Eastbury Horticultural Society
During the early 70s, a group of budding gardeners in the Eastbury part of Northwood felt that the gardens in the area were such a valuable component to the quality of life for its residents, that a local horticultural society should be created. In 1971 the Eastbury Horticultural Society germinated; it grew well, expanding to enable residents in other parts of Northwood to join. It now has approximately 150 members.
A small working committee, supported by a number of volunteers, ensures that members have plenty of engagements to put in their diaries for every season. During autumn and winter we usually host 5 or 6 speakers, who cover a wide range of subjects. Meetings take place at Eastbury Farm School, starting at 8pm and finishing with an opportunity for everyone to socialize over tea and biscuits.
The arrival of spring sees the start of activities such as day outings to gardens, both private and charitably owned (National Trust, etc.). We have a week’s holiday in May when we visit a variety of private and public gardens in an area.
Events organized by the society also include ‘Bring and Buy’ plant sales, one in the spring and one in the autumn, where plants grown by members are sold. These sales top-up our finances and, once coffee and cakes are served, become happy social occasions! Most members quite understandably enjoy sharing their experiences and efforts with others. Some go one step further by inviting members to view their own gardens. We have two ‘Open Gardens’ every year and they too are popular.
Our Annual Show is staged at Eastbury Farm School in either early summer or autumn.
Members are kept up-to-date with all our activities through our newsletter, published several times a year and distributed by a team of Road Stewards.
We are always pleased to hear from local residents who wish to become members. The annual subscription for the current year is £5 (or £8.50 if you receive the newsletters by post – usually members who have moved away but still wish to remain in touch). Please email the Membership Secretary to request joining details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwood Area Women’s Club
A warm welcome awaits “Women from all corners of the world” at the Northwood Area Women’s Club. If you are resident in the Northwood and district area on a temporary or permanent basis, you are invited to join us for friendship, fun and fundraising.
Newcomers immediately feel at home at our informal multinational, social club meetings. There is a lot to both interest and entertain you in our wonderful varied programme of meetings, outings, events and interest groups. We invite you to join us as a guest at any general meeting or event to learn more about the club.
We look forward to meeting you at our informal club meetings held at St. John’s United Reformed Church Hall, Hallowell Road, Northwood, HA6 1DN on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30am until Midday.
Northwood Choral Society
(Formerly Trinity Music Society)
The Northwood Choral Society is a (mixed voice) performing choral society based in Northwood. We rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in Holy Trinity Church hall. Our major performances in the Winter and the Spring are held in Holy Trinity Church, Rickmansworth Road. We welcome all new voices!
Northwood Craft Market
Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone Susan on 07780 601842.
Northwood and District Community Association
It is amazing how many people, who have lived in Northwood for many years, are still unaware that there is a Community Association. Perhaps it is because we do not have a building of our own (although recently the refurbished Dining Hall has been opened with the view for it to be hired and used by the local community).
We have been in existence for over 60 years and have altered and changed to reflect the different decades. Originally there was sewing, gardening, gramophone, carpentry, philately, camera club sections and gradually these disappeared and computer, play-reading, keep fit, tennis, and rambling came into being. Most activities are held during the daytime and cater mainly for the over 50s, but short mat bowls, badminton, tennis and rambling are held outside working hours. Some of the other sections include line dancing, German conversation, yoga, bridge and scrabble.
If you are interested in joining this friendly local association – please telephone the secretary, Pat Dunhill on 01923 836346 who can supply further information.
Northwood and District U3A
is an organisation for those not in full time employment to meet socially and for ‘self-help’ learning, with over 30 interest groups. Some of these meet in people’s homes, others in local halls according to size/activity.
A monthly meeting with guest speaker is held on the first Wednesday morning of each month at Fairfield Church, Windsor Close, Northwood Hills.
Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society
The Society exists to encourage interest in the history and conservation of the area and the study of local history generally. Members meet monthly from September to April. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Ruislip-Northwood Flower Arrangement Society
- Contact 01923 829621 for further details.
- Venue: Northwood College, Main Hall, Maxwell Road, Northwood, on the first Tuesday of the month (except January and August). Doors open 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.
At the Ruislip-Northwood Flower Arrangement Society, a warm welcome awaits, and you can relax and watch excellent flower demonstrators each month, using their skills to produce beautiful designs to delight and inspire you.
It is an entertaining evening with many anecdotes and useful gardening tips, so if you are green-fingered and love flowers, it’s just the place to come, and bring a friend along. Tea and coffee are served in the interval when you will have an opportunity to chat and make friends and, at the end of the demonstration, the arrangements are raffled, so you may go home with a beautiful flower arrangement into the bargain!
Ruislip Operatic Society
The Society performs two shows a year and are always looking for people to join them onstage, backstage or in the audience.
The Arts Society Moor Park
Despite the current extreme circumstances of lockdowns and social distancing we are:
• broadcasting all events online via Zoom
• publishing a weekly Arts Bulletin of London, national and international arts events that can be watched online and most are free
Under normal circumstances our vibrant programme includes morning lectures at Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip (third Wednesday each month), evening lectures at Moor Park Mansion, Rickmansworth, and three or four day coach trips yearly to places of historic or artistic interest. We have retained all these events but they are shown online by the lecturers using Zoom.
Four times a year we arrange a Day of Special Interest at Moor Park Mansion to look at topics in greater depth and each year we have a five day UK trip. In addition, every two years we arrange a five day trip abroad. We have retained all these Days of Special Interest, delivered online via Zoom. We anticipate the October 2021 five day UK trip to York going ahead and the five day overseas trip proceeding in 2022.
The Arts Society Moor Park is a friendly and enthusiastic society attracting members from Northwood, Pinner, Eastcote, Ruislip and Rickmansworth. We meet to enjoy talks on a variety of subjects related to decorative and fine arts, given by lecturers who are specialists in their field. We encourage members to arrive half an hour before meetings to enjoy refreshments, sign up for outings, chat with friends and make new friends – and they are still doing so, but for the time being from the comfort of their own homes!
Our monthly Wednesday morning lectures are free to all. To get a link email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our weekly Arts Bulletins are free to all. To get a link email email@example.com
Watford Recycling Arts Project
Usually known as WRAP this is a registered charity and a member of the Reuseful UK national network of scrapstores. In October 2015 WRAP moved to Units 2-6 Ryefield Crescent behind Northwood Hills station. Here you will find the random collection of commercial and industrial bi-product donations that over 4,000 schools, small groups and families have discovered in WRAP’s 20 year history.
WRAP is run almost entirely by volunteers, a loyal bunch who turn out week after week to prepare the pick-ups and brought-in donations for presentation. For an annual membership fee WRAP offers its members a more or less unlimited supply of materials – foam, cardboard, fabric, tiles, leather off-cuts to name a few, and also run site-specific and theme-based workshops for groups, which can be booked on application. Items made by volunteers and members are displayed throughout the building to give inspiration, and volunteers pride themselves on being able to root out suitable materials for proposed makes. When going to WRAP it is always best to arrive with an idea rather than a shopping list, as what is available may not always be an obvious fit but can sometimes be a better one!
Do get in touch if you have any queries or have items to offer for donation. Donations are vetted and volunteers may turn down items they are not permitted to store or know will not be used readily. Keep an eye on the website for up-to-date details. Come and visit; we may be what you are looking for!