Are you a resident of Studley Green? Perhaps you didn't know that The Manor Road Resource Centre is now called The People's Place . . . for more details, click here.
Residents' AssociationsIn 2011, Longmeadow TARA were shortlisted in the Wiltshire Life Awards Community Group Section along with Wiltshire Ambulance and Swift Medics. The Chairman, James McDonald, with his wife Helen, and Secretary, Janet Gould travelled to Marlborough in March for an interesting evening meeting other nominees in various classes.
Longmeadow TARA came runners-up - a great achievement for this hardworking local group.
They run coffee mornings, youth drop-in sessions, computer classes and much more at Longfield Community Centre. The area now boasts football teams and a Carnival Club, both of which are run by members of this TARA.
Trowbridge has a number of Tenants' and Residents' Associations (TARAs) and Residents' Associations throughout the town. These voluntary groups meet to discuss issues of concern within their neighbourhoods and take part in social/fundraising events.
Longmeadow TARA meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7pm at Longfield Community Centre, Weavers Drive, Trowbridge.
There is a great range of activities coming up at the Community Centre! For details, click on Activities. Please contact James McDonald (Chairman) on 01225 765831 or at email@example.com for further details.
College Estate Residents' Association meets at Wiltshire College, College Road, Trowbridge. For details, please contact Derek Adams (Chairman) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studley Green TARA meets the last Monday of each month at the Resource Centre, Manor Road, Studley Green, Trowbridge at 7pm. Please contact Betty Wragg (Secretary) at email@example.com.
Seymour TARA meets the first Monday of each month at The Cabin, Seymour Road, Trowbridge at 7pm. Please contact Barbara Hakes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newtown Residents' Association (NARA) meets at Wesley Road Club the third Wednesday of each month. For details, please contact Sharon Draper at email@example.com.
Paxcroft Mead Forum meets at Paxcroft Centre, Hackett Place, Trowbridge. For full details, please contact Jonathon Hawkes (Chairman) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavender Fields Association (LAFRA). For details, please contact Ernie Newcombe at email@example.com.
Linden Place Residents' Association: please contact Margaret Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These Associations join together regularly at Neighbourhood Partnership meetings, along with other agencies, to discuss their areas and to exchange ideas under the guidance of the Chairman, Derek Adams.
The Sunday ClubNovember 4th 2012 saw the doors of the Civic Centre open again to The Sunday Club – a social club for older, more vulnerable members of Trowbridge and surrounding district. This Club had originally started at the old Civic Hall so the members were very keen to take a look at the new facilities and declared it a great success at the end of the afternoon – bright, warm and welcoming.
The members meet monthly for an afternoon of entertainment, raffles, bingo, talks, exercises and buffet refreshments. It is a safe place to gather and chat, meet old friends and make new ones. There are outings arranged to the beach and other places of interest.
Costs are £2.50 for Trowbridge Residents, £3.50 for non-Trowbridge Residents and £4.50 for those Trowbridge Residents with Blue Badges requiring transport to the Civic Centre.
With Christmas fast approaching, the Sunday Club has a couple of special dates for your diary. On Wednesday November 20th, we'll be taking an 'Away Day' to Whitehall Garden Centre for a Christmas shopping spree - see the details here. The Club's annual Christmas Lunch will take place at the Civic Centre on Sunday 8th December - here is the delicious menu. To book on either of these occasions, please call Maryrose Mantle on 01225 765072.
Armed Forces EventSaturday 29th and Sunday 30th June saw the 2013 Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans' Celebrations, held once again in Trowbridge Park.
This always popular event is recognised as being one of the foremost events of the national annual Armed Forces Weekend. The many attractions included parades, static displays of military vehicles and by living history groups, and this year's highlights were a flyover on both days by a World War Two Dakota, and the presence of a full-size Challenger tank. On Sunday, the traditional Drumhead service was accompanied by the band of the Royal Marines. The event in 2014 will take place on 28th and 29th June.
Friends of Trowbridge Community Sensory GardenThe Friends are looking for new members and/or volunteers to help with garden maintenance, supervision, education and fundraising. As well as being open to the public Monday to Friday, the garden, located behind the Town Hall, can also offer local schools and groups work experience and fun, and educational events.
To obtain information on the project contact us for a leaflet (please mark your enquiry 'Sensory Garden leaflet request') or call in to the Trowbridge Information Centre, Civic Centre, St. Stephen's Place, Trowbridge BA14 8AH.
Wiltshire ArtsWiltshire Council have published the 4th edition of the Arts Directory which provides information on local organisations involved in the arts. To find out more click on the link above.
Trowbridge Guild of Community ServiceTrowbridge Guild of Community Service is an organisation providing transport for various community groups requiring assistance with shopping, or for lunches or excursions.They also hold a database of community groups and organisations within the Trowbridge area, which may be of use to newcomers to the area itself. For further details, please contact 01225 752328.
Computer Lessons for allBBC First Click - Uncertain about computers? Want to email your friends/grandchildren but don't know how? Want to surf the net?
BBC First Click courses are held at Studley Resource Centre, Manor Road, Trowbridge - please contact Betty Wragg for further information or click here.
BBC First Click is also available at Longfield Community Centre, Weavers Drive, Trowbridge - please contact James McDonald on 01225 765831.
These courses are free and are manned by friendly volunteers.
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THE GREAT TROWBRIDGE PANCAKE RACE 2013Crowds turned out in Fore Street on Shrove Tuesday to take part in the traditional Pancake Race.
There were 24 children running, an increase on previous years’ numbers due to it being half term. They were cheered along the route and all ended the race with smiles.
The Ladies and Gents Races proved popular again this year with the Relay teams finishing the morning in fine form.
The winners are as follows:
1st Felix 2nd Maddy 3rd Niall
1st Kirsty Gilbert 2nd Jessie Wyatt 3rd Rhiannon Taylor
1st Adam Maud 2nd James Hunter 3rd James Elms
1st Trowbridge Police 2nd Hungry Horse 3rd Wiltshire Times