Former Oxhey Conservative Club opens as new Oxhey Village Club in Keyser Hall

Watford Observer: The club’s acting president Margaret Spruce with Jarmo Kesanto. The club’s acting president Margaret Spruce with Jarmo Kesanto.

The New Year heralded a new beginning for a members’ club in Oxhey Village.

Last week was the opening of Oxhey Village Club, formerly Oxhey Conservative Club, in Keyser Hall, Lower Paddock Road. Under its new guise, the club is now open to everyone, irrespective of political beliefs.

Jarmo Kesanto, a trustee of Peace Hospice Care, was on hand to help formally open the club, with a number the club’s committee and members, along with their guests, in attendance.

Following Mr Kesanto’s opening address where he praised the efforts of the club in supporting Peace Hospice Care, and for opening its doors to the wider community, guests were shown around the club.

A raffle was held during the open evening for a quilt made by the club’s acting president Margaret Spruce. This raised £155 for the Peace Hospice in addition to the £1,000 over the course of the previous the year.

Enquiries about membership of the Oxhey Village Club can be made by emailing membership secretary Peter Cooper at petecooper4@ntlworld.com or by telephone on 01923 461 690.

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4:44pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Harry Caine says...

Seemingly, now that Rich Harrington's pals are dumping £100's of thousands into the local Tory coffers they don't need the income from the clubs dotted around the constituency - Harwoods Road gone and now Oxhey Village; how long before St Albans Road gets the chop?
Seemingly, now that Rich Harrington's pals are dumping £100's of thousands into the local Tory coffers they don't need the income from the clubs dotted around the constituency - Harwoods Road gone and now Oxhey Village; how long before St Albans Road gets the chop? Harry Caine

10:48pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Andrew1963 says...

Yesterday the building still said it was a conservative club as did the notice board and computer message board so it looks a pretty shallow change. As the old saying goes "if the sign and front door says its a Tory club, it is a Tory club" I expect it to be demolished and replaced with flats before Watford hospital is rebuilt.
Yesterday the building still said it was a conservative club as did the notice board and computer message board so it looks a pretty shallow change. As the old saying goes "if the sign and front door says its a Tory club, it is a Tory club" I expect it to be demolished and replaced with flats before Watford hospital is rebuilt. Andrew1963

2:26pm Fri 17 Jan 14

oxhey resident says...

The website for the new Village Club was up and running before Andrew made his ill informed comment. As was the prominent sign saying Oxhey Village Club--which went up on the 31st December. I might point out that at a special general meeting in October the Club members unanimiously voted to cut all Politial ties and open Keyser Hall to local residents of all Political Persuasion. This is stated in the glazed notice board outside the Club. I do wonder whar developer Andrew works for--Sorry Mate it is not for Sale!
The website for the new Village Club was up and running before Andrew made his ill informed comment. As was the prominent sign saying Oxhey Village Club--which went up on the 31st December. I might point out that at a special general meeting in October the Club members unanimiously voted to cut all Politial ties and open Keyser Hall to local residents of all Political Persuasion. This is stated in the glazed notice board outside the Club. I do wonder whar developer Andrew works for--Sorry Mate it is not for Sale! oxhey resident

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