Clubs and Groups

There are many Clubs, Groups & Societies that meet up in Cheadle and the surrounding area, from the Cheadle Arts Society, to the theatrical CATS Society, to football clubs.

To join one of the groups or to find out more information, then click on one of the subheadings below to find the group you are looking for.

Arts & Crafts

Cheadle Art Group

A painting for pleasure class, when we learn and encourage one another, in drawing and painting in a mixture of mediums. Two hours of relaxation, in pleasant company, an informal way to learn, practice and to gain experience in drawing and painting. It is very therapeutic and also one can get a sense of achievement.

Usually all materials, room hire and tutor are paid for by the members attending therefore little advertising is done, however, we have been lucky in receiving a ‘Awards for All’ and SMDC Arts Forum grants which as meant that we have been able to purchase some art material, have guest Artists to class, join workshops, visit Art Galleries and also put on Exhibitions.

All ages & abilities are WELCOME,(Supervision required for school age – not suitable for very young)

Monday Evenings (School term time) September to June. 7 - 9p.m.

At present £3 per evening (room hire and tuition.) (Note. £1 per week is required even on none attendance - to enable us to keep the room)

To join the group or for further details please contact Chairman Diane Lucas 01538 754770 Mobile: 077 914 62 208 email:


Stella Heritage 01538 266924 or GEM Webster (tutor) 01538 702804

When: Monday 7-9pm
Location: Academy, Cheadle High School, Station Road, Cheadle

Cheadle Flower Club

Part of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS)

Meetings are held at the Catholic Guild Hall, Cheadle every 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm
For more information Contact Joyce Conway

Dates for this year are
11th Jan. Annual Dinner (the New Broom Checkley)
18th Jan. Social and A.G.M
15th Feb. Workshop with Gemma Stonier
14th Mar. Demo with Cynthia Brassington and Open Competition 'Your interpretation of Pugin' note this is part of Cheadle Arts Week (10 - 18th March 2012)
18th Apr. Demo with Gordon Bradley; 16th May. Demo with Cynthia Preston Jones
18th Jul. Demo with Sheila Jones; 19th Sep. Demo with Joan Southerton
17th Oct. Demo with Alwyn Stanley
21 Nov. Demo with Rose-Marie Tree (this is our Christmas Evening). If you are interested in creativity or want to learn a new skill, then come along to our meetings where you can join in the world-wide fellowship with flowers.

Contact Number: 01782 642213
When: Wednesday 7.30pm
Location: Guild Hall, Cheadle

Sugar Craft

Sugarcrafting is a way of decorating and designing a cake that uses techniques that may use fondant and other decorating and even sculpting techniques to use.

The venue at the moment is the Guild Hall, Cheadle. This is temporary until the return to the Cheadle Cricket Club

If you have any questions please contact Dawn Maley

Contact Number: 01583 753578
When: Friday 10am - 12pm
Location: Guild Hall, Cheadle

Knit and Knater

Knitters and non-knitters welcome.

Start up materials available for the beginner.

Every Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Free of Charge

When: Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Location: Councils Connect, High Street, Cheadle

Dance, Drama and Music

Vivienne Shelley Dance School

Vivienne Shelley Dance School operate from their own premises at 28 Bank Street, Cheadle.

Registered IDTA teacher providing tuition to examination standards for all ages from two-and-a-half to adult, in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Freestyle Disco and Theatrical, together with aerobics for adults.

Contact Number: 01538 723318
Location: 28 Bank Street, Cheadle

C.A.T.S. - Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society

C.A.T.S. originated from the Carlos Player, which were formed in the 1930's and performed in the Carlos Institute in Cheadle.In 1974, the Carlos Institute was demolished and the members moved their productions to the Lecture Theatre at Cheadle High Schhol. The group then changed their name to 'Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society' or 'C.A.T.S.' as we are now affectionately known.

Over the years, C.A.T.S has built up a reputation for award winning performances, both on and backstage and attracts its membership from both the local area and further afield. C.A.T.S. now has over 50 members, ranging from 11 years of age to nearly 80 years. During productions, Friends of C.A.T.S. assist backstage and Front of House, which swells the numbers to around 70 people. Everyone at C.A.T.S. is a volunteer.

