Clubs and Associations
We have many great local groups in the Ripley Township, all with different interests and causes.
This page will be updated with more groups soon!
Amber Valley Movie Makers
Venue: Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley.
Days and times of meetings:
Alternate Tuesdays, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start, ends at 9.30pm.
AVMM is a self help group for those interested in Movie Making, editing, adding sound/voice overs, producing group films. We have regular public meetings and speakers on our subject. We hold several competitions. We were established in 1993 and up to 20 members attend regularly We are open to anyone from the general Amber Valley area and are supported by Ripley Town Council.
Cost to attend:
New members free for first 3 meetings then £2.50 per meeting.
Type of group / theme:
Amber valley Stroke Group was formed in 1982 and became a registered charity in 2002.
Its main purpose back then was to provide a social place for stroke survivors and their carer's to meet with others dealing with stroke. The meetings are centred around entertainment with tea and biscuits, raffle etc.
It has stayed that way pretty much up till recent times. We realise now, that stroke does not discriminate with age and more and more working age people are being affected. So, with that in mind and after attending the annual (Stroke Associations Clubs Conference) in Nottingham recently, we are planning on introducing more activity based meetings, as well as entertainers and speakers to complement the program of things on offer.
These will involve such things as indoor curling, Boccia and other games that help promote balance and co-ordination, which are important for stroke survivors with mobility issues. There will be trivia style activities, crafting and other group activity based tasks.
We are currently a small group of happy stroke survivors and their carer's. We hope this new approach to meetings will give us a fresh image fit for the 21st century and encourage more working age stroke survivors to come join our happy family, where we can have fun make new friends and learn to live our new lives with stroke to the full and realise that.
We are a friendly, sociable and inclusive cricket club. If you have any queries or would like to join, then please get in touch with us today.
If you wish to join the club please contact any of the club officials. Or pop down the ground from April and see us on Thursday seniors' practice night, Sunday morning for juniors or Saturday during the season.
Blend Youth Project represents the Youth and Community Work provision of Derbyshire-based charity Valley CIDS.
With the ethos of "Raising Aspirations, Releasing Potential", Blend Youth Project aims to provide spaces, supportive relationships and opportunities in which young people experience our Core Values of Belonging, Hope, Value, Compassionate Care and Inclusion.
We seek to value and respect each young person and offer holistic, inclusive provision which is young person centred and needs-led.
Young People can enjoy FREE activities and access FREE services designed to improve their leisure time opportunities, promote their health and quality of life, reduce their risk of getting involved in alcohol/drug misuse, crime and anti-social behaviour and promote their economic well-being.
We are an active and family friendly club. In a normal year we run many club events at our ground at Hartshay and also at Kedleston Hall during spring and summer.
Other activities include running ‘Have-a-go’s, Taster Sessions and Beginner Courses. We run them at Kedleston Hall and local fetes, and also as private sessions for example for corporate or friendship groups.