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Community Groups

Allotments:

There is an active Allotment Association operating with plots south of the village just a five minute walk from the centre.

Contact Zak Frost, 01488 648607; eastgarstonaa@gmail.com

Film Society:

The Valley Film Society meets in the Village Hall on the first Tuesday of the month. For details of membership and the current programme of films see www.valleyfilmsociety.org or contact a committee member on 01488 72305/648534/648663 or email info@valleyfilmsociety.org

Local History Society:

The Local History Society meets several times a year usually based upon a presentation about local events or matters of interest from the past. Look out on this website for future events.

Over 60s Coffee Club:

A social meeting for the over 60s in the community takes place in the Friends Meeting House on Back Street on the last Friday of each month, 10:30 am to 12 noon. It is an opportunity for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with regular activities such as quizzes and a raffle. New members are always welcome. Contact Dave Knight, 01488 648472,  d.knight636@btinternet.com

Sport and Recreation:

The village has two recreation areas, owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The Jubilee Meadow on Back Street is a popular meeting place for families and has a climbing frame for older children and an under 5 area with swings and slide.

The Millennium Field behind the Village Hall has cricket nets used by East Garston Cricket Club and goal posts for junior and senior football. 

Billiards:

The Village Hall has a full size snooker table and a team participates in a local biliiards league on Monday evenings. New players always welcome. Contact Pete Stone, p.stone@cem.ac.uk, 01488 648868

Cribbage:

A team participates in the local Cribbage league on Monday evenings in the winter. New players always welcome. Contact Val and Monty Montgomery, 01488 648506

Darts:

A team participates in the local Darts league on Thursday evenings in the winter. New players always welcome. Contact Raymond Baker, 01488 649090, ray.douglasinstruments@gmail.com

Morris Dancing: 

Garston Gallopers are your local Morris dancing side, meeting in the Village Hall on Mondays from 8 – 9:30pm. For those of you in the know about different styles of Morris, most of our dances are Cotswold, with a few Border-style dances. We always welcome new dancers and musicians so drop into one of our practices if you would like to have a go. To enquire about joining us or booking us to perform you can find details at www.garstongallopers.co.uk

Pilates Classes:

Body Control Pilates classes are held in the Village Hall on Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30am. Contact Belinda Spanswick 07833 643696, belinda.spanswick2@btinternet.com

Table Tennis Club:

The Table Tennis club meets on Thursday evenings in the Village Hall from 6:30 to 8:00pm. New players are always welcome. Contact Dave Knight, 01488 648472,  d.knight636@btinternet.com

Religion: (for services see here)

Church of England:

All Saints’ Church in the village. See full details here

The Society of Friends:

Meeting House, opposite the Village Hall. Contact: - Clerk, Phoebe Fennell, 01635 582755

Roman Catholic:

Sacred Heart Church in Lambourn. Contact: - Canon Peter Turbitt, 01235 762374

Methodist :

Lambourn Methodist Chapel. Contact: - Alan Osborne, 01488 72837