Rodborough Community Events is a non-profit organisation that has been formed to promote events for the benefit of everyone in the community. Some of the groups that may benefit from activities include;


Access Bike Project

Access bike is a youth led fully equipped cycle workshop, open to all young people for workshop time and peer mentor support. Young people can work on their own bikes and spend time fixing up bikes donated by the community for other people, in a safe, supportive environment.

With personal development programmes for disadvantaged and disabled young people and supported volunteer placements for adults recovering from long term illness the workshop is an inclusive community hub making a real difference to people’s lives.  Read more on the website: http://www.cscic.org/info/our-projects/access-bike/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/accessbikestroud/


Rugby Rascals

We are a parent / toddler group that runs Weds and Thurs mornings at Stroud Rugby Club. Our group enables parents and child minders a chance to socialise with other adults while the children enhance their development and education through all the activities that we supply. These being , music and singing, painting and glueing, physical exercise on the climbing frame and slide and riding on the toys and using their skills on construction toys. The children also learn the skills of sharing and playing with each other.


Rainbows

Rainbows are the youngest girls in Girl Guiding. They started 28 years ago and we now have groups all over the UK and Ireland (where they first started), which are run by our volunteer leaders. The girls are aged from 5 – 7 years old, they have a uniform comprising of; T Shirt, joggers and a hoodie (red and light blue). Most Rainbows meet once a week.

The Rainbows make a simple promise, they receive a badge and certificate. The leaders of each Rainbow group have different names reflecting the colours of the rainbow, for example, we have names of flowers: Snowdrop, Sweet pea, Rose, Tulip and Blossom. We do a lot of craft based activities, games and singing but we also go out and visit lots of interesting places. We have been to; St James City Farm, a Canal Boat, Wall Climbing, Swimming, @Bristol and many more. We go on Sleepovers, this is where we hire halls and set up camp beds for the Rainbows and leaders. We are only allowed to camp for 24 hours. There is a generally a theme that we base all activities on, The girls help decide, then the activities are planned. The girls have great fun and for some of them, it is the first time they have been away from home. On these sleepovers we encourage the girls to help tidy away and make sandwiches, pizzas or whatever food we are having.

If you would like your daughter to come to the Rodborough Rainbow group, we meet on a Tuesday at 6pm -7pm at The Old Endowed School, please email me on debbie.wood@hotmail.co.uk. Please be aware there is a waiting list so we are taking names of girls from 3 years up. If you are interested in being an adult volunteer, please email me with your details, we have Rainbows, Brownies and Guides all over Stroud.


Brownies

We are for all girls aged 7-10, whatever their background and circumstances. We offer them fun, exciting activities and the chance to make life long friends. We give girls a space where they can really be themselves with other girls and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today’s world.


Rodborough Playgroup

Rodborough Playgroup is a registered charity, run by volunteer local parents. We employ a small team of professional staff to run daily playgroup sessions for ages 2-4 years. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and were rated as “Good” by OFSTED last year. Open to all we offer play, friendship and community for around thirty local families every year, getting them ready to go to Rodborough and Gastrells schools.


Sea Cadets

Stroud Sea Cadets aim is to provide “serious fun” for young people age 10-18 years. We offer a wide range of training and sporting opportunities e.g. kayaking, sailing, rowing, football,swimming, adventure training, Dof E training, catering. We also support local charity and community events.


Rodborough Toddlers

We are a parent led toddler group meeting on Thursdays between 10am and 12 during term time at The Old Endowed School on Walkley Hill. The session costs £2 per family and we cater for all children up to school age, (children are the carers’ responsibility whilst at the toddler group). Every week we set out a range of toys, including either sand or water play. We have a slide, trampoline and various ride on toys and there is always play doh and colouring. Children are offered a healthy snack and drink with hot drinks and homemade cake for the adults.


Rodborough Youth Project

Rodborough Youth Project (RYP) welcomes young people over 11 years old who live in Rodborough, or attended Rodborough or Gastrells Primary School. Members are welcome to bring guests too.

We create a safe and welcoming environment every Friday evening in term-time from 7pm – 9pm at Rodborough Community Hall and provide a wide range of activities and trips for young people, including sport, arts and crafts, cooking, trips out, music and games.

We would really appreciate any donations to go towards a new table football game, air hockey and pool table.

Visit our website at http://ryp.gl5.info/


Beavers/Cubs/Scouts

Rodborough scout group is made up of beavers, cubs and scouts from 6-14 years of age. We offer great opportunities for young people to develop both indoor and outdoor skills from outdoor cooking, star gazing, pioneering, camping and a chance to make new friends with other young people in our community.


