Local Organisations

Societies, groups & organisations in Holmer Green

 
Anglican C of E Church - Christchurch

Christchurch, which fronts the Common is part of of the Church of England, Anglican, parish of Penn Street with Holmer Green, The small church has a much larger Church Centre next door to it which is used for some family services & let to hirers. Rev. William Mason – 0777026799607770267996 www.pshg.org

Air Training Corps (ATC)

871 (Penn) Squadron is based permanently at Sir William Ramsey School in Hazlemere. The ATC parades on Wednesday & Friday evenings from 7:30pm throughout the year and engage in a wide variety of activities as well as attending camps, courses and events at weekends and during the school holidays. They are currently recruiting new cadets aged 12 in school year 8 and above. For more details please contact Flying Officer Daniel Cecil on 01494 25614101494 256141 or 871@aircadets.org

Baptist Church

Situated on the Common, the Baptist Church building was completed by the end of 1999, and the first worship service was held on 16th January 2000. The brand new church and hall boasts excellenty facilities and is well placed for churchgoers and hirers alike.

Since the opening of the church it has been used not only by the church but by various other organisations, including walking clubs, children's groups and youth groups. 01494 712479 (ansaphone out of hours) – holmergreenbaptistchurch@gmail.com


Beamond End Residents Assoc

The Association was formed in May 2000 and its membership comprises 48 residents (26 households and 1 business) of Beamond End and Mop End. A Neighborhood Watch capability was quickly established along with the monitoring of Environmental, Planning and Farming & Business issues impacting upon our 'locality'. A major piece of work was the preparation of a Village Design Statement An active Committee meet at least three times during the year and the AGM (always well attended) is held each July. Graham Feltham (chair) – 01494 71386001494 713860. gandpfeltham@tscali.co.uk

Beavers 6-8 years

See Scouts below.

Boys Brigade

The Boys Brigade, who meet on Mondays at Holmer Green Methodist Church in Earl Howe Road, have four ages groups:

Anchor Boys & Girls: 8 years Mondays 5.30 to 6.45

Junior Section: 8-11 years Mondays 6.00 to 7.30

Company Section: 11-15 years Mondays 7.45 to 9.15

Seniors:15 years & upwards Mondays 7.45 to 9.40

Mrs. More details from Pam White – 01494 71153901494 711539

Brownies

1st Holmer Green Brownies meet at Holmer Green Village Centre on Wednesdays at 5.30 - 7 pm

2nd Holmer Green Brownies meet at Holmer Green Village Centre on Tuesdays at 5.45 - 7.15 pm

4th Holmer Green Brownies meet at the Church Centre, Featherbed Lane on Thursdays at 5.30 - 7 pm

For potential new members, contact www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested

Chadwick Ladies Club

The Chadwick Ladies Club meets in the Chadwick Hall in Holmer Green Village Centre at 8.00pm every other Monday. The group is for women of all ages and has regular talks as well as other meetings of intertest to members. See What's on for meeting details. Margo Morton – 01494 71388601494 713886 - Holmer Green Village Centre every other Monday.

Cherry Tree Pre-School                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The Cherry Tree Pre-School runs during school term time between 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday and 12.05pm to 3.05pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to know more about the pre-school, please contact Siobhan Miles 07532 312058 (cherrytreepreschool@holmergreenfirst.bucks.sch.uk)  or the school office on 01494 712050. If you would like to register your child please return a completed registration form to the school office  email: office@holmergreenfirst.bucks.sch.uk.

Cub Scouts (8-10 years) 2

Seonee Cubs meet on Mondays from 18.45-2.15 – Aged 8 -10.5 – leader Ruth Jackson
Cherokee Cubs meet on Thursdays from 18.30-20.00 – Aged 8-10.5 – Leader Karen Hobbs
- Ruth Jackson 01494 71343301494 713433 or Dawn Cross 01494 81494201494 81494

Evening Women's Institute (W.I.)

