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Organisation Name Description
St Thomas' and Mary Magdalene's

The St Thomas's and St Mary Magdalene's PCC is responsible for the running of 4 Churches, Thomas, St. Mary Magdalene in Stockton Heath and in Partnership with St James and St Hilda in Latchford.
Everyone involved except the clergy and a small cleaning team, are volunteers.
While the churches run as Churches most of its activities are open to the whole community, not just Church members.
Activities include a welcome environment in St Thomas ever morning for coffee, biscuits and a chat, youth groups, a drama group and many others.

Stars Drama

We are always looking for new members and volunteers. We meet on monday evenings at Radley Common Community Centre Orford at 7.30pm till 9.15pm. If you like singing and dancing, helping with scenery please come along and take at look at what we do.

STEPS

STEPS is the national charity working for all those whose lives are affected by serious childhood lower limb conditions. We believe that all those with a childhood lower limb condition should have the very best chance to realise their maximum potential.

Stockton Heath Festival

Established in 2008 by a small but determined group of volunteers, the Stockton Heath Festival is a four day event which takes place each summer in either June or July.

It aims to bring the community together and offer opportunities for residents of all ages and incomes to enjoy a celebration of arts, culture and heritage events within their local area. Each year the Committee seeks to bring a mix of professional and local talent to the village and venues in the surrounding areas.

With the support of local businesses, the parish councils and local people the Festival has gone from strength to strength and has now become an established and keenly anticipated part of village life. It is a registered Charity (Number 1127698).

Stockton Heath Festival Trust

Established in 2008 by a small but determined group of volunteers, the Stockton Heath Festival is a four day event which takes place each summer in either June or July.

It aims to bring the community together and offer opportunities for residents of all ages and incomes to enjoy a celebration of arts, culture and heritage events within their local area. Each year the Committee seeks to bring a mix of professional and local talent to the village and venues in the surrounding areas.

With the support of local businesses, the parish councils and local people the Festival has gone from strength to strength and has now become an established and keenly anticipated part of village life.

Stockton Heath Junior Chess Club

Stockton Heath Junior Chess Club is a constituted group formed to teach young children how to play chess.

Stockton Heath Seniors Bowling Club

Based at the refurbished pavilion on Alexandra Park, Stockton Heath, Warrington, was formed in 1940 and is for male seniors aged 60 and over with an interest in crown green bowling. They play on the parks two bowling greens that are maintained by Warrington Borough Council.

Currently the club has 75 members ranging in age from 60 to 90 and offers two forms of membership.

Full Membership (£30) - for players who wish to play on one of the three league teams of 12 players that play in the Warrington and District Seniors Bowling League that play on a Monday afternoon as well as taking part in the clubs social bowling activities. The membership fee includes the league fees and parks ticket

Social Membership (£15) - For players who want to take part in our weekly bowling competitions and other social activities. New members who are new to bowling find this a good starting point to learn the fundamentals of bowling in a friendly environment

During the year members are encouraged to take part in as many or as few of the following activities as they wish

Summer Months
League Bowling, Weekly social competition, at least 3 Away days (social bowling competitions + Lunch) at venues across Cheshire

Winter Months
Indoor Long Mat bowling league at the Birchwood Sports Centre, Winter league bowling on the artificial green's at Bank park, Warrington, Two away days at Prestatyn Indoor Bowling Centre with Lunch (and coach Travel), Dominoes in the Pavilion Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, Christmas Lunch

Monday Afternoon - Men's League, Wednesday Afternoon Social Competition Friday Afternoon - Social Bowlig

For further information contact Club Secretary Graham Watson on 01925 263348 or email grawat1946@btinternet.com

Stretton Parish Council
TAGS

TAGS (Teenagers, Gender & Sexuality) a group of young people aged 11 - 24 who identify as LGBTQ+ who can come together to find peer support, advice and acceptance. The group meet at the Youth Cafe on a regular basis.

Contact Sharon Johnson for more information.

The 1st/14th Warrington Scout Group

To provide scouting for young people from the age of 6 to 14 to contribute to their development to help them become self-reliant, responsible and caring citizens. We do this by offering the scout programme of activities and challenges from culture, health and faith. We meet on Fridays, from 7-9pm.

The Big Pick

The Big Pick arranges and conducts litter picks in Warrington - Helping to make the world a more beautiful place.

The Children's Society

We are a national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people. We listen. We support. We act. We help make small changes that make a big difference. Because no child should feel alone.

Our services include Advocacy and Independent Visiting, supporting children and young people to cope with the trauma of sexual exploitation, we provide one to one and group support to young people who are experiencing issues with their mental health and well-being. We also work to raise awareness of mental health issues among young people, and make sure they know where they can get support.

The Church of England Diocese of Chester

Supporting Anglican churches in the Diocese of Chester realise their potential in local communities. This includes 12 churches within the borough of Warrington.

The Cobbs PTA

The Cobbs' Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is simply a group of parents and teachers who meet from time to time, frequently at the pub, to arrange fundraising events which benefit pupils, parents and staff at The Cobbs.

