This List provides details of community organisations, (businesses not included), in Ilminster and its surrounding villages

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Group Description and Meeting Times Contact Details
Army Cadet Force Cadets – fun, friendship, action and adventure in Somerset
[email protected]
https://armycadets.com/county/somerset-acf/
Bell Close Allotments Allotments Victor Page
[email protected]
+4478 6133 1338
Bell Ringing Sunday 10:00-10:30 Johan Nash-Smith
Minster
Ilminster
TA19 0DU
[email protected]
+4414 605 3424
Chard & Ilminster Art Group for the Less Able Suzanne Iredale
+4414 606 1850
Chard & Ilminster District U3A Provide opportunities for those who are retired or no longer in regular employment to pursue and share skills, interests, knowledge and hobbies with other like minded people. We are here to enjoy ourselves as we learn, laugh and live together. Roy Howells
https://u3asites.org.uk/chardilminster/welcome

https://www.facebook.com/chard.and.ilminster.district.u3a

https://u3asites.org.uk/chardilminster/groups

Chard & Ilminster St John Ambulance Cadets Sue Winter
Merryfield Hall
Ilton
[email protected]
+4412 7872 6740
Chard Ilminster & District Amateur Boxing Club Victoria Avenue
Chard
TA20 1HE
M: +4478 3364 0467
Experience Ilminster CIC A community service company promoting Ilminster through events and activities. Mike Fry-Foley
16 Love Lane
Ilminster
TA19 0AR
E: [email protected]
FB: https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterExp/
W: www.ilminsterexperience.co.uk
M: +4479 0407 8093
T: +4414 605 4364
Gardening for Wildlife Sarah Hunt
www.facebook.com/groups/2607107646267663
Gemini Carnival Club Gemini carnival club has been taking part in the famous Somerset carnivals since 1997 and take part in tableau class. Ilminster
www.facebook.com/groups/102605599779337/
Green Ilminster Our mission is to make small changes in our community to improve Ilminster’s environmental impact on the planet. We are particularly passionate about climate change and plastic waste. Sarah Hunt
Ilminster
[email protected]
Harlequin Carnival Club   Ilminster
[email protected]
http://www.harlequin-carnivalclub.co.uk
Heritage of the Isle Trust Preserves the past of the area for the benefit of the future in the form of photographs Jim Sainsbury
Ilminster
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/ilminsterheritage/
http://www.heritageoftheile.co.uk/
Ile Flower Club +4414 607 5025
Ile Valley Classic Vehicle Club (Ilminster) A classic car and motorcycle club based in the local Ilminster area. We organise runs and other outings for members to enjoy, all welcome to join Terry Fisher
www.facebook.com/ilevalleyclassicvehicleclub/
www.ivcvc.co.uk
Ile Youth and Community Centre Based in Ilminster, Somerset we provide a venue for youth and community events in the local area. Featuring a large sports hall, with 2 break out rooms and a kitchen. Gemma Pitman
Frog Lane
Ilminster
TA19 0AP
http://www.iycc.org.uk
+4414 6041 9320
Ilminster & District Rifle and Pistol Club Mike Monk
[email protected]
Ilminster African Drumming Group We bring drums to you for fully interactive participatory drumming experience. Sharon Stone
www.facebook.com/organicrhythmdrumming/
+4479 6661 3724
Ilminster and Chard Area Somerset Wildlife Trust Group The largest conservation charity in the county. 34 Wellington Road
Taunton
TA1 5AW
[email protected]
www.somersetwildlife.org
+4418 2365 2429
Ilminster and District Mahjong Club David Heffill
+4479 4133 1570
+4414 6041 9565
Ilminster and District Probus Club +4414 607 4007
Ilminster Angling Association Licences and information about fishing in the local area.
Mark Nicholas
http://www.ilminsteraa.co.uk
+4414 605 7247
Ilminster Arts Centre Brilliant exhibition gallery, craft shop, concert and performance space. Great café. East Street
Ilminster
TA19 0AN
[email protected]
www.themeetinghouse.org.uk
+4414 605 4973
Ilminster Arts Centre Readers’ Group Sarah
[email protected]
+4478 6959 1189
+4414 6041 9096
Ilminster Belles Choir Rachel Theobald
+4477 6449 6740
Ilminster Bowling & Tennis Club Indoor and outdoor bowling, 3 hard surface tennis courts, snooker, bar and restaurant Shudrick Lane
Ilminster
TA19 0BN
www.ilminsterbowlingclub.com
+4414 605 2268
Ilminster Bridge Club Bridge for experienced and beginners
Tuesday 19:00
Mike Dobson
Speke Hall
Dowlish Wake
TA19 0AX
[email protected]
www.bridgewebs.com/ilminster/
+4414 6041 9475
Ilminster Carnival Committee Mel Horner

