Clubs, Societies and Associations

Moorpool Residents' Association
Chair: Margaret Harrold - e-mail
Further details here.

Moorpool Halls
The Hall is now owned by Moor Pool Heritage Trust and is available for booking:
  • Children's & family parties
  • Barn dances, old-time dancing
  • Theatre & orchestral rehearsals
  • Meetings, presentations & displays
  • Skittles parties
    Further details and contact information here or e-mail

    Harborne Tenants' Snooker Club
    Web Site
    Secretary: Derek Massey Phone: 0121 422 7832
    Annual Membership: �20 per annum. 50p per game. Discounts for senior citizens.
    Download a flyer.
    Secret Snooker from the Summer 2004 edition of the Harborne Society Newsletter

    Moorpool Air Rifle & Pistol Club
    Contact: Ray Grennall on 0121-427 6435
    Adults and accompanied Juniors (under 17 years old) are welcome. Weekly meetings. �1.50 per meeting
    Experienced Range Officers are members and coaching is available. All weapons must be brought to meetings in suitable covers. No weapons are kept on site.

    Moorpool Bowls Club
    Moorpool Bowls Club is a small friendly club providing an enjoyable pastime in a beautiful location (off Ravenhurst Road, behind the fishing pool). Members range from complete beginners and those who prefer to play socially to those who represent the club in local Leagues. Coaching and bowls can be provided.
    The season runs from April to early-October.
    All members are welcome to join in mix-in sessions held on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. They can also access the green at other times if they wish to play independently.
    The Club runs a programme of social events throughout the year, and regular Whist afternoons are held during the winter. Social membership is available for those who do not want to play bowls.
    Anyone who is interested in finding out more is very welcome to call either:
    Janet Smart, Secretary 07914 383970 or
    Margaret Green, Captain 0121 429 6343

    Moorpool Fishing Club
    Secretary: Keith Dickinson Phone: 0121 472 2617

    Moorpool Tennis Club
    Moorpool Tennis Club (MTC) is a tennis club with two shale courts, a clubhouse for table-tennis, as well as grounds in which outdoor yoga and Tai chi classes can take place. We are situated right next to Nettlefold Garden. We welcome players of all ages and abilities. As well as social tennis, we have opportunities for competitive play in local leagues as well as club competitions. See our website for details, or contact: Membership Secretary/Treasurer John Lewis: Email; Mobile: 07715 173236

    The Circle Tennis Club
    We are a friendly, local tennis club that welcomes all abilities: young and old, families, beginners and seasoned competitors.
    We want to enjoy our tennis and provide opportunities for league and internal competition as well as social play.
    See website for more details.
    Membership Secretary: Mags Street (07702 747095)
    Chairman: Bernard Considine (07884 003041)

    Moor Pool Allotment Association
    Allotment Association Chairman: Rob Sutton Phone: 0121-426 5669 or e-mail
    The Moor Pool Allotment Association has been formed to encourage the use of the historic allotments on the estate. We have Full membership available for anyone already working an allotment or Associate membership for those wishing to support us or waiting for an allotment.

    Moorpool Skittles Club
    Located under the Moor Pool Hall, the skittle alley celebrates its Centenary in 2011. Moor Pool Skittles Club is believed to be the only club left in Britain with both a flat and a rounded skittle alley side by side. The original bowls are of various sizes to suit the players choice. Although actively used for club meetings and social events the alleys require extensive restoration. A Trust would seek funding to restore the fabric of the building and enable continued use of the alleys by one of Moor Pools oldest clubs.
    Contact: Tina Hackett -

    Moorpool Reading Group
    Moor Pool Reading Group meets every two months in the Lower Hall, The Circle, Moor Pool, usually on Thursday evenings,
    Anyone interested in books and in discussing them is most welcome. Please contact Gillian Morgan
    Full details and book list and some photos.

    Moor Pool Wildlife
    Moor Pool Wildlife started in April 2013 in response to the major building works, and we're making real progress in restoring and sustaining habitats for local animals, such as frogs and toads, caterpillars and butterflies, small mammals, birds and bees - and the plants and trees that support them. We're currently working on the creation of a communal wildlife garden whilst raising money for seeds, tools, educational input and materials for nesting boxes. If you'd like to know more about Moor Pool ecology, wildlife gardening, what we do, or how to join in, please contact Mike Foster or Cathy Perry, view our web page, or just turn up at our next meeting.

    Circle Cinema
    Circle Cinema was established in October 2015 to foster the appreciation and enjoyment of film in a relaxed community environment. Up-to-date news, contact details and forthcoming events on our web page or e-mail

    Circle Cycling Club
    A friendly bunch of enthusiasts meet most Sunday mornings for a 10-18 mile, FREE leisure-ride in and around Birmingham. Lead by qualified leaders and under the auspices of Cycling UK. Individual tuition offered to beginners and loan bikes available to borrow. To register your interest contact Peter Stroud (cycle tutor) on 0121-684 5948, 07763 407810 or e-mail

    Other local Societies

    Since its formation in 2002 the Midlands-based Queen's Park Sinfonia has quickly established itself as one of the New Generation of exciting chamber orchestras in the UK. The Queen's Park Sinfonia offers the wealth of talented young graduate musicians in the region the opportunity to develop in a professional environment.

    Often collaborating with highly acclaimed soloists and performing in prestigious venues, the orchestra allows its members to perform with like-minded professionals in supportive and creative surroundings. As a youthful ensemble we strive to create performances that are both challenging and satisfying to musicians and audiences alike.

    The Victorain Society - Birmingham & West Midlands Group

    The aims of the Victorian Society are threefold:
    a. to prevent the needless destruction and alteration of buildings of architectural and historic interest, built between 1837 and 1914.

    b. to learn about Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

    c. to enjoy more about this fascinating and vital part of our past
    Besides architecture, the Victorian Society covers all aspects of the culture, the decorative arts and history of the period. Members of the Victorian Society enjoy a wide range of talks and lectures, site visits, tours and walks.

    We are a regional group which restricts its casework to the West Midlands, though our lectures and visits are only restricted to the Victorian period.

    Harborne Orchestra

    Harborne Orchestra is an independent community orchestra based, as you might expect, in Harborne. The players are of all ages and a range of ability. Rehearsals take place weekly on a Friday evening during term time at the Queen Alexandra College for the Blind, in preparation for up to three concerts a year. More information and contact details can be found on their web site We would be delighted to hear from you if you are looking to join an orchestra or take up playing your instrument again!