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Clubs & Societies

Chatterbox

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Stanford in the Vale Village Hall

Open house - drop in for tea/coffee and a chat - newspapers/magazines, table games, book exchange, jigsaw puzzle library available. Regular bring and buy stall. Average attendance of 25 people each week - all ages including carers of young children.

For further information contact Joan Greenwood on 01367 710578.


Stanford in the Vale Local History Society

This Society was launched in 2004, after the interest shown in the publication two years earlier of the magazine, 'The Stanford Historian' edited and produced by Philip Morris.

The aims of The Society are:

  • To increase awareness of the history of Stanford in the Vale and surrounding places, in the eastern part of the Vale of the White Horse.
  • To encourage local history research and publish the results.
  • To collect, preserve and record objects of historical interest.
  • To organise local history displays and exhibitions.
  • To publish newsletters, booklets and pamphlets.

Membership is open to everyone who supports its aims.

Meetings are held between September and June, usually on the second Tuesday in the month. at 7.30 p.m. in the Small Village Hall, Stanford in the Vale.

Activities include talks, on a variety of historical subjects, with the emphasis being on local themes, i.e. the Vale , Upper Thames Valley, and other parts of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. There will also be occasional visits and walks, and some workshop sessions for those persons/small groups pursuing local or family history research.

Publications for Sale: The Society has stocks of a number of publications. For more information and sales please contact Thea Hawksworth, 01367 718442.

Contact Details: Those interested in joining this Society, attending some of the events or joining in some of the projects, should contact the Secretary, Mr Phillip Morris, 71 Van Diemans, Stanford in the Vale, Oxon SN7 8HW; Tel: 01367 710 285


Stanford in the Vale Gardening Club

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month except December and August, in the Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Events are posted to the events page.


Ladies Netball

Just for fun and fitness! We meet on a Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.30pm at the football field.

Nicky Eynstone

Firm Foundations Dance Academy

Ballet, Modern and Tap classes for children aged 3+. From Melody Bear through to Ballet Classique and Student Dance Teacher Programme. This enchanting syllabus incorporates good solid dance technique with an award system which encourages self-esteem in the aspiring dancer.

As you would expect teachers are fully licenced, CRB checked, first aid trained and insured. We are unique in that alongside professional dance qualifications the Principal is also a qualified nursery nurse and child counsellor and is therefore able to provide a safe nurturing environment even for the quieter student.

Classes run during school term times on a Saturday and Tuesday afternoon in Stanford in the Vale.

Telephone 01367 718578

Visit the Firm Foundations website


Stanford in the Vale Football Club

Stanford in the Vale F.C. has been in existence for a long time, and as with most football clubs have had successful seasons, and others where success seems a long way off.

At present the Senior Teams compete in the North Berks League. the first team in division three and the reserves in division five. In addition to the men's Senior Teams, there is also a ladies team, and four junior teams associated with the club.

The Club Ground and clubhouse is on Cottage Rd. and there are usually games played every Saturday afternoon during the season. In future it is hoped that fixtures and results will be posted on the web site.

In addition to football there are a lot of other activities that take place at the club.

There are facilities for darts, pool, dominoes and during the summer aunt sally, If there are any of you who haven't heard of "aunt sally" come along on a Wednesday evening for a bit of fun. The darts, dominoes and aunt sally all compete in local leagues, so there is a lot of interest.

The Club is open most evenings, and everyone is welcome .The membership fee is £6 (senior citizens £4) but there are plenty of advantages to offset that!

So, if you are interested please come along either to watch a match or, to have a natter and a game of Pool or whatever takes your fancy.

Telephone Martin Stenzhorn on 01367 710724


Stanford Youth Football Club
Stanford Youth FC

Under 12's (years 6/7) football team, under 9 & 8's (years 2/3/4) as well. We play in the Oxford boys league.

We are looking for the following aged players: 8/9 and 10 year olds

Telephone 07759 714779

Visit the Stanford Youth FC website >>


Stanford Art Group

Stanford Art Group is a small friendly group who are interested in and enjoy art. We meet on the second Monday in the month at 7.15 pm in the Village Hall. Our meetings consist of visiting speakers, work shops and critiques. Our members are of mixed ability, using different mediums. This gives a wide range of work produced and enjoyed. Our members are able to enter their work in the annual Oxfordshire Art Weeks Exhibition if they wish.

Our monthly programme is published in the 'What's On', the Faringdon Folly and the Stanford Parish News Letter.

For more information phone 01367 718867


1st Stanford in the Vale Scout Group

Boys and girls are welcome to join all sections of the Scout Group.

  • Beavers (6-8 years old) meet in the village hall at 5.45-7 pm on Thursdays
  • Cubs (8-10.5 years old) meet in the village hall at 6.00-7.30 pm on Tuesdays
  • Scouts (10.5-14 years old) meet in the village hall at 7.15-9.15 pm on Thursdays
  • Explorer Scouts (14-18 years old) meet in the village hall at 7.15-9.15 on Thursdays

    For further visit the Stanford Scouts Website

  • 1st Stanford in the Vale Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

    We meet on Mondays (term time only):

    Rainbows (5-7 years old) 4.00 to 5.00pm in the small village hall, telephone 01367 718479.
    Brownies (7-10 years old) 5.15 to 6.45pm in the small village hall, telephone 01367 718980.
    Guides 7.00 to 8.30pm in the school hall, telephone 01367 718831.


    Stanford Drama Group

    Contact Yvonne Child on 01367 710400

    Or visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stanforddramagroup/


    Vale Karate

    Stanford In The Vale Karate Club meets in the large Community Hall every Wednesday and Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Lessons will be held in the Stanford Community Hall every Wednesday and Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Anybody is welcome to just turn up and have a go (just bring some loose fitting clothes and a bottle of water). New members are always welcome to join at any time.

    See http://valekarate.wordpress.com for more details.


    Stanford Social Club

    Sheards Lane, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8LW
    Telephone: 01367 710734
    Website: http://www.stanfordsocialclub.net


    Stanford in the Vale Short Mat Bowls Club

    The club is open to anyone from the age of 10 years. An annual subscription, currently six pounds per year, is charged and a fee of one pound per session which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. The first three sessions that a new person attends are free. We ask that players wear either bowling shoes or slippers with flat,smooth soles. We have equipment i.e sets of bowls which can be used by anyone wishing to have a go!

    We meet in the Village Hall:
    on Monday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30
    Tuesday afternoons fom 2.00 - 4.00
    Alternate Friday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30

    We are a very friendly group who all began at varying times essentialy to play social bowls. Many of us have gone on to competitive bowling, We now have two teams in the Oxfordshire Short Mat Bowling Association and several of our members have been selected to play for Oxfordshire in the Inter County Championships.

    Telephone Bridget Evans on 01367 710607


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