Craigmyle Glebe Cricket Pavilion
tel: 01883 652335 (Mark Tapley)
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 652335.
those who simply wish to enjoy the open environment, there are seats around the
Glebe, and for toddlers, a small playground. The playground is currently the focus
of an improvement project and fund raising is being carried out to enable the
Glebe to purchase new play equipment and improved access paths. >
Find out more about the Playground Improvement Project
If you would like to hire the Glebe Cricket Pavilion please
contact 01883 652335 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 provided.
GLEBE LTD CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - 2010
It has been a busy twelve months for
the Glebe's Council members, with several initiatives under way but yet to be
completed. Before turning to them however, I am pleased to report on our club
Woldingham Village Cricket Club
An eventful 2009 saw
WVCC crowned as 3rd Division Champions of the Surrey Downs League, having topped
Division 4 in the 2008, our debut year in the League. But promotion to the 2nd
Division has only increased the pressure on us to improve the pitch. We therefore
carried out a major refurbishment programme for the square during the off season.
Lynn Dunn worked tirelessly to realise our ambitions, and generous donations from
Surrey County Council (Tandridge Division), the Woldingham Parish Council and
numerous other benefactors were received. In conjunction with an internal Quiz
Evening and Caribbean Evening funds were raised up to and beyond the Club's wildest
dreams. WVCC is now the proud owners of a vastly improved square and a brand new
roller which will address our needs for many years to come.
shifts to other issues on the priority list. We should be in a financial position
to return to the bowling end of the nets by the end of the season and more attention
will be paid throughout the season to youth development. Dion Gomesz has consistently
spent a lot of his valuable time in this vital area for the future of the Club
and a very successful youth competition was held during the 75 year celebrations
of the Glebe last July.
Woldingham Tennis Club
Our club currently
has about 260 members evenly split between seniors and juniors. This makes tennis
one of Woldingham's most popular activities, with more teams competing in various
leagues than ever before. The Croft Road courts were resurfaced last year and
new fencing erected, while this year we will have new lights to replace the existing
20 year old floodlights. The juniors are well supported, and one - Piers Holt
- reached the National Finals this year at the under-12 level.
Social Football Club Reserves
This is the name under which our senior football
team plays in the Redhill and District League. With one of the worst winters in
recent years, we suffered numerous cancelations, but the team managed to score
more goals than any other team, had the best goal difference, and missed coming
top by just one point! However, we were still promoted to the next division. There
is no website for our football team, so please contact Roz Schwarz on 652504 for
The Glebe also played host this year to a junior side
based in Oxted on Sunday mornings, and Helen Watt (653566) has organized a popular
Year 3 (eight year olds) game each Saturday morning at 9:30. Helen tells me that
all local boys in this age group are welcome to join in.
local mums, Julie Cornish and Denise Todd, have in the last 18 months brought
to the Council's attention the playground. Whilst we can maintain the equipment
and surfaces there, we are not in a position to fund any substantial improvements.
With this in mind and with the Glebe's support, Julie and Denise have now embarked
on a project to improve what is there and to create a play space that provides
local youngsters, together with their parents, grandparents and carers, a more
exciting, accessible and safe facility within our community. They are researching
every aspect of the playground including equipment, access and safer surfaces.
They have also embarked on a fund-raising campaign which includes applying to
charitable trusts and appealing to local families. To date, they have successfully
won the support of a number of village groups and raised awareness across the
> Find out more about the playground
Glebe Limited income and expenditure account was close to break-even for the year
to 31st December 2009, and therefore down on the modest surplus of the previous
year. A part of our investments are in long term funds, on which the income is
relatively stable, but part is on short term deposit, and here, our interest income
declined sharply. With our finances so finely balanced, the charitable contributions
towards the playground and other projects are critical, and I again want to record
the Council's gratitude to all those residents who have made contributions this
Our New Logo, our Flagpole, and the Spring Flowers
this year, we held an informal competition within the village to design a logo
for the Glebe, and Clare Butler's winning design heads this letter. I should add
however that this is the first step in an effort to draw more attention to our
recreational facility. Neither entrance to the Glebe makes clear the nature of
this facility; indeed near one entrance is a sign saying 'Private Road'. Our next
step therefore is to use our new logo on replacement signs at these entrances,
which will include reference to the sports clubs, but will also refer to the playground
and make clear that others, not just members of the cricket and tennis clubs,
are welcome to use the space for their recreation.
We now also boast a
new flagpole, near the pavilion, which was only made possible through the generous
support of the Woldingham Magazine, and of Robin and Barbara Tozer. Lastly, we
saw this year for the first time the spring flowers that were planted in recognition
of John Cox's unstinting work for the Glebe over many years, firstly as Treasurer,
and then as Chairman.
Kip Kypri has served the
Glebe as Honorary Treasurer for several years, and is stepping down at the forthcoming
AGM. I want to thank Kip warmly for all his hard work and his contribution to
the smooth running of Craigmyle Glebe Limited. Ed Cooke will be proposed as his
replacement at that meeting. In addition, Julie Cornish and Sarah George will
also be proposed, as Playground and Woodlea School representatives respectively.
Under our Articles we are permitted a Council of up to nine members, and these
appointments would take us to full strength.
to thank the many people of the village who help maintain and develop this important
village amenity. I have mentioned already our donors, who help us financially.
In addition the Parish Council has made grants to support specific initiatives
throughout the year. The Glebe's Council members' work is often unseen, but still
generously given; they too deserve our gratitude. Lastly, we thank the many members
of the Woldingham community - too numerous to mention - who step forward to help
on special occasions, such as the 75th Anniversary Celebrations in July of last
year. Without them such events could not take place, and the community's enjoyment
of the Craigmyle Glebe would be diminished.
For past reports go to > The Glebe -
Previous Chairman's Reports