About Broad Town Women's Institute

The Broad Town WI are a friendly group of women. We meet in the village hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, apart from December when we meet on the 2nd Wednesday. We start with our speaker so please arrive promptly at 7.30pm for a talk or activity which may be educational, inspiring, amusing and energetic.  After the talk we have time for socialising and refreshments.  This is followed by a short business meeting.  We also arrange visits to gardens, pubs, local attractions, and go on summer walks.  With a membership of 27 and growing we are keen to welcome new members. We have had a stall at the Broad Town summer Big Gig for the past few years supplying the festival goers with hot drinks and delicious homemade cakes.

We are affiliated to the Wiltshire federation of WI which in turn is part of the national WI allowing us to make a difference to campaigns such as reducing supermarket packaging, influencing the price of milk at the farm gate and accurate labeling food with the country of origin.  Current campaigns are helping to alleviate loneliness, improving hospital arrangements for carers of people with dementia, helping to reduce plastic waste and trying to end food poverty. 
There is also a dedicated college of further education; Denman college in Oxfordshire, offering the widest range of courses allowing WI members to learn new skills or further existing ones.
If you would like to meet some new friends in the village, have an opportunity to learn something new and maybe influence a national campaign why not come along one evening soon?  Visitors are always welcome and you can try us out without any obligation.
Broad Town Women's Institute - Events and Plans

As our planned speaker was unavailable we invited Angela Hughes to talk to us, at very short notice, for which we were very grateful.

Angela has worked as a volunteer at Erlestoke Prison for the last 6 years. Erlestoke Prison is near Westbury and is the only prison in Wiltshire. It accommodates about 500 male category C prisoners. It focuses on training and rehabilitation.

Angela is a trustee of ‘The Friends of Erlestoke Prison’, a charity which helps support offenders and keep them in touch with their families. They have been able to support worthwhile projects when government funding has been withdrawn.

Our March Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 18th at 7.30pm at Broad town Village hall. Following the meeting we are to have a Tai Chi taster session.

We are a friendly group and welcome new members from the village, Wootton Bassett and the surrounding area, so come and meet us. For more information phone Jane on 731105.

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