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Clubs / Organisations

If you would like to include your Club or Organisation on this page, please either telephone (01449) 722246 or

email: clerk@needhammarkettc.f9.co.uk 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

 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.
Please see http://nmdhs.onesuffolk.net/ for further details.

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: Gavin Griggs, Email: nmpyfc@aol.com

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: wiggins477@btinternet.com

Hurstlea Kerridge Boxing Club

Contact: Mr Keith James,  (01449) 721818

Needham Market In Bloom

Contact: Mrs Vera Cousins,  (01449) 723424

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:

  1. To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance and protecting the most vulnerable members of the community by encouraging a caring community spirit.
  2. To help with the detection of criminals by promoting effective communication.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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Head co-ordinators & areas covered
Area Co-ordinators
Comitee Members & Dates of Meetings

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.

Woman’s Institute

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.

Photographic Group

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
Workshop/trial sessions
Look for future events on our facebook page
No Membership Fees
Founded 2012

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

Stowmarkers Netball

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

Our Website: www.netballclubstowmarkers.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stowmarkers-Junior-Netball-Club-369227653165954/


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

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.

Contact details:
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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Meet and Mingle morning meetings:

Meeting and Mingle afternoon meetings:

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Contact us

Community Centre
School Street
Needham Market

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Mondays and Thursdays: 10am till 12 noon
(01449) 722246 Answerphone
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Town Clerk
Kevin Hunter

Assistant Town Clerk
Kelaine Spurdens