The Cobbs' PTA (formerly Cobbs' Home School Association) was started in 2006 to help enrich the education, opportunities and experiences of the pupils at The Cobbs, by organising activities for the children and social events for the adult members of our community.

The Cobbs' PTA has registered status, so that the money raised at our fundraising events can be donated to the school and a range of charities/charitable causes, or used to pay for school equipment and social events.

The Colonel Edelesten Bequest

Supporting the arts, culture and heritage in Warrington.

The Drugwatch Trust

To reduce harm from the misuse of substances. To positively contribute to the safety of our communities and to the prevention of crime.
As a result of achieving our aims we will enable all to lead positive, healthy futures through the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions around the misuse of substances and thereby improve the lives of our communities.

The Epiphany Trust

The Epiphany trust, focuses on helping young people who are often out of the public eye and so struggle for support - the disadvantaged and disabled. The charity's work spans the world with long term, sustainable initiatives taking place in countries including the Sri Lanka, Burma, El Salvador, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Romania as well as the UK.
Although we are not the highest profile of charity, Epiphany Trust provides life changing support to children and young people throughout the world.

The Friends of Culcheth Library

The Friends of Culcheth Library is an independent group of people who want to support our Library Service in Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft. We organise activities ourselves and support events put on by library staff. Our aim is to promote the well-being of the community through a dynamic and well-used library.

The Friends of Woolston Brook

Supporting the activities of special needs pupils at Grappenhall hall school

the Gateway

the GATEWAY’ is home to and provides a central focus for a number of voluntary and statutory organisations and services to come and work together to help the people in the local community. It provides a focal point for the voluntary sector, providing access to advice, support, information and opportunities for lifelong learning the Gateway is an independent charity and all of its tenants are committed to improving the quality of life of people in Warrington. Providing a joint ‘first stop shop’ giving access to advice, services and opportunities for all. Enabling the voluntary sector to work together, and in partnership with others efficiently and effectively. Located in the centre of Warrington, the Gateway is the ideal venue for hosting meetings, conferences, seminars and training events. The Gateway houses a number of meeting & conference rooms. We can accommodate upto 100 delegates in our largest room and can easily tailor the facilities to suit your requirements. Smaller rooms holding upto 4 people are available for a chat, one to one time, a relaxed interview or a small meeting. Offering state of the art facilities in pleasant surroundings, there are a variety of rooms available; although not all located on the ground floor, they are all fully accessible. Flip Charts and audio visual equipment are also available.

The John & Eliza Jane Jackson Bequest

Interest and dividends from capital investments to be used to relieve poverty within the Warrington Methodist Circuit. The ministers and support workers working within the circuit will submit applications to the trustees on behalf of those they encounter as part of their outreach work who may be deserving or in need

The Journey Back to Life

The team at Journey Back to Life are here to support young people who have a mental health issues, their families, friends and professionals working in this field.

The Land Trust

The Land Trust is an independent Charitable Trust with influential partners, members and trustees. We manage open spaces on behalf of and in partnership with local communities.

We are leading the charge for cost effective solutions to deliver high quality and sustainably maintained open space which preserves the character, value and benefits of our open spaces. We empower people across the country, enabling localism and supporting community ownership. We are driving the Big Society.

The Little Lot Ltd

The Little Lot is a community nursery and provides a fun, friendly and stimulating environment for 2 - 4 year olds, where the emphasis is on children ‘Learning through Play’.
Children are valued as individuals and we aim to provide the very best environment for those children. We aim to give the children a fulfilling and rewarding pre-school education, which will provide a firm foundation for future growth and development.

We are concerned with the all round development of the children, their physical, intellectual, moral, social and emotional development. Our activities are planned and structured to enable children to extend their skills in all areas, at their own pace with qualified and experienced staff, encouraging and extending the children’s ideas and activities in order to work through and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles.

The Oaks Centre

Owned and managed by St Paul’s Church, Penketh, The Oaks Centre seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities in the community, by offering hospitality and facilities to meet the needs of local groups and individuals.
The Oaks Centre offers the following :
Community Café – The Old School Café
Charity Shop – Mrs Nutkins’ Nearly New Shop
Computer Room – The IT Room
Weekly café and activities supporting people with dementia, their families and carers – Forget-Me-Not-Café
A variety of clubs, activities and events (see What’s On pages)
Rooms for hire for private, community & commercial activities (see Room Hire pages)
The Oaks Centre is located on Stocks Lane, Penketh, almost opposite the Crown & Cushion pub. It can be easily reached by public transport, and also benefits from onsite parking facilities. Proceeds from the café, shop and IT centre are used to help fund the Oaks Centre and its community work. True to our Christian ethos, we welcome people from the whole spectrum of the local community regardless of age, race, disability or background, and actively promote inclusion and participation in our community. The Centre is staffed mainly by volunteers, and we provide opportunities for local people to get involved, train for qualifications, and gain valuable experience by volunteering with us. Why not take a look at the ways you can get involved ?

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The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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