Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon unveils new Home Guard Club

On Saturday 14th April, the Mayor of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Councillor Victoria Alcock, unveiled the new Home Guard Club in Tiddington, which has been a significant part of the community for a number of decades. The event was organised by the Home Guard Club together with Hayfield Homes, who funded the £1.5m project as part of their recently launched collection of high-quality homes, Hayfield Chase.

The new complex has included the complete upgrade of the Home Guard Club and its sports facilities, as well as upgraded changing rooms, café kiosk, bar and function rooms, and a scout and brownie hut. The grounds have also been redeveloped to provide football playing fields, a rugby training ground, archery facilities and a cycle track.

Guests of honour included the families of Sid Courtney and Joe Mellor, both of whom worked at the Home Guard Club for many years and have been memorialised with the naming of Sid Courtney Road, the road into Hayfield Chase, and the Joe Mellor Snooker Room inside the Club.

Norman Malins, Chairman of the Home Guard Club, commented, “We have needed new premises for many years so working with Hayfield Homes to bring these fantastic new facilities to our community has been wonderful. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from everyone we’ve welcomed through the doors and are looking forward to a bright future in our new home.”

Mark Booth, Managing Director at Hayfield Homes, “Our commitment to enhancing the local communities surrounding all of our developments is just one of points that sets us apart from other housebuilders. We are honoured to have been able to help deliver the new Home Guard Club for the residents of Tiddington and nearby villages and are looking forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength.”

For those interested in one of the new homes still available at Hayfield Chase, the show home is open daily from 10am-5pm. Alternatively, call 08450 510 137 or email to find out more.

Mark Booth, Norman Malins, Councillor Victoria Alcock and Carol Fletcher

Mark Booth, Norman Malins, Councillor Victoria Alcock and Carol Fletcher

Philippa Smithers