Clubs and Societies


Shrivenham Clippers

 The “Clippers” Group was formed in 2013 to support the scheme devised by OCC and the Oxfordshire branch of the
Rambles Association to assist in the monitoring of Oxfordshire’s Rights of Way. Volunteers are trained to
become Volunteer Parish Footpath Wardens with the aim of walking all the Rights of Way in their Parish at least twice a year, keeping them open for walkers and reporting to the Countryside Access Teams any problems that they could not
resolve themselves. Jane Archer took the training course in 2012, applied to Shrivenham Parish Council for permission to act as
Volunteer Parish Footpath and was accepted in October 2012. Mary Hewitt and Karen Curtis took the training course in 2017 and Sally Vice in 2023. They each organise working parties for the 13 members.
The Parish has 17 Rights of Way, some of them never need any work by us as they are right in the middle of the village
and are well walked and looked after. There are others needing regular attention, such as cutting back brambles, thistles and blackthorn, which are well used by villagers. There are also a few further afield which we walk less frequently.
In 2023 we had approximately 28 working parties. It is very hard to be accurate about how much time was spent ; working parties

vary in numbers and walking a path is not the same as working on a path. About 30 hours have been spent over the year by parties varying in size from 2 people to 8. Although not part of the original aim we also pick up litter and in the past year have removed 11 bags of litter from our Rights of Way.
Recent improvements by OCC/Landowners
1. New gate near the end of RofW 1. This footpath runs from the top of Stallpits Rd, passes behind the airfield and continues to the Parish boundary at the River Cole.
2. RofW 14 continues to be re-instated as the new houses are completed. This footpath runs from Claypit Lane to the A420.
3. RofW 12 A new footbridge was installed across the River Cole opposite Friar’s Farm (Highworth Rd.) Improvements undertaken at our request by the Ramblers Volunteer Working Party.
RofW 6 Clearance of steps leading to railway crossing at Compton Beauchamp Parish boundary. (Past Gallyherns Farm)
Problems remaining on the OCC list.
1. RofW 6 Two stiles which do not meet the standard. They are not impassable but difficult to climb over.
2. RofW 16 Finger post out of the ground at the entrance to Stainswick Farm.
3. RofW 16 The exact line of the right of way is blocked by farm buildings. The path has been diverted around the buildings and is viable. The bridleway exits onto theB4000.
Jane Archer Parish Footpath Warden, May 2024

Shrivenham and District Gardening Club

This vibrant Club meets at 7.30pm in the Vic Day Hall of the Shrivenham Memorial Hall on the first Thursday of the month (except August, when we have our annual dinner at a local hostelry).  The annual fee is £10 per person, or if you come as a visitor, it is £3 per meeting. 


The talks cover a wide range of topics and not all on gardening.  We also have a fish and chip supper with quizzes, a plant sale, an outing to a horticultural show and a four-day holiday.


Fred Houghton  01793 782316
Steph Muir       01793 782162


Shrivenham Heritage Society


We represent the history of Shrivenham and the surrounding districts.  We have our Heritage Centre located in the south end of the Memorial Hall, where we have a growing collection of documents, photographs, maps and artefacts. Our documents include records from the Parish Council, Schools, Women’s Institute, Brownies, Shrivenham United Charities, Dils & Swartz Collection, British Legion etc. The Centre is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 - 12. 


Visitors may consult our documents and books, and may also search on our computers online for documents relating to their family history.


We also have a Website that includes an online catalogue at where we list all of our documents and hundreds of photographs.  We hold meetings every quarter in the Memorial Hall, when we present local history, or history that has some connection with our area.


Contact - Email:


Shrivenham Singers


We are a community choir meeting Weds in term time at the Methodist Church, 7.30pm-9.30pm. We perform 2 concerts + other functions, music to suit most people, no auditions, and no need to read music to join us.  For more information please contact Pam Berridge at

Tel    01793 783831

Shrivenham Photographic Society


Meets in the Chestnut Room in the Memorial Hall on the second Monday of the month at 19:30. For more details contact Kevin Knowles

Tel    783378



Shrivenham Amateur Dramatics Society


"Am dram" is lively and fun, come along and try your hand at many aspects of Stage Craft. Actors, Chorus, Crafts People and Back Stage Crew. New members are always welcome, come along and tread the boards !



Tel    07443 924381





Shrivenham Health Walks


Shrivenham Health Walks - get fit and make friends. Led by trained volunteers this friendly group meets at 10.30 every Wednesday in the churchyard for a choice of walks lasting between half and one hour. Coffee/tea available for purchase afterwards in The Barrington Arms. Monthly lunches.

Tel    01793 783045




Shrivenham & District Women's Institute

Whether you fancy making new friends or just enjoying a night out once a month, you’ll be more than welcome at the Shrivenham Women’s Institute.
You are sure to fit in, we come in all shapes, ages, and sizes

We meet in the Memorial Hall  on the third Thursday of each month @ 7p.m for 7-30. If you are interested just come along to a meeting, no pressure, just come and see if it is for you.

Telephone Mary Hewitt on 01793 780039 or Jane Ahern  on 01793 783521   






The Faringdon and District Rotary Club


The Faringdon and District Rotary Club, is a very active World Wide organisation. Local Rotarians meet every Wednesday evening at the Bell Hotel in Faringdon at 7pm. We enjoy a great social life, whilst organising local fund raising events in our area. New club members are always welcome, so why not find out more about this worthwhile organisation by calling our President Glyn James.

Tel    01367 810569




Shrivenham Ladies Choir


Meeting on Thursday evenings in the back room of Shrivenham Methodist Hall at 7.30 pm. We welcome ladies interested in singing with others. 

For more information please contact Grahame Jones.

email address: ; tel. 01793  784017




St Andrew's Church Choir


We meet most Thursdays in term time in St Andrew's Vicarage , Shrivenham (nov to March) and St Andrew's Church, Shrivenham (April to oct) 7-8pm and only ask for a commitment of ONE named Sunday (usually the 2nd Sunday of each month) a month. We are also very flexible so if you can only commit to one month at a time then we would still love to see you. Please call 07876 637621 for more.

Tel    07876637621



Wessex Male Choir


Wessex Male Choir is based in Swindon but draws male singers from the surrounding Counties. They are International and National music award winners. Their website is

Tel    07507089931



Ferndale Community Choir


Tel    01367 242222



West Vale Branch Wilts & Berks Canal Trust


This local group is restoring the historic canal around the village. Monthly planning meetings are open to all and held at the Prince of Wales on the 1st Wednesday at 8 pm. See the W&BCT website

Tel    01793 783024




Bowmoor Sailing Club


We have the reputation of being a Family Friendly Club offering Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding and Camping. The Club has a year round racing programme together with one of the largest Youth Fleets in the country and an active cruising section. We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre running beginner courses for children throughout the spring and summer.


For more information visit our website or contact


We strongly recommend that you visit the club any Sunday to see first hand what we can offer. The Club is sign posted and located in the Cotswold Water Park on the A417 between Lechlade and Fairford.


Tel    01793 765074


Shrivenham Parish Council
2 Highworth Road  
Shrivenham, SN6 8BL
Phone: 01793 782925
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