Hawkesbury and Horton WI's membership is from a rural community on the borders of S. Glos. and Glos. Most live in
Horton or the surrounding Commons. This is an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, a beautiful place to live, and attracting Cotswold Way walkers.
There is a variety of local employment available and many families have lived in the area for generations, but a particular success is that "incomers" are integrated well. Only 7 miles from both the M4 and M5, the area attracts commuters to Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and Swindon. However, there is a strong sense of community, a full social calendar and numerous local organisations. WI members have always risen to the challenge of contributing to our community whether inside the WI or as Church Warden, School Govenor, or Brown Owl.