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Brownies
1st Keinton Mandeville Brownies are for 7‑10 year old girls and meet on Tuesdays during term time in the village hall between 18.15 and 19.45.

The Brownies work towards their "brownie badges" as well as taking part in sporting and arts and craft activities. Day trips are organised to fun and exiting places.

During May/June there is the annual "Brownie Pack Themed Holiday". The Brownies are encouraged to participate in village events which contribute towards their badges.

For further information contact Lisa Eastmead Hoare on 01458 223132.

The Keinton Mandeville Rainbows
The Rainbows are for 5-7 year old girls and meet on Tuesdays during term time in the village hall between 17.15 and 18.15. Rainbows are involved with lots of fun activites such as cooking and playing games, and they also work towards "Rainbow badges".

Rainbows join the Brownies on their day trips to fun and exciting places and also make a day trip to join the Brownies during their "Brownie Pack Themed Holiday". Both the Rainbows and the Brownies are encouraged to participate in village events which contribute towards them achieving some of their badges.

For further details contact Lisa Eastmead Hoare on 01458 223132.

Sea Scout Troop
A group for everyone aged 10½ to 17 years concentrating on all aspects of traditional scoutcraft- hiking, camping, map reading, with the addition of expeditions/summer camp using our own canoes, kayaks and sailing dinghies.

From the age of 14, scouts are encouraged to follow the Duke Of Edinburgh Award scheme working with team leaders and on their own initiative. Over recent years over 20 of our scouts have achieved the gold DofE award. Any one interested should come to the village hall on Monday evenings 7.30-9.15pm to give it a try.

To see our latest newsletter click here

For further details contact Warren Lee on 01458 223700 or email us on 1charltonsseascouts@gmail.com

Mothers Union
The Mothers' Union has over 4 million members in 85 countries - both men and women. In many countries in the developing world they organize training in literacy, health education, parenting and entrepreneurship as well as equipping communities to find long term solutions tackling poverty where they live. They have had a voice at the United Nations for many years.

In this Diocese of Bath & Wells the MU do a great deal of fundraising as well as organizing holiday schemes for families under stress, give out cookery books for simple meals, run four free child contact centres, make gowns for premature and stillborn babies as well as other projects. The St Dunstan's Branch meet in the afternoon on the second Thursday of each month - generally in Baltonsborough, but sometimes Butleigh or Keinton.

There are details of each meeting in the Parish Magazine, and we would be delighted to welcome anyone to our meetings. For further information please telephone either Emma Stevens on 01458 223344 or Eileen Heath on 01458 850163.

Sir Henry Irving Club
The Senior Citizens, Sir Henry Irving Club meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm in the Village hall. We have a wide variety of interesting speakers and demonstrations at our meetings, and we also organise two day trips each year. We have a Christmas dinner and a very popular strawberry cream tea in the summer. The parish magazine provides details of our forthcoming programme.

New members are always welcome.

Keinton Mandeville Short Mat Bowls Club
We play every Thursday evening at the Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm. Players of all abilities and ages are welcome. We have members of all levels, from beginners to county players and everything in between! We visit other local SMB clubs for friendly matches and also play in two leagues - Mendip and Yeovil, so there are plenty of opportunities to learn more and gain experience.

If you would like play on a Thursday evening and enjoy a social event (we stop for coffee and biscuits at half time) you are more than welcome. Please telephone Paul Williams (Secretary) 01458 223427 or just come along at 6.45pm and see what we do.
Lunch Club
The Lunch Club meet at 12.00, for 12.30, at the village hall on the second Wednesday of the month during the 'cooler' months of the year.
After a chat over a glass of sherry there is a main course and frequently a choice of deserts. The meal is concluded with coffee and a raffle.
It is open to anyone in the Parish and is all provided at a very modest price. Places are limited and almost always over-subcribed so it is essential to book your seat early!

