We have suspended meetings due to the C19 Virus but, with the Government easing restrictions, we are planning a trial re-start for existing members.
[Photos: Tim S. & Rob M.]
Dates for 2020:
Members are welcome to contact both of us about their modelling projects so that we can feature them on this website and in our newsletter. Those with WhatsApp can pass modelling info. or ask questions of other modellers.
Trial meetings for existing members. Having read the current guidance., the EK0GG Committee has met (online) and made these decisions, although expecting changes and updates. Here is a digest of the measures we need to take to ensure everyone’s safety:
Members will attend at their own risk.
A session, a ‘manager’ (normally Rob or Paul W) will oversee arrangements, ensure that we keep the guidelines and deal with any problems. This guidance must be followed.
Members should arrive after 11.00 and leave at 14.00.
On arrival, use the hand sanitiser provided.
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. (A small named group will set out the hall beforehand 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. Roger will sign everyone 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 may like to bring a mask to use.
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.
You will need to bring your own drinks, food and crockery. The kitchen will be closed.
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.
We plan for approximately a dozen in the hall.
We are having trial meetings on 5th, 19th and 22nd August. However, all depends on official guidance and the hall management. Please check for confirmation in the newsletter or website.
*Badlesmere Village Hall is our venue for Modelling sessions & Layout Running - The hall is on the north side of the Badlesmere Lees Green, 200 yards from the A251 road, midway between Faversham and Ashford. #From Faversham its dirt track, following the green's side, is to the left as the A251 bends into the village. #From Ashford/Challock pass the Red Lion Inn, see the green on your right & turn just before the bend. *Times differ between the days of meetings: Week days x and Saturdays x #Members must bring a picnic lunch, but on Saturdays some dine at 12.00 in the Red Lion Inn. 666 buses *Check for times ( Stagecoach ) on weekdays are mainly hourly, but Saturday buses are every two hours.
*Town Meetings (usually during the winter months) Saturdays - Fleur De Lis Hall, Preston Street, Faversham *Doors open x for x We usually end about x #We are 400 yards down Preston Street from the railway station. Turn up Gatefield Lane besides The Visitor Centre, ME13 8NS. Long stay parking is behind Co-oP by station. Medium stay is central in Bank Street. #Some members lunch at The Phoenix Inn along Abbey Street at noon. Please contact us to reserve a place.
Meetings are suspended. Members only may attend trial meetings in August.
Wednesday 5th B
Wednesday 19th B
Saturday 22nd B
Wednesday 2nd B
Wednesday 16th B
Saturday 26th B
Wednesday 7th B
Wednesday 21st B
Saturday 24th F
Wednesday 4th B
Wednesday 18th B
Saturday 28th F
Wednesday 2nd B
Saturday 12th F
*Subscriptions: Yearly £10 including monthly newsletter. Session fee of £3 for each meeting attended.
See us in GOG Gazette's News Section too.
*Usual pattern of meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays plus 4th Saturdays, but please do check with us.