Community Groups

Cadsden Road and Stockwell Lane (Monks Risborough Parochial Charities)

Contact Jayne Wellbelove 07803 170103 for Cadsden
Contact Jane Roger 01844 347906 for Stockwell Lane

Art The Chilterns Art Group
01844 216882

Whiteleaf Badminton Club
Contact: Mrs A J Summerfield
Tel: 01844 344260

Princes Risborough Bowls Club Men’s Section.
Contact: Neil Perry
Tel: 01844 343498
Princes Risborough Bowls Club Ladies Section
Contact: Mrs Janet Preston
Tel: 01844 345961

British Legion
An active Branch of the Royal British Legion operates from Bell Street, Princes Risborough. It has a fully licensed club room for members and the upstairs hall accommodates 180 people and is available for hire for social activities.
Contact: Mrs J Perks
Tel: 01844 345872

British Red Cross Society
P.R. Day Care Centre
Tel: 01844 347720
Head Office: 01296 739300
Emergencies (Out of Hours) 07659 136008

Bucks Vision
Tel: 01296 487556

Bucks Canine Society
Dog Training Contact: Mrs G Bird
Tel: 01296 485287

Cagebird Society
Contact: R.Carr

Tel: 01844 213600

Care in the Community 
Risborough Carers
Tel: 01844 343371 or 07817 549864

There are two Cricket clubs in the parish, both based at the Windsor Playing Fields, Horsenden Lane.

Monks Risborough Cricket Club
Contact: Mr C Brown
Tel: 01296 747786

Princes Risborough Cricket Club
Has two Saturday League Teams and one Sunday XI. They also have several junior teams and a strong coaching programme for youngsters.
Tel: 01844 343893 (Pavilion)
Email via the website.

The Phoenix Trail, part of route 57 of the National Cycle Network, is an award winning cycle route that follows the disused railway line from Princes Risborough to Thame (some 6 miles). There are many interesting sculptures and excellent views along the Trail, which is well signposted from The Town Centre, and the Railway Station. Details can be obtained at the Information Centre in Horns Lane.

Dog Training
Whiteleaf Dog Training Club
Risborough Rangers Football Club
Horsenden Lane
Princes Risborough
Tel: 01844 273285 / 07775 680850

Inca Dog Training & Communication
Julia Meads
Tel: 07951 777330
ENRYCH (formerly Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers)
Contact: Jenny Dorney-Kingdom
Tel: 01844 350381

Fishing can be arranged at Thame or in nearby rivers and private lakes.

Risborough Rangers FC – with its headquarters at Windsor Playing Fields have a number of teams including 1st, Reserve and Youth
Contact: C Makepeace on 01844 346640

Risborough Rangers Junior Football Club
Established in 1971 and now one of the largest football clubs in the area with over 350 children training/playing every week.
Training girls and boys from reception class and up on Saturday mornings, with some mid- week training for some age groups -full details on our website.
We are now one of the only clubs in the area to provide football for Pan-disability with a dedicated FA level 1 coach.
New players of all abilities always welcome. Please see our website and twitter page for more details.

There are nine-hole Golf courses at Whiteleaf and Saunderton Lee and there are eighteen-hole golf courses at Ellesborough and High Wycombe. Some of the country’s most famous eighteen-hole courses are within easy reach.

Whiteleaf Golf Club
Contact: Mr Derek Hill
Tel: 01844 274058

Risborough Golf Club
Tel: 01844 346989

There is a fully equipped, air conditioned, Health and Fitness Studio at Risborough Springs.

Council for Protection of Rural England
Tel: 0870 2416642

Princes Risborough Area Heritage Society
Contact: Dr S McFarlane
Tel: 01844 343004

Risborough Countryside Group
Contact: Mr F Gomme
Tel: 01844 274865

Monks Risborough Horticultural Society
Contact: Mick White

Princes Risborough Horticultural Society
Contact: Mr M Dear
Tel: 01844 345136

Martial Arts
Whiteleaf Scout Hall, Courtmoor Close, (off Mill Lane), Monks Risborough. HP27 9NB
Contact: Paul Gunning

Pilates Classes
Stewart Hall, Station Road, Little Kimble. HP17 0XN
Contact: Lenka
Tel: 01869 277835 or 07986 582768
Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:30am and 12:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Princes Risborough Music Society
Contact: Mr G Tyack
Tel: 01844 291629

R. N. L. I.
Contact: Mrs Ann Maltby
Tel: 01844 344318
Princes Risborough is quite convenient for both Windsor and Ascot Race courses. The Old Berkeley Beagles and the Vale of Aylesbury Hunt support local Point-to-Point races at Kimble at Easter and Kingston Blount at other times during the season.

The Chinnor and Risborough Railway Association
The old railway line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough holds regular Steam train events throughout the year. This is a great day out and a fascinating experience with the final link to Princes Risborough Station soon to be reopened.
Tel: 01844 354117

Risborough and District Model Railway Club
Contact: Paul Wright
Tel: 01844 275748

Risborough Area Community Bus

Risborough Area Community Bus (RACB) is dedicated to providing low floor, easily accessible transport in and around Princes Risborough and surrounding villages for all those, of all ages, inadequately served by public transport.

Princes Risborough & District U3A

Princes Risborough and District University of the Third Age where retired and semi-retired people make new friends and learn new things together. We provide educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment – not for qualifications but for the joy of discovery! For further information visit

Risborough & District Community Association

01844 275335

Membership is open to every adult living in Risborough and surrounding villages.

