Serving the people of Long Ashton & Leigh Woods

Health and Wellbeing

A small group of Parish Councillors have been meeting for several months to discuss Health and Wellbeing in the village. There are many activities associated with wellness already happening within the Long Ashton Community – see links listed here. Questions have arisen along the lines of the following:

'What makes a healthy village?' 'How can wellness be facilitated?' 'What kind of support might residents want in order to enhance their sense of health and wellbeing?' 'How can needs and priorities be identified within the village, and any gaps addressed?'

All ideas welcome! Do contact the Parish Council if you wish to make any comment or add any contributions.

Local groups in Long Ashton

Adult Classes in the Community Centre A variety of groups meet in LA community centre.

Adult Fitness in the Community Centre Lots of classes at LA community centre.

All Saints Church

Bookclubs Check out

Hebron Church Various groups and activities.

LA Bowls Club Bowls is a great game and Long Ashton Bowling Club is one of the best places to enjoy it. Offers free taster sessions Friday evenings. Check for availability. Need contact number Need email

LA Brownies/Guides Girlguiding Long Ashton offers fun, adventures and friendships in Rainbows, Brownies and Guides located in Long Ashton, meeting Mon-Wed (20+) Girlguiding Long Ashton | Facebook

LA Community Choir Community choir led by experienced choir leader. No audition necessary. Meets weekly Mondays 7.30-9pm. Email for term dates. Liz 07967587411 longashtoncommunitychoir@gmail.com

LA Community Network The Community Network provides support for those in the community, we help support wellbeing, grocery shopping and dog walking. Info@lacovid.org

LA Cubs/Scouts The Scout Group covers the Long Ashton Village and surrounding area. We welcome boys & girls and are made up of one Beaver Colony, one Cub Pack and one Scout Troop, providing activities for young people aged 6 to 14 years

LA History Society Meetings with speakers. Publication of booklets. Research into local history. Meetings held 1st Thursday of months October to April at 7.30 pm mcmagro@btinternet.com

LA Horticutural Society The aim of the Long Ashton Horticultural Society is to promote flower and vegetable growing, and to bring people together to learn from each other. The centre piece of our year is our Annual Show, a community event, for villagers to share with each other the amazing things that they have grown, cooked, photographed or made longashtonhortsoc@gmail.com

LA Manshed

LA Memory Café Quiet space for those with memory loss and their carers Liz 07967587411 lamemorycafe@gmail.com Long Ashton Memory Cafe - Home

LA Tennis Club Long Ashton Tennis Club is a friendly club and, players of all ages and standards are welcome. For more information information contact David Atkins (07581466512) or Martin East (01275 394723)

LA Together Long Ashton Together is a voluntary organisation driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the village a better place for all. Everything we do is driven by the community info@la-together.org

LA Womens Institute Sheila to advise?

LA Youth Club We provide a safe environment with positive activities that will enable each young person to learn new skills that help them with their confidence, preparing them for adulthood and independence kathy.epicyouth@gmail.com

Long Ashton Growers A community growing co-operative for the village of Long Ashton, North Somerset. longashtongrowers@gmail.com

Long Ashton Ladies Sheila any information that could go here and contacts etc?

Mobile Library The mobile library may be easier for you to use than going to your local library – all are welcome on board. A range of services is available including books for everyone to enjoy – novels, bestsellers, children's book, talking books and large print – as well as DVDs. In LA Community Centre car park Tuesday and Friday (check days and times). 01275 888864 mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk

Nailsea and District Community Transport We are a not-for-profit organisation; all funds are used to provide a subsidised fully-accessible minibus service for passengers who are elderly, frail or disability which makes travel by public transport difficult or impossible. 01275 855552 office@ndct.co.uk

Pre-school Groups in the Community Centre A number of groups meet at LA Community Centre.

Tea and Tech Free digital and tech advice, with refreshments.

Teens and young adults in the Community Centre A number of groups meet at LA Community Centre.

Health Walks Check with Karen Barrett

British Royal Legion Check with Dave Addis

Scrapbook and Card Making ?

