News & Information
Griffydam Calendar 2020. The 12 page monthly calendar is full of wonderful photographs of gardens around Griffydam and is now on sale for only £4.
To purchase a copy please contact Alan on
Speed Sign. We are delighted that the portable Flashing Speed sign has been erected for the first time on Rempstone Road.
After a long process of negotiation, the Speed sign, approved by the County Council and funded by the Parish Council, will be moved around Griffydam, Worthington and Newbold.
Many thanks to the volunteers who will be erecting the sign around the 3 villages.
Weekly 30 minute HIIT sessions Wednesdays 08:00-08:30am, £4 each at Coalville Wheelers, Griffydam.
Suitable for all abilities. No bookings required.
Click here for further information about Ben's sessions or contact Ben directly on 07530180000
New information about the history of Griffydam Pottery has come to light since the recent publication of Trevor Stewart's book on the Social & Industrial History Of Griffydam and Pegg's Green. To read Trevor's supplementary article, which is an update to page 92 of the book, please click here>
To see further publications by Trevor and further information about Griffydam's past visit www.griffydamhistory.com
The Chat Cafe at the Chapel In The Valley on Rempstone Road is open every Thursday from 3pm.
Why don't you come along and join us for a chat over tea and cakes.
Tai Chi Classes. Tai Chi has many health benefits and is a wonderful way to enjoy developing your fitness through gentle movements which can increase your flexibility and balance and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
The following weekly classes have been organised in Griffydam:
Time: 18.00-19.00 pm
Venue: Griffydam School, Top Road, Griffydam
Cost: £ 4.00 per hour PAYG or £3 per block booking
Equipment: Wear loose comfortable clothing with soft flexible shoes or trainers
Everyone is welcome and if you require any further information please email Brian Thompson at
Griffydam Community Group are happy to arrange activities but cannot be held responsible for any injuries that may be incurred by participants, and individuals undertake these activities entirely at their own risk
Griffydam Running Group. Get the new year off to a good start and join Bev for a run at 7.30 sharp, rain or shine, every Tuesday outside the Chapel In The Valley on Rempstone Road.
Wear running shoes and warm comfortable attire, and if you have a phone you may want to download the BBC app 'Couch to 5K'.
VERY EASY plan, more walking than running to begin with.
If you need further information please contact Bev on
Pilates Classes are now available in the village every Tuesday evening with a qualified Pilates instructor and from the 6th June will be held at Griffydam Primary School on Top Road, Griffydam.
All sessions are suitable for beginners to intermediates.
Bring a mat.
Please speak to Una before the session about any medical issues that need to be taken into consideration during the session.
Una Lacey is a UK Athletics Coach and a Level 2 BTF Coach.
Una Lacey holds an up to date DBS and First Aid Certificate.
Price = £6 for PAYG or £5 if block booked in advanced
Contact details: email Tel - 07979188997 Facebook - Una.Lacey-Formula4fitness or Carole Bramley from Griffydam Community Group Tel 01530 224237
Free Speed Limit Bin Stickers Available. The police have provided Griffydam with 40mph and 30mph bin stickers for use on Rempstone Road & Top Road. The stickers are a great reminder to drivers of the speed limits and have proved very successful in nearby villages to help slow down the traffic.
To get your free sticker please contact secretaryGCG@gmail.com
Griffydam's Planting Competition 2017. Congratulations to Robert Ward winner of this year's Borlotti Bean Competition. Robert produced an amazing 180 bean pods followed closely by Cliff and Judith Darby with 176 pods and in joint 3rd place was Bob Robinson & family and Dave & Pam Greenfield with 104 pods. Many thanks to Woodlands Garden Centre & Nurseries www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/Woodlands for kindly donating the prize.
If you have any suggestions for next year’s competition, please let the secretary know on email:
NWL Local Sport Alliance Award. We were delighted to be shortlisted for the Community category of the North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Awards 2016. The nomination made by NWLDC was in recognition of the keep active events we have organised in the community such as walking groups, cycling and Pilates etc. Representatives George Denoon and Sylvia Armiger from the Griffydam Community Group were presented with the runners up certificate at the awards ceremony on the 3 November. Further information about the Sports Awards and pictures from the evening can be found here>>
Griffydam History Talk and AGM 2018. We were delighted with the turnout for Trevor Stewart's presentation on the Social & Industrial History of Griffydam. Many thanks to Trevor for his excellent presentation and to everyone who came along to make the evening such a success. A copy of Trevor's presentation slides can be found on our History page or click here.