Signpost - Ellingham and Kirby Cane

Activities and groups

There are many groups that meet regularly in our parishes. Here are details of those we know of. Please feel free to submit ideas and examples of what you enjoy in this area - we'd like to hear from you. Special events and dates will appear on the home page



There used to be allotments on land owned by Ellingham United Charities, however demand for these declined and they were replaced by a playing field (1969). Times change, and with the new (21st century) came calls for the villages to again have allotments again. In 2011 the chairman of the parish council, Lawrence Cannard, approached Kirby Cane Charities and new allotments were created, this time in Newgate. The new allotments are proving very popular indeed.

For further details, see the Newgate Allotments web site or call Julie (Chair.) on 518327 or Graham (Secretary).




Bungay Cherry Tree Angling Club for great day ticket fishing along the Waveney at Ellingham and club member only fishing at Ellingham Hall lake.



Art Group

Mondays, 2-4pm in the Memorial Hall. 

Contact Ann Ridley on 01502 710342 or Ann Saunders on 518772.



Mondays 7.30-9.30 pm for the over 16's. Back room Memorial Hall


Carpet bowls

Fridays 2-4 pm Memorial Hall. Contact Julie on 518327.



See Wardley Hill Campsite.


Ellingham Football Club



Keep Fit

Tuesdays 7.30-9 pm All ages. 

Tel.: 518620.


Knit and Natter

The group meet at Kirby Cane Memorial Hall and their work supports an impressive list of charities, including:

  • The Mission for Seafarers, London (hats)
  • Knit for Peace London (All types of knitted articles)
  • Knit for Nowt, East Yorkshire. (hand puppets used by therapists and social workers)
  • Innerwheel, Bungay (baby clothes for shoe boxes)
  • Rosedale, Bungay (Teddy Bears for shoe boxes).

The group meets every fortnight on a Thursday.

For further information, please contact Norma Spinks (518012).



Tuesdays during term time 6-7pm in the Memorial Hall. Text Sarah on 0771091798.


Qi Gong

Thursdays 7-8pm contact Sara 518488


Sit and be Fit

A chair assisted exercise class for strengthening, balance and flexibility.

Mondays,  10-11am in Kirby Cane Memorial Hall Contact Diana 01508 518148


Table Tennis Club and Games Night

Wednesdays, Kirby Cane Memorial Hall, 7. - NOT OPERATING AT THE MOMENT

The club is open for everyone 14 years and over - for all abilities - beginners welcome (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). For further information, please contact David on 07787872860.



Local sightings.



Ellingham & Kirby Cane WI meet on the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

Email: ellinghamandkirbycanewi AT gmail.com

Sit and be Fit