If you would like to include your Club or Organisation on this page, please either telephone (01449) 722246 or
email: [email protected] with details.
Ladies Daytime Badminton Group
Monday & Thursday mornings 10:00 a.m.
We meet at the Community Centre in School Street, Needham Market to enjoy a friendly game of badminton.
Whether you have never played before, have not played for a long time or are a brilliant player, you will be made very welcome.
No age barriers, no pressures, no membership, just pay as you play!
Come and join us, we look forward to meeting you.
For more information, contact Sheila Norris, Tel: (01449) 720871
Needham Market Arena Karate Club
Karate offers many benefits to those who practise it. Karate teaches self discipline, control and awareness, promoting a healthy life style, respect for yourself and others.
Fantastic for improving fitness, flexibility, balance and co-ordination, karate is a great activity for both young and old.
The Arena Academy is part of the EKKA Karate Association. We have karate clubs across Suffolk taught by talented black belt tutors. Why not come along to a class and find out what karate can do for you?
Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm, Christchurch Hall
Saturdays 10.00 – 11.00am, Community Centre
More information can be found at: www.arenakarate.co.uk/
Ashburnham Club for the Over 60’s
The Ashburnham Club is Needham Market’s over 60’s Club and meets in the lounge of the Community Centre every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Meetings usually finish at approximately 4:00 p.m. The Club offers friendship, companionship and entertainment and anyone over 60 can join in. The entertainment varies from meeting to meeting so our events organiser works extremely hard to come up with ideas and to book speakers and performers for the rest of the year.
For more details, contact the Club secretary: Mrs Margaret Hedges, (01449) 721452
Needham Market Bowls Club
Crowley Park, Barretts Lane, Needham Market, IP6 8BX
We are a friendly club with 64 members. We play Ipswich and Stowmarket league and enter various cups and competitions. We hold drives and fun days and have an active social section with themed evening entertainment including a Christmas party and an annual presentation buffet/dance evening.
We are happy to welcome new members whether bowlers or beginners – contact: Pat Hadden, Secretary, 70 York Crescent, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 0DR, or Al Bailie (Club Captain) on 01449 720759.
Tuesday Evening Carpet Bowls
Contact: Lesley Chisholm, (01449) 675771
Needham Market Community Council
Provides financial and technical assistance to other Needham Market organisations. Activities include the annual Easter Art Exhibition, Bonfire & Fireworks Display and Community Carol Evening.
Contact: The Clerk, Mrs Hazel Calver, Tel: 01449 720658.
Needham Market Cricket Club
Contact: Mr A Burgess, (01449) 721286
Needham Market & District Horticultural Society
Meetings with talks covering a wide range of gardening subjects with at least two day outings to notable gardens and a 5 day holiday to places further afield are organized for members.
Meetings are held in the Burton Room, Community Centre, Needham Market on the 1st Thursday of the month (except Jan, June, Aug, Dec) commencing at 7.30pm. Tea & coffee is available during the break with plant & raffle sales to end.
Meetings are free to paid up members but guests are welcome for a small donation.
Needham Market Entertainment Company
Contact: Josephine Lea, (01449) 721544
Needham Market Business Luncheon Club
For Needham Market Business People:
Contact the Secretary: Mr Pat Bellay, (01449) 720407
Needham Market Football Club
Contact: Mark Easlea, (01449) 07795456502
Needham Phoenix Boys Football Club
Contact: Mrs Sharon O’Donnell, Secretary, (01449) 673023.
Get Crafty – Handicrafts Club
Contact: Mrs J Burgess (01449) 720241
Gipping Women’s Club
The Club meets on Tuesday evenings at The Bowls Club, Crowley Park, Barretts Lane, Needham Market at 7.45pm.
Membership Fee is £5 per annum.
NEW MEMBERS are always welcome!!
Chairman: Stephanie Wiggins Tel: (01449) 723440, email: [email protected]
Hurstlea Kerridge Boxing Club
Contact: Mr B James, (01449) 720307
Needham Market In Bloom
Contact: Mrs Vera Cousins, (01449) 723424
Needham Market Internet Café
Providing free computer access via high-speed Internet, all computers have software installed for working with office and graphics files, plus USB ports for easy file storage.
Users can also bring their own laptop and take advantage of the Internet connection for which there is no charge.
The café also aims to offer a growing selection of snacks and hot drinks all at reasonable prices.
Located in the back room of the Youth Centre, between the Community Centre and the Library, access is via the side entrance to the building.
