Clubs, Societies and Associations


Moorpool Residents' Association
Chair: John Healey - e-mail
Editor of the Moorpool Duck: Andrew Hackett, can be contacted at duck@moorpool.com.
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.


    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: S. Preece Phone: 0121 427 3618
    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:
    Liz Hindson, Secretary 0121 440 5378 or lizhindson@outlook.com
    Brian Woodhouse, President 07767 478 392
    Margaret Green, Captain 0121 429 6343


    Moorpool Craft Club
    Contact: Jackie Holder Phone: 0121 684 3816
    Meetings are on Thursdays: 7:30pm to 9:30pm. 2.00 per meeting


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


    Moorpool Tennis Club
    Corner of Moorpool Avenue and Margaret Grove
    Sue Lilleman, Secretary, on 07850374061, at slilleman@aol.com
    or John Lewis, Chair, on 07715173236, at giffordlewis@btinternet.com
    British Tennis link


    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: Rosey Monaghan (07853 114436)
    Secretary: Robin Rison (07870 917272)


    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: Keith Winkley keithwinkley61@gmail.com


    Moorpool Reading Group
    Moor Pool Reading Group meets every two months in the Lower Hall, The Circle, Moor Pool, usually on Thursday evenings, 7.30.-8.30.pm.
    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 info@circlecinema.co.uk.


    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!