There are a number of active groups meeting and working within the community of Great Alne. If you would like your details put onto the website, or a link to your own web page then please let us know by contacting the Parish Clerk. This space can also be used to advertise local events such as cinema evenings, litter picks, or fund raising events at the Memorial Hall and Primary School.
|Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall|
The Memorial Hall is used extensively for events and activities (including Rural Cinema, Live and Local events, WI, tap dancing, art groups and classes, Folk dancing and Dog Club) throughout the year by the village community generally, and by Great Alne school in particular. The annual village BBQ in June was a great success. The Memorial Hall is also available for hire. Please use this link to view their website www.greatalnememorialhall.org
The Great Alne and Kinwarton WI was founded in 1921 and by 1945 had 60 members. The current 45 ladies listen to a speaker each month and enjoy refreshments afterwards. The meetings are lively and informative and it is a great time to catch up with friends and neighbours. The group meets at the Great Alne and Kinwarton Memorial Hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome.
Great Alne Cricket Club:
The present cricket club at Great Alne was founded in 1899. However, there was a cricket club in the village prior to this which was probably started in the 1860's. Originally the present cricket club was in Mill Lane but moved to its current location on Henley Road when the Maudslay Motor Company moved to the village in 1942. For further information please contact the Chairman, Chris Moody at email@example.com
Great Alne Parochial Church Charity:
The Great Alne Parochial Charity was formally registered with the Charity Commission in 1921 and combines three former charities dating back to 1606. The charities were originally formed to help the poor and needy in Great Alne through the distribution of bread and the provision of shoes to widows but more recently the criteria have been broadened to enable grants to be made for any charitable purpose that benefits the residents of Great Alne.
The Charity has a management committee comprising four Trustees, two of whom represent Great Alne Parish Council and two who are co-opted. The Committee is empowered to make cash grants to any local residents who are facing financial hardship.
Grants can be made quickly and with the minimum of fuss to meet needs of a one-off nature that would otherwise be unaffordable. For example a grant could be provided to replace a broken washing machine or fridge, or to pay for an urgent household repair or a taxi trip for a hospital appointment, or for gardening when someone is ill.
If you or someone you know needs financial assistance the Trustees would very much like to hear from you and they will see what they can do to help.
The Committee Trustees are:- Mike Eaman (488402), Grace Gill (01527 857371), Geoff Harrison (488405) and Judy Holmes (488501).