Adult Groups


There is lots going on for adults at the community centre- please see the cafe page for details of groups running in the cafe.



Watercolour classes for beginners and mixed ability. One to one  teaching and demonstrations in a friendly environment.   Everyone brings their own materials and refreshments are provided.

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the Pavilion 10am-1pm.

Contact Caroline James 01275 392564 / 07799 548857



Art Club

A sociable group of mainly retired people who enjoy painting in many art mediums.  No tutor, help and support to one another.  They meet in the Pavilion on Thursday mornings from  9.30am—12pm, weekly.

Contact Norma 01275 852393 or Des 01275 393297


LA Cafe

This is run by the Community Association and takes place every weekday morning from 10am—1pm in the Club Room, as well as the first Saturday of the month (village market day) from 10am-4pm. Come and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, homemade cake, light snack or lunch.  All welcome, as well as well-behaved dogs. Children’s options too, as well as a loyalty card scheme. Come on a Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of our early-week offers:

Mondays: Slice of cake + tea/Americano for £2.50

Tuesdays: Soup/sandwich + tea/Americano for £3.50

Contact the manager’s office on 01275 393570, or for more information


Local History

Meetings held on the first Thursday of the month from October April inclusive in the Pavilion commencing at 7.30pm. Speakers give  talks on subjects mainly appertaining to history of the local area.

Contact Chairman Mr R Pullin on 01275 393617


Long Ashton Independent Ladies Association

LAILA was formed in 2008 and is an informal and friendly group  meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm in the Village Hall. Speakers are invited to attend some meetings and days out and theatre trips are arranged too.

Contact Chris Penney on for more information


Parish Council

The Long Ashton Parish Council and its Committees meet most Monday evenings from 7.30pm in the Jubilee Pavilion. Meetings are open to  the public. The office runs a drop-in day for the public on Tuesdays between 10am-12pm for those who have any queries or concerns

Contact Janet Turp (Clerk) on 01275 393551


Samba Drumming

Run by an experienced drummer and qualified drum teacher.  No experience needed.  7.30-9pm Sunday evenings.  £5 per session.



Scrapbooking and Card Making

Scrapbooking and card making group. Classes or do your own thing. Runs on he third Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm

Contact Pauline Thorne on 01275 463088.


Avon Guild of Spinners and Weavers

The aim of the Guild is to promote and encourage the art of spinning, weaving and dyeing. Runs on the second Saturday of the month between 10am-4pm in the Pavilion

Find out more at:  or contact Caroline Walker at

Tra La

Runs fortnightly on Tuesdays between 7.30-9.30pm in the Club Room. No experience needed – our aim is to enjoy singing together, and we make a pleasing sound, singing a variety of songs from around the world as well as standards, folk, pop songs and rounds.

All welcome – contact Bill 07932 623672 for more information

Green Groups

Leigh Court Farm vegetable box collection, Transition Group, the Horticultural Society and Village Market.

Long Ashton Community Orchard

A newly established Community Orchard planted and managed by a group of local volunteers in Andre Peel Park, growing a range of apple, pear and plum trees including somne fruit varieties that were developed at the now closed Long Ashton Research Station. The group is learning how to plant, prune and maintain fruit trees that will soon yield for community use, and is open for anyone to join.

If you would like to join the group please email Andy Coombe on


Transition Group

Transition Long Ashton is the community working together to reduce our carbon footprint and oil dependence, in response to climate change and the end of cheap oil. Amongst our initiatives, the food group supports local food growing and buying, the energy group promotes reduced energy use and sustainable fuels including solar power, and the transport group seeks ways to reduce our reliance on car use. The good news is that it all adds up to a stronger local community!

LA Transition Group includes;

Long Ashton Community Orchard, Long Ashton Growers Community Co-Operative, Chicken Co-Op, Grow it Group, Heart and Soul (providing support for each other), and Tra La (Community Singing Group)




Long Ashton Village Market

First Saturday of each month (not January) 9.30am to 1pm.  The emphasis is on local and affordable produce, food and crafts.  Runs alongside the LA cafe which is open 10am-4pm serving drinks, cakes and snacks.

For more info visit or email Andy Coombe (market co-ordinator)

The Long Ashton market aims to support the development of local producers and businesses with an active interest in sustainable practices. It also provides an opportunity for visitors to meet various local groups and find out about exciting and interesting things happening in the village and surrounding area.

For more information visit                 or email Andy Coombe (market co-ordinator)


The Long Ashton Horticultural Society

The Long Ashton Horticultural Society ( LA Hort Soc for short) is a group of people who are interested in different aspects of gardening, gardens and growing things. With that in mind we run a Plant Sale in May where we provide cheap, locally grown flower and vegetable plants and shrubs and have a presence twice a year at the Village Market. We also seek to provide talks and outings , offers and discounts for members.

Our main event is staging The Flower Show (first Saturday in September) where children and adults from across the village can enter their flowers, vegetables and herbs; home baking, preserves and drinks; eggs, flower arrangements and artwork; photographs, scarecrows and models; and see if they win a cup or a prize. There are also many children’s classes for different age groups covering miniature gardens, paintings, crafts and baking. Something for everyone – whether you want to enter something you have grown or made, or just come along and see the wonderful array of skills in the village and talk to exhibitors and judges, enjoy home made refreshments and share in  a wonderful village event. We’ve been going for 90 years already so come and be part of a traditional village event.

Membership: £5 per year and includes free entry to the Show and 10% discount on Brackenwood Garden Centre own grown plants. See our website for details of how to contact us and also details and photos of the Show.

At the heart of the community, we offer a range of large and small community hall spaces for hire plus outdoor play areas, bowling and tennis clubs.