St. John’s Church Bellringers are always happy for new people to come and learn bellringing! Or maybe those who have learnt in their youth and would like to return to it? It is good gentle exercise, it's fun and you don’t necessarily have to be church goers.
They meet each Friday night between 7pm and 8.30pm at St. John's Church, why not go along and give it a try!
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Ray Daw on 01782 373071
Barlaston Plume of Feathers Bowling Club was established in 1926, although records show the presence of a green on this site as long ago as 1737! Villagers constructed the green on land belonging to the club’s first President, the village butcher. Originally the Plume of Feathers was a coaching Inn by the canal bridge and the green was fronted by a tea room enabling folk to play, rest and view the bowling. New members are always made welcome, ladies, gents and juniors. They bowl in several local leagues and have a number of members who just like to bowl socially.
Club Secretary Ron Kelsall on 07760243280 website: https://1374023.site123.me
Barlaston Bowls club is a village based Crown Green bowls club formed by a group of volunteers who took over the facilities at the Meaford Power Station in 1991 after they fell into disrepair following the closure. It now offers both competitive League bowls as well as friendly social bowls. They are always looking for new members and Friday afternoon social bowling is open to all.
Contact: Andrew Maddams (Treasurer) 01782 372172
Brownies are for Girls aged 7 to 10yrs. They meet in Barlaston Village Hall on Wednesdays after the Rainbows, from 6pm to 7,30pm. This is an active group who have leaders with lots of imagination. They work on badges, have fun and games, entertain guest speakers and do crafts. They join in with Stone Outward Division activities including Pack Holidays, and village events such as Remembrance Day.
Barlaston Coffee Morning
The Barlaston Community Coffee Morning has been running for 20 years! The aim is to provide a place for people to meet friends and get to know others with a different local charity being supported every month. It is held on the first Friday of each month except January, from 10am -12 noon in the Methodist Church Hall, Park Drive (off Tittensor Rd), Barlaston. Everyone is welcome and they are always looking for new volunteers to help with tea and coffee rotas!
For more information or if you can help in any way, please contact:
Amanda Jones 07724 897442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community First Responders
Community First Responders are volunteer members of the community who are trained to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system in conjunction with the Ambulance Service.They are trained to provide immediate care to patients in rural areas where distance may delay the prompt arrival of an ambulance. CFRs do not replace the West Midlands Ambulance Service but as they are based within the community in which they either live or work, they are able to attend the scene of an emergency call in a very short time, often within the first few minutes and in the majority of incidents they will be first on scene.
They are looking for new recruits, if you feel able to help or would like more information, contact the Group’s co-ordinator Marie Goodall on 01782 373279.
Barlaston Cricket Club, with a picturesque ground situated on Longton Road, welcomes men and women, girls and boys to come along and enjoy the great game of cricket. With 5 senior teams (4 men’s, 1 women’s) and many junior sides (age 5+), we would love for you to give cricket a go in Barlaston.
They also host a range of community events to support village life. Check out our Facebook page for more information.
A variety of memberships are offered such as Junior Player, Senior Player, Social etc. and non-member visitors are always welcome.
Wedgwood Cricket Club was founded in 1942, Wedgwood CC in Barlaston Park, are members of North Staffs and South Cheshire Cricket League. They currently run two senior teams on a Saturday afternoon, Under 13’s on a Wednesday evening and an 8-a-side midweek senior team. New members are welcome and anyone wishing to join should contact Adrian Lello 01782 626790 or Chris Holland 01782 615248.
Barlaston Scout Group have re-opened the Cub section on Tuesday nights from 18:30-20:00 every week. They have leaders, but need some Cubs!
Cubs is open to boys and girls from 8-10 1/2years old who want to do something other than watch the TV or play computer games in the evening.
The Cubs meet at the Scout Hut (next to the Railway Station). For more info please contact Steven 07472 236336
Guides are for girls aged 10 to 14/15yrs. They meet in Barlaston Village Hall on Wednesdays after the Brownies, from 7.30 - 9pm
This is a group of girls with their own camping equipment who work on Badges and Challenges with older girls achieving their BP challenge. They are involved in the village community, singing at Heyfields Nursing home every Christmas & volunteering at local events. They use the Downs Banks for outdoor activities and joined in at international Unity Camp in 2019.
