We normally meet at at Churchdown School, Winston Road, Gloucester, GL3 2RB
This is how to find us:
Approaching from Gloucester - Leave Gloucester heading towards Cheltenham. At the roundabout with the Northern By-pass take the B4063 marked to Churchdown. In about 1 mile take a right hand turn (at the first set of traffic lights) into Pirton Lane. There's a petrol station on the corner. If you pass the Police Station (on your left) you've missed the Pirton Lane turning.
Approaching from Cheltenham - Leave Cheltenham heading towards Gloucester. Rather than continuing to the M5 junction 11 take the B4063 marked to Insworth and Churchdown. Pass DOWTY on the right and in about 2 miles turn LEFT, at the second set of traffic lights and shortly after the Police Station (which is on your right) and immediately before a petrol station, into Pirton Lane.
Once in Pirton Lane continue for about 1 mile, the road gradually rises. Cross the bridge over the A40 and at the second mini roundabout (those stupid things painted on the road) turn left into Winston Road.
Once in Winston Road there's another roundabout (a proper one this time) about a hundred yards ahead. Take care here and watch the road markings. Go straight across, you can see the school from here.
As soon as you enter the school gates turn right and follow the road. It ends in a turning circle from which a path leads to our meeting room. There's plenty of parking along the side of this road.
Walk down the path from the turning circle and we're about 20 yards on your left in the science lab.
We look forward to seeing you.
P.S. Please ask for Steve and let me know if you managed to follow my directions.
If the school gates are closed when you arrive, please phone 0739 651 1281 and we will come and let you in. The school often closes the gates in the evening when there are no members of staff on duty. GARES has no control over this but please do not let this put you off coming. We really do look forward to seeing you.
This telephone number is only available on Monday evenings, when the club meets at the school, from 7pm to 9.30pm clock time.
Particularly when the school is closed for a bank holiday or summer break, we get together at other locations and you are very welcome to join us. Details of these locations will be given next to the relevant meeting in our Meetings Page
On the Air
In addition to our physical meetings, we also get together on the air:
- Monday, on 145.475MHz FM, when the school is closed
- every Wednesday on 145.475MHz FM
- every Thursday, starting on on 145.475MHz FM before moving onto the HF bands
- every Friday on 432.220MHz USB
We normally start at 7.30pm local time