Community groups and support in Runnymede

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 Runnymede.

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Arts, culture and heritage

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Chertsey Museum

The museum first opened to the public in 1965, displaying a collection of local history items, photographs, paintings, clocks, furniture and a large collection of Mycenaean, Cypriot, Italian and Greek pots. For more information visit Chertsey Museum.

Sports, health and fitness

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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:

Community support

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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.

Runnymede foodbanks

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:

Grassroots Project

The Grassroots Project is a community project in Egham for children and adults with a learning disability, which offers horticulture facilities, activities, and leisure services, combined with life skills training. For more information visit Grassroots Project.

Chertsey and Addlestone Good Neighbours

Chertsey and Addlestone Good Neighbours is a community-based group of volunteers offering support and transport to people living locally. They aim to offer neighbourly help by carrying out tasks that one could reasonably expect a good neighbour to undertake. For more information visit Chertsey and Addlestone Good Neighbours.

Runnymede Access Liaison Group

Access Liaison Group provide a voice for those with disabilities. For more information visit Runnymede Access Liaison Group.


A Borough-wide group empowering local young adults in their 20s and 30s. RunnymedeYZ run regular social and volunteering activities which allow young adults to build like-minded friendships and connections with others and boost health and wellbeing. For more information visit RunnymedeYZ.

Leisure, parks and green spaces

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Runnymede allotments

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 Runnymede allotments.

Parks, play areas and green spaces

Runnymede'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 Runnymede, visit Runnymede green spaces directory.

Hobbies, interests and clubs

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Egham over 60's club

They have a lot going on all year round, with monthly day trips and twice yearly holidays. Their lively weekly meetings have entertainment, bingo and parties. For more information visit Egham over 60's club.

New Haw litter pickers

New Haw Litter Pickers are a community group who care about their village and keeping it tidy. They meet regularly in New Haw and it is a great time to meet new people whilst helping keep their area tidy. All ages are welcome to come and join New Haw Litter Pickers. For more details and all of their socials visit New Haw litter pickers.

Libraries, community centres and faith groups

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Our libraries

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:

The Englefield Green hub

A place where the community can join in, have fun, and learn. From great venue hire, to fun activities, this community centre has it all. For more information visit The Englefield Green hub.

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.

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