North Staffs Rail Promotion
The North Staffs Rail Promotion Group represent local rail users. We promote rail services throughout the area, as well as monitoring the bus service serving the stations not in current use at Barlaston at Wedgwood. We campaigned for the reinstatement of a train service at Stone in 2008 and are regularly consulted by West Midlands Trains who are both the local train operator, and also subsidise the Barlaston bus service.
D&G bus 14 is the official rail replacement bus between Stone, Barlaston, Wedgwood and Stoke and all valid rail tickets and passes are valid on this bus (but only bus tickets can be purchased on board the bus itself). Asking the train company to stop at Barlaston station as well was considered when the franchise was awarded by the government to WMTrains, but a decision was deferred once more. NSRPG normally holds meetings every two months, either in Stone Station or in the Potteries. We welcome visitors and new members at meetings. Contact Jon Heal for more information or advice, 01785 811094 or email : email@example.com Website : www.northstaffsrail.wordpress.com
One of the oldest established amateur dramatic companies in England is Barlaston Proscenium Players.
Barlaston Proscenium Players was established more than fifty five years ago in the village of Barlaston.
Rainbows is the youngest group in Guiding, for girls aged 5-7yrs old. In Barlaston they meet in Barlaston Village Hall from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesdays in term time. They make a Guiding promise and have fun with crafts and games and take part in activities with other Guiding Units.
Barlaston Scouts meet Thursday evenings at the village scout hut, 7pm-9pm and have a varied programme of activities where children ages 10-14 can learn new skills and experience new challenges.
Contact Marj on 07788 606672 or just pop along to the hut (next to Barlaston railway crossing) one Thursday.
The Barlaston Strollers is part of the national Walking for Health scheme, run by the Ramblers Association. Walking is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy fresh air and get to see more of the beautiful village we live in. There is no doubt that walking works – it makes people happy, keeps you healthy and can even save your life! This is the conclusion of an extensive new review by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Once open, the aim is to start and finish at the Village Hall (1, Longton Road, ST11 9AA) where there is parking, use of toilet facilities and a room where people can get together and chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit at the end.
Contact: 07496 088544 (Sandie, Group Co-ordinator) or 07792 593910 (Michala, Walk Leader)
Tots Church meet on Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am at St John the Baptist, Barlaston (you may arrive earlier) A friendly relaxed playgroup, with activities, refreshments, singing. Make new friends and have fun.
The University of the Third Age is a learning co-operative of older people and membership is open to all those who are retired or no longer in full time employment. The overall purpose of the organisation is to provide the opportunity to enjoy a diverse selection of educational, social, recreational and creative activities in an informal and friendly atmosphere with like minded people. They meet regularly at Barlaston Village Hall.
The local group is The Stone & District U3A and for more information please contact the Membership Secretary Aidan Coleman on 01785 811435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Car Scheme
A Volunteers’ Car Scheme is available for Barlaston Village and Barlaston Park residents who do not have or are unable use their own transport. The service is on offer seven days a week.
Some residents have had an operation and are housebound for a short time until they heal. Some have health issues and find movement slow.
NEW DRIVERS WANTED Volunteer drivers take residents to shops, the doctors and hospital among other places. The scheme relies entirely on volunteer drivers and more drivers are always needed! You can help at any time. Most of the regular drivers are retired/semi retired and prefer the day-time runs during the week. 45p per mile is paid to cover running costs of the vehicle.
To apply: Tele: 01782 372741 Contact: Parish Councillor Irene Moran
DO YOU REQUIRE THIS SERVICE? DO YOU LIVE IN BARLASTON?
To register and book your journey: Telephone 01782 373643
Rose Kingsbury, Scheme Co-ordinator
The Barlaston Womblers are a group of people who care about the environment and want to live in a village which is clean, tidy and free from litter.
The aim of the group is to increase awareness of the huge impact that rubbish has on wildlife and to encourage a sense of pride in our surroundings.
Please come along and give it a try, many residents have been converted to the joys of litter-picking and the Womblers are a diverse and friendly bunch. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/695120980533496/ or Telephone Michala Black on 01782 373554 or 07792 593910 for more details.
Barlaston afternoon Women's Institute meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1pm-3pm, in Barlaston Village Hall, 1 Longton Road, Barlaston, ST12 9AA.
Barlaston Herons Women's Institute meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm-9:30pm, at the Methodist Church Hall, Park Drive,Barlaston, ST12 9DP