An extensive programme is organised of outings to places of interest, theatre visits and concerts.

A monthly magazine ‘What’s On in Risborough’ is available to all members. This contains a list of events to be held in the district, articles of interest and booking forms for outings.

Risborough Dolls House Club
Contact: Mary Bott
Tel: 01844 342168

Risborough & District Community Association
Tel: 01844 275335

Membership is open to every adult living in Risborough and surrounding villages.

An extensive programme is organised of outings to places of interest, theatre visits and concerts.

A monthly magazine ‘What’s On in Risborough’ is available to all members. This contains a list of events to be held in the district, articles of interest and booking forms for outings.

Risborough Good Neighbours
Tel: 01844 342600

Risborough and District Photographic Society 
Contact: Peter Spong
Tel: 01844 345616
Risborough Environmental Group

Risborough Environmental Group is a group of environmentally conscious volunteers in Princes Risborough and the surrounding area. The Group’s objective is to provide opportunities for local, active volunteers to maintain and enhance the natural environment and biodiversity of the Risborough area. By creating and promoting local initiatives, and participating in other projects, REG believe that a positive difference to the environment can be made for the benefit of all creatures great and small.
T: 0774 6368085 E: 

Risborough Rugby Football Club
The club has been in existence since 2008. We have had 2 promotions and now play in Bucks, Berks and Oxon Premier league. Our home games are all played at Princes Risborough school off Merton Rd and all supporters are most welcome. The Whiteleaf in the Market Square acts as our clubhouse.
Contact: Terry Dillon, Club President
Tel: 07725 563006

There are other local Rugby Football Clubs that play at Aylesbury, Chinnor, High Wycombe and Thame.

Risborough Run In The Park
Free weekly 5k for runners of all ages and abilities.
9am every Sunday in Wades Park.
Just turn up, register and run!

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship
Contact: C. Blanchard
Tel: 01844 344378

Darby and Joan Club 
Contact: Mrs Julia Appleton
Tel: 01844 343704

Evergreen Club
Contact: Mrs A Cook
Tel: 01844 345167

As well as the many footpaths there are many Bridleways in the area. The Chilterns and surrounding countryside offer fantastic riding terrain. Details available at The Information Centre.

Rotary Club
Contact: John Holmes
Tel: 01494 488420

Round Table
Tel: 01844 346495 or 01844 261222

Royal Naval Association
Contact: Mr. C Smith
Tel: 01844 344991

Slimming World, Oasis Centre (Former British Legion), Bell Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0DE
Wednesdays at 5.30pm or 7.30pm
Contact: Emma Golder
Tel: 0787 968 5164

Snooker Club (Literary Institute)
Annual membership runs from January to December at a cost of £30 (2018). Bring your own cue or use one that is supplied. Full size slate bed table. 6 foot table also available for 50p a game. All ages welcome. £3 an hour for table lights. £1 to play for non-members. £10 deposit for entry key
Contact: Russell Abraham Tel: 07960 616017

Risborough Springs Swim and Fitness Centre
Tel: 01844 274200

Improve your fitness, flexibility and self-confidence. As well as teaching a traditional martial art and self defence, we also offer an alternative way to keep fit and have fun.
Tel: 01844 281888

Horsenden Tennis Club has courts in Windsor Playing Fields.
Contact: Peter Messenger
Tel: 01844 344022

Princes Risborough Tennis Club have their own courts off New Road
Membership Enquiries Contact: Andy Burn
Tel: 01844 343478
Coaching Enquiries Contact: Mel Ebbles
Tel: 07949 128195

The Risborough Area Residents Association
Has been representing the local Risborough and Ridgeway community since 1989. We have a great track record of protecting and improving our natural environment, campaigning against unsustainable and inappropriate development, and working to ensure all those living in the Risborough Area have access to good quality public services and amenities. Join RARA today by visiting

Vale Volunteers
Contact: Karen Boddy
Tel: 01296 337456

Princes Risborough is one of the few towns that sits on The Chiltern Ridgeway, and as such is a very popular place for walkers, both serious, and not so. There are many footpaths, bridleways, circular walks, and interesting historical sites to visit in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This part of the country offers some of the finest views in the Chilterns, with an abundance of interesting and unusual natural history. This area is an excellent place to see Red Kites soaring over the hills. Details of the varied walks and footpaths can be obtained at The Information Centre.

Whiteleaf Residents Association
Contact: Mr R Shaw
Tel: 01844 343524

Women’s Institutes
The local WI Groups meet as follows:
Princes Risborough
1st Monday of each month 7.30pm, 2nd Wednesday each month 10am
1st Thursday of each month (except August) at 8pm at Princes Centre, Clifford Road
Monks Risborough
1st Wednesday each month 2.30pm
2nd Wednesday each month 7.45pm
2nd Wednesday each month 7.30pm
Bledlow Ridge
2nd Wednesday each month 10am
Kimble and Ellesborough
1st Wednesday each month 2.30pm
For further information contact the Bucks Women’s Institute, Stuart Rd, High Wycombe
Tel: 01494 526685

Sri Sri Yoga at Cath Campbell's home in Picts Lane
Contact or phone 01844 274962 or text 0774 6368085
Gentle yoga for all levels and ages with energizing Pranayamas before and relaxation/meditation after the asana postures.
Space limited so please pre book your space on a weekly basis.
Mondays 6.30 - 8pm
Wednesdays 6 - 7.30pm
Fridays 9 - 1030am

Young Farmers
Contact: Mr Adam Dunmar
Tel: 07905 252868