Led by Tom Barker, Director of Needham Market Internet Café Community Interest Company, the club aims to improve access to computers and the Internet for everybody in Needham Market and the surrounding area. Any individuals with skills or ideas that can help to achieve this are encouraged to either come and see Tom and his team or get in touch.
All contact details and further information, including opening times, can be found on the website.
Jubilee Ladies Choir
We meet weekly on a Tuesday at 7.30pm in The United Reformed Church, Stowmarket. We sing a variety of music and perform concerts in local venues.
Anyone interested in joining the Choir, please contact: Di Balaam, Tel: 01449 736374.
Gipping Valley Model Boat Club
Sails at Needham Lake
For more information come along to the Lake – Sunday mornings or Wednesday afternoons.
Contact: Cliff Galsworthy, Tel: (01449) 766964 or Neil Hodson, Tel: (01449) 720565
Needham Market Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
The Needham Market Neighbourhood Watch Scheme was formed in 1991. A constitution was agreed and a committee formed.
The overall aim of the scheme was to improve community safety in the Needham Market area and the main objectives were:
- To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance and protecting the most vulnerable members of the community by encouraging a caring community spirit.
- To help with the detection of criminals by promoting effective communication.
- To reduce the undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks, supporting victims and promoting a sense of security and a caring community.
- To improve police / community relations by fostering regular contact and liaison.
In order to do this the members would issue and distribute information and advice, promote and organize activities, raise funds and other resources and take action which may benefit the scheme. To operate effectively, a Watch Scheme is dependant on coordinators to implement and promote various initiatives put forward by the committee and the Police Force. Needham Market has eight coordinators with a job description approved by the Suffolk Constabulary. The coordinators and the areas that they cover are shown below. To become a member of the Needham Market Neighbourhood Watch just contact your area cordinator who will provide you with a membership form.
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For more information, please contact Mr Trevor Gibbons, Tel: (01449) 720122
Needham Market OVER 55’s Bowls Club
The over 55’s Bowls Club meets at the Community Centre, School Street, on Mondays and Fridays throughout the winter months and on Mondays only throughout the summer months.
Time: 2 – 4pm
For further details, telephone Mr Mick Hounsfield on (01449) 720405.
Needham Market Raft Race
Chairman: Debbie Cadman, (01449) 722808
See website for more details.
Short Mat Bowls
Monday & Friday afternoons
Contact: Shirley, (01449) 723614
Needham Market Society
Contact: Chairman, Mrs Andrea Davies: (01449) 721056.
Contact: Mrs Jean Annis, Tel: (01449) 720531
We meet at the Community Centre at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month except for December when the meeting is on the first Monday.
We always welcome visitors to any of our meetings.
We arrange many interesting visits during the year and members also have the opportunity of taking part in all sorts of activities and events organized by Suffolk East Federation of W.I.s.
Any enquiries to Jean Annis (secretary) (01449) 720531.
We welcome people with any photographic equipment and skills.
U16’s welcomed accompanied by an adult
Regular Meets and outings
Winter Meets: Stowmarket Community Centre, IP14 2BD
Social Meets: The Gladstone Arms, IP14 2AP
Look for future events on our facebook page
No Membership Fees
John: 07727750845 for more information.
Mid Suffolk Axis
We are a friendly club which provides activities for people of working age with pgtsical and/or sensory disabilities. We meet twice weekly at Thorndon near Eye and once weekly in Stowmarket. The Club is run by a manager and a core of trained carers supported by a number of volunteers. Check our website or contact us for more information.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. at The Kerrison Centre, Stoke Road, Thorndon
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket
Secretary: Mr Douglas Swayze
Tel. No: (01379) 678703
We set ourselves aside from all other clubs out there; welcoming girls of all sizes and abilities to join our netball family, now including boys to join in High 5.
Tel: 07428 595 354
Juniors – Every other Saturday 9am-10am
Progressing Juniors – Every Wednesday 7-8pm
Mini Music Makers
The Ark, Friday afternoons during term time.
An introduction to music and singing for children from 1 year old.
Contact Helen on: (01449) 722991.
Mears Care run a group which meets in Stowmarket three times per month. It aims to provide stimulating events enabling people to meet up and help prevent social isolation which is a known threat to an individuals health and well-being. The group is called Meet and Mingle, has been running for over two years and has regular attendees. The staffing is funded by Mears Care staff and volunteers. The venue and many of the events are donated from within the local community.
Yvonne Cattermole, Care Coordinator – Stowmarket
Mears Care, Unit 19 Charles Industrial Estate, Stowupland Road, Stowmarket, IP14 5AH
Tel: (01449) 676440 www.mearsgroup.co.uk
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