Local Groups

Herriard is home to a range of clubs and groups, a selection of these are listed below.

The Heriard & Lasham with Bentworth WI The WI meets the 1st Thursday of the month. In winter at 2.30pm and in summer at 7.30 at the RBL Hall. We also have speakers on a variety of subjects: travel; gardening; cookery; and topics of general interest. In summer we have an outing and a tea usually in a members garden. We welcome new members so call in at any meeting and see us.

In the summer of 2015, Gill Venning, a landscaper and florist, bravely gathered a gaggle of villagers, (all bursting with plenty of enthusiasm but not necessarily expertise), to create a local gardening club in Herriard. Nearly three years on and the gaggle have become the Herriard Gardening Club, great friends and a little wiser in tending the various gardens and allotments dotted around this sleepy, beautiful village just ten minutes outside the bustling town of Basingstoke. Monthly meetings have included visiting each other’s gardens, swapping seeds, sipping wine and tasting fruits of the earth while chatting on the problems of slug control, the challenge of gardening on clay versus chalk and sharing the abundance of geraniums that seem to populate everyone’s gardens! In 2016, Garden Club members prepared their gardens and encouraged other villagers to join in on a grand Open Garden day celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday! Since then, the club have regularly participated in the village events, at the Herriard Fete running a plant stall, at Christmas Fayres and our piece de resistance – taking on a group allotment and building it up from scratch. We celebrated our allotment harvest last year with a late summer feast of dishes made from home grown produce for club members, friends and partners. This year we plan to visit Flower Shows and other prestigious local gardens. We warmly welcome new members, our membership is just £20 a year (reduced based on your time of year in joining). We have a closed group Facebook page for club members and monthly articles can be found in the Parish magazine. For more information please contact club coordinator, Gill Hill.

Herriard Sport Club (est. 1884) is based in Herriard Green and is the Home of a cricket club, a football team and a tennis club. Sport specific emails emails:

cricket@herriardsprotsclub.co.uk

football@herriardsprotsclub.co.uk

tennis@herriardsprotsclub.co.uk

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is open to current and retired members of the British Armed Forces, including the TA, and all those wishing to support our Armed Forces. Meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August and November and membership is £14 per year (£4 for ex-services). As well as parading at the annual Remembrance Day Service, members meet regularly at the Herriard & Lasham Royal Britih Legion sign Legion Hall, for which it is responsible.

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