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Chatterbox brings carers of children together. It's a chance for a little time out to meet people, to enjoy a coffee and scrummy cakes, to listen to speakers and take part in discussions. We meet on the third Friday of every month from 9:30-11:30 at Square Corner in Uffculme.


Talks cover a wide range of subjects, often but not exclusively child-related. Some months our speakers talk about sensitive issues, like depression and coping with loss; other times our aim is to promote understanding of experiences most people know little about, such as raising a disabled child; and we have heard some extraordinary life stories. Presentations, such as the one we were so privileged to hear on climate change, can be slick and compelling, and at other times we are more informal, getting to know better members of our local health teams through first aid training or by sharing our experiences of maternity services.


Mums with babies and toddlers can leave them in the creche upstairs where they will be entertained by a team of enthusiastic carers.

Our local Fairtrade representative serves us coffees and teas, mums supply cakes, and there is also a stall where Fairtrade products can be bought and ordered, all of them ethically sourced. We charge a small fee of £1.


Chatterbox is supported by St Mary's Church, by members of St Mary's and Uffculme United Reform Church, and by Culm Valley, a Sure Start Centre.