GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS
Whether your interest is history and heritage, competitive sports or you want to find a local volunteer group, a wide variety of clubs and groups can be found in and around Coleorton. If you would like your group or club to be listed here, please send us your details.
Ashby Angling Club
Ashby Museum is located in the old National School building with Ashby Library and Tourist Information Centre. It is a Registered Charity run by a group of trustees supported by around 70 volunteers.
Coleorton Women’s Institute
The local branch of the Women’s Institute meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15 pm. President Erica Smith, Secretary Geraldine Bedford.
Roots Community Singers
Acappella choir specialising in traditional and contemporary folk music, with experienced choir master. No singing or musical ability required. Practice nights Tuesday evenings 7.00 – 9.00 pm Newbold Primary School.
St. Mary’s Church
Situated just off the A512, St. Mary’s has car parking and a pedestrian path up to the church door. The church hosts baptisms, weddings and funerals, and holds worship on the second Sunday of each month. Occasionally we hold Sunday morning services in Viscount Beaumont Primary School and a ‘Messy Church’. Messy Church is an informal way of exploring the Christian faith for young families. It involves crafts – often messy! – worship, and Bible stories. Our Rector, the Revd Mary Gregory and the church family stand ready to welcome you into their warm, friendly, informal community with a heart to serve the village and the wider area.
For detail of services and times please see the church Facebook page or subscribe to their newsletter at St. Mary’s, Coleorton, email news (coleortonheritage.org.uk)
Staunton Harold Sailing Club
A friendly member-run club for adults and children with activities including competitive racing, social cruising, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, excellent RYA training courses, Sailability, land based supporter activities.
Swannington Heritage Trust
Swannington Heritage Trust manages a number of industrial heritage sites including a restored windmill, Swannington Incline (part of Robert Stephenson’s railway) and archaeological excavations of Victorian coal mining buildings.
The Beaumont (Relief in Need) Charity
The charity was established in the 18th century to help women in Coleorton in genuine need, irrespective of age or social status. Over the years the nature of such needs has changed and the Trust is open to suggestions and applications. Life can be difficult for people on low incomes (whether they are in work or not) and unforeseen events like the COVID crisis make it worse. Typical examples of support are help towards cost of transport to visit a relative in hospital, childcare costs to enable the applicant to attend back-to-work retraining, assistance with cost of heating and domestic appliances. If you think we could help to support you or anyone you know in the village, please contact in the first instance the Trust’s secretary Georgina Raffle (details below) in the knowledge that this would be in strict confidence.
The National Forest
Coleorton sits in the area of the National Forest, encompassing 200 square miles across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Apart from the nearly 9 million trees planted to date, there are may attractions to visit and activities to take part in.