Willoughby, a Warwickshire Village

Organisations

Each of the Village organisations is listed below with brief details of their activities. If you would like more information click on the organisation name to go to their page or web site.

St. Nicholas's Church Church of St.Nicholas
The parish of Willoughby is part of the Leam Valley benefice of the Church of England



Glass of Red Wine Thursday Club
The Thursday Club {known by some as the Thirsty Club ! } meets monthly for people who like to enjoy life and have the time to do so.
On the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month we gather in the Village Hall to participate in activities which range from craft workshops and quiz sessions to talks on varied subjects such as travel , photography, gardening, local history, and  steam trains. In June each year we have a garden party, thanks to the generosity of various members.
Each month we also sample a pub lunch in one of the many pubs in the region, and we organise several trips out during the year .
This year (2008) we have also been to Rugby Theatre and Hidcote Manor. We will be going to Tewksbury , and Christmas shopping to Milton Keynes in the coming months.
Our aim as a group is to have a good and varied calendar throughout the year which allows us the opportunity to enjoy social interaction and new experiences.
Willoughby Cricket Club Badge Willoughby Cricket Club

Willoughby Cricket Club was founded in 1901. Several teams compete in local leagues playing home games at The Green near Pye Court. Click on the heading above to visit our web site for more information.

 




Willoughby Parish Council

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and works with Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council to protect and enhance the village. Details of the Parish Council and it’s activities can be found by clicking on the link above.

Willoughby Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch aims to:
Cut crime and the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour.
• Provide reassurance to local residents and reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
• Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities.
• Improve the quality of life for local residents and tenants.
By:
• Being a community based organisation, involving residents and tenants who are working together.
• Working in partnership with the police, local authorities and other agencies to reduce crime and disorder.
• Sharing information and advice with the police and other agencies concerning crime and other incidents.
Contact: neighbourhood.watch@willoughbyweb.net
Village sign The Willoughby Society

The Willoughby Society has been working for the village and people of Willoughby for 50 years.  As well as providing interesting talks for the members on wide ranging topics the Society organises a variety of social events for members and non members. In addition it seeks to enhance the environment with planting and maintenance around the village e.g. at Hayward Lodge or by funding improvements e.g. contributing toward new lighting for the village hall. Finally it is guardian of the village archives and works to research and document the history of the village and its people.

The Society actively supports initiatives to enhance the Village and is custodian of the Village Archives aiming to continually increase and protect these for generations to come. With this in mind we completed a project in 2009 to make the Archives available electronically on disc or computer. Go to our page to and click on the Archives link to explore the Village's history.  We also provide assistance in charitable matters affecting the Village.
 
To broaden and extend these aims the Society needs your support.  Everyone is welcome whether as new members or visitors

WI National Logo Willoughby Women's Institute 1920-2010

We are a branch of the National Federation of Women's Institutes formed in 1920.

Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Village Hall. Ladies, feel free to come and join us to see what we have to offer - our activities are all very friendly and informal.