about clifford tourism businesses parish council links home

Social and recreational organisations in Clifford and surrounding area

Clifford Community Centre

Forget-me-not-club
Clifford WI
Monday Choir
Golden Valley hunt
Pony Club
Golden Valley Rifle Club
Busy Bees



Clifford Community Centre
A wide range of regular social and recreational activities, plus one-off events such as film screenings and presentations, are held in the community centre, which is situated next to Clifford Primary School:

map of centre

The community centre was opened in 1991 and during termtime it is used by Clifford Primary School from 830am - 4.30pm.  Outside these times it provides a venue for many social and recreational activities, including:

WI meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, excluding January and August
Parish Council meetings: 2nd Thursday of alternate months
Dance class: Thursday evenings during term times
Youth group: Friday evenings during term times
Sunday Net: first Sunday in each month
Monday Choir: Mondays, early evening
Karate: details to follow
Mother and toddler group: Friday mornings during term time

Less frequently:
Borderline Film Festival - March
Clifford show - July
Busy Bees annual barbecue - August
Harvest Festival lunch - October
Forget-me-not Christmas lunch - December
Arts Alive - one live annual event
Golden Valley Young Farmers play rehearsals
Golden Valley Young Farmers annual ball
100 club calling

Plus various one-off and private events, such as birthday parties and wedding receptions.  For bookings please contact Christine Bates (01497 831 422).  Chris Armstrong (01497 831 561) is the chairman of the hall committee.  If you are interested in hiring the centre for your activities please click here to download a brochure.  

You can advertise your event for free on the Hereford Times website by clicking here.

top



Forget-me-not club
The club was started in 1969 and aims to bring together the older members of the community (over 60 for women, over 65 for men).  It currently has about 130 members.  Some of its activities have changed over the last few years, eg the annual summer holiday, which was organised every year for 29 years, stopped two years ago, as have the three annual coach trips.  There are no regular meetings except the two coffee mornings (one having replaced bingo) and the Christmas party and lunch.
For more information contact: details to follow

top



Clifford WI
The Clifford WI has been going for 50 years and has 36 members, all over 50.  They meet at Clifford Community Centre on the second Monday of each month except in January and August.  Activities during the year include: one big outing; at least three coffee mornigns; Christmas carol serivce; trips to shows/theatre; open meeitngs wiht other branches; and walks.  
For more information contact Pam Butler on: details to follow

top



Monday Choir
The Monday Choir was set up three years ago by Pat Hammond and meets to practice on Monday, early evevnings.  They perform regularly at concerts and carol services, visit residential centres, have sung with the Talgarth Male Voice Choir, and at Eistedfodds.
For more information contact Pat Hammond on 01497 831 660

top



Golden Valley Hunt
The Golden Valley Hunt has 30+ couples of foxhounds and has been kennelled at Sheepcote since 1945.  They generally meet twive a week from November until the second week of March.  Riders come from a large catchment area (Dorstone to Rhosgoch and the hills beyond, Tregoyd through to the river at Bredwardine and Whitney).  Field size varies between 20 and 70.  Clifford residents account for about six riders and 30 hunt followers.
For more information contact: details to follow

top




Pony Club
The Pony Club was started in 1945 by Hazel Bishop, although it is no longer based in Clifford.  Fundraising functions include:
1. The annual dog show, which started in 1960 and takes place oin the last Sunday in August at the Priory.  There is clay pigeon shooting, terrier and lurcher racing and novelty classes.  These are well-supported locally.
2. There is an occasional Hunt Ball.
3. The Hunt Show started in 2002 and features horses and ponies.  It is held at The Green in September.
For more information contact: details to follow

top



Golden Valley Rifle Club

The rifle club is for small bore rifles and has been going for over 30 years.  It has premises at the Farm.  Club night is Mondays at 7pm.
For more information contact: details to follow

top




Busy Bees
This is a daycare centre next to the community centre which takes babies and children from six months to four years.  The children are divided into two groups (over and under two).
For more information contact the nursery on 01497 831 000.

top


Send questions or feedback relating to this website to: cliffordparish(at)gmail.com [replace 'at' with @]