Events at Budworth Hall  November Onwards




                                                                                                                     February Events

Sunday 2 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City.  2-5.30pm. Tickets on door £6.

Sunday 23 – M Rosenberg & Son Stitch Fabric Sale   

Saturday 29 – Rock and Roll, Jive Club, Fats City.  7-11.45pm.  Tickets on door £7.

                                                                                                                       March Events

Sunday 1 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City. 2-5.30pm. Tickets on door £6.

Sunday 8 – Mum2Mum Market nearly new sales email for stall and booking information please visit

Friday 13 – Ongar Jazz Club. 8-11pm. Barry Palser’s Ex-Factor. Some tickets possibly available to non-members of OJC. For prices and availability call John Root 01277 363 989.

Monday 16 – Ongar Wildlife Society 8pm. Gardening For Birds.  Visitors welcome £5.

Saturday 28 – Rock and Roll, Jive Club, Fats City. 7-11.45pm. Tickets on door £7. 

Tuesday 31 – Ongar Music Club hosts Soundbites Recital & Tea.  Doors open 1pm for 1.30pm.  Details and tickets (£10) from OMC Jane Webster (07970 791945) or

                                                                                                                     April Events

Sunday 05 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City.  2-5.30pm.  Tickets on door £6.

Monday 20 – Ongar Wildlife Society 8pm.  Spring Forwards, Fall Backwards, Are the Seasons Changing?  Visitors welcome £5 on the door.

Saturday 25 – Rock and Roll, Jive Club, Fats City. 7-11.45pm. Tickets on door £7.


Regular Activities


KFA Mature Moves – 2.15-3.15pm.  Gentle keep fit class.

Karate – 4-7.30pm.  Classes for all ages and abilities.  Call Daniel 07804 813705.

Cardio Dance Class – 7.30-8.30pm. Call Michelle 07970 1528080.

Ongar Wildlife Society – 8-10pm.  Monthly.  Visitors welcome.  Pay £5 on the door.



Pension Wise by Citizens Advice Bureau – for over 50s by appointment only.  Information and guidance specialists.  Now runs every Tuesday.  Call 0800 1383944 or visit

Barnardos Come & Play – 10.15-11.30am. Free sessions for 0-5 year olds with toys and equipment to explore.  Term time only.

Ballroom & Latin Dance – 6.15-9.30pm.  Dance classes for all ages and abilities.  Private sessions are also available.  Call Emma 07956 116827.

Clubbercise – 7-8pm and 8.15-9.15pm.  Simple, fun, dance fitness routines.  Work out to 90s music with disco lights and glow sticks.  Suitable for all fitness levels.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.


Alzheimers Society Information Hub – 10am-1pm.  Every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Adults Group Fight – 7-8pm.  New, exciting way to burn calories.  Exercise to music using mixed martial arts moves.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.

Ongar Singers – 7-9.30pm.  Enjoy music and singing.  New singers always welcome.  Call Julia 899917.


Hatha Yoga – 10-11.15am. £8 per class or 6 for £40. Suitable for all levels.  Beginners and older people welcome.  Stay for a friendly cup of tea afterwards.  Term Time only.  Contact Wendy Cohen-Wood, or call 07395 855 287.

Footsteps Dance School – 4.30-6pmFor Ballet, Tap & Street Dance classes for 4-11 year olds.  Call Caroline 07789 795766.

Slimming World – 5-9pm.  Experience a warm welcome and all the support you need.  Call Tracey 07584 676670.

Pound Fitness Class – 7-8pm.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.


Clubbercise – 10-11am.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.


High Intensity (HIIT) (Aerobic Burning Activities) – 9.15-10am.  Simple, challenging but adaptable to all fitness levels.  Call Michelle.  07970 152808.

Budworth Hall Hire

The Ballroom, Concert Hall and Committee Room are available for hire 7 days a week at competitive rates.  Please contact us for availability.  Individual pricing applies for Weddings, depending upon requirements.

If you’re looking to start a weekly or regular event, we’re always willing to help with new ventures.  Please come along for a chat and have a look at our facilities.

The on site Coffee Bar and Restaurant is run by Nerissa and Claire.  It’s open Tuesday – Saturday.

Budworth Hall office hours:  9.30am-1pm Monday to Friday01277 363888.  Email



Community Health and Wellbeing

The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Team provides a programme of community events, activities, courses, classes and projects throughout the district in order to promote healthy lifestyles (see menu on right hand side for more information). The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Team’s aim is to encourage and increase participation in sport, physical activity, play and to promote health and wellbeing opportunities for all ages and abilities. We also aim to enable all sections of the community to have access to a wide range of high quality sports, leisure and health and wellbeing services.

Ongar Art Society

Ongar Art Society welcomes artists of all levels of experience as well as those who simply have an interest in the subject.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, 8-10pm, for demonstrations, talks and critiques of members works. Members may exhibit at our Summer Exhibition as well as a Winter Art Sale, both of which are held at Budworth Hall. We also offer workshops and sketching days for members.

Our monthly meetings are held at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar, CM5 9RN.

For more details, please visit