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What we’re about

The Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group is a community based social group facilitated by the social networking platform MeetUp. The group's primary aim is to offer opportunities for members to attend social events in and around Bristol/Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. These events are held in public places and commercial establishments open to the public; some events may be held at a private residence at the Event Organiser's discretion; we will also be hosting some online events within the group.

Our philosophy is to have small numbers attending our Meetups - the exact number is left to the Event Organiser's discretion. We find this creates a better environment for people to meet and strike up those all-important friendships. It also prevents people from becoming intimidated by a larger group of people that they do not know. For this reason, events do fill up quickly - so you will need to be on the ball when announcements are made.

This group is for people aged 40+ to socialise and enjoy all that Bristol/Gloucestershire and the surrounding area offer. You don't have to be single to join; couples are welcome too. This group aims to become active and create a social circle of individuals who want to do things together, make new friends, socialise together, and, more importantly, have fun! If that sounds like you, why not come along and join us - we are a friendly bunch of people!

However, we require members to have a clear and identifiable profile photo; no cartoons are allowed.

Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group is run by volunteers who are not professional event organisers. Members are responsible for purchasing their tickets for any event, e.g. theatre trips, except where block booking is required, in which case an upfront fee will be requested when you RSVP, for example, Ten Pin Bowling.

To ensure that the group retains its open and approachable ethos, some house rules and courtesies have been created to ensure that all members have a safe and enjoyable experience when attending one of our events.

General Conduct

1. Attending events.

The group understands that members have busy lives and that things happen that means it is not always possible for a member to attend an event for which they have signed up. All we ask is that people change their RSVP to No on the Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group page if they cannot attend. This helps the host to manage the event more effectively and allows members on a waitlist to attend. If members consistently change their RSVP to 'No' within 24 hours of the event start time, at the discretion of the event host you may be added to the waitlist for future events.

PLEASE NOTE: We're all grown-ups, so we expect you to give at least 24 hour notice for cancellations before an event, otherwise you may be considered a no-show. So if an emergency happens, or a sudden life event, then please contact the Event organizer. No shows are grounds for removal from this group.

2. Behaviour towards other members.

As an open and diverse group, it is to be expected that members will have differing opinions on a wide range of matters. While this is an exciting and valued aspect of the group, members must respect the beliefs and values of all other members and refrain from making personal or abusive comments about other members. Any breaches of this behaviour could result in a member being banned from the group.

3. Behaviour towards Organisers/Hosts.

Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group is run by volunteers who at all times aim to provide an enjoyable and sociable experience for members. The Organisers are not responsible for the quality or content of theatre productions or restaurant meals. These things are out of the group's control. Hosts are always happy to receive constructive feedback from members on an event. Still, negative and personal criticism of the group and its hosts is of minimal benefit and is not like this MeetUp group.


Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group is an open and inclusive social group that welcomes all to become members. As the group meets in a wide variety of locations, the Hosts and Organisers cannot be responsible for the welfare, safety or access needs of any member who chooses to participate in any event organised by this group. While the group will take reasonable steps to offer inclusive and accessible events, ultimately, not all events will be suitable for all members. Every member is responsible for their health, safety, comfort, enjoyment, and welfare and retains responsibility throughout any event.

Would you please read the group's Outdoor Activity Disclaimer and Walks Grading Information for members partaking in outdoor or walking events?

Please also be aware that this disclaimer includes, incorporates and applies, where relevant, the whole of the Meetup term of service agreement which states that members join Meetup and attend all Meetups at their own risk an8d cannot hold Meetup or its Organisers and other members liable for damages.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

Bristol & Gloucestershire 40+ Social Group