Hazlemere croquet lawns opened by Wycombe MP

Hazlemere croquet lawns opened by Wycombe MP

Hazlemere croquet lawns opened by Wycombe MP

First published in News

NEW lawns were opened in Hazlemere by Wycombe MP Steve Baker last week – to the delight of a croquet club which had been homeless.

High Wycombe Croquet Club celebrated the opening of two new lawns at the Hazlemere Recreational Ground last Saturday.

The club had played for 30 years in High Wycombe but with the expansion of Crown House School, which includes the lawns at Bassetsbury Manor, the club became temporarily homeless in 2013.

Mr Baker said: “Sport plays a key role in so many peoples’ lives. It allows people to be active and involved in the community.

"For any sport to flourish it needs to have good facilities, and I am delighted High Wycombe Croquet Club has a new home in Hazlemere."

The lawns were funded by Wycombe District Council, Sport England, The Croquet Association and Bucks Community Foundation grants.

WDC leader Cllr Richard Scott attended the ceremony, alongside club officials – including Quiller Barrett, president of the Croquet Association Development Fund, who had the honour of taking the first shot.

An open day will be held on May 26 between 10am and 5pm.

For more information or to join the club visit www.hwcroquetclub.com or call 01494 858202.

By Richard Craig

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3:49pm Fri 9 May 14

J B Blackett says...

Why are Dickie Bird and Steven Fry standing next to the politician ?
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None of them look particularly crotchety
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Good timing by the photographer to catch the cut of the ribbon in mid air.
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Jolly good show / trick
Why are Dickie Bird and Steven Fry standing next to the politician ? . None of them look particularly crotchety . Good timing by the photographer to catch the cut of the ribbon in mid air. . Jolly good show / trick J B Blackett
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9:23pm Fri 9 May 14

townraider says...

This is another example of WDC asset stripping High Wycombe town and moving croquet out to Hazlemere
This is another example of WDC asset stripping High Wycombe town and moving croquet out to Hazlemere townraider
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10:31pm Fri 9 May 14

mumof2 says...

"Mr Baker said: “Sport plays a key role in so many peoples’ lives. It allows people to be active and involved in the community.

"For any sport to flourish it needs to have good facilities, "

So what are you aiming to do, Mr Baker, to prevent the Parish Council charging Hazlemere Sports Association (the children's football clubs, bowls etc) exorbitant fees to continue the use of the Pavilion, which it was agreed they could use for a minimal rent? See http://www.hsal.co.u
k/pavilion/ for more information.
"Mr Baker said: “Sport plays a key role in so many peoples’ lives. It allows people to be active and involved in the community. "For any sport to flourish it needs to have good facilities, " So what are you aiming to do, Mr Baker, to prevent the Parish Council charging Hazlemere Sports Association (the children's football clubs, bowls etc) exorbitant fees to continue the use of the Pavilion, which it was agreed they could use for a minimal rent? See http://www.hsal.co.u k/pavilion/ for more information. mumof2
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1:50am Sat 10 May 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

townraider wrote:
This is another example of WDC asset stripping High Wycombe town and moving croquet out to Hazlemere
And the price WDC sold Bassetsbury Manor for was ridiculously low. It would have been impossible to buy a house in a sought-after area of Beaconsfield for what WDC got.
[quote][p][bold]townraider[/bold] wrote: This is another example of WDC asset stripping High Wycombe town and moving croquet out to Hazlemere[/p][/quote]And the price WDC sold Bassetsbury Manor for was ridiculously low. It would have been impossible to buy a house in a sought-after area of Beaconsfield for what WDC got. Undercover Euro Yob
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12:45pm Sat 10 May 14

Hazlemere Man says...

Wishing the club a long and prosperous future in Hazlemere especially after the messing about of HPC delaying everything!
Wishing the club a long and prosperous future in Hazlemere especially after the messing about of HPC delaying everything! Hazlemere Man
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1:41pm Sat 10 May 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

"Mr Baker said: “Sport plays a key role in so many peoples’ lives. It allows people to be active and involved in the community.

"For any sport to flourish it needs to have good facilities, "



The wit, the wisdom, the piercing insight of this man are evident in all he says and writes.
[italic] "Mr Baker said: “Sport plays a key role in so many peoples’ lives. It allows people to be active and involved in the community. "For any sport to flourish it needs to have good facilities, " [/italic] The wit, the wisdom, the piercing insight of this man are evident in all he says and writes. Undercover Euro Yob
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3:05pm Sat 10 May 14

J B Blackett says...

Hazlemere Man wrote:
Wishing the club a long and prosperous future in Hazlemere especially after the messing about of HPC delaying everything!
More sincere praise could perhaps be more forthcoming for this civic worthy , wherever and whenever it's due. One never can predicted these things.
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As our elderly relatives used to say 'Always expect the unexpected' - which was rather contradictory (oxymoronic even) in retrospect. Whatever good-intentionally it meant.
[quote][p][bold]Hazlemere Man[/bold] wrote: Wishing the club a long and prosperous future in Hazlemere especially after the messing about of HPC delaying everything![/p][/quote]More sincere praise could perhaps be more forthcoming for this civic worthy , wherever and whenever it's due. One never can predicted these things. . As our elderly relatives used to say 'Always expect the unexpected' - which was rather contradictory (oxymoronic even) in retrospect. Whatever good-intentionally it meant. J B Blackett
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