THE DOORS have opened on the new Home Guard Club in Tiddington.
The £1.5million project has included a major redevelopment of the Main Street 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.
Stratford mayor Victoria Alcock unveiled the new-look which was funded by housebuilder Hayfield Homes – responsible for nearby development Hayfield Chase.
Norman Malins, chairman of the Home Guard Club, said: “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.”
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 who have been memorialised with the naming of Sid Courtney Road, the road into Hayfield Chase, and the Joe Mellor Snooker Room inside the club.
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.”