Any thriving community is reliant on its organisations to hold events and activities, and give people an excuse to get together and have a good time. We are fortunate that Chalgrave has a number of such organisations and groups, run by dedicated volunteers:
The Chalgrave News is a FREE magazine to all homes in the Parish. Delivered quarterly it provides local news, adverts and reports on events in the area. We have a small team who work to secure sponsorship from advertisers, write articles and deliver the News. For the last 5 years we have organised a very popular Quiz Night. We’re always keen to receive contributions of local interest for inclusion in the magazine, such as information on births, marriages, events, etc, and we’re also looking for new advertisers. To contact the editorial team, please use the online form.
Current and past issues: The most recent issue, and previous issues dating back to the first ever publication in 2002, can be found here.
Chalgrave Sports Club
The main sport is cricket and there are regular matches throughout the season. Please go to The Chalgrave Sports Club web page for more information.
Chalgrave Memorial Hall
Chalgrave Memorial Hall is available to hire and is a great place to hold all kinds of functions and activities.
West’s Educational Charity
West’s Educational Charity is a local charity which gives grants to young people under the age of 25 residing in the parishes of Hockliffe or Chalgrave. Anyone under 25 residing in Hockliffe or Chalgrave is encouraged to apply for a grant towards any educational activity. Nothing whatsoever is ruled out, so long as the activity is educational. Further details and application form.
Chalgrave All Saints Church
Located in the picturesque village of Chalgrave, near Toddington, Bedfordshire, All Saints has remained the focal point of the spiritual and social needs of the community for centuries. The church interior features a number of interesting medieval wall paintings. More information.
Chalgrave WI was reformed in 2011. We meet every second Tuesday at 8pm – usually in the Memorial Hall. We’ve had speakers come to visit us from Bletchley Park, a Pamper Evening and a talk by our local vet. We also have a number of outings including the V&A to see the David Bowie Exhibition, Newmarket races and seen Meatloaf and been to the Dogs at Henlow. We’ve had an Indian Cookery demonstration, been clay pigeon shooting and twenty of us dressed up as Pink Ladies recently and attended the Sing a long a Grease event at the Milton Keynes theatre. So quite light on jam and Jerusalem …..We don’t take things too seriously – the emphasis is on making friends, having fun and drinking wine! Contact Debbie Parry email 07770 543797 or see the Chalgrave WI Facebook page for more details. 2015 calendar of events.
Chalgrave Book Club
The Book Club has been running for over 13 years now and has 11 members. We meet every 4–6 weeks and each member takes a turn to host the meeting. Over coffee and biscuits we discuss the book we’ve read as well as catch up with what other members have been doing. We have occasional outings and an annual lunch. We have read a great number of books already, classic novels, thrillers, old and new books and even a book from the Bible! After each meeting we choose the next book to read and arrange to meet again. It’s a great opportunity to meet other villagers. Contact Noeleen Thomson 01525 872168.
This is a small committee set up many years ago with the purpose of giving a “helping hand” to elderly neighbours. if anyone would like to join the Senior Citizens Committee and help with some fresh ideas, etc, they would be most welcome. For any of the above, please contact Lyn Green on 01525 874107, or Roger Fenwick email 01525 873768, or Roger Masters email 01525 873039.