INTRODUCTION

The Wiltshire Social Group (WSG), is a membership based group for anyone living in Wiltshire looking to meet some interesting people and have a social life. We have members from all walks of life and ages throughout Wiltshire. We are a friendly bunch of people, and are a growing group. Our main aim is to allow people to meet up and do stuff socially.

Unlike many Meetup based social groups, we are in the process of forming a charity, to run it as a community social enterprise. We also are investigating obtaining insurance, as non disclaimer waivers do not stack up legally. The WSG charges each member £5 to cover insurance and our group organizer costs of £12 a month to Meetup. We think this is a fair and inexpensive fee to ensure you receive a quality experience with the group.

We are giving new members a three (3) month trial free membership window to see if the group is for them, and they will be expected to pay for ongoing membership. We appreciate that many people cannot attend events due to other groups, work or personal lives getting in the way, hence the revised trial period has been extended.

The group has been successful in obtaining perks for its paid up members, be it discounts at restaurants and pubs and other service providers are being approached to offer even more perks and benefits.

COMMON ACTIVITIES

Since starting the group has run many interesting and varied events including Meals, Cinema, Drinks, Comedy nights, Dancing, Badminton, Sunday meals, Live Music, Drama Shows, Walking, Hill Walking, Charity Walks, Dog Walks, BBQs, Museum visits, Beer Festivals, Cider Festivals, Pub Crawls, Jazz Festivals, Jazz nights, Food & Drink Shows, Coffee & Snacks, Hog Roasts, History Talks, Quiz Nights, Firework Displays, and our monthly social drinks get together in Royal Wotton Bassett/Chippenham.

BACKGROUND

The group was formed as Wiltshire is a bit of a social back water in regards to existing social groups/clubs, and there was not a Wiltshire wide organisation bringing people together. The founder has tried various other social groups and clubs, some very famous ones, though they suffer from being expensive, restrictive or repetitive. The aim of this social group is to grow a large, inclusive and fun social club that accommodates everyone.

HOW TO JOIN OUR GROUP

Joining the Wiltshire Social Group is easy, straight forward and fun!

1: Click Join Now

First click on the Meetup Join Now button which takes you to the Meetup set up instructions. It will ask you for your name. Please give your full name as we often have people with the same first name and it can help us organisers work out who is who. It all helps us to help you. Every we do on here is for our members benefit.

2: Fill in those Icebreaker Questions

Please answer the five ice breaker questions, such as where you live, where you work, what interests you have, what you'd like the group to organise, and if you kindly want to volunteer to become an organiser, please say so too. You can also find out about our lovely members by looking at each and every profile and their introductions.

3: Add a Human Face Photograph so we can identify you

Next please add a photo to your profile so we can identify you. The site will not proceed to the next step without you adding a photo. Can you kindly please add a photo of your face, so we can see who is who when you attend our events.  A face means you can also identify all of our other members faces too.

If your job means that for whatever reason you don't wish members to see your face, be it a sensitive vocation, then you can opt for a discrete photo.

4: Verify Your Email Address

Meetup will ask you for your email address and password, then ask you to verify your details to ensure you are human and not a robot. Check your email inbox to see Meetup's verification email and click on the link. If you can't find it, look at your junk or spam folders, as sometimes emails go missing.

5: Pay Your Annual Membership Subscription (Meetup Costs & Group Insurance)

+ 3 Month Non Commital FREE trial

The Wiltshire Social Group is NOT a free group as we have costs for running the Meetup, (£12/month), to cover as well as group wide insurance to pay for. The vast majority of Meetup groups are uninsured, and as we are a public facing organisation, it is prudent to include insurance to protect our valued event organisers and our paying members. We like to do things properly in our group.

With an annual subscription, all WSG members share the cost of the group. This tends to make members truly value their own group, and it also helps weed out individuals who aren't really interested in participating.

Experience has found that fully paid up members are more likely to actually turn up on events they RSVP Yes to and also reduces the number of no shows.

