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

We started our March meeting with a very enjoyable t’ai chi session run by Faith Smith.

Following refreshments we continued the evening with our AGM. Rosie Law stood down as President after three very successful years at the helm. Jane Rowe also handed over the position as secretary and Kate Galea left the committee after several years’ service. A new committee was formed with Jenni Cable as President and task of Secretary shared between and Michelle Sanders and Kate Orton. The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the outgoing President.

In April we will be revisiting the subject of dementia with a workshop session with Allison Bucknell from Dementia Friends. She will be helping us to manage our responses to suffers of dementia. The meeting is at 7.30pm at Broad Town Village Hall.

We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Our meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month at the village hall. If you are interested visiting us please contact Jane on 01793 731105 or look at our information on the Broad Town village website.


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