C L U B     D E T A I L S

NAME : Wakefield Labour Club
A.K.A. : Wakefield Constituency Labour Party Club (full & correct title )
A.K.A. : The Red Shed (sounds good & describes the place )
A.K.A. : The TARDIS (may not look much on the outside but wait 'til you see it inside )


ADDRESS

Wakefield Labour Club
18 Vicarage Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 1QX
England


CONTACT US

TELEPHONE No. : 01924 215626

No answering machine , so you need to call during club opening hours

E-MAIL   info@theredshed.org.uk


WHERE ARE WE ?

Vicarage Street is on the northeastern edge of Wakefield city centre , close to the new Trinity Walk shopping centre.

Click here for street map

Approximate distances & walking times from here are :
Bus Station - mile , 10 mins.
Westgate Railway Station - mile , 10 mins.
Kirkgate Railway Station - mile , 10 mins.


CAR PARKING

The large car park which used to be immediately opposite the club disappeared under the development of the new shopping centre next to us.  So what`s left now is :

Having read the above notes, you can understand why we recommend using public transport if possible.
See the WYMetro_Logo website for details of bus & train times in West Yorkshire.


OPENING TIMES

Day

Lunchtime

Evening

Monday to Thursday

Closed

19.00 - 23.00

Friday

Closed

19.00 - Midnight

Saturday

11.00 - Midnight

Sunday

Closed

19.00 - Midnight

The all-day opening on Saturdays was experimental from 29th Nov. 2014 - it is now permanent..

Other times possible by special arrangement and for special events.
Times may vary during holiday periods (watch for notices).

N.B. 24 hour clock ; 19.00 = 7 pm.


FACILITIES


These are separated by partitions which can be opened or closed as required , giving the club a very adaptable layout . Also , furniture can be moved around to suit different purposes (e.g. by removing some of the tables , the capacity for people can be increased)


ROOMS FOR HIRE

Room Hire is Free of charge for Labour Party meetings .
Prices for other organisations :
Small room - 7.00
Large room - 10.00 for Trade Unions / voluntary organisations , otherwise 12.00
Annual booking for monthly meetings is 12 for the price of 10

For availability of rooms :

  1. You can check the "Diary" page in this site to see if any events already arranged.

  2. Phone or come in to ask the person in charge of the bar, who can usually tell you quickly if a room is available & make provisional booking.  Enquiries also accepted by e-mail.

  3. Contact the secretary
    * N.B. All room bookings must be confirmed by the secretary.



DISABLED ACCESS

This was not a consideration in 1966 when the club was put up and the building has not been easy to adapt.  Access has been improved somewhat in recent years but is still not perfect.  The main entrance has 2 steps up to it.  Wheelchairs can get in via the fire exit, which has ramped access.  Once inside, everything is on one level except for a small step down to get to the toilets .


CHILDREN

We are a family-friendly club.  There is no separate family room but members` children are welcome (under parental control) up to 9pm.  This time may be relaxed on special occasions.


DOGS

We have no restrictions on dogs being fetched in to the club, as long as they are well-behaved . . . and keep their owners under control :-)


SMOKING

Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not allowed inside the club. 


CONSTITUTION

The club is run on behalf of Wakefield Constituency Labour Party by its committee , elected jointly from the C.L.P. and the club`s membership .

President :

George Denton

Vice President :

Matt Hallas

Secretary :

Richard Council

Treasurer :

Jan Samuel

Committee members :

(elected by club membership)

Steve Wiltshire, "H" Riley, Phil Pinnell, Sam Eldridge (co-opted),

Committee members :

(nominated by Labour Party)

Kevin Swift, Don Hitchen, Vic Wilkins, Ian Bain, Paul Holmes, Carol Pinnell

  
The Rule book is available for download here.  A paper copy is available for inspection in the club.


MEMBERSHIP

Not a member already ?  To avoid the hassle of being asked to sign the visitors book just to get a pint, you could join us.  Membership is open to anyone aged over 18 years and of good character.  Membership of the Labour Party and/or a Trade Union is encouraged but not essential.  Members may not use the club for any purpose that conflicts with the interests of the Labour Party (e.g. election campaigning for other parties !).
Annual Subscription (January - December) is 3.00 Waged , 1.50 Unwaged .
New applications must be supported by 2 existing members (this is very seldom a problem).
Click here for a membership application form.  You can print this, fill it in and fetch it in to the club, but we are not getting into online applications & payment.  To join us, you have to come to the shed !


This page last updated : 10th Sept. 2016

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