Cricket on the playing field. Photograph by: Steph Lord

Clubs and Societies

There are a number of clubs, societies and associations which are based either in or around the village.

1st Aylburton and Lydney Scouts


The scout group is based in Lydney and has three meeting venues in both Lydney and Aylburton. For the winter and spring terms, the group is based in Lydney at Severnbanks Primary School, although one of the Beaver Colonies meets in Aylburton Village Hall. Over the summer term, they meet in Lydney Deer park, between Aylburton and Lydney. They are a growing group that currently have four co-ed section meetings and leadership teams:

  • Two Beaver Colonies for young people aged 6-8
  • One Cub Pack for young people aged 8-10½
  • A Scout Troop for young people aged 10½-14

The group is run by an Adult Leadership team of leaders and helpers assisted by the Executive Committee who usually meet each half term.

Website : www.gl1415scouts.net

Aylburton Upper Common Association (AUCA)


AUCA was formed out of the desire to improve the community spirit for residents of Aylburton’s Upper Common and to provide a more authoratitive voice for problems they might encounter. There was also an opportunity for improving the environmental aspects of the area for the benefit of both residents and wildlife. The association carries out valuable maintenance work and restoration projects within the local environs, augmenting the grants it receives with local fundraising activities including many social events.

Aylburton Women’s Institute


The Aylburton Women’s Institute holds regular meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Memorial Hall and welcomes new members.

Aylburton Rovers Football Club


Every year players and staff from the club assist in the successful and very popular Aylburton Village carnival. Taking gate money, running stalls, running junior football matches are among the duties taken on by the club. Hundreds of people from all over attend the carnival and to be part of it gives organisers a sense of pride in the village club.

Website : www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylburtonrovers

Aylburton Babies and Toddlers Group


The group meets at the Aylburton Memorial Hall every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 (term times only).

Website : www.scruth.force9.co.uk/ayb/toddler.html

Bathurst Lido


The Lido is an open air swimming pool situated on the outskirts of the village on the Lydney road.

Fudoshin Karate Club


Dedicated to the study of traditional Shotokan karate, this club originally started in Aylburton in 1988.

The club runs two sessions at the Aylburton Memorial Hall every Monday evening:

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Children’s session
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM - Adult’s session

Prospective members are welcome at either session.

Website : www.fudoshinkarateclub.co.uk