TRADING HUT REOPENING NEWS from our Chairman


Dear Members, after being closed since March because of the Covid lockdown rules, we are pleased to say that we plan to reopen on Sundays only for a trial time, then Wednesdays as well if it is practical and viable to do so.


SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER IS OUR FIRST OPENING 10.30 to 12.00.


Please read below, as although we have been given no guidance by the Local Authorities we are just using common sense in order to keep our customers and staff as safe as possible.

 

#1 Please avoid coming as couples, and, if driving leave your boot open before you approach the hut if you are buying heavy items.

#2 Only one person in the wooden hut at a time please. Please queue 2 metres apart outside, or wait in your car to be called in when we are free.

#3 There will be a table outside the wooden hut (or just inside if wet weather) with hand sanitiser gel, disposable gloves and face masks. Please use them all before asking to enter. You will then be temperature checked at the door and if ok you can enter.

#4 Please have a list with you already made out with what you require and your name on it at the top, and hand it to me or someone else on duty. You may then take a seat while we get you order ready.

#5 Payment is by cheque only - we can stamp your cheque with our payee stamp.

#6 We will then get your goods ready and either hand them to you or take them to your car for you, although help would be appreciated with heavy items, maintaining social distancing of course.

#7 Once you have left the Hut we will call the next customer to be served.

 

Thanking you for your patience and supporting us in these difficult times,

Graham Tarling (Chairman & Acting, Trading Hut Manager)

These procedures may change depending on government guidance in place on 20th September. Please check our website nearer to the opening day.



When we are able to fully reopen the Trading Hut Regular opening times are:

Wednesdays (2.30-3.30pm)
Sundays (10.30am-12noon)

Benefits of using the Trading Hut include:

  • In many cases cheaper than local garden centres
  • Provides varieties that work locally
  • Gardening advice from the volunteers
  • It runs to support the Society financially and as a service
Click here for a map of the Trading Hut 
We're next to Wayfarers tennis club - entrance on Swakeley's Drive opposite The Grove.
  Address - Clubhouse Lane, Off Swakeleys Drive, Ickenham UB10 8FU.