Did you find any of this information?
We are in Dukinfield and facing the same issue of where to go to meet other Thai's. My wife could really do with meeting some people with the possibility of friendship but she is very shy and of course I can't really find anything Thai community wise except a Temple in Stockport. We did visit that but as I said she is shy so she won't approach strangers first to talk. I'm also confused about study because I've spoke with our local college trying to enroll her on an ESOL course but they have said that they can't take her due to her being on a settlement spouse visa which seems mad. I am trying find information which either confirms what they say to be true or to hopefully contradict them as I thought she was entitled to study and work with the same rights as a UK citizen with this visa.