We have outings as well as monthly meetings, a gardening group and a 'meet and eat' group which happen separately and are less formal. The WI is non-sectarian and non-party political. Its basic aim is to promote women's health and education on social, cultural and public matters that matter to us and our families. A very broad brief which each branch can interpret to suit its members.
WI campaigns begin with members who feel passionately about a particular issue and so ordinary members play a big part in the process.
From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn't shy away from tricky issues.
Membership for 2020 will be £43 for the year. This amount decreases each quarter for late joiners.
Guests are welcome to come along to "try before you buy" at £5 a visit.
See our full 2019 programme
At our next meeting, 9 January 2020, Julia Jane Heckles returns to talk to us about the life and work of post-Impressionist painter George Seurat. She has a clear and engaging way of teaching