Craigmyle Glebe Cricket Pavilion
tel: 01883 652335 (Mark Tapley)
Craigmyle Glebe Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity
(No. 305147), owns and manages the playing fields which lie at the heart
of the village both geographically and in terms of its everyday contribution
to village life. There are facilities for all ages; apart from cricket,
soccer and tennis clubs, the pavilion hall and kitchen are available for
hire and are particularly suitable for small meetings and children's parties.
Enquiries for hire call 01883 652885 (Ian Tansley).
For those who simply wish to enjoy the open environment, there are seats
around the Glebe, and for toddlers, a small playground.
If you would like to hire the Glebe Cricket Pavilion please contact Ian
Tansley on 01883 652885 for information on prices, terms of hire and bookings.
Available to members throughout the year
with excellent floodlit facilities which are the envy of neighbouring village
tennis clubs. For more details please contact - Membership Secretary, Gary Pollak
on 01883 652082. The club coach is George Cooper, 020 8657 3680. New members always
welcome (junior, individual and family memberships). General enquiries to Gary
Pollak on 652082.
Junior Tennis Club
During summer months on Tuesday
afternoons: 5-12 year olds from 3.45 to 6.15pm. Friday evenings club night &
coaching 12-18 year olds from 6.20 to 7.50pm. Contact Neil Foreman on 650474 for
Woldingham Village Cricket Club
New members always wanted
for Saturday and Sunday fixtures during the summer. Contact Dion Gomesz in the
first instance, on 07775 834674.
DOG WALKING ON THE GLEBE
Glebe Council has no wish to restrict the pleasure of dog owners using the Glebe
to exercise their dogs but it is their DUTY to advise dog owners that they must
respect the sensible Health and Safety rules which apply to public recreation
grounds and CLEAR UP AFTER THEIR DOGS. Many young children from Woodlea School
now regularly use the grounds for healthy sporting activities and the 123 Toddler
Group make full use of the playing fields during the summer months, not to mention
the many youngsters using the nursery play area designed for their use. Woldingham
residents are fully aware of the nasty diseases caused to children coming into
contact with dog mess.
Cricketers' pleasure at saving a boundary with a
sliding movement to stop the ball crossing the line and footballers emulating
David Beckham's cross-field passes should not have their pleasure spoiled by the
lingering odour of dog soil on their clothes!
DOG LITTER BINS ARE PROVIDED AND ARE REGULARLY EMPTIED by Tandridge Council
Environmental staff. Please clear up after your dogs and use the facilities
To the Members of Craigmyle Glebe Ltd:
On behalf of the trustee directors of Craigmyle Glebe Ltd, I can confirm
that the company continues tofulfil its charitable objects in this, our
81st year. We provide sports and recreational facilities for the village
of Woldingham and the surrounding district. We do so by maintaining two
sports pavilions, a well-equipped childrens playground, a playing
field and surrounding areas, and by leasing tennis courts to Woldingham
Village Tennis Club. Apart from the tennis club, our principal users are
the children of the nearby Woodlea Primary School and the Woldingham Village
Cricket Club. The playing field is also used for an annual informal hockey
match on Boxing Day morning, for a village picnic in the summer, and year
round by dog walkers.
Our financial statements are available on the Charity Commissions
website. This year they show a small deficit of £133, compared with
a surplus last year of approximately £7,000. Although the bulk of
our regular expenditure is covered by our investment income and the fees
paid by the sports clubs, we are especially grateful for the income provided
by our donor-members. This additional income makes possible improvements
that enhance the visual amenity of the Glebe to the benefit of the whole
community. For example this year we have cleared a neglected area that
had been used in earlier years as a garden for the tenant of the flat
over the cricket pavilion. This area has now been re-integrated into the
Glebe and planted with a several attractive trees. Without the support
of our donors, such improvements would not be possible. We are also grateful
for the continuing support of the Woldingham Parish Council.
During the year, our trustees have been active participants in the preparation
of the Woldingham Development Plan, now published in pre-submission form
by the parish council, and in the proposal to designate the Glebe as a
Green Space in accordance with the National Planning Policy
Framework of 2012. These projects, as well as the more routine maintenance
tasks mean that it has been a busy year for the trustees, and I thank
them for their efforts throughout the year.
Last but certainly not least, I thank our independent examiner, Mr Tim
Salmon, for his examination of the Annual Report and Accounts of the company.
Mark Tapley, Hon. Chairman
14 April 2015
80th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT
As it enters its ninth decade, Craigmyle Glebe Ltd continues to fulfil
its mission of providing the residents of Woldingham with sports and recreation
facilities. Our main users are the pupils of Woodlea Primary School, for
whom the Glebe is their playing field, Woldinghams tennis and cricket
clubs, the more informal users such as the dog-walkers, and
of course the children who play in the recently refurbished playground.
We also hosted a summer picnic for the village in 2013, an event that
is rapidly becoming an annual fixture, and the regular Boxing Day hockey
game which has been an annual fixture for some time. Some things do change,
however, and sadly we find there are now no junior soccer teams in the
area who use our pitches.
Our accounts show a surplus for 2013 of a little over £7,000. Because
of the generosity of past residents, and the far-sightedness and prudence
of our predecessors on the Craigmyle Glebe Council, we are able to finance
roughly three quarters of our annual expenditure of around £25,000
per annum from investment income, with much of the remainder coming from
grants and donations. This enables us to charge subsidized fees to our
club users and to Woodlea Primary School. However, in doing so, the trustees
must tread carefully, taking care to balance the needs of future generations
against those of the present, since we are required by our founding documents
to provide these facilities in perpetuity. Again, I thank those who donate
to the Glebe, and in particular I want to thank Woldingham Parish Council
for their continuing support. The Parish Council is consulting residents
on a development plan for the village that will include sections on facilities,
including facilities for sports and recreations, and the Glebes
trustees will participate fully in this important community project.
We have been busy this year on several other projects. Firstly, Craigmyle
Glebe Ltd did not acquire its land in one fell swoop; instead it pieced
its bailiwick together at different times, and from different sources.
We therefore took it on ourselves to clear up some anomalies and register
our title with the Land Registry under a single entry. I particularly
want to thank my fellow trustee David Dickinson for his help in this matter.
Secondly, the Council spent some time debating the socalled neglected
garden behind the Croft Road garage. We have now decided on a plan
of action, and have made the planning application with the local authority
to permit a change of use. I am grateful to my fellow Council members
for their contributions to these projects, and for all their assistance
in the administration and smooth running of the company. Finally, Tim
Salmon has studied our accounts again this year in his role as the companys
Independent Examiner. We are most grateful to Tim for the time and care
he spends on this important function.
Mark Tapley, Hon. Chairman
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