Published 8 Jan 2019

New Year's Resi-lutions

Have you resolved to join a club or take up a new hobby in 2019? Perhaps you’d like to make some new friends or just add another string to your bow – whatever your motivation, Selsey is the ideal place to make it happen.

Selsey is often thought of as a sleepy seaside town, an ideal location to retire to thanks to the slower pace of life but, whilst a good number of the residents are indeed retirees, the vast amount of activities on offer here renders the term ‘sleepy’ somewhat inaccurate.

We are lucky enough to have several venues on our doorstep that facilitate socialising and sporting pursuits. For example, Crablands Bowls and Tennis Club which offers both indoor and outdoor activities, Selsey Golf Club with a 9-hole golf course and a welcoming Club House, The Oasis leisure complex at West Sands which is open all year round for Selsey residents and boasts two swimming pools and a state of the art gymnasium and The Selsey Centre which plays host to a range of classes on a weekly basis including Yoga, Zumba and even Ring Craft Training for you and your canine companion.  

Arts Dream Selsey supports many creative interests locally, with a multitude of art & craft classes, workshops to hone dancing or acting skills and several singing groups to join as well. They organise exhibitions of various works throughout the year, bringing the community together and allowing class members to showcase their talents. For something a bit different there’s also the Selsey Wood Carvers group who bring their own projects to weekly meetings and are always happy for people to call in and see them for advice about tools and the craft itself.

If you’re looking for something purely for socialising, one of the two local WI groups or the Darby and Joan Club which meets for a couple of hours each week could be for you. Regular coffee mornings also take place around the town, often raising money for good causes. 

The activities mentioned here are by no means an exhaustive list. More information about these clubs and others can be found in local publications such as the Selsey Life Magazine and Senior Selsey News, or at the Selsey Information Exchange (SIX) on the High Street.

With so many options available in Selsey, the challenge won’t be sticking to your resolution but rather choosing which of the clubs and hobbies you’d most like to get involved with!

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