Scouts Binfield Badger Group
Royal Naval Association L.E.T.S.
BfN The Breastfeeding Network The Bracknell Forest Lions Club
The Bracknell Amateur Radio Club The Binfield Bikers Cycle Club

Binfield Air Scouts/
Binfield Cubs/Binfield Beavers

Binfield Guides and Rangers/
Binfield Brownies
Binfield Rainbows
Binfield Memorial Hall,
Terrace Road South, Binfield
Tel: 01344 445710


Binfield Badger Group
PO Box 3805
Berkshire RG42 1HH

We are the Berkshire badger protection group. We have members from all across Berkshire, not just in Binfield. Membership costs just £3 per person per year. We produce 3-4 newsletters a year, and hold 2 public meetings annually, in April and October. We carry out a lot of badger related work, including sett surveys, road casualty rescues, displays and talks at local events, etc, so we are always keen to attract active members to help with our work.

Take a look at our website: www.binfieldbadgergroup.freeserve.co.uk


No. 6 AREA
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen Hon.

Secretary: Alan Ringshall, 38 Red Rose, Binfield, Berkshire RG42 5LD
Tel: 01344-640983 - Mobile: 0794-1787885
e-mail: alan@abringo.freeserve.co.uk

On Sunday 9th February 1997, the Bracknell Branch of the Royal Naval Association was commissioned at the Royal British Legion in Bracknell.

The 7 Founder member on that Special day; Irene Bristoe - Bill Holliday - Martin Lawes - Terry Joiner - Bob Pitman - Bob Privett - Alan Ringshall

Sadly, we have since lost Shipmate Bob Pitman when he crossed the bar later in our first year of this commission.

The Branch moved from Bracknell over to the Binfield Club in Binfield village in May 1999. We have been made welcome by all at the club, local Royal British Legion and also the village here.

We have thrown some real good parties, and will always be remembered for our first Birthday party held at the Royal British Legion in Bracknell, by all (even the gate crashers, and yes, there were many who just wished to celebrate 'Navy' style) and we have continued with much the same on functions, that have ensured a Unity, Comradeship, Patriotism and of course, Loyalty as friends, but also as members of the Royal Naval Association.

We have seen some members leave for their own reasons, and also those new that are joining a young and renewed Branch of the Royal Naval Association and who are determined to go from strength to strength.

If you are interested in our association and require further information on membership, either full for ex Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Wrens and Queen Alexander Nursing Service or Associate for those that hold sympathy towards these service organisations, then I can be contacted at any of the above to assist.


This is a scheme where people in the local community do jobs for each other, as in a barter system, but no cash is exchanged.

Local Exchange Trading Schemes use fictitious currencies - they use BRICKS, because there used to be a thriving brick making industry in this area; in Bath they use Olivers, Manchester they use Bobbins and in Sevenoaks, Kent, they use Acorns.

They have been trading in Bracknell since 1994 and have about 60 members at present. A Directory is published several times a year which lists all members and the goods or services they offer. They also publish a newsletter 4 times a year and meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at Newbold School Hall, Popeswood Road.

LETS is a great way to meet new friends who live near you, and to get jobs done without spending money. The emphasis is on fair exchange of goods and services without cash being involved, but the social aspect is an added advantage.

They welcome new members all the time and anyone interested in joining should visit www.bracknell-lets.org.uk

The Great Hollands Breastfeeding Support Centre will be opening in January offering support and information about breastfeeding to local mums in Bracknell. The Finchampstead Breastfeeding Support Centre has been open for over 3 years and women come to the centre for a number of reasons, some come before their baby is born to find out a bit more about breastfeeding, others need some support through the early days. We also cover a whole variety of situations from thrush and mastitis to general topics including sleep, weaning and going back to work.

We also have a phoneline which we call Supporterline, the number is 0870 900 8787 and it is open from 9.30am till 9.30 pm every day of the week all through the year. Supporterline connects callers to their nearest Breastfeeding Supporters, at any time there are 3 Supporters linked onto the Supporterline number, covering this area, giving callers a good chance of getting help straight away.

If you are interested in finding out about the new Great Hollands Centre come along on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2.30pm (from January 15th) to the Health Centre, Great Hollands Square, Bracknell. We'll provide a drink and if you like you can bring a sandwich. For more details give Supporterline a call.

Finchampstead Centre runs Tuesdays between 12.30 and 2pm at St James' Church Centre, Church Lane, Finchampstead.

There is also a website for the Breastfeeding Network www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

To find your nearest Breastfeeding Supporter call the Supporterline 0870 900 8787
calls charged at national rate

The Bracknell Forest Lions Club is affiliated to Lions Club International, the worlds largest service organisation. Lions give their own free time to raise funds to assist those in need within the local community and worldwide. Lions also have an active social calendar (paid for by the members themselves). Why not come along and meet the Lions without obligation?

