Braintree Area

Groups

Finally, England has moved to step 4 of their Lockdown Easing Road Map which means there is now no limits on how many people can meet indoors or outdoors. Some of our groups have already resumed their meetings outdoors, e.g. the Walking Groups, Scrabble and Digital Photography Group. Other groups have been continuing to remain in contact via Zoom, Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and by telephone. Some groups are planning to restart indoors but this is expected to be a slow return to normal activities and will be dependent on government advice. Individual groups pages will be updated as and when they restart.

Please send an email to your Group Contact via the 'bird' link on the group page for your group. This is the person who is most likely to have the latest information for the particular group you are enquiring about.

Groups – Time and Date, To get further information about a group please click on the NAME of the group which will link to another page giving more details.

All Group Contacts please try and keep your members updated by email or telephone and update the information on your group web page. If you are a Group Contact have a look at the 'All Group Contacts' information via the top link in the right hand column. This will give you an outline of how to update your group web page and there is a direct link to the Site Builder login page. If you are unsure of how to do this or need any further information please contact Elaine Orpe, Group Co-ordinator.

We do advise that any new members who are interested in joining a group make contact with the Group Contact to confirm a place is available and the date of the next meeting. This can be done by the 'Bird' link on each group page.

If anyone has ideas for new groups, would like to set up a new group or would like to become a group contact please contact Elaine Orpe, Group Co-ordinator.

Please remember that as a Group Contact you are only part of your group and not expected to lead it. All members of a group should be involved in how it is organised, so don't feel overwhelmed - we are all here to help!

In line with the new General Data Protection Policy we no longer include the Group Contact's telephone number on our web pages.

A reminder that under GPDR photographs are classified as personal data.# If group photographs are being taken members should be asked to step out of shot if they don't wish to be in a photograph that might be shown on our website.

Group List
Art Appreciation
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30Astronomy
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contact
Bird Watching
 1st Wed @ 10.30am
 1st Wed @ 10.30amBook Club 1
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contact
Bus Pass Safari GP1
 Venue Varies
 Venue VariesCard Making
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contact
Cards & Board Games
 Meet fortnightly on a Monday
 Meet fortnightly on a MondayCrafty Yarners
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contact
Creative Writers'
 3rd Friday @ 10.00am
 3rd Friday @ 10.00amDigital Photography
 3rd Thurs @ 10.00am
 3rd Thurs @ 10.00am
Family History
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pm
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pmFlower Arranging
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
French Conversation
 2nd Wed @10.15 am
 2nd Wed @10.15 amGardening
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
Geography
 3rd Fri @ 10.00am
 3rd Fri @ 10.00amGrumpy Old Men
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
Le Dejeuner Lunch Group
 4th Tue - Venues vary
 4th Tue - Venues varyLine Dance
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30am
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30am
Local History
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contactPainting
 2nd Thur @ 10.00am
 2nd Thur @ 10.00am
Petanque-Tuesday
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00am
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00amPetanque-Wednesday
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00am
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00am
Scrabble
 10.00am 2nd & 4th Thurs
 10.00am 2nd & 4th ThursSinging for Pleasure
 Suspended - no group contact
 Suspended - no group contact
Snooker
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pmSunday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check Venue
Tuesday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check VenueUkulele Group
 Every other week @ 2.30pm
 Every other week @ 2.30pm
Walkie-Talkies
 4th Wed @ 10.30am
 4th Wed @ 10.30amWalking Group 1
 3rd Thur @ 9.45am
 3rd Thur @ 9.45am
Walking Group 2
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am