All members pay the same amount, and no one individual benefits financially from any payment from the group, as the group is run as a not for profit social enterprise organisation. Our membership year runs from 1st January 2015 to 31st November 2015, with members joining between 1st and 31st December paying for the following year's subscription and the remaining part of December, in any given year.

Our annual subscription costs £5 per year per member, or roughly 1.3 pence a day!

To pay click here which takes you to our automated PayPal service, which accepts existing PayPal account holder payments, and for those without a PayPal account, the service also allows payment by Credit/Debit Cards by the following providers:- Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa/Delta/Electron, Discover, American Express and Maestro.

New members qualify for a three (3) month FREE trial period. During that time they are welcome to make a payment in the group, or after the 3 month period to remain a member.

6: Membership Team approves Membership Application

On receipt of your details, our membership team will approve your membership and you'll be free to use the site.

7: Refunds

If as a new paid member you do not feel the group is for you after attending one event within three months, we will refund your £5 so you have not lost out. We will also remove your profile from the group if that is the case.

WILTSHIRE SOCIAL GROUP RULES

The Wiltshire Social Group is governed by some common sense rules that protect the group and its members from harm. Please look at our terms of use agreement before you become a member.

ANY QUESTIONS?

If anyone has any questions relating to the Wiltshire Social Group (WSG), kindly contact us on dpmeetup@hotmail.co.uk or leave a message on 01249 464 325 and we will endeavor to get back to you.

Kind Regards,

David Preston, Founding Member

We're 302 Socialisers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, April 3, 2015 3:00 PM

    Good Friday walk around Coate Water (and possibly onto Hodson)

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Monday, April 6, 2015 12:00 PM

    Lunch at the Old Castle Harvester, near Old Sarum, Salisbury

    2 Socialisers attending
  • Monday, April 6, 2015 8:00 PM

    Live Music at The Two Pigs Pub - Pickwick, Corsham

    4 Socialisers attending
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:00 PM

    Book Group - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

    6 Socialisers attending
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 AM

    CASTLE COMBE Walk 7 Miles (Moderate)

    3 Socialisers attending
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 8:15 PM

    Calne Badminton Thursday Evening £0 Free Taster

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM

    Train West Melksham Model Railway Show

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Wessex Concert Orchestra Malmesbury Concert

    7 Socialisers attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:00 PM

    Ladies night out up Old Town

    6 Socialisers attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:30 PM

    Chippenham Chill Out (120 BPM, Blues, R&B, Funky) Music & Dance

    0 Socialisers attending
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:30 PM

    Sunday Lunch Hit or Miss Inn - Kington Langley

    13 Socialisers attending
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 7:30 PM

    Badminton - Chippenham - Free £0 Taster

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 8:00 PM

    Singers required for a new PSG (Pop Soul Gospel) Choir in Devizes

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    Sex in Suburbia comedy about dating men and finding mr right

    3 Socialisers attending
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 8:00 PM

    Monthly Chippenham Social Drinks

    3 Socialisers attending
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:00 PM

    Swindon German Beer Festival

    2 Socialisers attending
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 PM

    Swindon Laughter Club - Laughter Yoga

    2 Socialisers attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

    Chippenham Beer Festival

    7 Socialisers attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00 PM

    Monthly Social - Royal Wootton Bassett

    1 Socialisers attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:00 PM

    Garden Visit - Cerney House Gardens

    6 Socialisers attending
 

Your organizer's refund policy for Wiltshire Social Group

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Your organizer closes their Meetup Group
Founded Jun 16, 2012

Organizer:

David Preston
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Membership dues

GBP5.00 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2015 Fee

This covers: Meetup running fees +Personal Accident Insurance + External Marketing Materials

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Send your remittance to Wiltshire Social Group, BACS transfer to account number 1704 7470, sort code 09 01 27.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Your organizer closes their Meetup Group

Our Sponsors

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