Community Activities

The aim of the Community Hub is to provide a network of various services and community groups to improve the quality of life for people in Rutland. 

There is a diverse range of activities and groups based at the centre, some of which are outlined below.


Music Bugs

Our new term of sensory, play-based music and singing classes is well underway, why not join us? 

  • Baby Bugs ( newborn to crawling)  

  • Minii Bugs ( 6 months - 2 years)

  • Family Bugs ( mixed ages)

Make new friends and enjoy some knee-tapping, hobby horsing, bubble-blowing, song-singing, drum-banging, pompom-shaking, quality time with your little one.

Friday mornings here at the Rutland Community Hub!

For further information please visit the homepage and if you are on Facebook please like Music Bugs Rutland.

I look forward to hearing from you to arrange a free trial!


Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
The Helen O' Grady Drama Academy is the only organisation of its kind in the UK and had its origins in Australia many years ago. 
In 1979, Helen O' Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall in a Perth suburb and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children, to encourage:
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
  • Ongoing confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Skill in verbal communication
  • Effective social interaction


Classes are aimed at children aged 5-17.








Sunflowers is a self funding family support group which is run by volunteers for families with either a child under age 5 with Additional Needs or with a sibling aged 5 years or under of a child with Additional Needs.



Knit and Natter

Oakham Knit and Natter are a drop-in community group designed for social interaction. 

It is a group of about 25 members, knitting and crocheting for charity and for personal use. Help, advice and teaching given as needed. New members always welcome.

Margaret Hall

Parkinsons Support Group

Offering information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. Therapeutic activity is also available at the group meeting.

Cath Jones

Oakham Art Group
Meet Mondays 13:30-15:30 in the Conference room, situated in the Gover Centre.  
We usually have enough space to welcome a new member.

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Health and Leisure
  • Gentle exercise for the whole body.

  • Chair based exercises.

  • Standing exercises for those who are able.

  • Followed by refreshments and a chat.

Davina Bates

Rutland Horticultural Society

Local group of people who share a common interest in horticulture. Monthly talks held at VAR in Oakham. Annual Show in July.

Pat Bonner

Rutland Natural History Society

Each month a lively and stimulating talk on wildlife subjects is given by experts in their own field. This is also the time when news of ongoing projects, sightings of wildlife and forthcoming attractions can be exchanged.

Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 9 pm.

Linda Clark

Rutland Aviation Society

The Society is open to anyone with an interest in aviation. Lectures are held at VAR monthly between 7-9pm, where there is usually a guest speaker on an aviation-related topic. 

Jeremy Hall

Oakham TaeKwon-Do







Richard Auciello

Master Richard Auciello, 7th Degree Black Belt, two time World Champion and Senior Coach of the GTUK England Squad, together with a team of international instructors and his wife Mrs Jo Auciello, 1st Degree Black belt and who has also achieved World Gold in 2015, work to try to make this club one of the very best Martial arts clubs in the area. 


SWS Nutrition
Having a healthy relationship with the food you eat maintains your physical and mental wellbeing and gives you the energy to get on with the wonderful business of living. Everything is balanced.


Sarah West-Sadler is a registered Nutritional Therapist based in Oakham, Rutland. SWS Nutrition offers 2 main services:

Weight Loss
This is one-to-one therapy which seeks to build a strong foundation for the skills needed to achieve realistic and sustainable weight loss. This is a tailored approach focussing on a healthy relationship with food and the skills you require to be successful on your own weight loss journey.

Disordered Eating
A one-to-one therapy, offering a nutritional and behavioural plan of action, designed just for you. We will  work side-by-side and at your pace, towards a healthy relationship with food and a life which is so much more.


Master Practitioner Award with NCFED – working towards.  Completed essential Obesity, June 2021. (This award includes essential obesity, practitioner skills for eating disorders and Nutritional Interventions)


CBT-T Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Non-Underweight Patients with Prof. Glen Waller, University of Sheffield, 2021

Diploma in Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders with NCFED (approved by the British Psychological Society), 2020

Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders with Jane Nodder, NCFED, 2019

MSc Distinction in Nutritional Therapy, Worcester University, 2017

BSc first class in Human Nutrition, Nottingham Trent University 2004

Member of Guideline Development Groups for Overweight and Obesity in children and adults, NICE, London 2012-2014

Dietary Assessment Co-ordinator, MRC, Cambridge 2009-2012

Madeleine Morris
Madeleine Morris is an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Oakham, Rutland. 
She works psychodynamically, which means that she draws on a range of therapeutic approaches. These stress the importance of past experiences and relationships in influencing the way we currently act and feel, sometimes in ways which contribute to and exacerbate psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
Madeleine can help with a wide range of issues such as:
- bereavement support
- substance abuse and dependency
- chronic illness
- abuse
- depression and/or anxiety