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What we’re about

Welcome to Derby Sociable’s.  We are a Derby based social activities group for adults and aim to organise a variety of events that will appeal to a wide range of interests.

Based in Derby and surrounding area, we regularly meet with the same aims: to relax, have fun and plenty of laughs!

Our hosts create a variety of events, open to all members. These include breakfasts; cinema trips; country walks; social dinners; afternoon teas; theatre visits; pub quizzes; book club; live bands; Christmas Markets; craft fairs; charity events; Christmas dinner the list is endless.

We hope to see you at a Meetup soon!


Who can Join Us
We are open to everyone singles and couples alike, however please be advised we are NOT a dating agency. Anyone joining this group to message members they have not met before will be removed.

Everyone uses their real name, first name will do and secondly, please load a recent clear head and shoulders recognisable picture of yourself only (i.e. no one else in the photo and no sunglasses please.) on your profile as this helps us recognise each other at events, anyone without a photo of themselves, using a joke photo, unclear photo or photo deemed inappropriate will be removed.

Must live within 25 mile radius of Derby Derbyshire, UK or if further afield at the organisers discretion.

We aim to make this active group filled with members who want to attend Meetups.  Members will be removed if they have not attended a Meetup within 12 months of joining and have not attended 3+ Meetups in the last 2 years. If you have not visited our group on Meetup for over a year you may be removed without notice. 
Must be over 18 years of age at the time of joining

Membership is FREE - However, if a particular Meetup event incurs a charge, this charge will be passed on to the members attending on a non-profit basis.

There will be a fundraising event each year to raise funds for the group’s subscription fees.
All money raised from members will be accounted for and placed in an account solely for Derby Sociable’s in my name (Diane Schofield Organiser).  I run this organisation with transparency and trust.

Hosts organise and post events for the benefit of the group giving up their own time, so please respect hosts and other members by following the simple rules regarding events below, we just ask that members be courteous please.

RSVP's - Meetups are open to all members so if you want to attend please RSVP "YES" and just turn up. Please doesn’t turn up without RSVP'ing "YES" as there maybe number restrictions plus the host wants to know in advance who will be attending. There is no need to RSVP "NO" to an event unless you have previously said "YES" and need to change to "NO".
It is courteous and polite to keep your RSVP's updated that includes if you are on the waiting list. 
Members who repeatedly do not turn up to Meetups they have "RSVP'd" to and do not let the host know otherwise (No Shows), maybe removed from the group without notice.

NO SHOWS: 3 'no-shows' and we will remove you from the group (first time this happens you will have chance to re-join, but if it's persistent we may permanently remove you) - sorry about this, but it's something which frustrates both the hosts and the other people coming out to enjoy themselves.

Some events may have a wait list and a no show could prevent a member from attending.

Gate crashing: An event with limited numbers and a waiting list, or at the event hosts discretion will be treated in the same way as a no-show and will be reflected in your profile as a no show. Both are disrespectful to hosts and other members.
Banned Member: Any member that has been removed from Derby Sociable’s and has been added as a guest to an event, which they attend, will be removed from the event. The person, who brought the guest, will also be removed as a member of Derby Sociable’s

Courtesy: Be respectful but have fun - remember with lots of people you will naturally form friendships with some more than others, but the group is about getting out, meeting new people and being open and sociable with everyone.

We encourage as many members as possible to be event hosts as we believe it will make a more vibrant group with a wide and diverse mix of events making the group interesting.  If you would like to be a host for Derby Sociable’s please get in touch with Diane Schofield, Organiser for Derby Sociable’s.

We request all hosts to be aware of new members on an event and make them feel comfortable and welcome, as we know it can be quite daunting for some people to join an established group of friends.

Event Hosts will not be allowed to put on an event, removing them has a host and replacing themselves with just a member who has not been accepted as an event host by the Organiser.
If this happens the event will be removed.  Reoccurrence of this will mean the Event host being removed as a Host.


In general Event Hosts may have an event were there’s a deposit or payment involved.
Please remember only the Organiser Diane Schofield can take collection of all members’ payments regarding any event, unless this has been agreed otherwise.

Derby Sociables specifically DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage or financial loss suffered by any person as a result of taking part in events or activities organized by event hosts. Derby Sociable’s assumes or undertakes NO LIABILITY for any loss or damage suffered as a result of participation in events or activities.
Consult a doctor before performing any physical exercise or activities.  It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the exercises or activities at our events. Any exercise program may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise or activity at our events, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.

Photography: Photos can be taken at events and shared under the Meetup Group. If this is unacceptable to you, as a member, it is your responsibility to let the event host know you do not wish to appear in photographs and we ask that event hosts respect the request and ensure your request is honoured.

Derby Sociable’s  Group Organiser Diane Schofield reserves the right to deny new members membership to Derby Sociable’s or to terminate an existing membership if it is deemed that continued membership will be detrimental to the wellbeing of the group, or that a member's behaviour has caused offence to any other members or member. The Group's Organiser decision will be final.

Attendance of events will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Updated: 02/01/2024