Long Ashton Running Group A key principle of the running group is inclusivity; encouraging people of all kinds to get out and enjoy running. For instance, we remain a group rather than a club, and also run at the pace of the slowest runner – if someone wants to run ahead, they reach the next junction or gate and then double back so nobody is left permanently trailing. There are two groups that meet on a Wednesday evening; the main group who run for up to 10km, and a new slow running group that will run for about 40 mins plus some basic group coaching. Most people in the main group prefer to run off-road, and Long Ashton is perfectly placed to offer some superb paths and trails. In the winter we don't let the dark stop us and we don head torches so we can continue getting out into the countryside. There is also a Sunday group that is flexible about meeting place and generally covers up to 10 miles off road. And then we have the most important run – the last Wednesday of each month starts at the Angel and finishes with a drink and food, proving that running is far better when carried out in a group! Whether you are training for a 10km charity run, fancy the Ironwood Challenge trail race or just want to enjoy running to get fitter, we would love you to join us – every Wednesday 7pm outside Little Tipple. Contact Mark Wilkins via the Facebook group page

Long Ashton Road Bike Group The club is effectively a community road cycling group for road cyclists of all abilities, young or old, experienced or not, who would like to ride with other road cyclists from Long Ashton and the surrounding areas. Road cyclists essentially means those who mainly cycle on the road and have bikes with drop bars, so mostly road or gravel bikes. The club has a main club ride on the first weekend of every month that is usually about 50km long. It sets off from outside Bikesmiths on Lovelinch Gardens in Long Ashton in the morning, is a comfortable pace and of course always includes a cafe stop. The club ride is a great chance to catch up with other club members and talk about not just cycling, but village life too! To join the club, simply search for Long Ashton Road Club on Facebook and request to join. You will be asked to answer some simple questions and then you are free to post, comment and of course come out riding.

Long Ashton Orchestra The Long Ashton Orchestra meets on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 at Church House. The orchestra has about 40 members, and is an inclusive (non-auditioned) orchestra with a very wide range of abilities. The thing that unites us all is that we have fun with our music-making, we are keen to make progress, and we enjoy each other's company. We are actively seeking to recruit more players, in any section. However, we are especially keen to have players who could join the flute or bassoon sections, as well as string and brass players. As a rule of thumb, if you are at Grade 5 standard or over, you are welcome to try us. Equally, more accomplished players sometimes get the chance to play a concerto. All are welcome! Contact Sarah Leong Kinandsarah.leong@blueyonder.co.uk (principal cellist) or Val Williams (chair) Val.williams.longashton@gmail.com

Long Ashton Chicken Share Long Ashton Chicken Share is a group of 14 people keeping hens collectively on land off Yanley Lane, taking turns to feed and shut them in, and sharing the eggs. If you're interested in joining or finding out more, get in touch email Liz Fox elambert49@btinternet.com

Long Ashton and District Rifle Club Long Ashton and District Rifle Club now hosts successful Family Nights for local young people and their families, facilitated by Pass It On Young Sports. If you're interested in finding out more or attending a Family Night, booking is essential. Call Mags on 07501962893 or email passitonyoungsports.org@gmail.com

Long Ashton Bells and Bellringers We practice on Fridays (7:30-9pm) at All Saints Church. We are always on the lookout for new ringers, young or old. Visit our Facebook page.

Long Ashton Cricket Club We are a long established (circa 1870) village cricket club based in North Somerset. In the last 30 years we have enjoyed some success in local league and cup competitions and seen club members go on to play first-class and test cricket. We have two Saturday league teams playing in the Bristol & District League and an 'Occasionals' XI playing friendly games. Adult training and nets Wednesday evenings from 6pm. New players of all ages and abilities are always welcome. We also have a popular junior section, with All Stars Cricket for 5-8ys, Dynamos Cricket for 8-11yr, under 11 and under 13 teams. All Stars & Dynamos Cricket are on Tuesday evenings 6pm onwards throughout the summer at our Yanley Lane ground. U11 matches are on Sunday mornings with training/coaching on Thursday evenings. U13 matches are on Thursday evenings. Parents are welcome at training, whether to assist with supervision, or just to relax and watch, the bar will be open Contact Andy Forsyth for more information. Mob: 07815 837768 Email: secretary@longashtoncc.co.uk

Long Ashton Junior Football Club We have 200+ children that train and play matches each week. The club is open to children that live or go to school in North Somerset, from ages 6-16. If you are interested in volunteering for the club or would like your child to join then drop us an e-mail on: lajfc.sec@gmail.com

Long Ashton Football Club

Long Ashton Nature Community and Environment Trust The LANCE Trust is dedicated to stopping and reversing the decline of wildlife habitats and species in the parish of Long Ashton. Projects with Fenswood Farm, Northleaze School, Long Ashton Parish Council and Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary have also spread the word and increased our reach, as well as creating refuges for a variety of species. We believe that, by working together, we can help bees, butterflies, reptiles, birds and mammals, restore habitats, improve the health of our soils, increase our wellbeing and help mitigate the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. Email LANCET2021@protonmail.com.

Transition Long Ashton info@transitionlongashton.co.uk

North Somerset Council services and links

To find out more about the services that North Somerset Council offers and other local groups outside of Long Ashton, visit https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/adult-social-care-health/health-wellbeing

Last updated: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:55