Not only are our members talented actors, singers and dancers, but many are skilled in set design, scenery construction, wardrobe, costume, make-up and publicity. C.A.T.S. is always ready to offer its skills, equipment and support where possible. We support members by teaching all aspects of putting on a Theatrical Production, including stage and set design, make-up, voice coaching, acting, publicity and hospitality.

We also hold evenings for play readings. This gives anyone, who may not be ready to appear on stage, the opportunity to practice their skills. We also provide a safe environment for our younger members to meet, learn and explore all aspects of theatre. C.A.T.S. has recently created a 'C.A.T.S. Youth' section for 11 - 25 year olds.

C.A.T.S. is a member of N.S.D.A. (North Staffs Drama Association) and N.O.D.A. (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). Our plays and Pantomimes are adjudicated by N.S.D.A. and over the years, we have received many awards and nominations for acting, production and Front-of-House. The adjudications also help to improve performances and skills for future productions.

Until recently, C.A.T.S. has only perfomed a Pantomime in February, a play in October and a One Act Play in March, which is part of 'The All England One Act Festival,' and performed in Stoke-on-Trent. C.A.T.S. is delighted to announce that as well as these productions, we will be performing the One Act Plays in Cheadle and there will also be at least one production a year by 'C.A.T.S. Youth. This Christmas it will be 'The Railway Children - The Musical.' Exciting times are ahead!

Our productions are performed at the Cheadle Community Theatre at the Cheadle Academy and rehearsals take place at the Cheadle County Primary School. we are always interested to welcome new members, whether you want to appear on stage or help behind the scens. Please call C.A.T.S.Secretary, Jenny Price on 01538 751173 or visit our new website

Contact Number: 01538 751173

Not Strictly Barbershop

The group is made up of people who love to sing Barbershop style music. We also sing close harmony arrangements and entertain our audiences with short sketches.

We meet on Friday afternoons at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall at 1-3 pm.

If you'd like to come and join us or book us for a concert ring Sarah on 01782 302310

Contact Number: 01782 302312
When: Friday 1 - 3pm
Location: Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall

Ballroom Dancing

The class is expected to teach beginners and remind old hands how to feel the basic steps and progress to a level where they are able to dance and enjoy it.

Having gained confidence they can improve if they wish by joining a more proficient class.

The group is held at the Cheadle Guild Hall Tuesday 8pm till 10pm

If you have any questions contact Liz Harris on 01538 756077

Contact Number: 01538 756077
When: Tuesday 8pm till 10pm
Location: Guild Hall, Cheadle



Home-Start Stoke

Home-Start Stoke-on-Trent is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of five years. Workers, paid and unpaid, offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes and/or in group situations, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

Contact Number: 0178 280850

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Every Wednesday 2.00pm - 2.30pm Term time only Excl. Bank Holidays/Public Holidays

Free of Charge

When: Wednesday 2.00pm - 2.30pm
Location: Councils Connect, High Street, Cheadle


Badminton Beginners

This is badminton for beginners, if you wish to join us, please contact Pat Oakley on 01538 702669

Contact Number: 01538 702669
When: Tuesday 9 - 10am
Location: Cheadle Leisure Centre

Cheadle Running Club

The Club was formed in 1986 and club members meet on Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 6.30pm. We run from the South Moorlands Leisure Centre, Allen Street, Cheadle. We have the advantage of easy access to stunning cross country & road running routes in Cheadle and the surrounding areas. Members compete in local and National road races, the north staffs cross country league and also fell races.

Not all members race, some just for fun & fitness, some to lose weight or for a fun leisure activity. We range from just about fit to the superfit, twenty something to seventy something. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club and we welcome new members.

If you are interested in joining contact;
Liz Clutton: 07875 329003
Pet Lythgoe: 01782 397350 (Club Secretary)

Cheadle Bowls Club

Meet at the Pavilion of the Tean Road Recreation Ground between April and October. The club currently has 10 teams, playing in a variety of Leagues (Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Parks, Pensioners). All ages can be catered for from Junior (age about 10) to Pensioner. To find out more, contact the secretary Brian Gillman Tel. 01538 723157, or visit their website.