https://www.facebook.com/ilminstercarnival

https://www.ilminstercarnival.co.uk

Ilminster Christmas Lights The organisation behind Ilminster’s famous Christmas Lights. Clinton Bonner
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/ilminsterchristmaslights/
+4414 605 2465
Ilminster Community of Meditation Susan Lendon
[email protected]
+4414 605 2504
Ilminster COPD and Asthma Support Group Sue Curtis
84 Adams Meadow
Ilminster
TA19 9DD
Ilminster Covid 19 Mutual Aid Facebook
Ilminster Cricket Club The club was founded in 1860 and has established a sound reputation for sporting excellence.
Matt Sainsbury
Facebook
http://ilminstercricketclub.weebly.com
Ilminster Cycling for All Facebook
Ilminster Dementia Action Alliance Launched in 2013 to raise awareness and promote actions at local level to help make a difference to the lives of local people living with Dementia.

https://www.facebook.com/Ilminster-Dementia-Action-Alliance-158600148118230/

https://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/7018_ilminster_dementia_friendly_community

Ilminster Fairtrade Supporting and promoting Fairtrade in Ilminster – “If you can, buy local; if you can’t, buy Fairtrade.”
Roger and Natalie Gurner Wainwright

https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterFairtrade/

www.ilminsterfairtrade.uk/

Ilminster Food Bank Lydia Munday
+4477 1372 7605
+4414 605 4145
Ilminster Food Share Anyone is welcome to come and take food donated by Tesco and Coop because of reaching its “Sell by” date
Lydia Munday
[email protected]
http://ilminsterpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FOOD-SHARE-JULY-2019.jpg
http://ilminsterpc.org.uk/community/
+4477 1372 7605
+4414 605 4145
Ilminster Forum Carol Goodall
2 Eames Orchard
Ilminster
TA19 0BZ
[email protected]
https://ilminsterweb.com/
+4414 605 7564
Girl Guides Rainbows For girls aged five to seven – Rainbows is exciting, messy, friendly and a lot of fun!
Charlotte Owens
Ilminster
Girl Guides Brownies For girls aged seven to ten – being a Brownie is an adventurous journey that girls take with their friends
Gemma Pitman
Ilminster
[email protected]
Ilminster Health Walks Our Health Walks are led by trained Health Walk Leaders and are a great way of getting exercise and meeting people
https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/healthwalks
Ilminster History

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IlminsterHistory/permalink/443608579702820/

Ilminster Library Stitching Group Lyn Cook
Ilminster Library, Ditton Street
Ilminster
TA19 0BW
https://www.somerset.gov.uk/events/stitching-group/
+4430 0123 2224
Ilminster Literary Festival The Ilminster Literary Festival offers people of all ages from Ilminster and the surrounding area an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to meet of authors and other literary personalities through talks, discussions and meetings at affordable prices.
ilminsterliteraryfestival.org
Ilminster Majorettes We are a small friendly Majorette Troupe located in Ilminste
[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialIlminsterMajorettes/

