Community groups carry out a vital role across Surrey, encouraging people to feel part of their local area, and helping support this area to grow and develop. They are about joining up and joining in to make things happen. We have a wide variety of community groups within Surrey. Below is a small selection of community groups and clubs in Elmbridge.
If you have a community group that you would like to see added please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts, culture and heritage
Visitors are immersed in Brooklands' stories and discover for themselves the qualities, skills and ideas of the innovators, pioneers, engineers and adventurers of Brooklands. It also engages volunteers in a diverse range of roles and projects throughout the various departments of the Museum. For more information visit Brooklands Museum.
London bus museum
The London bus museum is pleased to welcome you on board a bus journey that has taken 150 years. Its aim is to present the unique engineering heritage of the collection in its historical, social, technological and educational background. For more information visit London Bus Museum.
The arts society Weybridge
The primary activity for The Arts Society Weybridge is a programme of lectures with a guest speaker. They also arrange visits to local places of interest, and trips abroad. For more information visit The Arts Society Weybridge.
Cobham conservation and heritage trust
Promotes local history and conservation issues and organises fundraising events. For more information visit Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust.
Sports, health and fitness
Elmbridge wellbeing walks
Elmbridge Borough Council have been organising walks since 2003. All walks are free and are led by one of their friendly and experienced walk leader volunteers. For more information visit Elmbridge wellbeing walks.
Community swimming pools and sports hubs
Community swimming pools and sport hubs are vibrant hubs of fun, fitness, and togetherness. A place for families, friends, and neighbours to relax, exercise, and create lasting memories. Whether it's a dip in the cool water, swimming laps, or lounging by the poolside, They are the heart of community enjoyment. For more information and to find your local community swimming pools and sport hubs see the list below:
To book a sporting facility visit sports facility bookings Elmbridge.
Warm Welcome venues
We have re-opened warm spaces across Surrey, now known as Warm Welcome venues. Warm Welcome venues are open to all residents this winter free of charge – no matter your age or situation. Find out about Warm Welcome venues in your local area.
No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That's why local foodbanks provided nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to them. For more information and to find your local foodbank see the list below:
- East Elmbridge foodbank
- Cobham area foodbank
- Walton and Hersham foodbank
- Runnymede and Weybridge foodbank
We understand the needs of those living in Elmbridge and work with local partners and the community to tackle issues of poverty and inequality, homelessness and isolation in our local area. For more information visit Walton Charity.
Elmbridge community link
Enriches the lives of young people (16 years plus) and adults with autism and/or learning disabilities in our local community. We offer a range of activities at centers in Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher and West Molesey. For more information visit Elmbridge Community Link.
Elmbridge eco hub
Provides the local community with a welcoming place for people to come together to access sustainable initiatives and resources. They want to reduce waste, help our environment and improve community cohesion. For more information visit Elmbridge community eco hub.
Oasis provides vital support to vulnerable families and children in Elmbridge and the surrounding areas. For more information visit Oasis.
Citizen's advice Elmbridge West
Citizens Advice Elmbridge West provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone who lives, works or studies in the communities of Walton on Thames, Weybridge and Hersham. For more information visit Citizen's Advice Elmbridge West.
The Parkinson's Groups offer an opportunity to meet and socialise with people living with Parkinson's. Participate in exercises and lots of other activities including quizzes and discussions. Information and advice is also available from a Parkinson's specialist. For more information visit: Parkinson's group.
Stroke support groups
The stroke support groups are for anyone recovering from, or caring for someone who has had, a stroke. They are a place where you can meet others who understand your experiences, and take part in a range of activities, outings and events. For more information visit: Stroke support groups.
Elmbridge Dementia services
This dedicated specialist service for people living with dementia provides engaging activities and social interaction to enhance their wellbeing, encourage their independence and retain their life skills. For more information visit: Elmbridge Dementia services.
They are a charity helping local people in Elmbridge who are homeless or vulnerably housed. They work with Landlords to support those facing homelessness or vulnerably housed access the private rented sector. Our work usually involves support with deposits and finding affordable rent. For more information visit Rentstart.
