Author Archives: Mick Mason

Open Day – Sunday 19th September

From 2.00 – 4.00 pm the Club opens its doors to show off the fully refurbished Memorial Hall with new bar and refurbished bar seating area, a new meeting room, upgraded lighting and redecorated throughout. On top of the recently resddesigned toilets the hall is sideal for your next biig party.

You can also meet with representatives of the Managment Committee and many of the user groups and sports clubs to see what they have to offer.

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Club re-opens its door again

The Club resumes normal activities as from the 1st September 2021.  As with every such facility, the Memorial Hall was closed to normal activities on the 23rd March 2020.  During the various stages of the pandemic the Managment Committee felt it was unviable to open the hall to any activities for two reasons. Firstly, the Committee has embarked on various modernisations to the interior of the Memorial Hall and the work has taken much of the closure time to complete.  Secondly, the various retrictions imposed by the Government’s guidanc precluded the opening of the hall in any event as it was unviable due to the restrictions on allowed activities and the numbers of users at any particular event.  The alterations has meant that the facilities are gretaly enhanced for the users and will stand the Club in good stead for a substantial period of time.

In advance of this general opening, one or two events have been held to test out some of the changes to working arrangements, namely for the bar and the bar area.

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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 www.ridgewaytennis.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4th June Ridgeway Tennis Club – Great British Tennis Weekend –

The village tennis club is holding an event this coming Sunday, 4th June 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm  as part of the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend initiative.

There will be an opportunity for free play, some adult coaching and mini-tennis for the youngsters.

To book a place go to www.lta.org.uk/gbtw  then find the event through the search process and register for the time and type of event you want to book onto.  You can just turn up but you may then have to wait to play.

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