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Keeping Members updated
THE lateral flow Covid-19 test centre at Baddeley Green Club has now closed, but we will remain open as a test kit collection point for the foreseeable future.
Our opening hours will decrease slightly, but we will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am until 11am and from 3pm until 6pm.
The decision was made mutually with Stoke-on-Trent City Council because the number of tests our volunteers perform has decreased by more than half since test kits became readily available in schools and other outlets. The same decision has been made at many other test centres around the City.
Many thanks again to our wonderful band of volunteers who have done a magnificent job so far, while many of them will continue with their duties to give out the test kits.
A COVID-19 lateral flow test centre, for people with no symptoms (asymptomatic), has been opened at Baddeley Green Club.
The centre will be open every Monday (9am to 4pm), Wednesday (9am to 4pm) and Friday (9am to 8pm) until the end of March.
Please follow the links from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s website to book a test. Any of you who are not confident with technology can also just walk in and our volunteers will fill in the necessary details for you.
The tests themselves are simple and take no more than 10 minutes, with the result text and/or emailed to you within an hour.
If you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19 – a high temperature, new cough or loss of taste and/or smell, please DO NOT come for this test. Anyone with symptoms needs to book a test at one of the three main test centres in Stoke-on-Trent.
Many thanks to the wonderful band of more than 20 volunteers who will be running our centre, which is available to everyone, but particularly intended for residents of Baddeley Green, Stockton Brook, Milton, Norton and Ball Green.
Please spread the word and let’s help get on top of this awful virus and back to something approaching normality as soon as possible.
MANY of you have been in touch in regards to club memberships and the management committee have now agreed the following:
PLEASE read this post fully and follow the instructions carefully – thank you
New members – new memberships will not be taken until the club reopens
Current members – please follow these instructions
The cost of membership for 2021 will be reduced to £5 (until the end of February) because of the closure of the club during times of lockdown.
To renew your membership please transfer £5 into the club’s bank account – Baddeley Green WMC & Inst Ltd – No: 52043743 – Sort Code: 089009 – YOU MUST GIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AS A REFERENCE.
If you are unable to transfer money in this way, you can post your money in an envelope through the club’s letterbox, PLEASE ENSURE YOU WRITE YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER ON THE ENVELOPE. If you choose this option we DON’T need your membership card.
Club secretary Maria Ratcliffe will ensure the membership book remains open for a considerable period after we reopen the doors, but current members who don’t renew by the end of February, and new members, will be charged the usual £7.
Thanks very much for your continued support – we are really looking forward to the day when this dreadful virus is under control and we can welcome you all back through our doors – STAY SAFE
The Baddeley Green Club committee have regretfully made the decision to cancel this year’s Halloween and Christmas children’s parties because of coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the restrictions imposed already (with more likely to follow) mean it would be impossible to stage these events in a safe environment.
We are sorry to bring you all this news, but believe most people will understand the club’s position in these very challenging times.
The intention is still to go ahead with the Christmas pantomime if restrictions allow and we will keep you updated in due course.
Many thanks for your support and understanding.
The latest restrictions mean all of the following must be strictly adhered to:
ALL persons entering the club must wear a mask and only remove it when they are seated at a table. Medical exemptions do apply.
Anyone who has to move around the club for any reason, including for visits to the toilet or to have a cigarette, must put their mask back on.
Table service ONLY will be in operation for the foreseeable future. Please be patient and courteous to our dedicated staff, particularly during busy periods.
Last orders will be called at 9.15pm and the club MUST be emptied and closed by 10pm.
Baddeley Green Club is now QR code compliant and all of our customers who are able are encouraged to download the NHS Test and Trace App, which is very simple to use.
Many thanks to club secretary Maria Ratcliffe for ensuring everything required has been put in place so quickly – the health and safety of our customers remains our top priority.
Many thanks for your support and understanding in these challenging times.
The Club Committee met last night to discuss the effects of yesterday’s update from PM Boris Johnson, which confirmed that all venues in the hospitality industry must be emptied and closed by 10pm every night.
