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

At January’s meeting we discussed and voted on a shortlist of seven diverse resolutions. These will go before the National Federations Centennial AGM and the successful resolution will be used for the 2015 WI campaign.

Tracey Holland outlined her idea for a scrap book about Broad Town and its Women’s Institute in 2015, the year of the National WI Centenary and Broad Town’s 90th Birthday. She was inspired by a scrap book made by Wootton Bassett WI for the 50th anniversary in 1965, and now kept at the museum in the Town Hall.

Each month we will gather items for the scrap book so that future generations will see what life was like here. We hope to cover amenities and services, societies, flora and fauna, and businesses and professions of the residents.

February’s meeting is a talk by the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service followed by a question and answer session and refreshments. This is an open meeting and guests are welcome. The meeting will be held at the village hall on Wednesday 18th February at 7.30pm. Please feel free to join us.

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