Cherry Willingham has a wide range of voluntary groups covering a wide range of interests. The following leads to further information about each and provides contact details. To learn more about each, press the name in the box on the right hand side of the page.
The Parish Council has purchased three fileds on behalf of the village to give residents access to green open space. The fileds are located oon the south side of Fidkerton Road opposite the junction wiiht Laburnum Drive.
The facilities on the new fields include:
MTB / BMX bike track - The track includes jumps and berms but with a flater alternative for those not ready to tackle the harder jumps and ride up the berms. The track is in the lower field among the recently plainted trees. Note it is strictly pedal power only so sorry no motor bikes.
Path to the Delph - This all weather surfaced path allows no only walkers but wheelchair users, mobility scooters, pushchairs and pedal bikes to pass through the fields and on as far as the Delph that runs alongside the River Witham. A bridge will shortly be constructed across the Delph to allow access to the river bank and the Viking way footpath that runs along it. When complete users will be then able to walk along the Viking Way to either Fiskerton or Greetwell.
Woodland Path - This unsurfaced path runs amongst the trees planted on the eastern side of the fields. It is ideal for walkers and those with dogs.
OASIS (nee The Growing Plot) - An area of the lower field has been leased to OASIS, which is managed by Worth Unlimited (part of the Worth Foundation) with the aid of volunteers from the community. It is aimed at helping marginalised teenagers through Social and Therapeutic Horticultural Gardening to give them a better start in life.
See the Cherry Fields Facebook Page for pictures of recent activities https://www.facebook.com/CherryWillinghamFields/#
Social activities and special interest groups
Cherry Wives Group: Social group for women of all ages with a monthly programme of speakers and visits
Cherry Willingham Twinning Association:
Cherry Willingham Gardening Club: Sharing a passion for gardening
Cherry Willingham WI
Cherry Willingham Mothers Union: International Christian charity that supports families worldwide
Cherry Willingham Heritage Society: We are working to better understand the history and archaeology of the village and welcome all residents to join us.
Witham Valley Access Project: Promoting the development of walking and cycling access to the local countryside.
Witham Valley U3A:
Fit as a Fiddle:
Tai Chi Exercise Group: Church Hall every Tuesday morning.
Children’s and Young People’s Activities
Cherry Colts Football Club
Cherry Willingham & Reepham Scout and Guide Groups
Cherry Willingham Youth Club: We are sad to report that the Club - as operated by a group of village volunteers - closed at 31 March 2016 due to lack of volunteer support and a shortfall in funding. We presume that any future developments by others will be reported in the Cherry News.
Churches and related groups:
St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church: A worshipping congregation seeking to bring the wider community together
Cherry Willingham Methodist Church. Meeting at the Comunity School Sunday mornings at 10.30 > more info
The Vine. Based in the Library on the parade
Cherry Willingham Cricket Club
Cherry Willingham Football Club
Cherry Willingham Bowls Club: outdoor bowling for all ages
Reepham & District Tennis Club: Social tennis for health and enjoyment with coaching for juniors