The guiding movement seeks to empower girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today through adventure, activity, friendship and fun. We are fortunate to have weekly (term time) sessions at Cranbrook for Rainbows (ages 5-7), Brownies (ages 7-10) and Guides (ages 10-14).
Scouting helps young people reach their full potential by developing skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation and commitment. It offers opportunities to experience the outdoors, interact with others and gain confidence. We are fortunate to have weekly sessions running in Cranbrook.
Youth Genesis aims to transform the lives of young people through quality, inclusive, informal learning activities offering support to young people around issues such as bullying, low self-esteem, confidence and aspirations, substance misuse, poor mental health, relationships and health. Sessions for young people aged 11-16 run on Tuesday evenings (term times only, membership basis) 7-9pm in the Younghayes Centre; and on Wednesday evenings they offer Streetbase, working with young people aged 11-19 where they hang out, in the outdoor spaces at Cranbrook. To find out more or if you are interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Action East Devon (previously EDVSA) works with the people, communities and organisations of East Devon to create services and support they need to live happier and healthier lives. It operates a variety of projects and works with volunteers and voluntary organisations. To find out more about their projects or about volunteering, visit their website or call 01404 549045.
Citizens Advice is a national organisation providing free advice online, by phone or in person on a wide variety of issues including benefits, work, debt, money, relationships and housing. Citizens Advice East Devon holds drop in surgeries at Cranbrook which are normally on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, in the Younghayes Centre, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. To avoid disappointment, please check to confirm the session is running before travelling. Sessions are available at other locations (please see their website). The Devon Adviceline is 03444 111 444 or 0300 330 0650 (for mobiles) and is open between 9.30am and 4pm.
Cornerstone is a modern church community in the heart of this town. It aims to be inclusive, modern, generous, caring and reflective of God’s love for all residents. It meets in venues around the town and runs a variety of activities including Messy Church, coffee mornings, a toddler group and community events. To find out more, email email@example.com search for Facebook Cornerstone Church in Cranbrook or ring 01404 514935.
This service provides specialist support, advice and information for children and adults living in the Devon County Council area. Individuals can be referred by an agency or can self-refer. Tel: 0345 155 1074 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secure Email: email@example.com
This helpline offers a confidential listening service for men and women over 16 who live in Devon and have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse including sexual exploitation, trafficking and historic incidents. It also offers support to partners, families and friends. Lines are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm - 10pm Tel: 0808 800 0188
Barnardo's shops provide a great way for people to recycle by donating unwanted items and to shop for quality goods at low prices. The charity works to support vulnerable children and we have a Barnardo’s charity shop in the Younghayes neighbourhood shopping parade, just opposite the Younghayes Centre. It currently opens 7 days a week (see their signage for exact hours of opening) and offers volunteering opportunities as well as merchandise.
Cranbrook’s Badminton Club welcomes players at all levels aged 16+ and meets at the Cranbrook Education Campus on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. All abilities are welcome, equipment is provided (low cost per session). To find out more visit their Facebook page.
Cranbrook’s Table Tennis Club meets every Sunday at the Younghayes Centre: 7.30pm ages 8-15, session fee £1 per week and 8.30pm adults, session fee £1.50 per week. For more information contact Mitch on 07766 242 682.
Cranbrook’s Football Club invites anyone interested in playing football to come along to training on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm-7.30pm. For more information visit Facebook’s Belonging to Cranbrook and search for Football Club.
For information about Cranbrook’s Cycle Club visit their Facebook page.
Cranbrook’s local running group, Cornerstone Runners offers regular runs and all abilities are welcome though ideally you should be able to run 5k without stopping. Sessions are led by trained Run England leaders and there’s no obligation to come each week. To find out more visit their Facebook page.
If you have a camera and like taking photos, why not join Cranbrook Cornerstone Camera Club which encourages members of all abilities and run occasional competitions. To find out more visit their Facebook page.