Holmer Green Evening WI meets on the 1st Tuesday of each week at Holmer Green Village Centre at 7.45pm every month of the year except August & December. With a large, active membership, Holmer Green WI welcomes new members of all ages. Contact Mrs. Margaret Hearn 01494 714149

Extend – Gentle Exercise

Fridays 2.00pm to 3.30pm - Holmer Green Village Centre. Carolyn Biggs. 01494 71280101494 712801.

Fit Moves

Want to get fitter? Then why not join us in a lively workout from 7.45-8.45 Thursdays at Holmer Green Village Centre. Everyone welcome - Just turn up with a drink, towel or mat. Phone Barbara - 01494 562354. EMDP Registered Ecercise Professional.

French - Conversational and advanced

An advanced/conversational French class held on Thursdays between 11.30 - 1pm at the Church Centre in Featherbed Lane. There is a tea/coffee break in the middle of the session. More details from Benedicte L'Esperance on 01494 530936.

Girl Guides

1st Holmer Green Guides meet at Holmer Green Village Centre on Fridays from 6.30 - 8 pm.
Potential new members should contact Vicki Flemming or Louise Baldwin - kingswood.division@hotmail.co.uk

2nd Holmer Green Guides meet at Holmer Green Village Centre on Tuesdays from 7.30 - 9 pm. Potential new members should contact Dianne Jillians 01494 71775201494 717752 dianne@jillians.plus.com

Hazlemere Library
312 Amersham Road, Hazlemere Bucks, HP15 7PY

Opening Times
  • Monday 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 6.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Facilities:- Public PCs, Free WiFi access, Free Online Resources, Public WC

Activities: Storytime for the under 5s, Bounce & Rhyme -music and rhyme for the under 5s, Reading Groups, One to One Computer Lessons, Crochet Circle, Knit and Natter, Simply Walks and a variety of events for adults and children throughout the year.
Newspapers: The Times, Bucks Free Press
Borrow / Hire: Books including Large Print Editions and Audiobooks, Magazines and DVDs

For more information call 01296 382415
Email: library@buckscc.gov.uk
Web: www.buckscc.gov.uk/libraries

High Wycombe Scrabble Club

Meet the first & third Tuesdays in every month at 7.30pm for 7.45pm at Rossetti Hall, New Pond Road. Registered with the Association of British Scrabble Players, they cater for all abilities. Subscriptions are normally £3.00 per evening plus 20p for tea or coffee.Dennis Troughton - 07720 118907.

Holmer Green Cricket Club


Holmer Green Cricket Club have been playing cricket in the village since 1922. Initially based on the Common, cricket is now played at Holmer Green Sports Association on Watchet Lane. There are two adult teams that play league cricket on a Saturday in the Mid-Bucks Cricket League and a Sunday adult team that plays friendly cricket. There is also a vibrant junior section with cricket being played from the ages of 7 right up to 17.

For more information on cricket in the village, please go to the website which is www.holmergreencc.co.uk where you will find more information about our club."

Holmer Green (Pacey) Childminding Group


Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9.30am for tea & coffee to provide mutual support for parents and to give children a chance to socialise. The group provides advice to parents seekinbg childcare including vacancy information for childminders who currently have spaces. Meeting venues vary - Phone 01494 866181 - prestwood.missendencc@actionforchildren.org.uk

Holmer Green First School

To see the First School (Infant School) information, follow this link.

Holmer Green Players

Holmer Green Players meets every Wednesday at Holmer Green Village Centre, The Common, Holmer Green. The Junior section for 8 to 16 year olds meets from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and the adult (over 16s) meets from 8.00pm to 10.30pm. The group performs comedys and song and dance shows three or four times per year, also in the Village Centre. Karl Picton – secretary@holmergreenplayers.co.uk. www.holmergreenplayers.co.uk.

