Local groups and information centres


Bedfordshire Vegetarians Info Centre

Marina Torselli, email: temio101@sky.com


Bishops Stortford Veggies Info Centre

Lian Brook-Tyler, email: lian.brooktyler@btinternet.com and on Facebook as Bishop's Stortford Vegans

A group for vegans and the vegan-friendly in and around Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Epping & Harlow. A place to talk about yummy animal-free food you've tried or fab new cruelty-free things you've bought. We heart cakes so great vegan recipes always welcomed too!.


Marlow Vegetarian Group

Alan Macmillan Orr, tel: 0777 4321 571 email: alanmacmillanorr@hotmail.co.uk web: marlowvegetariangroup.org.uk and on Facebook as MarlowVegGroup

Marlow Vegetarian Group is committed to promoting healthy and compassionate lifestyles.


North Herts Vegetarians & Vegans Info Centre

Steve Williamson, 07515808944, email: steve@veganhouse.co.uk

Want to join a local veg group in North Herts? Contact Steve for details.



David Huish Tel: 01235 529235 blog: http://oxveg.wordpress.com/ and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OxVeg

We run information stalls and campaigns at least once a month to raise public awareness of vegetarianism.


Solent Vegetarians & Vegans

Web: www.solentveg.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/solentveg/

We meet on the third Saturday of every month at 1.30pm at Allsorts Psychic Cafe, 22 Carlton Place, Southampton, SO15 2DY

We encourage people to adopt a veggie or vegan lifestyle and have occasional events such as meals out and walks. Membership is free which includes our monthly e-newsletter. Our members come from the South Hampshire, East Dorset and South East Wiltshire area, please see our website for details on how to join.


Thames Valley Vegans & Vegetarians

For social networking and occasional events, join the Thames Valley Veggies Facebook group.


Vegetarian Information (Portsmouth)

Mike Maybury, email: michael.maybury2@ntlworld.com
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3070325502
Mike's facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558132478

Mike has been vegetarian for 60+ years and has experience of business, staff training and helping thousands of enquirers into the vegetarian lifestyle. He keeps updated on nutritional research and modern healthy lifestyles. Press and media enquiries welcome.

Mike now has a Facebook fan club started by admirers of his lifestyle. He uses specially printed T-shirts, and other methods, to share ideas with thousands of people, including Councillors and Portsmouth City Chiefs. Mike continues to be active in the Portsmouth area in spreading healthy vegetarian ideas.

Vegetarian Group - Organiser wanted. Mike would like to see an active group of enquirers, vegetarian and vegans who might meet regularly, perhaps over vegetarian meals. He is willing to support and speak at such meetings whether in the city or Portsmouth University. He is not able to organise such a group himself, but has experience and contacts for anyone wishing to support this worthwhile cause. If you are interested to start such a group please email Michael.


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Local Contacts for the Vegetarian Society

Please remember that all groups are run by volunteers and are entirely self-funded. They generally welcome enquiries from individuals interested in joining their group or attending an event, or enquiries about local vegetarian facilities. 


Our printed materials are kept in our head office, so if you are looking for our printed materials, please order them from the resources pages rather than asking a local contact to post them to you. 


If you have any general or technical enquiries please contact our Enquiries and Advocacy Service via info@vegsoc.org


Please note that local groups' views are their own and not representative of the Vegetarian Society. For all media enquiries please contact our Communications team via 0161 925 2000 or press@vegsoc.org


Students looking for help with course work on vegetarianism can find information here 


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