What we're about
North Wiltshire Socials, is a membership based group for anyone living in North 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. We cover the North Wiltshire towns and villages of Box, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Lyneham, Malmesbury, Melksham and venture as far south as Bradford on Avon.
We used to be Wiltshire Social Group, but have refocused the group to a smaller geographical area as Wiltshire is a very large county. Most of the events tend to be in and around Corsham and Chippenham anyway.
Thank you for applying to join our Meetup group.
Meetup does cost the organiser of the group £140 a year. To ensure the group has a sustainable future and to ensure that the cost is shared amongst those who use the group, and not just the organiser, we charge a one off lifetime membership fee of £20 to join the group. It is no longer a free group. Existing members will have the option of paying the fee at an event, or will be removed from the membership.
We used to charge £5 a year, however Meetup UK does not have the tools to be able to collect this fee without a major administrative hassle, and most people have joined and not bothered to pay the very small fee. It is not viable to continue with a yearly fee. Also with paid lifetime membership, we hope this makes you more committed to attending events.
To ensure you get your monies worth, the £20 fee entitles you to be a member of three groups:-
North Wiltshire Socials
Swindon Social and New Friends
Wiltshire Wanderers Walking Group
For those wishing to become organisers, the lifetime fee is reduced to £10.
Each group is packed with a large number of monthly and in some cases weekly events.
Payment can be made by BACS to our Lloyds Bank Account:-
Account Number: 21678060
Sort Code: 30 90 85
Name of Account: Wiltshire Social Group
Payment can also be made via Paypal via the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment can also be made in person via an organiser at an event within the first month by cash or cheque payable to Wiltshire Social Group.
Any questions please kindly message the group on email@example.com or contact David on 01249 464 325.
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/Swindon/Melksham/Chippenham.
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 North 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.
NORTH WILTSHIRE SOCIAL GROUP RULES
David Preston, Founding Member