Holmer Green Football Club (The '1 Club)

After100 years football at Holmer Green the various teams bearing the name have eventually become “1 Club”. The “1 Club" incorporates both Senior teams (First XI and Reserves), Old Boys, Youth teams (2) and the 11 junior aged teams, including the Girls team (previously known as the Minors). The new unified club transforms the Minors section into a thriving unit that attained FA Community Charter Standard – Community Status, the highest award issued by the FA to grass root clubs and more recently voted the “Best Club” by Bucks Sports (a partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council, established specifically to promote sports) in recognition of:

If you are an aspiring younger Player or older Player looking to play for one of the biggest and progressive Clubs in Bucks why not pop along on a match day or you can contact us at HGFC@HGSA.co.uk - www.holmergreenfc.co.uk

Holmer Green Junior School

To see the Holmer Green Junior School information, follow this link

Holmer Green Methodist Church

Holmer Green Methodist church set in Earl Howe Road, Holmer Green. The original chapel was built in 1841, re-built in 1859 and again in 1937. Major extensions were added in 1967 and a extensive refurbishment program was completed in 2010.

The Methodist minister, Rev. Mike Hill and his wife Gwen came to Holmer Green in September 2008 from the Reading and Silchester Circuit where they had been living in Woodley for seven years.

Regular worship includes Sunday morning worship at 10.30am evening worship at 6.00pm. Other activities include Boys Brigade (see above), Tuesday fellowship plus an arts & Crafts group on Saturdays. More information on www.holmergreenmethodistchurch.org.uk

Holmer Green Methodist Pre-School

The Pre-school runs in the school rooms of the Methodist Church and has a large rear garden with outdoor classroom and all-weather play surface. The Pre-school operates Monday to Friday, 9.15-12.15 (term time only) and our experienced, qualified staff care for children aged from 2 years to rising 5. For more information or to register your child, please visit our website www.hgmp.org. Alternatively, please contact our Supervisor, Mrs Sharon Dorme, on 01494 711431 or email us at info@hgmp.org or www.hgmp.org.

Holmer Green Senior School Parents' Association

HGSS Parents' Association is made up of enthusiastic volunteer parents who are keen to support the school in any way they can. This includes organising fund raising events throughout the academic year and assisting at school arranged functions, which raise the school profile in the local community.

Look out for posters of forthcoming events around the village, and in local newspapers and magazines. All welcome - 01494 712219. office@holmer.bucks.sch.uk

Holmer Green Short Mat Bowls Club

The Club was founded in 1989 as a “playing section” of the Holmer Green Sports Association. The Sports Association pavilion has only sufficient room for one short mat indoors and therefore the Club play in the Bucks Single Mat League. In 2002 however, the Club designed and built an outside facility consisting 3 permanent all-weather short mats, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. This outside facility is used from April to November each year and attracts many members from other local clubs who enjoy playing short mat bowls with us in the summer sunshine. The Sports Association pavilion has only sufficient room for one short mat indoors and therefore the Club play in the Bucks Single Mat League.

The Club hold regular “roll-ups” at the following times:
  • Inside (All year around) Tuesday evening. 7.30pm to 11pm.
  • Outside (April-November) Thursday afternoon 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday morning 10am to Noon
We are always pleased to see potential new members and welcome them to come along to one of the above roll-ups. Alternatively please give us a call on 01494 712284

Holmer Green Sports Association


THE HGSA club house is at 87 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, HP15 6UF. Tel: 01494 711485. email: admin@hgsa.co.uk. Web: www.hgsa.co.uk. Club Manager is Sarah Banning 01494 711485. The Association have several sporting sections as follows:-
  • Football Adults and junior
  • Squash and racketball Adults and junior
  • Tennis Adults and junior
  • Cricket Adults and junior
  • Bowls Adults indoor and outdoor
  • Model Engineering
  • Golf Society
The group stages music nights on  alternate Wednesdays and quiz nights once per month on Fridays (see 'What's on' for dates)

Holmer Green Squash & Racquetball Club

The squash club was formed during the early days of HGSA and started with two courts. During the 70s and 80s, the game grew enormously in popularity and to keep up with the demand for membership a third court was added in the mid-80s.
Today these three pleasant and well-maintained courts, viewing gallery and changing rooms are available exclusively for use by squash club members. The club is run by volunteers and our court charges are the most competitive in South Bucks. The club is a registered member of England Squash and the Bucks Squash Racquets Association. In addition to playing other members in friendly games, players of all levels can join a ladder league and enjoy competitive games at their own ability levels. In addition various tournaments are organised throughout the year.