Ilminster Methodist Toddler Group Valerie Thomas
+4414 6039 4064
Ilminster Midsummer Experience A 4 day festival held over the 2nd weekend in June
Mike Fry-Foley
16 Love Lane
Ilminster
TA19 0AR
[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterExp/

www.ilminsterexperience.co.uk
+4479 0407 8093
+4414 605 4364

Ilminster Music Club Ann Hipwood
+4414 606 2047
Ilminster Netball Club Ilminster Netball Club – in association with England Netball.
Monday Wednesday 19:45-
Melissa Denslow
Swanmead School, Ditton Street
Ilminster

https://www.facebook.com/groups/889630101225668/

+4477 1742 1012

Ilminster Positive Living Group http://www.positivelivinggroups.org.uk/Ilminster%20PLG.html
http://www.positivelivinggroups.org.uk/Ilminster%20PLG.html
Ilminster Public Defibrillator Team Claire Kingdon-Wall

https://www.facebook.com/claire.k.wall

Scouts Beaver Section An active local Scout Group with Beaver, Cub, Scout sections. Providing brilliant opportunities to young people aged 6-14 in Ilminster and the surrounding areas.
Ile Youth Club, Frog Lane
Ilminster
TA19 0AP
[email protected]
facebook.com/IlminsterScoutGroup/
Scouts Cub Section An active local Scout Group with Beaver, Cub, Scout sections. Providing brilliant opportunities to young people aged 6-14 in Ilminster and the surrounding areas.
[email protected]
Ilminster Sunday Social Ride Matt Day

https://www.facebook.com/mattday1969

Ilminster Swimming Club The aim of the Club is to provide a safe and enjoyable way to learn and develop swimming as a life skill for everyone.
[email protected]
http://ilminsterswimmingclub.com/
Ilminster Thursday Group Ngar Sue Jane Whiteford Morley Pearce
+4414 6024 1235 +4414 605 3378 +4414 6025 9596
Ilminster Town Band We are a friendly group comprising brass & woodwind players of all abilities.
Wednesday 19:45-
Ian Hilborne
Sweet Surprise, 23 Silver Street
Ilminster
TA19 0DA

https://www.facebook.com/Ilminsterband/

Ilminster Town Football Club Men’s Senior, Women’s A and Youth teams
Archie Gooch Pavilion,Brittens Field
Ilminster
TA19 9FE
https://www.ilminstertownfc.co.uk/
Ilminster Ukelele Club A ukulele group for learners, improvers, and regular players, meeting every Wednesday at 7.00pm at Today’s Menu in the Market Square in Ilminster. Tuition is available at 6.30pm for novices.
Wednesday 18:30-
David Westwood
Todays Menu, Market Square
Ilminster
TA19 0DA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/359779588180989/?ref=bookmarks

www.ilminsterukuleleclub.co.uk

Ilminster Vegans

https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterVegans/

Ilminster Women’s Institute 1st Wednesday 19:30- Minster Rooms, Court Barton
Ilminster
TA19 0DU
https://somerset.thewi.org.uk/find-wi/ilminster
+4412 7828 7034
Ilminster Young Farmers Club The Old School, School Lane
Weston-zoyland
TA7 0LN
[email protected]
+4412 7869 1711
Knitting Club for Children Ilminster Library, Ditton Street
Ilminster
TA19 0BW
[email protected]
Lions Club of Ilminster & District Shirley Farley
[email protected]
Memory Café   For those living with dementia and those supporting them.
Every other Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Minster Rooms, Court Barton
Ilminster
TA19 0DU
[email protected]
http://ilminsterpc.org.uk/community/
Minster Milers Running Club we can offer something for everyone, regardless of ability or prior running experience.
Wednesday 19:00-
Archie Gooch Pavilion,Brittens Field
Ilminster
TA19 9FE
[email protected]
Neighbourhood Plan Group A Neighbourhood Plan is a framework developed the residents and businesses of Ilminster, to guide the future development of the town.
Hayley White
Council Offices, North Street
Ilminster
TA19 0DG
[email protected]
+4414 605 2149
Parable Garden A community gardening project for all held on Saturday afternoons during the Summer months.
Every 4th Saturday –
Lyn
[email protected]
http://ilminsterpc.org.uk/community/
+4479 5442 0363
Parent, Toddler and Baby Group +4479 4680 4203
Party on the Park The annual Party on the Ilminster recreation ground featuring music, games, and food.
Matt Sainsbury