Cheadle Angling Club

The main water is Hales Hall Lake on Oakamoor Road, Cheadle. This lake is over 4 acres in size and boasts large stocks of bream, tench, roach, perch, crucian carp, rudd, and specimen pike.

Fishing is available all year round with no closed season. The lake is on a local authority nature reserve with an interesting collection of plantlife and wildlife.

The club also boasts 2 superb specimen waters on secluded rural farmland, Shawe Park Pools. These pools contain most coarse species including carp up to around 6lb, tench, bream, roach and perch.

The club has one main pool which is hales hall pool ( ST10 4QR )
and a further two pools at shawe park ( ST10 2DL )

A full season costs £25 Adults and £15 OAPs, Junior and Disabled permits are available from cheadle post office, ventus sports and hales hall camp site.

For further information, please visit our website or email

South Moorlands Archery Club

Venue - Cheadle High School, Station Road, Cheadle ST10 1LH

Shooting nights -
Outdoor - Tuesday and Friday from April to September
Indoor - Friday September to April from 6.00 to 9.00pm

Contacts -
Chairman - A.J.Stevenson 01538 754230
Secretary - P.J.Shipley 01782 502222

Tae Kwon-Do

Our Tae Kwon-Do group is held at Cheadle High School as well as Blythe Bridge High School with students from 5-55+yrs.

Tuesday 7-8pm - Cheadle Sports Hall, Cheadle High School

Thursday 6.30-7.30pm - Blythe Bridge High School

For further details, pricing and to join the group please contact Philip on 07801 532173

Hit Squad

Our Hit Squad group is held at Cheadle High School as well as Blythe Bridge High School with students from 16-70yrs, who engage in circuit based training.

Tuesday 7-8pm - Cheadle Sports Hall, Cheadle High School

Thursday 6.30-7.30pm - Blythe Bridge High School

For further details, pricing and to join the group please contact Philip on 07801 532173

Cheadle & District Swimming Club

Cheadle & District Swimming Club caters for swimmers of all abilities, whatever you want out of swimming - we can help.

We are a successful, friendly club that provides swimming lessons and coaching for swimmers of all abilities, from non swimmers right through to a competitive level.

We offer:

Learning to Swim - a structured programme for 4 years old up to 13 years old, which follows the the National Plan for Teaching Swimming. Lessons are held at South Moorlands Leisure Centre on Wednesdays & Sundays
Lane coaching for competitive swimmers, Masters and those looking to improve their general level of fitness
All our teaching/coaching staff are experienced and qualified
Training sessions spread throughout the whole week, across our two venues at South Moorlands Leisure Centre & Denstone College

New members are always welcome at Cheadle & District Swimming Club.
For more details about the club and how to contact us, please see our website .


Walking Football for the Over 50s

Walking Football for the Over-50s

This is a way to continue to enjoy the game, while also helping us older people to stay fit. The principle of the game is easy – played on a seven-a-side artificial-grass pitch, it is the same as football, except that no running is allowed!
Our oldest player is 73 years...

There are two weekly sessions at Cheadle Leisure Centre.
The Friday session at Cheadle (2-3pm) is for beginners (women welcome); while the Thursday evening session at Cheadle (6.30-7.30pm) is a bit quicker, and calls for a basic level of fitness.

New players are always welcome, of whatever standard.
No membership is required, though each player pays £1 to take part per session. And no booking is needed - just turn up.
For more details, contact coach Ian Morton – or phone him on 07594 55231807594 552318.


Cheadle Animal Welfare

This is an entirely voluntary organisation run by a small group of dedicated ladies. It was set up in 1968 to take responsibility for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats within Cheadle and surrounding districts.

The Society ensures that each animal coming into its care receives any necessary veterinary treatment. No healthy animal is destroyed. The animals are boarded at private boarding kennels and catteries until suitable homes can be found.

Foster homes are always needed for kittens, sick and elderly animals. Food and veterinary care are provided for these animals. Lost animals within the Cheadle area can be put on our lost animals register by ringing 01889 564045.

Donations of money, food and good quality bric-a-brac are always welcome. The Society has Direct Debit forms available for regular donations and UK taxpayers can complete a Gift Aid form. Please contact The Secretary for details of how you can help on 01335 390369.