The club enters three teams in the Bucks Leagues. The 1st team is currently top of the Premier Division so members can watch top-level squash for free. There are also several local qualified coaches who will provide one to one, or group coaching by arrangement at the club. We have run a junior training group for many years and youngsters from 7-18 years can learn the game in safety from qualified and experienced coaches on Saturday mornings. This has produced many fine players, many are now club players and a few have reached county and national level. There is a thriving junior league in Bucks in which we participate.

The club is run by a committee of volunteers - Email: membership@hgsrc.co.uk
www.hgsrc.co.uk

Holmer Green Village Centre

The Village Centre is the only hall in Holmer Green open to all types of events and is run as a charity by a voluntary committee to provide hire facilities to local residents. We operate on the revenue from regular and casual bookings plus the generous donations of local organisations (including Parish and District Councils) and user groups (including the Holmer Green WI) together with private individuals. Holmer Green Village Hall is administered by a group of dedicated Committee Members, with an avid desire to enrich the role of the hall within the village and beyond. The Committee meet regularly and is supported by the Centre's four Trustees. The Village Centre Committee is determined to improve services within the Village Centre and is open to ideas from anyone who thinks that the facilities could be improved.

Regular hirers of the halls are invited to attend the quarterly Representatives meeting to raise and discuss any issues that affect them and, in addition, there is an Annual General Meeting open to all interested parties at which the Committee Members and Representatives are electedThe Village Centre is the only hall in Holmer Green open to all types of events and is run as a charity by a voluntary committee to provide hire facilities to local residents. We operate on the revenue from regular and casual bookings plus the generous donations of local organisations (including Parish and District Councils) and user groups (including the Holmer Green WI) together with private individuals.

Holmer Green Village Hall is administered by a group of dedicated Committee Members, with an avid desire to enrich the role of the hall within the village and beyond. The Committee meet regularly and is supported by the Centre's four Trustees. The Village Centre Committee is determined to improve services within the Village Centre and is open to ideas from anyone who thinks that the facilities could be improved.

Regular hirers of the halls are invited to attend the quarterly Representatives meeting to raise and discuss any issues that affect them and, in addition, there is an Annual General Meeting open to all interested parties at which the Committee Members and Representatives are elected. Secretary: Peter Healy - secretary@holmergreenvillagehall.org.uk. Bookings: 0870 765 6450 - bookings@holmergreenvillagehall.org.uk

Holmer Green Village Centre Pre-School Nursery

Latest Ofsted inspection was July 2011. Judgement good. Report can be found on Ofsted website under the Early Years section.Our registration number is EY260329. Our well established, trained and dedicated team offer Early Years care and education for children from 2 years 4 months to 5 years. We operate Monday - Friday, 9.15am - 12.15pm during term times. Early Years Flexible Free Entitlement of 15 hours per week is available to all children from the term following their 3rd birthday

Manager: Sheri Berryman. Contact email: sberryman65@btinternet.com Tel 01494 711513 or 01494 718113 (pm)

Holmer Green Village Produce Association (VPA - Gardening Club)

The Association – referred to locally as ‘The VPA’ – is Holmer Green’s gardening club. More than that, it is an organisation that provides a social focus for the village of Holmer Green and the surrounding area. The VPA was formed in 1944 to help 'dig for victory’ in the Second World War. Its objectives were to 'encourage and improve the standard of horticulture, small live-stock keeping, and the best use of produce in the home'. Since then, the VPA has become a general gardening club organising shows, talks and outings on behalf of its members as well as operating a busy Trading Store. James Cadle – 716992.chair@hgvpa.org http://www.hgvpa.org

Holmer Green Youth Club

The Youth Club offers local young people aged school years 6 to 13 opportunities for fun, meeting friends, and making new friends in a safe environment. Experienced youth workers are always on hand.The Youth Club offers local young people aged school years 6 to 13 opportunities for fun, meeting friends, and making new friends in a safe environment. Experienced youth workers are always on hand. The Youth Club meets at the  Youth Club building, Parish Piece, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6SW. Michael Turner – 01494 711970. holmergreenyouth@holmergreenyouth.plus.com. holmergreenyouthclub.org.uk