Further updates will be posted here in the coming days (in particular to our planned return of live Friday night entertainment on 16th October), but the committee have already agreed changes to our Saturday night bingo sessions as follows:
From this coming Saturday (26th September), Bingo ticket sales will open at 7pm and bingo will start at 7.30pm. Entertainment will be included as usual, but last orders will be called at 9.15pm and everyone must exit the club by 10pm.
As you are very probably aware, the new changes also mean no-one will be served at the bar and it will be table service ONLY for the foreseeable future.
You can be assured that the safety of our customers and staff remains our utmost priority.
Many thanks again for your terrific support during these very challenging times.
LIVE Friday night entertainment is set to return to Baddeley Green Club on 16th October when terrific pop and rock band MONKEY FINGER – plus the excellent FIELDING TALKS – will be on the bill.
Of course, Covid guidelines will still need to be maintained and sadly that will mean no dancing and very little standing unless the Government ease the restrictions beforehand, which now seems very unlikely.
The lads from Monkey Finger and Fielding have agreed to perform for the takings from a voluntary ‘on the door bucket collection’ to show their support for our club, which is a terrific gesture.
That means no cash needs to change hands on the door and rules out any possible contamination issues if we sold tickets from behind the bar. Please give generously to support our live acts.
Club secretary Maria Ratcliffe and myself have calculated how many tables we can use with social distancing and – depending on the number of ‘bubbles/families’ that come along to share tables – the concert room could accommodate a capacity of around 130.
Places at what will in effect be a pilot entertainment night will initially be available to club members and members’ children ONLY. Members and their families who would like to attend must send me, Anthony Munday, a message on messenger (preferred option), or give me a ring on 07743 876421. If I don’t answer please leave a message with your name and number and I will get back to you asap.
If our capacity is not reached by members only, then non-members will be able to book seats by getting in touch with me as above from 1st October.
The health and safety of everyone remains top priority at our club and track and trace measures will be in place.
Many thanks for your wonderful support
Live Entertainment is back on for Bingo [See the Lineup]
APOLOGIES for the late notification, but after Boris Johnson’s lunchtime announcement there will be no live entertainment at Baddeley Green Club, or anywhere else in England, for at least the next two weeks.
Bingo will proceed as normal tomorrow night (Sat 1st August) but unfortunately female vocalist Chloe Pyatt will not be performing and we will have to make do with background music.
Of course the health and well being of our customers remains priority number one and we all just have to keep the faith.
Many thanks for your wonderful support
MONDAY night reopening and live entertainment to accompany Saturday night bingo sessions are the latest updates as lockdown measures continue to ease at Baddeley Green Club.
The club will be open tonight (7pm until 11pm) and our other opening times remain: Fridays (7pm until midnight), Saturdays (midday until midnight) and Sundays (midday until 6pm).
Terrific female vocalist Chloe Pyatt will be the first live act to appear at the club since lockdown when she sings before, between and after our bingo sessions this coming Saturday (1st August). Bingo tickets are on sale at 8pm and the first session starts at 8.30pm
A reminder that every club member is allowed to bring ONE non-member into the club and that a beer garden, consisting of 10 tables adjacent to the bowling green, has been opened.
Many thanks for your support
BINGO returns at Baddeley Green Club this Saturday (25th July) in a further easing of lockdown measures.
A full session will be held in the concert room, with tickets on sale from 8pm and eyes down at 8.30pm.
The decision to bring back bingo follows the return of live football (and other sports) on TV in the bar as we cautiously return to something approaching normality.
A reminder there is also a beer garden at the rear of the club adjacent to the bowling green, with 10 tables able to accommodate a total of 40 people.
Social distancing measures will continue to be strict as the health and well being of our customers remains our number one priority.
A reminder that our opening hours are: Fridays (7pm until midnight), Saturdays (midday until midnight) and Sundays (midday until 6pm).
Admission to the club remains the same with members allowed to bring in one guest each.
Many thanks for your wonderful support
LIVE FOOTBALL will be back on TV and the bar area is to reopen in changes made to coronavirus restrictions following a committee meeting at Baddeley Green Club on Tuesday (15th July).
Social distancing measures will still be strict, but the size of the club means our initial rules can be eased slightly, without putting our customers at risk.
The bar will now be the main area for the time being, with overspill in the concert room if necessary.
There is also a beer garden at the rear of the club adjacent to the bowling green, with 10 tables able to accommodate a total of 40 people.