If you would like to join a meal, or even better, help the band of volunteers who prepare and tidy up, contact Joyce or Derek Burvill on 01458 223983 or Sarah or Michael Hughes on 01458 223440.

Chapel Toddlers
This is a very friendly little toddler group based at the Methodist Church in Queen Street. We open on a Tuesday and Thursday morning 10 - 12pm. On the fourth Thursday of the month we meet at Barton St David Pre-School for a stay and play session where we are made most welcome.

During the holidays we open on a Thursday, apart from the fourth Thursday of the month when we close as do the Pre-School.

The session is very adaptable and those that attend join in with activities as and when they like. Parents/Grandparents tend to mingle and chat while the little ones play. Set up on the table are craft activities and we tend to read stories and have a sing-song towards the end of the session.

We plan parties and outings for the children and make sure that social events for the grown-ups are booked into the calendar. Please come and say hello, we are always pleased to meet new people.

For further details contact Margaret Grundy (223540).

Women's Institute
If you would like to be inspired, enjoy fun and friendship, interesting talks and outings etc we could be for you. Our group is a modern Wi - lively, unstuffy, on Facebook but something that is standard across all WI's is that we will give you a warm welcome. Our current programme includes a social evening, improving our driving skills, a talk about the rare bumble and solitary bees in our area and how to help them to survive and we a session on making natural and healthy cosmetics and balms. For further details click here. Future sessions include a recipe swap and tasting, a bee safari / picnic / garden tour with the head gardener at Lytes Cary, flower arranging, local history and heritage, Christmas Crafts and party! We also have regular pub lunches and outings.

New members are warmly welcomed with no need to make a commitment until you are ready to do so. If you would prefer to come along with an existing member please call 01458 224008 or 223759 or email keinton.wi@gmail.com.

KMPZ Keinton Mandeville Youth Council
Making a difference to their village.

KMPZ meet on Friday Nights at the Methodist Hall 7.30pm - 9pm. We meet at youth club to have fun and hang out. Once a month we discuss council matters - what young people want to see in their village, any problems they may have encountered, any concerns they have, fundraising ideas, set out programme of events for youth club.
Youth Council is about the young people having a voice in their community, their voice is then reported back to Parish Council via Sarah Cooke (Parish Councillor).
Our Aims: for young people to feel safe in their village and for the village to feel safe with us, to have activities to attend, start sports clubs for young people, help with fundraising and raise the profile of young people.

Our Achievements: Designing our logo and purchasing Hoodies, Helping with Forces March, Glastonbury Carnival, Keinton Mandeville Village Day, Big Tidy Up, Keinton Mandeville Sports Field Association MUGA project, designing leaflets & distribution for the project, Rounders match against the Charltons, dance classes.
If you are aged between 11 and 21 and want to make a difference to Keinton Mandeville please contact Sarah Cooke 07977 098967 for further details. Please feel free to come along to Friday club and meet the other young people of the village, we are a friendly group who like to have fun.

KKCT Offers a volunteer driving service by and for the residents of Keinton Mandeville and Kingweston.

If you are a resident of either village without your own transport, unable to drive and/or have difficulty with public transport you may be eligible to use this scheme. 
It can be used for (but not exclusively):

  • Journeys to the doctor, post office or hospital (if free hospital transport is not available).
  • Collection of prescriptions.
  • Visits to friends or relatives (including when in hospital).
  • Journeys to bus stops, bus stations and train stations for onward journeys.
If you need a lift, if possible, please give 48 hrs notice by phoning the coordinator on 07799487719. The coordinator will let you know whether a driver is available, his or her name and the cost of the trip. Most destinations have a standard charge. Those that do not, are charged at 40p per mile plus a 50p administrative fee.

More information click here.

If you have a relative, friend, or neighbour, or know anyone, particularly of pensionable age, that may find this scheme useful, please contact the Coordinator. But please note that we are not, nor do we wish to be in competition with those kind people who already provide lifts voluntarily and free of charge. 
If needed, please use this personal and friendly village service.