Ledbury Badminton Club Blog

See here to find the latest information about the Club.


26 April 2022

no play on 2 May 2022

There will be no badminton club on 2nd May as it's a bank holiday.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 26Apr2022.


9 February 2022

no play on 28 February 2022

There will be no badminton club on 28th February as the gym is required by the school for examinations.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 9Feb2022.


7 December 2021

playing hours

Please note that our current playing hours are:

That amounts to 5 or 6 court-hours each Monday on two or three courts.

We have a firm booking on two courts; we will book the third court ad hoc if it's available. In short, we will tune our use of the third court to the demand on the night.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 7Dec2021.


7 December 2021

play over Christmas 2021

Our last day of play in 2021 will be 20th December. We start 2022 on Monday 10th January.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 24Nov2021, updated 7Dec2021.


14 September 2021

playing hours

Please note that our current booked playing hours are:

That amounts to 5.5 court-hours each Monday on three courts.

If we find that we need more or fewer hours we can change them.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 14Sep2021.


31 August 2021

AGM 2021 - new date

we've decided to hold the AGM on the following Monday (ie: 13Sep2021). All other details as before.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 31Aug2021.


24 August 2021

AGM 2021

We propose to hold this year's AGM on 6th September 2021 at 8pm.
We'll suspend play for the AGM.

The agenda will be:

  1. Chairman's Report
  2. Treasurer's Report
    The circulated finance report is relevant.
    See "9123 20210825 finance report v02.pdf"
  3. Membership and subscriptions
    The circulated paper is an updated version of what I have proposed before.
    It has been amended to take account of comments made by Members.
    See "9122 20210812 proposed payments.pdf".
  4. Appointment of Officers and Committee Members
    Alan is prepared to continue as Chairman.
    Gordon is prepared to continue as Treasurer.
    Gordon is prepared to continue as Secretary but would welcome anyone else taking on the role.
  5. Social Functions
    To be discussed.
  6. AOB

Written by Gordon Kirk on 24Aug2021.


19 July 2021

play from 19 July 2021

From tonight, play is from 6:30 until 9:00pm.

We shall have only one court for the first half hour and then two courts. If we need another court and it's available we can have have that too.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 19Jul2021.


11 May 2021

play from 17 May 2021

We are able to restart playing badminton on 17May2021 (next Monday).

For the next five weeks at least, this will be subject to the rules that applied last autumn, so you need to email me in advance if you want to play. After that, I hope we shall be able to play as normal.

Play will be from 7pm until 9pm.

We are now being charged more so we have to raise subs. Short-term, the charge will be £5 a week. When we see better what our membership count is we can decide new fees at the AGM.

Payment will continue to be via your account; don't bring cash. Most people are in credit; I'll let you know when you need to top up your account. If you need a statement, just ask.

Looking forward to seeing you again on Monday. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 11May2021.


18 March 2021

return to play, 17 May 2021

We should be able to play badminton again as determined by the Government's time plan as follows.

JMHS have increased their charges to us by 18%, so we have to increase our subs. Play will now cost £5 instead of £4.

When it's clearer whether social distancing will be re-applied or not we can decide what to do about charges (eg: whether to continue as now or whether to go back to the old ways). I suggest we do this in September if we can. In the meantime we shall continue with the charging system we used last autumn (but with £5 instead of £4).

Written by Gordon Kirk on 18Mar2021.


3 November 2020

suspension of play

Sadly, there will be no LBC badminton until further notice; this will be 7 December at the earliest. Check this page for news.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 1Nov2020, updated 3Nov2020.


2 November 2020

Play cancelled for this day

The school needs the gym for exams; we have cancelled the Club's session for this day.

Written by Gordon Kirk on 25Oct2020.


21 September 2020

Play resumes today 19:00-21:00

The gym will be open again tonight so we can play.

Play will be according to the Covid-19 Guidelines.

Written by Gordon Kirk.


10 September 2020

No play on Monday, 14 September 2020

There will be no play on Monday 14Sep2020 because of the lack of clarity in HMG's recently revised lockdown rules.

To quote the email from JMSport:
"We have reached the decision that it would be prudent to close the centre for one week until we are clear on the mitigations required to enable recreational sport to continue at JMSport";
and further:
"The closure week will give us the necessary time to determine which sports are permitted to play and to give clubs time to complete the Risk Assessment documents previously issued by JMSport".

I'll post more here when there is more known.

Written by Gordon Kirk.