Opening hours have also been extended on Saturdays and are now: Fridays (7pm until midnight), Saturdays (midday until midnight) and Sundays (midday until 6pm).
Admission to the club will remain the same with members allowed to bring in one guest each.
Many thanks for your support
The club committee met last night and have made a couple of adjustments to our reopening rules – the main one being that every member will be able to bring ONE non-member into the club with them.
The committee have also created a small beer garden, with 10 tables adjacent to the bowling green, weather permitting.
There will be NO NEW MEMBERSHIPS taken and the books are closed until January 2021.
BADDELEY GREEN CLUB WILL REOPEN ON FRIDAY 10th JULY UNDER STRICT COVID-19 GUIDELINES – details as follows:
Opening days and hours will initially be restricted to Fridays (7pm until midnight), Saturdays (7pm until midnight), Sundays (1pm until 7pm)
Members will be able to bring ONE none-member into the club with them – membership cards MUST be shown as this information may be used for track and trace.
The concert room will be the only room in operation and a maximum of 2 people will be allowed at the bar at any one time. Once served, you must leave the bar area. Table service will also operate where possible.
A small beer garden with 10 tables has also been created adjacent to the bowling green, weather permitting.
Hand sanitisers will be available at the front door to the club and also at the door to the concert room.
Just to confirm, the snooker table, skittles table, darts board etc will not be available. There will also be no card games, dominoes etc allowed until further notice. Also, no football is allowed on TV under current Government guidelines.
Tables and chairs are not to be moved around as they have been placed in order to observe the two-metre rule. There is no need to relax to one metre at present because of the size of our concert room. No standing around will be allowed – you must choose a table and stick to it for the duration of your visit.
Members’ children must be seated with their parents or guardians at all times and will not be allowed to roam around the room.
Please follow all the signs which will be placed around the club – they are there to help all of us, including our much valued staff, to stay safe.
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS OUR CLUB IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.
Thank you, take care and hope to see you soon.
To Baddeley Green WMC
We’re more than a working men’s club, we’re the hub of our community, a place for friends to meet and have a drink and a chat. A place for different groups to meet and get together.
As well as retaining the attractions of a traditional club, such as bingo and bar games, we offer so much more for our local community and further afield.
Many clubs have closed over the years after failing or refusing to move with the times, but our club made changes to engage many activities which would normally be hosted at a community centre.
Getting our residents out of the house to be active and sociable is a major part of our programme, with a range of fitness classes or groups, including walking, running, line dancing, indoor and outdoor bowls, yoga and more.
Our Thursday afternoon Friendship Club for over 55s is also very popular, while our facilities host many Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Christenings, Funeral Wakes and other events.
Something For Everyone
Running & Walking
Our club hosts the award winning Stoke FIT (Friends in Training) Running Club and a well run and attended Walking Group.
Crown Green & Indoor Bowls
We have outdoor and indoor teams who compete in local leagues, or our facilities are available just for fun.
Bingo, Snooker & Darts
Our regular bingo sessions are held on Saturday and Thursday nights, while our bar boasts all the traditional games with a Snooker Table, Pool Table, Dartboard and Skittles Table.
Dancing & Yoga
for any event
We have two function rooms available to hire for birthdays, weddings, or any other type of event.
Our Large Function Room comes complete with a large stage for entertainment and a dedicated fully stocked bar.
to suit all tastes in music
Our club has had the pleasure of hosting some of the best tribute bands in the world – all to packed houses!
Our regular Northern Soul & Motown nights are also very popular.
CALLING all members of Baddeley Green Club!
Vagabond’s Barbershop will be offering half price haircuts for the whole month of October!!.. all you have to do is bring down your valid club membership card as proof.
(Offer will be valid Tues, Wed & Thurs only)
Thanks Baddeley Green Club for allowing us to run this offer 💈
Walk in a Tramp, Leave a Gentleman 🍸 @ Baddeley Green WMC
Vagabond’s is situated on Leek New Road opposite the club!
and opening hours
Monday to Thursday
07:00pm to 11:00pm
2:30pm to Midnight
12:00pm to Midnight
12:00pm to 11:00pm
On a Bank Holiday Monday we’re open from 2:30pm to 11:00pm