Local Groups & Clubs

If you would like to promote your interest group or club on Highnam Parish Council website, send an email to Councillor Michael Welch or Councillor Yan Watkins  (website content editors) cc Parish Clerk (Richard Hicks) – contact details on this website – we’ll be pleased to help.  

(updated 27th July 2018)

Chestnut Club

Social club with lots of special events for mature Highnam people. Includes trips, speakers and other various activities. See Village Link.

Contact: Brian Henry. Tel: 01452 386656 or email: mrbrianh@hotmail.com

Exercise for the over 55’s

If you feel that you would benefit from some more exercise contact Adam to find out more information about local classes.

Contact: Adam Farr. Tel: 01452 234005 or email:  adam@farrphysio.co.uk

FC Highnam Youth Football Club

The club runs boys teams from U5s through to U18s level and girls teams from U10s to U16s. In addition there is a Youth Development Programme for 6 to 8 year olds.

For more information visit the clubs website: http://fchighnam.com/

Highnam Allotment Association

Formed in 2007, the Highnam Allotment Association operates 26 allotment plots adjacent to the sports field. For more information visit their website: https://sites.google.com/site/highnamallotments/ or contact

Membership Secretary: Ashley Hathaway. Tel: 01452 414323 or email: ashleyhathaway@hotmail.co.uk

Highnam Beaver Scouts

Fun, friendship, games, outings and activity badges for 6 to 8 year olds.

Group Leader: Jackie Bahoosy. Tel: 01452 526739 or email: mk.campbell@btinternet.com

Highnam C of E Primary Academy

Headteacher: Mr Stephen Dean. Tel: 01452 525872  Email: admin@highnam.gloucs.sch.uk  Website: http://www.highnam.gloucs.sch.uk/

Highnam Community Centre Trust

We have three halls available, including the award winning Gambier Parry Hall, for public and private hire. The halls can accommodate a wide number of activities including conferences, training seminars, wedding receptions, music events, dances, sports and social activities.

For bookings email: bookings@highnamcc.org.uk  Website: http://www.highnamcc.org.uk

Highnam Court Cricket Club

The club welcomes players of all ages and abilities – if you are interested in joining go along to watch on a Saturday afternoon at the cricket ground next to the Church. For more information visit the clubs website: http://highnamcourt.play-cricket.com// or contact Steve Glynn: steve . glynn @ hotmail .co.uk

Highnam Cub Scouts

Fun for 8 to 10 ¾ year olds, games, activity badges, awards and much more.

Group Leader: Gavin Abbott. Tel: 01452 415281 or email: gavin.abbott@highnambb.co.uk

Highnam Family History Self Help Group

A friendly group of family historians who can help you get started on your quest to unearth your family history.

Contact: Gavin Abbott. Tel: 01452 415281 or email: gavin.abbott@highnambb.co.uk

Highnam Folk Dance Club

Join us for a fun afternoon of Country dancing, refreshments and cake!

Meetings are monthly on a Saturday from 2.00pm until 5.00pm, normally on the 2nd Saturday of each month, but please check

Contact: Clive Harman Tel: 07808 783151 or email: cliveandwendyharman@hotmail.co.uk

Highnam Heritage

Highnam Heritage is a newly formed local history group looking at collecting and storing archives relating to organisations, buildings and residents within the Parish.  For more information please contact Jean Rosam, Secretary, 01452 416946, jrosam@highnambband.co.uk

Highnam Hikers

If you are interested in walking and meeting new people this could be the group for you. They cater for a wide range of abilities, and new members are always welcome. For more information either check out the groups Facebook page, telephone or email.

This group meets at the Playing Fields (Recreation Park) every Wednesday at 9.30am, or check on Facebook for further details

Contact: Jacki Rossiter. Tel: 01452 521548 or email: jandp143@gmail.com

Highnam Neighbourhood Watch

Currently there are 38 schemes in operation across Highnam and Over, with a NHW coordinator for a street or part of a street or area. For more information about the local neighbourhood watch contact

Key Coordinator: Steve Doyle. Tel: 01452 413618 or email: stevebabsdoyle@aol.com

Highnam Players

Friendly, lively drama group, staging plays revues and more. All welcome both on-stage and back-stage.

Contact: Dave Ginman. Tel: 01452 505781 or email: highnamplayers@gmail.com  Website: http://highnamplayers.moonfruit.com

Highnam Quilters

Highnam Quilters design and create beautiful quilts and other items with fabric and thread.  Quilters enjoy various workshops, invite speakers to talk about quilting, explore different techniques using fabrics and set themselves challenges.  At meetings, members share ideas and produce some wonderful pieces of work.
Every three years, Highnam Quilters hold an exhibition of their creations, and money raised during the exhibition is used to support a chosen local charity.
Highnam Quilters meet twice a month, generally on the 4th Tuesday of the month and the 2nd Saturday.
We can be contacted on :

Highnam Scouts

Fun and adventure for 10 1/2 year olds to 14 year olds, life skills, games, activity badges, awards and much more.

Group Leader:  John Putley  Tel: 07899 095191 or Email:  john.putley@yahoo.com

Highnam Tae Kwon Do

A modern martial art that will improve strength, flexibility, co-ordination, stamina and confidence. Men, women and children over 8 years are welcome.

Contact: Mathew Underwood. Tel: 07809 411953 or email: mju614@hotmail.com

Highnam Under Fives

Open five days a week during school time with morning, afternoon or all-day sessions.  Anyone interested in starting more sessions should contact Kathy on 01452 414036.  Playgroup number is 01452 520849.

Highnam Womens Institute

A friendly group who enjoy crafts, listening to interesting speakers and socialising too. You would be made very welcome.

For the full programme of events for 2018 click the link below: WI Programme 2018

Contact: Mrs Joy Starr  9 Williams Orchard. Tel: 01452 528032, or email: joy.starr@aol.co.uk

Holy Innocents Church

Priest-in-Charge: Reverend Canon Helen Sammon. Tel: 01452 306433 or email: vicar@highnamchurch.org

Benefice Administrator: Lynda Haines. Tel: 01452 525567 (answerphone) or email: highnam.church@aol.co.uk

Church Wardens:  Peter Sargent. Tel: 01452 502455

Lassington Oak Morris Men

Traditional Morris Dancing.

Contact: Martyn Thomas. Tel: 07766 490735 or email: bagman.lassingtonoakmm@gmail.com


Pilates works on conditioning the body and mind, strengthening the core muscles of the body, creating correct body alignment, body awareness, strength, flexibility, stamina, control, confidence and co-ordination.  It helps to rehabilitate weak, stressed or injured areas and is appropriate for any age and gender.

Contact:  Heather Else. Tel: 0777187 0096 or email:  heatherelse@fastmail.com  Website: www.localpilatesclub.com

Wild Highnam

A group of nature loving Highnam people who would love you to join them. To find out more email: wildhighnam@gmail.com , check out Facebook or Instagram or click the link below:

About Wild Highnam