Accessing club facilities and equipment

We work hard and invest to make our facilities as accessible and welcoming as we can to as many people as we can. It is still work in progress.

There are various ways to get here

The pavilions and side gate are secured with number-coded locks. The code is shared with members in the Members’ Handbook. You will also be shown how to unlock and lock up as part of club induction. Please never leave padlocks showing the correct number except while the lock is in your hand; always scramble them.  

The east lawns are numbered 1 to 5, with 1 being the nearest to the pavilion. The west lawns are numbered 6 to 9, with 6 being the nearest to the pavilion.  

Lawn equipment (hoops, balls, flags etc) is stored on numbered trolleys in the equipment store in the west pavilion, now with level access and an electrically controlled door. Each trolley holds one set of cast iron “Hopewell” hoops, as well as balls, flags etc.  If a full lawn is being used then it is important that the hoops are placed with the “Hopewell” inscription facing the south boundary which is the boundary nearest to the road. If a lawn is being used as two half lawns, then the correctly numbered trolley can be used for one half, and the lightweight aluminium hoops for the other, with a string boundary. For half lawns the boundary nearest the pavilion is the south boundary. 

Club mallets are in the trolley store in the west pavilion and can be identified by the blue and red tape bands on the shaft. These are for sharing, so please always return them to the store where other members may find them. Mallets without these bands belong to individual members, are usually stored in the east pavilion, and should not be used or moved without the permission of the owner. 

When you leave a lawn, unless there is someone else waiting to use it, please return all equipment to the correct place in the pavilions. 

If you’re the last to leave the club please check that no equipment is left out, all pavilion windows are closed, kitchen areas clean and tidy, lights are switched off (where possible) and finally ensure both pavilions, the east and west green gates and the black side gate are locked.

All members – please leave things you use as you would like to find them so the last person to leave doesn’t have to clean up after you.