They are a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. They offer practical and emotional support to families who are struggling to cope for a variety of reasons. From illness, poverty and isolation through to domestic violence and poor mental health. For more information visit Home-Start Elmbridge.
They are a local charity, based in Walton On Thames. They provide financial assistance to older people of limited means who live in the borough of Elmbridge. For more information visit Walsingham Care.
The Counselling Partnership
They are an independent, local community charity. They are committed to improving mental well-being by providing professional, affordable one-to-one counselling to adults facing a variety of difficulties. For more information visit The Counselling Partnership.
Leisure, parks and green spaces
Claygate recreation ground trust
Was set up in 1998 to manage and preserve Claygate's Recreation Ground, adjacent woodland and Pavilion. Their purpose is for the whole community to be able to enjoy these facilities now and in the future. For more information visit Claygate Recreation Ground Trust.
Provides vital bus service to the community where there was a lack of public transport before. For more information and timetable times visit Chatterbus.
Cobham community garden
Cobham Community Garden encourages the local community to become more engaged in growing and eating local, sustainably produced fruit and vegetables and promotes a greener lifestyle through recycling, composting and reducing water use. They are growing a range of vegetables, soft fruit, flowers and shrubs. For more information visit Cobham Community Garden.
Regardless of whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, an allotment could offer you more than you think - it could provide you with a new hobby, exercise and fresh home grown, even organic, produce. It's a great way to save money as well as encourage a healthier lifestyle. For more information visit Elmbridge allotments.
Parks, play areas and green spaces
Elmbridge's parks, green spaces, and natural landscapes are the places where people can relax, exercise, play, and enjoy the natural heritage and culture. They also provide habitat for wildlife and contribute to improving local air quality. For details of parks, play areas and open spaces in Elmbridge, including outdoor gyms, paddling pools visit Elmbridge green spaces directory.
Hobbies, interests and club
Weybridge men's shed
Is a place for all to come pursue practical interests and hobbies like woodworking, and learn new skills in the company of like-minded people. Members decide when they come. Our purpose is to encourage social connections and friendships building. For more information visit Weybridge Men's Shed.
Youth clubs in Elmbridge
They are vibrant hubs of fun, fitness, and togetherness. Where young people can meet, relax, exercise, and create lasting memories. They can also participate in a variety of activities. For more information and to find your local youth club see the list below:
Cobham garden club
The Club has been part of our community for over 40 years and is still thriving. They run two annual flower shows, our Summer show in June when the sweet peas and roses are at their best, and our Autumn Show for Dahlias and vegetables. For more information visit Cobham garden club.
Libraries, community centres and faith groups
Our libraries are Where It Happens. Did you know that our Libraries are the social, economic, learning and cultural hubs right at the heart of our local communities. From rhymetime, crafts, coding and chess clubs, helping people to improve their computer skills, supporting new businesses, author talks, hosting reading groups and exhibitions. Your local library has it all. For more information and to find your local Library see the list below:
- Cobham Library
- Dittons Library
- Esher Library
- Hersham Library
- Molesey Library
- Walton Library
- Weybridge Library
Claygate youth and community hub
The Hub is a fun, safe, exciting and a great place to feel at home. It's for all young people between 11 year olds to 19 year olds. There are lots of different activities taking place across the week. For more information visit Claygate Youth and Community hub.
Elmbridge centres for the community
They aim to promote an active and full life for residents, offering a range of leisure activities and opportunities to learn new skills. Each centre offers a full programme of events and activities. For more information and to find your local centre for the community see the list below:
- Claygate Centre for the Community
- Cobham Centre for the Community
- Hersham Centre for the Community
- Molesey Centre for the Community
- Thames Ditton Centre for the Community
- Walton Centre for the Community
- Weybridge Centre for the Community
Elmbridge faith groups
They run a number of activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information and to find your local faith groups see list below:
Please note: Our directory contains a varied range of service providers, many of which are not connected with Surrey County Council. The information has not been verified by Surrey County Council for accuracy. When contacting any service provider, we encourage you to take note of any safeguarding and health and safety requirements involved with the activity and to check if the providers have relevant qualifications for insurance purposes.