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Not only is history all around us but it’s happening all arounds us now. As part of ongoing history we feel that we have a social responsibility. We care for those around us who are making history and who care for others in that realm -people in environmental and social organisations..

Community Organisations

Environmental Organisations

See separate page:   Environmental Organisations

Warwickshire CAVA -Bishopton & Clopton

People live in communities. Well, not so much in the modern age, so for 200 years CAVA or it’s preceding organisations have been helping people to integrate. Warwickshire CAVA, with its headquarters in Rugby is no exception. For the Bishopton & Clopton region please meet Rachel Knight who will personally help you in any way she can. Email: rachel.knight@wcava.org.uk .

Social Organisations

Timebank - Stratford

Timebank is a network of locally-based groups in Stratford-on-Avon District in which people exchange time as a means of helping others, improving their community and enriching their own lives. It’s very friendly. See how it works by contacting Sarah Coxall on the link here.

Their leaflet is here (310k download): Timebank-Stratford_Flyer.pdf

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Art Groups

Stratford-upon-Avon Art Society

For website click logo.   Highlights of their 2023 exhibition: SAS Picture Vault

VASA -Care & Transport In Stratford and many more

Community activities, Memory Clubs, wheelchair loans and community transport. Originally started in 1978 by Clarissa Roberts, with a focus on groups for those living with dementia and respite for their carers, by 2000 she was awarded the MBE for services to the community. Vasa, originally started in Stratford, now bring benefits to the whole of South Warwickshire. They are always looking for helpers, volunteers and drivers in Stratford, Shiptson, Wellesbourne, Alcester, Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Southam, Rugby and all surrounding villages.

Do get in touch: hello@vasa.org.uk     

Click logo to go to website

Productive Communities

The Makers Space

Established on the west side of Alcester in 2023 they are a community of local skilled people who provide services in: ceramics, printing, photography, floristry, sewing, dressmaking and a very competent cafe. Mon-Sat: 9:30-17:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.

However don’t think that they have to do it all because they’ll teach you to - see their very many Workshops.

Last update: 05/05/2024

Accessibility & Disability Groups

Accessible Stratford

Founded by Elizabeth Dixon an ex-Police Officer who was injured in a road traffic accident in the late 1980’s.

For useful information about access within Stratford town particularly parking click and toilets.

Last update: 05/05/2024

Created: 07/09/2023

Animal Welfare

Swans In Distress

Contact Cyril Bennis:  07907 075344

Hedgehogs In Distress

Volunteers care for hundreds of sick hedgehogs each year with the aim of releasing them back into the wild.