One of the key aims of BCC is to reduce social isolation and to support those most vulnerable within the community.
Vital to achieving this are the variety of regular community social gatherings organised by dedicated BCC volunteers, details of which are listed below.
Remember the local community transport scheme can take you to any of these events!
If you have an idea for an activity which you feel would meet a need in the community and is not listed below, please get in touch.
Walking For All
A range of local walks are on offer, with something suitable for all ages and abilities. A chance to get out in the fresh air for some exercise and a chat.
Fit walk from the Hub
Short social walk suitable for all ages and abilities. Gentle and flat, no more than an hour.
Meets monthly on a Tuesday 2pm at the Hub, followed by tea and cake.
Walk at Broth and a Blether
A bit longer and some gentle uphill. At least an hour, some rough surfaces. Sets off at 1pm after soup.
Stout shoes and waterproofs recommended. See Broth and Blether details below.
A more challenging walk, at least 2 hours with some rough walking and steep ground. Wear walking boots, waterproofs and bring something to eat and drink.
Monthly on the last Sunday of the month, meeting at the Hub at 10.30am.
For dates and details of all walks keep an eye on Facebook or contact the Hub.
Seniors Lunch Club
This is a 2-course meal, partially funded by the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust, meeting on the last Friday of every month at Stratherrick Hall. Cost per person £2.50, payable at the door.
To find out more and to make a booking call Cathy on 01456 486 329.
Broth and a Blether
Drop in for a light lunch and a chat, meet up with friends or make new ones, play cards, swap gardening tips etc.
Lunch is usually followed by an opportunity for a short walk (all abilities).
Soup (3 varieties), bread and cake, all home-made, available for just £1.
Just drop in anytime between 11.30am and 3pm on the 3rd Monday of every month.
Meets at Stratherrick hall in Gorthleck.
Social coffee morning hosted at the Hub on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 10-12am.
For more information phone Lorraine 01456 486 427.
Starting in November and throughout the winter months traditional cakes and tea will be served from 3pm on the first Friday of every month, at the Camerons Tea Room.
No charge but donations welcome. A great opportunity to gather together with friends for a catch up, or perhaps invite along those neighbours who are unable to get out much.