Rodborough Youth Football Club

Rodborough Youth Football Club was established in 1974 and has since grown to become one of the largest youth clubs in the county. The club plays its football in Stroud, Gloucestershire and has league representation in all age groups from under 9 to under 16. As well as this we run an academy which caters for children as young as 5.

Rodborough YFC are proud to announce that we continue to be an FA Charter Standard Club, awarded in recognition of the fact that we provide safe, exciting football, but with the children’s well-being as our top priority


Beavers

Beavers are the youngest members of the Scout Movement. Rodborough Beavers are a colony of 18 boys and girls aged six to eight. The Colony has been active since April 1986 and is run by two warranted leaders and two section assistants who have worked as a team for over fifteen years; one of the leaders has been there since the start of the colony. A Young Leader from the Scout section also works with Beavers for leadership credits.

The weekly hour long meetings are themed with games, crafts, activities, local outings, nature rambles, outdoor Scouting skills in our Scout Field, indoor overnight camp, visitors and community projects. As a result of the planned activities Beavers earn activity and challenge badges all aiming to earn their Bronze award. Beavers also choose to work for badges from home. At the age of eight Beavers move on to the Cub section.


Stroud Rugby Club

Stroud Rugby Football Club was founded in 1873 and moved to its current picturesque location in Rodborough for the 1884/85 season.

The Club, a Community Amateur Sports Club, has two successful senior coaches all of whom are volunteers.

Membership of the Club is open to everyone, and the public, club member or not, are welcome to watch any of the home games free of charge.


Girl Guides

1st Rodborough Guides provides girls from the age of 10 to 14 a chance to meet up, learn new skills, have fun together and build friendships. They also have the opportunity to earn badges such as science, first aid, cooking and independent living. As well as a weekly meeting, we offer opportunities to take part in day trips, camps and to get involved in community projects.

Girl guiding provides girls with a space where they can be themselves with the chance to build their confidence and to discover their full potential.

For any enquiries please contact 1strodboroughguides@gmail.com


The Old Endowed School (T.O.E.S.)

Being one of the oldest buildings in Rodborough, parts of The Old Endowed School (T.O.E.S.) date back to the 1400ʼs when it was thought to have been built as a wool store.

Much later, as the thriving Rodborough Endowed School the building was extended in 1820 to increase the numbers attending, and closed as a school in 1901 when Rodborough School was built.

Then as Rodboroughʼs village hall it was the hub of the community, and is now registered as an Asset of Community Value, with groups and clubs of all age groups attending. It is also a venue for Remembering Rodborough exhibitions.

Please help to preserve this Historic Building. Save TOES, give us a hand! www.theoldendowedschool.org.uk

Charity Number: 311519

Bookings: Louise Ratcliffe 01453 752 265


Friends of Gastrells School

Friends of Gastrells School is an entirely voluntary-run organisation.  We exist to raise funds to support the skills, social and learning development of all the pupils who attend Gastrells Community Primary School.  Gastrells is also one of only 4 schools in Gloucestershire providing specialist special education needs support through an integrated ‘Communication and Interaction Centre’.

We are currently focused on fundraising for a new landscaped play area for the children – the school site is set into the hill and means pupils usually play in a narrow concrete playground.  It’s a big project, with a big price tag, and any help we can get to raise the money we need to make it happen will be put to very good use.  Please support us!


Rodborough Glebe Allotments

Rodborough Glebe Allotments are a wonderful facility for the people of Rodborough. We currently have about 70 plots of various sizes which are worked by people from all walks of life. 

The Association is entirely funded by member’s subscriptions and “fundraising” such as our stall at the Fete. With those resources we have to pay rent, secure and maintain our boundaries (from the pesky deer who enjoy nothing more than lettuce and runner beans for breakfast) as well as grass cutting, water etc. 

Members also work hard to maintain “wild” areas of the site for the benefit of unusual species such as newts, dragonflies, crickets and wild flowers.  Any funds raised from the Rodborough Summer Social would be used to improve our site. 


Friends of Rodborough School (FORS)

Friends of Rodborough School (FORS) is a parent association group and charity who raise funds for Rodborough School.

FORS supports a number of fantastic projects within the school with the aim to ensure Rodborough School is a vibrant, well equipped and exciting learning environment! Please help us and show your support 🙂


Remembering Rodborough

Rodborough! It’s where we are, its where many of us grew up and its where some of us will live for ever, or die trying. Generations upon generations of real people have lived entire rich lives here. Perhaps they even used to live in your house!

We as a community group, remember the courage and sacrifice of the young men sent to war, the creativity/skill of the craftsmen, the personality of the residents and the soul of the parish.

We would use your generous ticket donation to collect, preserve and exhibit photos and stories from bygone eras, letting you peep through the curtains at a very different but oddly familiar world!