Bracknell Amateur Radio Club

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at theBracknell Methodist Church (Shepherds Lane, Bracknell, RG42 2DD. Meetings generally start at 8pm and go on to 10pm. Meetings cover a wide range of topics of interest to our members. Visitors are always welcome. After the meeting some members adjourn to a Binfield pub to carry on the discussions. Further information can be obtained at www.g4bra.org.uk or ring 07798 524124.

If you are interested in the art of radio communication why not join our meetings.

Binfield Bikers Cycle Club

We are an informal group of cyclists who meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month for a leisurely morning ride of between 12 and 20 miles. www.binfieldbikers.co.uk


Binfield Bards

Local drama group. Meets at Binfield Club, Wednesday 7.45pm. Tel: 0118 9321352
Binfield Concert Brass Bringing more music into the community and reinforce and strengthen our village community spirit. website email: enquiries@binfieldconcertbrass.org.uk Tel: 01344 643212
Fax: 01344 640849
Binfield Allergy Self-help Group  

Tel. 91344 421800

Binfield Friendship Club Bingo evening - Wevery Tuesday - 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. All Welcome Tel. 01344 482479
Binfield Garden Club Talks, demonstrations, quizzes and garden visits. Meets 1st Thurdsay evening in the month Tel: 01344 420245
Binfield Lunch Club (Age Concern) For the over 60's - Every Wednesday - 11.00am - 1.00pm at the Memorial Hall

Tel. 01344 641020
Binfield Singers Amateur, 4 part choral group. A variety of secular and other music performed Tel: 01344 411267
Binfield Tennis Association (Benetfeld Road)

Tel. 01344 425848
Binfield Village Preservation Society Pressure group formed to monitor large scale development in the Parish and to help preserve its rural aspects Tel. 01344 300926
Binfield Welfare Charities Applications for aid from the educational and other charities may be considered Tel. 01344 454406
Bracknell Railway Society

Headquarters - Pinewood Leisure Centre, Wokingham Without Regular sections meetings are held: Full Society Meetings - every Friday at Society Headquarters - 7.45pm for 8.00pm Motive Power Section (Winter season) - every 2nd & 4th Sunday from 10.00am - 12.00pm for general maintenance and private running. Small-scale Section - every Tuesday from 8.00pm at Society Headquarters www.welcome.to/bdmrs/  
Bracknell Twins Club Wednesday at Farleywood Centre, 1.45pm - 3.45pm Tel. 01344 300282
Busy Bees Activity Group for pre-school children from 2 years Tel. 01344 457164

The Farley Wood


The Farley Wood Centre Community Association provide a huge range of activities including tennis courts, football pitches and comfortable modern community hall available for hire. If you require further information about the centre, please call 01344 45382 for more details.  
Friends of Binfield School (Open to all who want to help the school flourish). Activities include social events & fund-raising

Tel. 01344 860106
Keep Fit Classes Adult, over 49's and children at the Memorial Hall Tel. 01344 428776
Latika Junior Tennis Club Graded coaching sessions, teams and tournaments. Meets at Farleywood Centre Tel. 01344 486031
Newbold College Activities (including youth groups) nature study, camping and crafts. For information on activities

Tel. 01344 454607 (daytime)
0118 9834238 (evening)
Newbold Mother and Toddler Group Meets Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Mums, Dads and Carers welcome

Tel. 01344 421088
Over 60's exercise class Farleywood Centre. Tues & Thurs 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Tel. 01344 481692
Parent and Toddler Group Tuesdays 1.30pm - 3.00pm at Farleywood Centre

Tel. 01344 302272
Parent and Toddler Group Wednesdays in school term time, 2.00 - 330pm at the Memorial Hall

Tel. 01344 483525
Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club Wed 6.30pm - 9.30pm at Farleywood Centre

Tel. 01276 453233
The Honey Bees Cheerleaders Monday 6.00pm - 7.00pm and Friday 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Tel. 01344 641369
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Meetings at Binfield House, Terrace Road North on 2nd Wednesday in the month, from 7.30pm onwards. New members welcome. Aims are to raise money for specific causes Tel. 01344 485239
Under 5's Service

St Mark's Church on 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month at 2.00pm. All parents or carers with under 5's welcome Tel. 01344 454406
Warfield Probus Club
Club for Retired and Semi-retired ladies. Meets once a month at lunchtime, with regular speakers and demonstrations. Tel. 01344 459624 for more details
Womens' Institute

Meetings in the Memorial Hall, 2nd Thursday in the month, from 7.30pm - 10.00pm. Incorporating wide range of interesting speakers, craft sessions, walks, visits, scrabble and badminton in the school hall Tel. 01344 425796

Youth Club (Beehive Youth Club) Tuesday evenings - 9-11yrs: 6.00pm - 7.30pm, 12-15yrs: 8.00pm - 9.30pm

Tel. 01344 425531 (Priestwood Youth Centre)