Community groups and support in Surrey Heath

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 Surrey Heath.

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Arts, culture and heritage

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Surrey Heath museum

Surrey Heath Museum is home to a variety of displays on the local history of Surrey Heath. There is also a changing exhibition area for artists, craft people, societies and heritage collections. The Museum also run a programme of events, talks and activities for all ages. For more information visit Surrey Heath museum.

Surrey Heath local history club

This club, explores local history in Surrey Heath and beyond, to create a gateway to the past. They're all about research, publishing, and sharing local heritage in exciting ways. Join them for informal meetings featuring lectures, film shows, and exciting field trips—they've got history covered, your way. For more information visit Surrey Heath local history club.

Sports, health and fitness

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The Old Dean bowling club

The Old Dean bowling club is a flat green outdoor club that operates from April to September. They are however open 365 days a year with a fully functioning bar, and there's lots on offer! As well as bowling for all ages and abilities, there's the chance to join any of our other teams and take part in exciting events. For more information visit The Old Dean bowling club.

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.

Surrey Heath 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:

The Old Dean community group

This group is a local catalyst for positive change! They empower the community in lots of ways from by hosting a computer café, to applying for well-being grants, to offering advice and support services, to supporting the running of the annual Community Day. For more information visit The Old Dean community group.

Time to talk

Time to talk aims to combat loneliness by pairing volunteers with people who are experiencing loneliness. For more information visit Time to talk.

Good Neighbours

Volunteers that are here for you. Need a hand at home or a lift to appointments? They've got you covered. Shopping, dog walks, companionship, they're a real community support team. For more information and to find your local Good Neighbours see the list below:

Home-start Surrey Heath

Home-Start Surrey Heath offers friendly parent-to-parent support, when a family needs it most. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. For more information visit Home-start Surrey Heath.

Citizens Advice Surrey Heath

Citizens Advice Surrey Heath provide free, confidential, independent, impartial, information and advice. For more information visit Citizens Advice Surrey Heath.

Camberley Frontline Debt Advice

A branch of charity Frontline Debt Advice (UK), providing free and confidential debt and benefit advice to anyone, irrespective of race, religion, age, gender or disability, who is in financial distress. For more information visit Camberley Frontline Debt Advice - Surrey Heath.

St Martin's Camberley

Saturday Café, Wednesday Café and free Community Breakfast every Sunday and other groups and events. For more information visit St Martin's Camberley.

Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch Group

Helping to bring neighbours together to create stronger, friendly and active communities where the prevention of all types of crime and anti-social behaviour is embedded, hence reducing the likelihood of it occurring. For more information visit Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch.

Camberley and District Men's Shed

Connection, conversation and creation – that's what joining a Men's Shed is all about. Banishing loneliness and isolation isn't easy, which is why Men's Sheds encourages local communities to come together to build, fix and restore – projects as well as themselves! For more information visit Camberley and District Men's Shed.

Home Start Surrey Heath

Home-Start Surrey Heath is a local charity which was set up in 1989 in response to an identified need for a support service for families in the Borough of Surrey Heath families. The service is free at the point of access, completely independent and available to all. For more information visit Home Start Surrey Heath.

Leisure, parks and green spaces

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The Heathland conservation society

At the Heathland Conservation Society, they're on a mission to safeguard and nurture the precious local environment, with a special focus on the delicate heathland ecosystem. You can join them in preserving nature's beauty and diversity, one step at a time. For more information visit The Heathland conservation society.

Parks, play areas and green spaces

Surrey Heath'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 Surrey Heath visit Surrey Heath green spaces directory.

Hobbies, interests and clubs

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Rotaract Camberley

Rotaract is a youth group aimed at those aged 18 to 30 that is all about personal development, strong friendships, and making a positive impact in our communities. For more information visit Rotaract.

Bellringing - St Michael's Church Camberley

Learn to ring church bells as a hobby. Suitable for anyone 11 years old and over. Ringing is all about teamwork and is a tremendous amount of fun. You'll need a sense of humour as well as a little patience and enthusiasm. You can take the hobby as far as you like, you'll make a whole new circle of friends and will always be made welcome in any of the 6000 church bell towers across Surrey and beyond. Interested in having fun and learning a new hobby? Please contact St Michael's Camberley to find out more.

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:

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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