Quicksteps
Quicksteps Social Dancing is run by Elaine Beauchamp, her husband and daughter. Classes are held at the Christchurch Centre, Featherbed Lane, Holmer Green with Beginners on Tuesdays 8-9pm, Improvers on Tuesdays 7-8pm and advance level on Wednesdays from 8 - 9.30pm. Instruction and Practice for Rock 'n' Roll, Classical Sequence, Modern Sequence, Freestyle, Latin American, Rock 'n' Roll (Ballroom), Ballroom and Street Dancers. Contact Elaine on 07837 38326807837 383268 or elbeauchamp286@yahoo.co.uk

Junior Chess

Facilities are available for any child to be taught to play a structured game of chess as a social asset. The most enthusiastic can receive the coaching required to enable them to play for Buckinghamshire in National Championships.

Chess is valued as a character builder and for improving concentration and logical thinking. To develop the players I need, as Team Manager of the County Under Nine Team, to pay particular attention to children in school years 2 and 3.

For details contact Brian Lacey.  01494 71369801494 713698 twolaceys@sky.com

Junior School Association (First & Junior schools in Holmer Green)

Helen Hodgson – 01494 71783801494 717838

Lantern Club

The Lantern Club Day Centre for the Elderly which meets each Monday in Holmer Green Village Hall, is a registered charity which was founded in 1990 by a group of local business people at the suggestion of Community Psychiatric Nurses working in Holmer Green and the surrounding area who felt there was a requirement for such a service. The Club can take a maximum of 14 members each week. The aim is to provide “time off” for their carers at the same time giving them a chance to socialise with other people.
Each Monday is taken up by various activities to stimulate both mind and body and we have regular exercise sessions, games, quizzes and most weeks musical or other entertainment. Our members are provided with refreshments and a hot meal at lunch time. Transport is also provided for those who need it.

All our members are elderly and frail and most of them also have mental disorders which was the main reason for setting up the Club in the beginning.  One of them, who has been a member for at least seven years tells us how lucky she is to be a member and she enjoys every week - she says “I wish I could come every day”.

Mrs C, whose husband suffers from Alzheimer's says she believes the Club to be “absolutely fantastic” and she is now able to meet up with her friends in the knowledge that her husband is in safe hands. Mrs B says “I think you are doing a fantastic job - I am so happy that he is content and enjoying each Monday he spends with you - I have told all my contacts at the Alzheimer's Society about the Lantern Club”.

The Lantern Club is entirely run by volunteers and needless to say NEW VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED. Volunteers do not have to be trained but need to be able to empathise with older people. The Club is open from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Volunteers can give as much time as they wish, any amount of time would be much appreciated.

‘Link-up’ Bereavement Group

A bereavement group offering friendship, understanding, support and hope.  Link-Up meets at the Church Centre in Holmer Green (HP15 6XQ)  There are people to talk to and books and leaflets to browse and borrow. Now in its 21st year. Usually 3rd Friday morning in month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a sharing lunch.

Pilates @ The Church Centre

Sam Sidley runs Body Control Pilates classes at the Church Centre, Featherbed Lane in Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (see the 'What's On' calendar for dates this month.) Sam is a Regiustered Exercise Professionals and a member of Backcare, a charity for healthier backs. www.samsidley.co.uk samsidley@btinternet.com

Pilates @ The Village Centre

Alison. 01494 471751- Mondays from 6.30 - 7.30pm & Thursdays 7.40 - 8.40pm - Holmer Green Village Centre.

Playmates Day Nursery

For pre-school children & their carers. Tuesday term times from 9.30-11.00am. A friendly atmosphere with toys, activities, coffee & chat. Feel free to pop in. £1.50 per family - Mrs. Maureen Myerson – 01494 716789.

