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Community Uke
We are Community Uke, a ukulele group for all abilities and expectations. We meet on a Wednesday evening in The Horseshoe, 7pm for beginners/improvers and 8pm for Ukulele Mayhem.  Working from our own compilations and arrangements of songs we have an eclectic mix with something to suit all tastes, including traditional uke tunes alongside
pop and chart numbers throughout the years.
A friendly and welcoming club, we offer support for beginners and newcomers through sharing our own experiences and expertise.  The emphasis is on fun through making music – everybody enjoys learning new songs and after learning a few simple chords the world of ukulele music is your oyster!
The website is at or contact

Friends of Pontesbury Library (FoPL)
The Friends of Pontesbury Library group was  established some time ago to help maintain and support library services in ‘The Community Library at Pontesbury’ covering Pontesbury and the wider Rea Valley area.In response to recent Shropshire Council plans to close this and many other libraries for budgetary reasons, the Friends have ‘geared up’ their activities. We now have approaching 400 members (Friends) living in a wide catchment area supported by a Committee. You can register for ‘free’ membership at the Library. We also run a monthly lottery with annual membership costing £12. We encourage all those interested to register for both.
Our main purpose is to raise funds through this and a wide range of events, grants etc to enable the local community to contribute to the costs of maintaining a staffed Library in the long term with the support of Shropshire Council and Parish Councils.The Committee and its officers can be contacted via the Library or by email: or our website which describes our vision, events and activities in detail. These are widely publicised through Village Newsletters, Website, Facebook and regular emails to members.
The Friends work with Shropshire Council, Parish Councils and other agencies through a Steering Group which aims to set up a community business to gradually take over responsibility for the Library’s operation. We are currently in process of bidding for Charitable Status which would bring major benefits for our fundraising activities. Please join us and HELP KEEP PONTESBURY LIBRARY OPEN!

Pontesbury Badminton Monday Night Club
The Badminton Club meets every Monday night from 19:30 to 21:30, during school terms, at the Mary Webb School Sports Hall, Pontesbury. Everyone from 16 or over are welcome. Limited coaching is available for beginners. The fees are £35 per term. Those wishing to come along and just try it get the first week free. The club is a very friendly and relaxed group, with a wide age range, who would welcomes new members. For further information contact Nigel 01743 791090

Pontesbury & District Gardeners Association

Pontesbury & District Gardeners Association was formed in 1942 with the aim of promoting gardening in the local area. Now its main function is as a co-operative, to use modern parlance, buying garden consumables in bulk and reselling to members at rates lower than are normally found in garden centres and other retail outlets. For example, each February we take delivery of an articulated lorry load of multi-purpose compost, we buy Mucker’s (Montford) Mulch by the lorry load and bag it up ourselves; these are sold to members at a competitive prices. We are able to do this because we are staffed by volunteers and don’t have the cash flow concerns that a normal retail business has. All this is located in an old railway shed by the old line in Pontesbury, and a view of the building itself is worth the effort of going to see it.
Because of their perishable nature we only sell a limited range of seeds: in spring we have several varieties of seed potatoes, pea and bean seeds and onion and shallot sets, which are sold in whatever quantity you want to buy, as opposed to the pre-packed quantities that you have to get in most retail outlets. We do sell loose grass seed all year round.
There is a ‘social evening’ in May; this replaced the poorly attended talks and quizzes and concentrated everything into one evening: we get garden-orientated people/organisations to come and set up stalls around the Public Hall; we don’t charge them rent, we don’t charge admission, and we provide free refreshments; it’s a good sociable evening. We invite other garden-related organisations, so that they can come and enjoy an evening out among like-minded gardening types.
We have a show at the end of August each year; this is an open show, unlike many organised by the other clubs, which are open to members only; so if you are keen on this sort of thing then please come and have a look and consider entering.

Pontesbury Sports Association
Secretary: Barry Chalinor  Email: Mob: 07714249151

Pontesbury WI
Pontesbury WI was founded in 1918; presently we have 38 members. We are a friendly and welcoming group who would welcome new members of any age above 16.  We meet at 2:00 pm the second Monday of every month in Pontesbury Public Hall. You can visit 3 times free of charge without becoming a member. Membership is £37.50 for 12 months running from January to December; membership includes 8 good quality magazines per year.  We have guest speaker’s ranging from graphology, local history, entertainment and oil painting to name but a few, plus outings to theatres and other venues.
Every year we raise money for a local charity, this year our charity is the Rea Valley Riding for the Disabled. One of the ways we raise money for the charity is by making and selling cakes at the Minsterley Show as well as having a refreshments stall at the Show.
It is a myth that the WI is only about ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ and you don’t have to be a baker or be good at crafts. Some of our members excel in these areas but not all of us.
Becoming a member of your local WI gives you the opportunity to go to County and National WI events. These range from quizzes to darts, talks from Fracking to alternative therapies, rambling, outings to theatres, as well as many other attractions.
So why not come and give us a go, you might be pleasantly surprised.
For more information please contact Shropshire Federation WI on 01743 461646.
Office opens Monday – Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30pm – 4:00 pm.
National Federation WI website:

Rea Valley Probus Club
Rea Valley Probus Club is up and running, and now has a website which gives information on who we are and what we do.