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=ilminster%20party%20on%20the%20park

Prayers and Bears https://www.netmums.com/local/bath
Pregnancy and Birth Support South Somerset A free of charge group to support pregnant parents and those who have just had a baby.
Sarah Osborne

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyandbirthsupportsouthsomerset/?ref=share

RAF Air Cadets Ilminster 2381 Squadron Shudrick Lane,
Ilminster
TA19 0BA
[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/ilminsteraircadets/about/

https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/find-a-squadron/south-west/devon-somerset-wing-hq/2381-ilminster/

Rotary Club of Ilminster Wednesday 18:30- Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road
Ilminster
[email protected]
https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1211
Royals Carnival Club Joshua Windsor

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=Royals%20Carnival%20Club

Saturday Supper Offering everyone from the community the chance to share in a free meal, fun, activities and board games.
4th Saturday 16:30-18:30
Minster Rooms, Court Barton
Ilminster
TA19 0DU
[email protected]
Shop Local in Ilminster A page to promote and celebrate the independent businesses of Ilminster. Connecting shoppers with the shops that make Ilminster unique

https://www.facebook.com/shoplocalilminster

Somerset Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society A small group who are very enthusiastic about Scottish Country Dancing,
Liz Anita Beckinsale Wilson
[email protected]
http://rscdssomerset.org.uk/
+4414 6092 9383
Somerset Carers https://somersetcarers.org/
Somerset Direct Community Services for Adults [email protected]
+4477 8148 2858
+4430 0123 2224
Somerset Village & Community Agents [email protected]
+4479 3101 7891
Somerset Wildlife Trust Ilminster and Chard Area Group 34 Wellington Road
Taunton
TA1 5AW
[email protected]
https://www.somersetwildlife.org/what-we-do
+4418 2365 2400
South Somerset Choral Society The Society was formed in 1967 and has staged concerts at least twice a year ever since
Phil Creed
[email protected]
http://www.southsomersetchoralsociety.org.uk/
South Somerset Monochrome Group [email protected]
South Somerset RSPB Local Group a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area while learning more about birds and wildlife.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/southsomerset/
Spark Somerset We provide information, advice, training and support to the voluntary & community sector in South Somerset, Mendip & Sedgemoor. We also run the Volunteer Service – visit our website for the latest opportunities:
[email protected]
ttps://www.facebook.com/sparksomerset/
https://sparksomerset.org.uk
+4414 5855 0973
Talking Café www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset/live
The Cinema at The Warehouse All films are now shown on a high quality 11ft x 14ft, electrically controlled, screen using BluRay DVD. The cinema’s seats are raked.
Rob Rainbow
Elwell House,
Stocklinch
TA19 9JF
[email protected]
http://www.cinemaatthewarehouse.co.uk
The Minster The benefice of Ilminster and Whitelackington offers the best of town and country, comprising the iconic Minster at the centre of Ilminster and the traditional rural Church of St Mary’s Whitelackington.
Revd Jo Stobart
Minster Rooms, Court Barton
Ilminster
TA19 0DU
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/minsterilminster
http://ilminsterpc.org.uk/
+4414 605 7811
The Royal British Legion Ilminster Branch We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces – past and present and their families
https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support/local-community-connections/rbl-near-you#
+4480 8802 8080
The Warehouse Theatre A fully equipped 150 seat theatre with a raked auditorium. As well as six in-house productions a year the theatre hosts groups and artists from the local area.
Brewery Lane
Ilminster
TA19 9AD
[email protected]
https://www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk
+4414 605 7049
Xtreme Carnival Club [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/Xtreme-CC-204449112908691/community/?ref=page_internal