Swinford Parish Council

Serving the people of Swinford

Clerk: Katherine Clarke
The Old Stables, Fir Tree
Lane, Swinford, Leics LE17 6BH

Tel: 01788 869 007

Welcome to the community page for Swinford W.I

Swinford W.I. meet every second Thursday in the month.

Most meetings are held in Swinford Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

New members or visitors are always welcome.

Currently members subs are £42 per annum which works out at nearly £4.00 per meeting, to us as members this represents good value for money. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £5 per meeting which includes refreshments and raffle ticket.

For more details please contact our President, Hazel Gardner, on 01788 860 610.

Latest News

2019 Programme (Jan 2019)

The programme for 2019 has now been planned and is available to view below. If you would like any further details or would like to join us for an activity please see above for details of when and where we meet and how to contact us.

Swinford W.I.

The Daffodils (18.04.18)

As I type this it looks as if we may finally be about to experience a touch of Spring (fingers crossed).

The ladies of Swinford W.I. hope that you have been enjoying the "fruits of our labours" as you drive along the Rugby Road either entering or leaving the village.

We feel that the daffodils which we planted way back last Autumn have put on a fabulous display for us all.

Our next plan is to "fill in the gaps" along that stretch of the road.

So watch out for us all in September, please!!!

Jackie Clapham

Spring daffodils on Rugby Road (2018)

Spring daffodils on Rugby Road (2018)


Swinford W.I. Committee 2018


Hazel Gardner


Joan Vickers


Jackie Clapham

Programme Secretary

Lynne Grindlay

Events Programme

Our Programme for 2019

January 2019

Social Evening

February 2019

Running our Highways - Catherine Brookes

March 2019

A History of Ladybird Books - Biff Raven-Hill

April 2019

Love your Clothes - Matthew Eames

May 2019

Garden Visit & Resolutions

June 2019

Quilting, Make your own Paperweight - Carolyn Boulter

July 2019

Garden Party in the garden of one of our members

August 2019
No meeting

No meeting held in August

September 2019

"Made in Leicester" - Brian Johnson

October 2019

Cookery Demonstration - Susan Woollard

November 2019

Woodland Trust and the National Forest - Ian Retson

December 2019

A.G.M. and Christmas Party

A little more about the W.I.

The W.I. was founded over a hundred years ago in Canada. The first branch in the U.K. was established at Llanfair on Anglesey.

It was originally intended to provide an opportunity for country women to go out and socialise, now it is a huge organisation which has many members and meets many needs, within communities.

Every year the W.I. as a National Organisation runs various campaigns to highlight many issues as diverse as the plight of the bumble bee to Mental Health Issues.

Further information can be found at www.wi.org.uk.