Directory of local groups and services

This is an alphabetical list of the many groups and services that meet regularly in and around Poundstock. For times of meetings see the Diary pages.

If there are any errors or omissions from the list please contact the webmaster

Anchor Staying Put

These services are for elderly and disabled people living in north Cornwall.

The contact number is 01208 815615

Bangors Methodist Chapel

Viarage Lane, EX23 0AU

Circuit minister: Rev Neal Street
Tel: 01288 352404


  • Sunday, 11.00 am


See Diary pages for full details of the services.

Bangors Methodist Chapel Hall

Viarage Lane, EX23 0AU

The Hall is available for hire, enquiries to 01288 361309 or 01288 361775

Bude Citizen Advice Bureau

Neetside, Bude, EX23 8LB. Tel: 08444 99 41 88

Opening times:

  • Monday 10.00 am - 14.00 pm

The website is:


The National Childline number is 0800 1111

The website is:

North Cornwall Community Choir

Choir March 2013 – Unfortunately the Community Choir is not currently meeting. They need a new leader

We're a proper community choir: everyone is welcome, experience isn't necessary, you don't have to read music, and there's definitely no audition. All you need is enthusiasm and a love of singing. There are regularly between twenty and thirty of us across the age-range; men and women united by a love of singing and who know how to have fun.

Meet every Sunday 6.30 - 8.00 pm in Bangors Methodist Hall

Further details from Pat Thorne 01840 261237 or from the website:


Tilleys coaches: 01840 230244

Hookways Jennings coaches: 01288 352259

Cornwall Council

Since April 2009 Cornwall has been a Unitary Authority, the main telephone number is 0300 1234 100


More information can be found on the website:


'One Stop Shop'

The nearest 'One Stop Shop' for Cornwall Council is at Bude Library. Further information can be found on the 'One Stop Shop' page:

County Councillor

The County Councillor for Poundstock is Nicky Chopak

Tel: 01566 781629,

Dimma Methodist Chapel

Contact: Audrey Wickett 01840 230268

Lay pastoral assistant: Brian Parkman 01840 212736


There are three Doctors' surgeries near to Poundstock. Contact details are:

Eden Methodist Chapel

Headon Cross, Jacobstow, Map

Contact Rev Stephen Caddick
Tel: 01840 214624



The Floodline telephone number is 0845 9881188

Information on flood warnings and the Floodline service can be found on the Environment Agency website at:


Poundstock Gildhouse can be hired for any event from meetings and parties to meals and wedding receptions.


Schools and other organisations regularly visit the Gildhouse for a Tudor Day, when all can experience peasant life in the Tudor Gildhouse by making bread, beer and cob as well as dressing up as nobility and enjoying dancing and period games.


Open Days

Every Wednesday from April to October the Gildhouse is open to visitors, 10.00 - 4.00. Lots of information about the history of the building and tea and coffee.


For details see the Gildhouse website or contact 01288 361525

Ladies skittles

The Poundstock ladies skittles contact is W.Orchard 01288 361653

The team play at Bangors Chapel Hall

MP for North Cornwall

Poundstock is in the North Cornwall constituency.

The MP is Scott Mann who can be contacted on 01208 75656 or via his website at:

Our Lady & St Anne, Leverlake Road, Widemouth Bay

Parish Priest: Vacant

Warden: Judy MacDonald 01288 361664

Normal weekly pattern of services:

  • Sunday 8.15 am Holy Communion
  • Except 1st Sunday when the service is at 11.15 am
  • Wednesday 8.30 am Quiet Mass
  • Friday 5.00 pm Compline

See Diary pages for full details of times of services.


In the grounds of Our Lady & St Anne in Widemouth Bay there is a small Summerhouse that is used by both the congregation and the local community for meetings.

Parish Council

Poundstock Parish Council meetings are usually held at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month, in the Parish Hall

  • Council Chairman: Colin Gilbert 01288 361894
  • Vice Chairman: Alison Rowland 01288 361239
  • Council Clerk: Lynn Pluess 01288 361368

To advertise an event on the Parish noticeboards contact either of the above



  • Cllr Norman Abbott, Bangors, 01288 361314
  • Cllr Brenda Alison, Treskinnick, 01288 361491
  • Cllr Brian Furse, Trewint, 01840 230342
  • Cllr Stephen Pawley, Dimma, 01840 230697
  • Cllr Kerensa Pluess-Cobbledick, Poundstock, 01288 361459
  • Cllr Alastair Rowland, Poundstock, 01288 361236
  • Cllr Fred Ward, Widemouth Bay, 01288 361593


If you have any problems or a cause for concern, your elected representatives are there to help (but please don't phone after 9 p.m.)

