Community Group Contacts

Bodmin is lucky to have numerous active community groups covering the arts, sports provision, health and welfare, and family matters to name a few. The information provided on this page is designed to help signpost residents to groups which are relevant to their needs – Bodmin Town Council will endeavour to keep third party contact details as up to date as possible. (Groups are listed alphabetically).  A downloadable PDF is available in the Useful Documents section on the right hand side of this page.

If you belong to a community group which is not represented here please email info@bodmin.gov.uk with a brief description of your group and relevant contact details.

Bodmin & District Age Concern:

We hold a weekly pop in and lunch club and whist drive every Tuesday in Bodmin.

Contact: Nola Solomons; phone: 01208 74609; email: bodminantiques@hotmail.com

Bodmin BlueTiTs (Bodmin Tidy It Team):

We are a group of volunteers that are trying to improve the look of the town by litter-picking, weeding and planting the flower-beds in the town (other than in the parks), cleaning and painting some of the street furniture, cleaning road-signs, and weeding along the road edges and kerbs.

Contact: Sarah Horne; phone: 07926 194643; email: bodminbluetits@gmail.com

Facebook: @bodminbluetits

Bodmin Camera Club:

We are a small and friendly club of photographers, based in Bodmin. We always welcome new members, whether you are new to photography or have years of experience. We come together to share our enthusiasm for making images, inspired by other club members and by the talented and creative photographers who generously come and show their work at our meetings. We meet fortnightly on Monday evenings from September to June at the New Methodist Church, 74 Fore St, Bodmin. Doors open at 7:15 pm and meetings start at 7:30 pm.

Contact: 01208 821850; email: info@bodmincameraclub.org.uk

Website: bodmincameraclub.org.uk

Bodmin Folk Club:

Originally formed in 1967, Bodmin Folk Club is a Members Club welcoming a range of singers, musicians and occasional dancers from Britain and beyond at both guest nights and open houses. The Club meets every Friday night (except in Christmas week) at The Old Library, 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin.

Contact: Steve Hunt; phone: 01579 348434

Facebook: @bodminfolk

Website: bodminfolk.co.uk

Bodmin Foodbank:

Operated as a satellite of Wadebridge Foodbank as part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Our foodbank works with a range of local agencies who meet people at risk of going hungry. Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors are just some of those who can make refer people to our foodbank by issuing them with a foodbank voucher.

A typical food parcel contains a minimum of three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable, tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community.

The Foodbank is run out of Bodmin Christian Fellowship on Berrycoombe Road on a Monday and a Wednesday, between 1pm & 3pm. For more information about how to donate, make a referral or receive help visit the FAQs page on our website.

Contact: 01208 815374

Website: newlifebodmin.org/foodbank or wadebridgefoodbank.org

Bodmin Gaolbirds Women’s Institute:

Bodmin Gaolbirds WI meets every second Wednesday of the month (except August) at Bodmin Rugby Club, Clifden Park, starting at 7pm. For more information please phone.

Contact: 01208 592155

Facebook: @BodminGaolBirdsWI

Bodmin Girlguiding Units (Rainbows, Brownies & Guides):

1st Bodmin Rainbows

2nd Bodmin Brownies

3rd Bodmin Brownies

3rd Bodmin Guides

Contact District Commissioners: Nikki Cobble; phone: 07949 834009 or Philippa Cobble; phone: 07432 277749; email: bodmin-dc@girlguidingcornwall.org.uk

Website: girlguiding.org.uk

Bodmin History Group:

Bodmin Local History Group holds monthly meetings with speakers covering a wide range of topics concerning Cornwall in general and Bodmin in particular. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at The Scout Hut, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin. Guests are most welcome.  A small charge is made but, for a modest subscription, our members enjoy free admission.

Contact: Ken Adams; phone: 01208 72990; email: kennadams35@gmail.com

Website: kna538.wixsite.com/blhg

Bodmin Hospital League of Friends: 

Bodmin Hospital League of Friends works to raise funds for the patients and staff in the hospital, purchasing equipment and services not supplied by the NHS. We endeavour to make the patient’s stay in hospital a little more comfortable.

Contacts:

Chairman: Mrs Susie Gore; phone: 01840 212800; email: thegores@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer: Mr Peter Melmoth; phone: 01208 76649; email: Barum59@gmail.com 

Secretary: Mrs Ann Gregan; phone: 01208 841552; email: tonyandann.gregans@gmail.com

Website: friendsofbodminhospital.co.uk

Bodmin Junior Parkrun:

Bodmin Junior Parkrun is a 2km event for juniors only (4-14 year olds) held every Sunday morning (9am) at Hillside Park, Scarlett’s Well Road, Bodmin. It’s free to take part but please register before your first visit. The aim is to have fun so come & join in, whatever your pace.

