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Tennis resumes on 29th March 2021

Tennis at Ridgeway Tennis Club will resume on Monday the 29th March 2021.  This follows the decision of the Governement on the 22nd February 2021.  For full details go to the tennis club website at


Tennis Club AGM 24th November 2020

The tennis club AGM will be held on Tuesday the 24th November 2020 at 7:00 pm.

It will be held via Zoom and the link to the meeting is:

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Meeting ID: 697 124 0062
Passcode: 6PKTCu



Remembrance Sunday 2020

The annual parade and service at the village war memorial on Remembrance Sunday, the 8th November 2020, will not take place this year.  Instead the uusal village organisations that normally lay wreaths and will do so on the day with one representative in attendance from each organisation but not at 11.00 am or necessarily at the same time.

The decision was taken in view of Government guidance that has indicated that in view of the Covid 19 issue, any ceremonies should focus on wreath laying only.   Organising bodies of a Remembrance event (such as we normally have) would need to complete a full risk assessment and manage attendance on the day by ensuring social distancing of attendees and having a system of track and trace for those who are there..  In addition, the usual groups who parade are not allowed to do so on guidance from their Governing bodies.

Of course any person can pay their respects at any time and it would be nice for them to do that, either on the Sunday or on the 11th November which is the actual day of remembrance.

We hope that we can resule our normal event in 2021.


Tennis club – resumption of tennis

In line with guidance from the LTA the tennis club will resume tennis on the 15th May but play is strictly restricted to:

Singles play only, other than where players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.

Guidance has been issued to all club members as to how the courts should be used to meet the requiremnts of safe distancing and health and saftety on members whilst at the club.  Details can be found on the club website at


Alterations completed

Work has been completed recently to completely replace the old gents and ladies toilets in the Memorial Hall.  With modern fixtures and fittings, tiled throughout and with energy saving fittings for bothy energy and water usage, both toilet areas are a vast improvement on the old ones. In addition the soffits, fascias, guttering and fall pipes on the patio have been replaced and new energy saving lighting has been fitted, including an an extra light to make the patio much brighter for users.  The patio lights now come on at the same time as the driveway lights.


AGM of Sports and Social Club Management Committee

The AGM of the Sports and Social Club Board of Management will be held on Tuesday the 18th June at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  The Committe is always interested in people who may be willing to stand on the Coommitte and become a trustee of the club.  The club is a focal point of the village for community events but always needs help and new people to take on the running of this charity for the present and future generations.


Alterations taking place with new toilets

Work is ongoing to replace the old outdated toilets in the Memorial Hall.  The new gents toilets are already finished and the ladies toilets are in progress. This work is being done without affecting the day to day operation of the hall or its users.


Ridgeway Tennis Club Open Day

Ridgeway Tennis Club kicks off it’s summer season wth an Open Day on Sunday the 7th April from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Junior and Adult tennis coaching starting on Monday the 8th April – 5:30 to 6:30 for juniors at £3 per session and for adults from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for adults at £4 per hour.

Go to the ‘Sports’ link at the top of the page and then go to the tennis club website where you will find more details.


Building work underway

Building work has commenced on the new extension, funded by virtue of the Biffa Award grant, and here are three photos here showing the work.  Access to the changing rooms and showers will be maintained for the cricket and football teams.


Carnival enjoyed by all

The village carnival, held on the 9th July was a great success.  The weather was kind and thousands flocked in to enjoy an afternoon which had something for everyone, whether you just wanted to relax, have a drink and listen to some music, watch the various dogs in the dog show or watch the birds of prey display.  Thanks go to Amanda Gray and the rest of the Carnival Committee for their hard work over many moths to put the show on and also to the many helpers on the day.

Profits from the day go towards maintaining and improving the Club’s facilities which are admired by many visitors to the grounds.