social events for all parents, staff and people interested in the school, and to support the staff in the provisions made for the children at the school. We also provide some non-curricular activities for the children at St Anne's. The majority of our activities have a fund-raising element, and have proved to be very successful in this light, but this is by no means our only purpose. We are developing links with the wider community, including the Parish Church, and with the Community School.

Godmanchester Senior Citizens Club Secretary Mrs Lavinia Preisig Tel: 414 984
We meet in the Town Hall on School Hill. Coffee Mornings Wednesday and Saturday 10-11:30am. First Wednesday in the month, Raffle Bring & Buy. Craft Afternoon Tuesday 2pm. Bingo and Hoi Monday afternoon 2pm. Whist Monday and Wednesday evening 7pm. Second Sunday in the month Hymn singing 3pm. Days outings, Bazaars. All over 50s welcome – Membership fee £4.

Huntingdon & Godmanchester Twinning Association Malcolm Lyons Tel: 454 801
Over the past 25 years the Town Councils of Huntingdon and Godmanchester have signed twinning charters with three similar European towns namely, Salon de Provence, France; Wertheim am Main, Germany and Szentendre, Hungary. In view of the changing nature of Town Councils, the HGTA was formed to further the aims of these charters, in a non-political way, by actively organising and encouraging sporting and cultural links and extending the hand of friendship to like-minded people in other countries.

Godmanchester Women's Institute Stella Howard Tel: 458 730
The Women's Institute (W.I.) is a widely .known women's organization who have certainly moved into the 21 Century. Here in Godmanchester we meet on the first Thursday of each month. We have a wide range of speakers. W.I. is a world-wide organization whose members are everyday women of all ages and backgrounds involved in extraordinary activities from local campaigns to national issues. Since its inception the W.I. has campaigned on Domestic Violence, AIDS and Agenda 21 to name but a few. Every year resolutions are put to the government expressing our views, with the topics chosen after careful consideration in local consultation. This summer we plan an historical walk of GMC led by Tony Sursham; all welcome, look for the posters and items in the local press.

Godmanchester and Huntingdon WEA Sue Young Tel: 455 080
2003 is the centenary of the Workers' Educational Association. Giving adults the opportunity to continue learning,whether they are young, old, in work, at home, unemployed or retired. On Thursday mornings 10:15-11:45 Godmanchester Branch meets at the Queen Elizabeth School. Ten week courses"Art of Seeing"-art appreciation from 18 September and "History of Cambridge"from 15 January 2004. A five week "Introduction to Psychology" course will start on 22 April 2004. On Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00 Huntingdon Branch meet at Godmanchester Primary School. Ten week courses "Cambridgeshire during the English Civil War" from 23 September and "Ten Victorian Women" from13 January 2004. Details of WEA courses throughout Cambridgeshire contact Sue Young.

Non-Affiliated Groups

Triple A’ Square Dance Club Val or Allen (01223 290837)
Meets Friday evenings at 8pm at St Mary’s Hall, opposite the bus station in Huntingdon. New Dancers are especially welcome. Our motto is Fun and Friendship, so laughter is guaranteed! Our club has been dancing in the Huntingdon area since 1960 so come along and join in the fun.

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