Contact: Sarah Horne; phone: 07926 194643; email: bodmin-juniors@parkrun.com

Facebook: @Bodminjuniors

Website: parkrun.org.uk/bodmin-juniors

Bodmin Lions:

The Lions Club of Bodmin is part of a world-wide organisation of volunteers who enjoy helping others less fortunate than themselves. The world-wide membership is about 1.35 million volunteers in 206 countries in 45,000 clubs. A Lions Club has no full-time organisers and all the work is done in our members’ spare time with the support and help of their partners and families. We raise money by organising and helping with several local events such as – The Father Christmas Sleigh throughout December; prize bingo every Friday; bonfire and fireworks display in Priory Park every November; Fun Ride in September. We take an active role in helping other organisations and charities in Bodmin to raise money and awareness for themselves by organising and marshalling the Bodmin Ten Tors in May; and organising the Shire House Christmas Fayre in November. There are numerous other ways in which we help our local community, including by organising the St Piran’s Day parade in March, and organising and funding the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party in the Shire Hall. More information and photographs of our activities can be found on our website.

Contact: Lionel Clarke; email: bodmin.lions@btinternet.com

Website: bodminlions.x10.mx

Bodmin Musical Theatre Company:

Bodmin Musical Theatre Company is an amateur group run by volunteers who love music and theatre. We perform an annual show in Bodmin, and various musical fundraisers through the year. We are a friendly society who always welcome new members.

Contact: Sue Gosling; phone: 07491 570559; email: bodminmusicaltheatrecompany@yahoo.co.uk; post: Exeter House, 47 Higher Bore Street, Bodmin PL31 1JS

Facebook: @bodmin-musical-theatre-company

Website: bodminoperatics.info

Bodmin Netball:

Bodmin Netball Club provides a safe and fun environment for both junior and seniors to participate in netball in Cornwall. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club which welcomes new members whether you want to play competitively or just for fun. Our training sessions are held at the following times /locations:

Tuesdays at Callywith College: Under 12s & Under 14s from 6pm – 7.30pm; Seniors from 7.30pm – 9pm

Thursdays at Callywith College: Under 14s & Under 16s from 6pm – 7.30pm; Seniors (including regional) from 7.30pm – 9pm

A ‘Walking Netball’ group meets every Tuesday at Bodmin Leisure Centre from 8pm – 9.30pm. No previous netball experience required. All ages & abilities welcome. Cost – £4 per session

Contact: Sarah / Nikki; email: bodminnetball@gmail.com

Instagram: @bodminnetball  Twitter: @bodmin_netball Facebook: @BodminNetball

Website: bodminnetball.co.uk

Bodmin Women’s Institiute:

Bodmin WI meets every third Tuesday of the month at Bodmin Town Football Club in Priory Park, from 2pm – 4.30pm. For more information please contact our President, Sue Buscombe.

Contact: Sue Buscombe; phone: 01208 269808

Inner Wheel Club of Bodmin:

Inner Wheel is one of the world’s largest female organisations which offers new friendships in a fun and social setting, helping others, working together for our communities both in Bodmin and overseas whilst having fun at the same time.

Established in the town since 1954, we meet on the 2nd Thursday each month at the Mill Cafe, Bodmin Nursery from 6pm for a light meal and meeting.  If you’d like to know more about the Club and meet our friendly group of ladies please ring or e-mail for a chat.

Contact: Lin Foad, Membership Officer; phone: 01208 264823; email: Lin646@hotmail.com

North Cornwall & District Talking Newspaper:

Men and women with difficulties reading their local newspaper because of impaired sight or physical disability can find themselves out of touch with the world around them.

The local Talking Newspaper, which is free of charge, can restore their independence by keeping them informed on local news and events. Every week we record and send out an audible newspaper primarily to blind and partially sighted people across North Cornwall but also for people who could not otherwise access local news and would like it read to them.

Contact: Sarah Horne; phone: 07926 194643; email: roscrea@btconnect.com

Website: nctn.co.uk

The Milky Way Bodmin:

The Milky Way is a breastfeeding support group running drop-in sessions at the Chestnuts Children’s Centre (Fore Street, Bodmin) on Tuesdays from 10am until midday.

Facebook: @themilkywaybodmin

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