Rainbows - 1st Holmer Green Rainbows


1st Holmer Green Rainbows meet at Holmer Green Village Centre onTuesdays 4.45 - 5.45 pm. For potential new members, contact Maureen Camier 01494 711134. maureencamier@tesco.net

Red Kites Golfing Society

The Red Kites Golf Society was formed during 2009 as a ‘playing section’ of the Holmer Green Sports Association, the Red Kites played their first game in December 2009 where they competed for the inaugural Christmas Cup. The Red Kites play in five competitions each year. The typical format for each competition is to meet at the venue for breakfast and the Captain’s draw followed by 18 holes of golf which is followed by lunch and prize giving. The Red Kites select different venues to play each competition at throughout each year, ranging from Wycombe Heights Golf Club to other favourites which include Studley Wood and Badgemore Park Golf Club. Each players handicap is monitored and adjusted throughout the year based on the scores from each competition, which employs Stableford scoring. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place along with nearest pin and longest drive.

All inquiries regarding the Red Kites Golf Society should be directed to the Chairman – Kevin Frewin c/o Holmer Green Sports Association.

Rossetti Hall

The offices of Little Missenden Parish Council, the hall is also available to hire. For details see our Halls for hire page. For bookings - Jo Lynskey - 01494 716915 - jllynskey@hotmail.co.uk

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion Hall is at 48 Beechtree Road, Holmer Green, HP15 6UT. Facilities include pool table and dartsboard. Men play darts Tuesdays & Fridays. Licensed bar with highly competitive prices - Phone 01494 711144 club@holmergreenbritishlegion.com - www.holmergreenbritishlegion.co.uk

Royal British Legion –Women's’ Section

The Royal British Legion Hall is at 48 Beechtree Road, Holmer Green, HP15 6UT. Facilities include pool table and dartsboard. Women play darts Wednesdays & Thursdays. Licensed bar with highly competative prices. -- Phone 01494 711144 club@holmergreenbritishlegion.com - www.holmergreenbritishlegion.co.uk

Scouts

1st Holmer Green Scout Group was formed in 1966 and celebrated its 45th anniversary in September 2011. Currently the Group has over 100 members and 12 Leaders

The Group comprises 5 Sections, There are 2 Beaver colonies for boys and girls aged 6-8, 2 Cub packs for those aged 8-10 and a Scout Troop for those aged 10-14. When they reach the upper age limit the children can move to a District Explorer Unit which involves young people from 14 to 18. An exciting and interesting programme is produced each year and includes both physical and mental challenges. The aim for each child is for them to attain the Chief Scout award appropriate to their age group and ultimately by age 18 to have obtained the Queens Scout Award.

For details on Scouts,& Beavers in Holmer Green contact Neil Spencer – 01494 714347 or neilspencer9@gmail.com

‘Simply Walk’

On Mondays walkers meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. A choice of three walks is provided to cater for different abilities i.e.. the "First Footers" walk for those only confident with a flat walk at a moderately slow pace for about 30 minutes; the "Village Walk"; a flat walk at a reasonable pace, lasting for 60 minutes, with the occasional short stop, allowing for some to catch up, and finally the "Country Walk" which is at a good pace through fields and woods, lasting for 60 minutes. All walks are led by leaders trained in first aid.

We provide tea/coffee and biscuits for walkers on their return at a cost of 50 pence. There is a 50 pence optional donation to be shared with simply walk and the church towards costs. Walkers enjoy the opportunity to socialise at this time and later help with packing up to clear the hall by 12 noon. 01494 475367 or simplywalks@buckscc.gov.uk.

T'ai Chi Chuan

T'ai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation classes for health and well-being. Holmer Green Sports Association on Wednesday Mornings - Contact: Lin Williams on 01494 562037.

Tiddlywinks - The 'pre' Pre-School group

Baby & toddler group. Friendly, relaxing and stimulating environment for parents and children from birth to pre school. The group meets on Mondays from 1.30 - 3.00pm in the Church Centre, Holmer Green at a cost of £1.50 per family. For more information phone

Pyramid Fitness.
Alice on 07500 772146 or email alice@pyramidfitness.co.uk.  Holmer Green Village Centre.

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