Parish Hall

Parish Hall

Poundstock Parish Hall is available for hire. £8 per session plus heating and lighting

Enquiries to Colin Gilbert 01288 361894


The non-emergency number for the police is 101

The Devon and Cornwall police website is:

St Winwaloe's

St Winwaloe's is the Parish Church of Poundstock and is one of the eight churches in the Week St Mary Circle of parishes

Parish Priest: Rev Tony Windross

  • Tel 01288 341600


  • Hilary Kenny 01288 361504
  • Graham Jones 01288 361147

Normal pattern of services:

  • 1st Sunday 9.30 am Holy Communion
  • 2nd Sunday 11.00 am Joint service with Bangors Methodist (location alternates)
  • 3rd Sunday United Benefice service (location varies)
  • 4th Sunday 9.30 am Morning Prayer
  • 5th Sunday United Deanery service (location varies)

See Diary pages for full details of times and locations

St Winwaloe's bell ringing

St Winwaloe's Church has a peal of six bells, the tenor (heaviest) bell weighs 10½cwt


We ring before the Sunday service, usually at 9.15 am and our ringing practice is usually at 7.15 pm on a Tuesday.


We are always looking for new recruits - no experience necessary, full training given. Ring the Tower Captain for more details


For more details contact the tower captain, Graham Jones, on 01288 361147


The 2nd Bude Scout Group meets in the Wainhouse Scout Hut

Meeting times:


Mondays 5.00 - 6.00 pm Contact Sally Grigg 01566 781356


Mondays 6.30 - 8.00 pm Contact Pat Moyles 01840 230026


Wednesdays 5.00 - 6.00 pm (Jacobstow) Contact Geraldine Skinner 01566 781234


Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.30 pm (Jacobstow) Contact Geraldine Skinner 01566 781234


Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30 pm


Thursdays 6.30 - 8.00 pm (Wainhouse) Contact Daphne Dowling 01288 352786

Summerhouse, Leverlake Road, Widemouth Bay

In the grounds of Our Lady & St Anne in Widemouth Bay there is a small Summerhouse that is used by both the congregation and the local community for meetings and get togethers.

Week St Mary – Adventure Church

Adventure church meets weekly after school at the church in Week St Mary to hear a story, say a prayer and have an active Adventure. Recent activities have included making a fire and cooking their own tea, building a pyramid, holding a tea party for special guests in the parish hall and going for a walk in the dark with a home made lantern.

During the winter most of our Adventures take place indoors but in better weather we aim to be outdoors and active as much as possible.

Parents are asked to attend with children if they possibly can and certainly if they are very young. We expect older children to be responsible, caring and to set an example to others. Activities are organised so that there is something for all ages.

Ring 01288 341221 if you would like more information, or just turn up on a Tuesday!

Week St Mary Adventure Church meets every Tuesday at 4.30 pm in Week St Mary Church.

See the Diary pages for details of each meeting

WIs (Women's Institute)

Jacobstow WI Meets every 2nd Thursday in Jacobstow Village Hall.
    President: Mrs P Lane 01840 230743


Marhamchurch WI Meets every 2nd Tuesday in Marhamchurch Methodist Hall.
    President: Jacqui Carroll 01288 361883


See the Diary pages for details of each meeting

Wheels minibus service

The contact number is 01579 349389

Widemouth Residents' Group

The Widemouth Bay Residents' Group meets approximately every 8 weeks in the Summerhouse in Leverlake Rd to discuss issues regarding the village and locality such as planning applications, rubbish collection, Speedwatch, and litter to name but a few.


We started the group because we feel that a more united front would get more response from Cornwall Council regarding planning issues, and to foster a feeling of community in the face of the increase in holiday houses and second homes.


We are an informal group and anyone is welcome to attend. We also organise a couple of social events during the year and village litter picks when we feel they are needed. We meet at 4pm in the winter and 5pm in the lighter months.


For more information contact Rachel Roberts on 361582 or Nicky Vereker on 361530 or see the Diary page.

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