Clubs, Groups and Societies

Clubs, Groups and Societies

1st Yeldham Scout Group

The Group provides a varied programme of activities and takes part in Group camps, District and County events.

Venue:  The Scout Hut, Recreation Ground, Toppesfield Road, Great Yeldham.

Beavers:  Children 6-8 years.   Meets Thursdays 5.30 – 6.45pm.

Cubs:  Children 8-10½ years.   Meets Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.00pm.

Scouts:  Children 10½-14 years.   Meets Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30pm.

Contact:  The Group Scout Leader Andrew Callaghan Tel: 01787 237056 or 07976 780132

Yeldham Brownies

Term time only

Contact Corrie Rutter on 01787 237689 for more information

Bell Ringers: 

Evening practices at Gt. Yeldham, Toppesfield or Ridgewell Churches.

Ringing for Church Services/Weddings/Special occasions at Gt. Yeldham, Toppesfield, Ridgewell and Stambourne.   Everyone welcome   Instruction arranged for new comers.

Contact:  Mike Brewster, Bell Captain. Tel: 07896 341028.

Gt. Yeldham Carpet Bowls Club:

Open to all ages, a little eye and hand co-ordination needed, for which training is given!

A social evening where friends are made.

Tuesdays 7.15 – 9.30pm at The Reading Room.

Contact:  Margaret Rawlinson, Club Secretary, 01787 237049

Gt. Yeldham Cottage Garden Society:

The oldest Cottage Garden Society in the country, founded in 1854.  Open to all.   No need to be an expert gardener – just come along and enjoy the activities.   No regular meeting time.   Annual diary includes trips to places of interest; talks; Open Gardens; Plant Sale and Annual Show.

Contact:  Anne Burrows, Secretary, 01787 237959/

Gt. Yeldham and District Ladies Club

Enjoy a wide variety of speakers/demonstrators, summer and Christmas Parties.   Husbands, partners and friends are welcome to all meetings.

Last Thursday of the month (excluding December) 7.30-9.30pm at The Reading Room.

Contact:  Margaret Rawlinson 01787 237049.

Gt. Yeldham Footpath Walking Group:

Explores the local footpaths.   Walks are usually about 2 hours long; all are welcome including dogs.   Walks not suitable for pushchairs and young children need to be carried.

Meet on the Village Green, by the Drs Surgery, 10a.m. on the second Saturday of the month.

Contact: Mark Wood, tel: 01787 237593, email:

Gt Yeldham Parent and Toddler Group

New-born up to and including pre-school children. Supporting local families as they play, learn and grow together.  Group Leader: Rachel

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from  9.30am – 11.30am (term times only) in The Reading Room. Yeldham Parent and Toddler Group

Gt Yeldham Youth Club.

This group is currently not running.



Line Dancing Classes (Sundowners Line Dancers):

Teaching of line dancing and some partner dancing + some social events.

7.30pm Monday evenings in the Reading Room.

Contact John or Cherie Taylor   Tel:  01787 461973 / 463427


Move It or Lose It

An exercise class with a difference.  Easy to follow exercises for over 50’s and people with health and mobility issues. Every Tuesday at 10.30 am, Reading Room.

Contact: Georgina Burr on 07547 927238 or email

Neighbour Watch Group:

Clive Stewart, Braintree District Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, Braintree District Council Area, Email:

Sophia Allen Dance Movement & Exercise

Contact email Tel. 07938 520672

All classes run term time only in The Reading Room

Children Classes

Tippy Toes Ballet & Movement for 2+ years: Saturdays 9.30am

Beginners Ballet 4-10 years: Saturday 10.15am

Street Dance All School Ages: Fridays 4.15pm

Adult Classes

Step Aerobics class on Thursday mornings 9.15am – 10.30am

Stretch & strengthen Adults: Fridays 5.15pm

Lovely Legs – Adults Dance: Fridays 6.00pm

Veterans Club, Great Yeldham:

This group meets socially for bingo, raffles, outings and meals out.

Meets every other Wednesday, 2.00-4.00pm at The Waggon and Horses, High Street.

Contacts:  Joint Treasurers – Sylvia Wilson Tel: 01787 238396 / Joan Storrar Tel: 01787 237740