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Coniston Institute hosts a variety of community and local interest group activities.

CAMEO Club (over 65’s)

‘Come And Meet Each Other’ Meet every week on a Tuesday.

Telephone: Bill Bateman 015394 41595.

Coniston Care Scheme

Coniston Care Scheme is a local care agency based in offices at the Institute.
They provide in-home services specialising in Dementia • Learning disabilities • Personal care • Physical disabilities • Sensory impairments • Caring for adults over 65 years of age.

For more details, telephone: 015394 41868

Coniston Community Choir

Meeting every Thursday evening at 7pm, in the Coniston Institute Reading Room. Come and join the Community Choir and sing all styles of songs and music. If you enjoy singing, why not come along and join in? No musical experience needed!

Telephone: 015394 41617 for details

Coniston First Responders

Community First Responders set up by North West Ambulance Service as first to respond to a medical emergency when an Ambulance has been dispatched. Coniston First Responders were formed in 2004 and are all volunteers undertaking monthly training and annual assessments to ensure competency and skills are kept up to date. We have three static responder bags situated at strategic locations within the village and have five roving bags held at Responder homes. Average time from activation to arrival is 3 minutes. We respond 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. All equipment, pagers and room hire for meetings are paid for by donations and grants received from local organisations.

Telephone: Team Leader Harry Kilgour on 015394 41771 or Helen Lace on 015394 49020.

Coniston History Group

Meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month 2.30pm at Coniston Institute.

Telephone: Phil Scott 015394 41310.

Coniston Parish Council

Meet once a month on a Monday (usually the 3rd week of the month).

Telephone: 015394 41713.

Craft Group

Meet every week on a Wednesday night 7pm – 8pm ish (usually in the Library).

General crafts. Please drop in and join a friendly group of fellow crafters. You can work on something you are making, learn something new, and share your skills.

Great atmosphere and chat plus the occasional quiz

Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowling is held in the Institute during the winter months. The sessions usually run from October until April every Friday afternoon 1:30pm- 4pm. All equipment is provided and everyone is welcome. The cost is £1 per session and that includes a cup of tea and a biscuit.


Telephone: K Browning 015394 49556.

The Village Table

The Village Table is a local collective initiated by Grizedale Arts, where home cooks and local food suppliers initiate creative food events and provide outside catering for local and national celebrations and get-togethers. It has developed from the many memorable events created by Grizedale Arts at the Institute, celebrating food, hospitality and farming alongside the work of artists and designers.

Enjoying healthy food from local growers and farmers as well as from all around the world is key to The Village Table, and the group has many specialities ranging from the traditional pie to the Japanese bento box.

To discuss hiring The Village Table to cater for your forthcoming event (big or small, at the Institute or elsewhere) please contact Adam here.

Women’s Institute

Meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Telephone: Judy Jones on 015394 41046