Moorlands Home Link

Moorlands Home Link Scheme, also known as Cheadle & District Home Link was founded in 1986 and exists to serve the elderly and housebound in the Staffordshire Moorlands by offering a Day Centre and elderly support groups all over the area.

Befriending both by visiting and phone, voluntary transport, minibuses (adapted for frail elderly, with tail lifts), shopping, bathing support at home, holidays, a drop in for information and advice and many other supportive measures.

Cheadle Lions

Cheadle Lions is now nearly 20 years old. It is part of the worlds largest community service organisation - the International Association of Lions Clubs, with a total membership of 1.4 million over 181 nations.

If you would like further information on Lions or think you might like to join, please contact Peter Kent.

Peter is the general point of contact for Cheadle Lions his number is 08458334991 or 01537 724715.

They currently meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Alton Castle meetings start at 8.00 pm

Cheadle in Bloom

Cheadle in Bloom is run by a group of volunteers from Cheadle, Staffordshire and the surrounding district. We plant floral displays in Cheadle with the aid of grants from Cheadle Town Council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Staffordshire County Council and sponsorship from local businesses and individuals.


Cheadle Auto Club

The club was originally formed in 1953 to cater for all forms of motorcycle and motor sports in the Cheadle area.

Currently we run motorcycle trials events and supply marshals to other clubs organising other speed events, both for cars and motorcycles.

If you wish to become involved with the sport then we would be pleased to hear from you. You can either compete or act as a marshal, trials observer or other official at one of our own meetings.

Contact Peter Beardmore on 01538 750057 or come along to a club night at "The Swan", Town End, Cheadle, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8.15 pm


Cheadle and District Historical Society

The Society has been active since 1951 and currently provides members with a programme of talks each month from September to April followed by visits over the summer period. The programme of talks covers a wide range of subjects with an emphasis on the history of the local area.

The annual membership subscription is £5 with a possible additional sum being charged for visits, trips, special events and refreshments. Membership renewals are due in September.

New members and visitors are welcome. For visitors, a fee of £1 per meeting or visit is payable unless indicated otherwise in the programme.

Unless indicated otherwise, meetings are held at Cheadle Academy (High School), Station Road and start at 7.30 pm.

For any further information, please contact:

Hon. Secretary Michael Plant
Tel Number (mobile): 07757 925259

Details can also be found on their website:

Cheadle Camera Club

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month beginning in September and ending at the end of April.

Our venue has changed and meetings are now held at Cheadle Community Fire Station, Ashbourne Road, Cheadle, Staffs.ST10 1HF. There is free car parking at the rear of the venue, our clubroom is situated on the ground floor and the room and toilet are both wheelchair accessible.

Session times are 7.00pm - 9.30pm. The actual session starts at 7.30pm, but your more than welcome to join us early to prepare, meet and ask any questions.

Further information can be obtained by calling either :
Gerald Edwards (Chairman) on 01538 753799 or visiting our website

NHS Blood & Transplant

Blood Donation Sessions:

Greatwood Hall
Hollington Road
Upper Tean
Stoke on Trent
ST10 4JY

Monday 8th July
Monday 12th August
Monday 14th October
Monday 9th December
Monday 3rd February

1.00pm - 3.30pm & 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Catholic Guild Hall
Tape Street
Stoke on Trent
ST10 1ED

Saturday 7th September
Saturday 4th January 2014

9.30am - 12.00pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm

To register to become a blood donor or make an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit our website

Facebook: NHSblood and OrganDonationUK

Twitter: @GiveBloodNHS and @NHSBT

Moorlands Scouts 2nd Cheadle

2nd Cheadle Scout Group

Methodist Church Hall, Cheadle Staffordshire ST10 1EE

Beavers Tuesday 5 - 6
Cubs Tuesday 6.15 - 7.45
Scouts Tuesday 7.45 - 9.15

2nd Cheadle Scout Group -

Moorlands Scouts 3rd Cheadle

3rd Cheadle Scout Group

The Monkhouse School Room. Prince George Street, Cheadle Staffordshire ST10 1HX

Beavers Tuesday 6:30 - 7:45pm
Cubs Wednesday 6:30 - 7:45pm
Scouts Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00pm

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