*Badlesmere Village Hall is our venue for Modelling Sessions, Layout Running and Talks - The hall is on the north side of the Badlesmere Lees Green, midway between Faversham and Ashford.
We meet during the day on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, plus 4th Saturdays. *Times differ between the days of meetings: Week days 10.30 until 14.30 and Saturdays tbc #Members need to bring a picnic lunch and drink, or book a place at the Red Lion Inn.
666 Stagecoach buses from Faversham and Ashford railway stations. *Check for times: Weekdays are mainly hourly, but Saturday buses may differ.
By car: #From Faversham its dirt track, following the green's side, is to the left as the A251 bends into the village. #From Ashford / Challock as the A251 passes Red Lion Inn the green on your right, so turn just before the bend.
The hall is 200 yards from the main road,
2021 All dates depend on the National situation. See below for the conditions we will have to follow to attend.
May Committee meets followed by possible work parties.
June 2nd - Wednesday - Members' Outdoor event 11.00 ‘Show & Tell’ and Bring & Buy’ at Badlesmere
June 16th - Wednesday 10.30 until 14.30 - Meeting for all members
June 26th - Saturday *Time to be confirmed Meeting for all members
July 7th - Wednesday 10.30 until 14.30 - Meeting for all members
July 11th Cancelled - ESOGG Pett Meeting, in Sussex.
Measures we need to take to ensure everyone’s safety:
Members will attend at their own risk.
All must wear a face covering in the hall – Do wash/sanitise your hands before putting it on or taking off. Put a removed mask in a plastic bag to cut down the surfaces you will need to sanitise, or leave the mask hanging from an ear.
A session, a ‘manager’ (normally a Committee member) will oversee arrangements, ensure that we keep the guidelines and deal with any problems. This guidance must be followed.
Opening times are listed in our newsletter.
On arrival, use the hand sanitiser provided.
You will need to bring your own drinks, food and crockery. The kitchen will be closed.
Cleaning materials are supplied but you may bring your own for your bench. The hall is thoroughly cleaned between sessions by the village hall committee. Those attending will set out the hall and clean away at the end.
Please pay the £3 meeting fee with the exact coins, to avoid the need for handling the tin or its contents. A 'manager' will sign you in.
The circuit will be erected near the main door, enabling a one-way system for moving round the hall. When operating the circuit, you may have to move to allow people past.
Social distancing, currently 2 metres, must always be maintained. You must bring a mask and use it.
Chairs and tables will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing, sitting along one side allowing room for modelling and conversation.
All doors and windows must be open, to keep air flowing through the hall.
Access to the store will be limited to one person, nominated by the ‘manager’. Only that person may enter the store and take out or put away equipment.
Before handling or touching anything, such as the controllers for the layout, the hand sanitiser available in the hall must be used. Use a disinfectant wipe to clean controllers and your area when you leave them.
Both toilets will be available for use, and the Gents outer door will be kept open to allow access for washing with hot water. Please check that a toilet is vacant before going along the corridors, to avoid meeting anyone there. The urinals must not be used.
If someone present feels ill or shows virus symptoms, there is a routine that will be implemented immediately by the ‘manager’ to maintain everyone’s safety. Better still, stay at home if you are not feeling well.
However, all depends on official guidance and the hall management. Please check for confirmation in the newsletter or website. All meetings will be at Badlesmere for the foreseeable future.
See us in GOG Gazette's News Section too.
[Photos: Tim S. & Rob M.]