Centre Reopening

We’re Open Again!

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s been a bug going round and we had to close.  That bug is still out there, and we all need to be careful about it, but we are reopening on 4 July 2020 and we’d love to see you back at the Milestone Centre!

We’re not able to reopen everything at the same time, so this page gives information about what we can reopen and how.  Please check below for the information relating to how you or your group use the Centre!  This page will be updated when we know more!

Information on this page:

  • Social Club
  • Pool, Darts and Bar Games
  • Squash Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Bridge Club
  • Drama Group

Social Club and Bar

When you Arrive

Updated!

First of all, we’ll be reopening for members please feel free to bring a quest but please ensure you sign them in the quest book at the front door.  We have to record who comes in to the Centre to support NHS Test and Trace so every member will have to scan their membership card at the door (even if you’re following someone through the door) so you must have your card with you when you visit, with your membership card you can sign people in, in the quest book with your members name!  To avoid contact and cash handling, we won’t be handling membership changes at the centre so:

  • If you’re not a member, click here to join.
  • If you’re an existing member or your membership has expired, click here to:
  • Purchase a new membership card – sign in and click “Visit Store”
  • Renew your membership – sign in and click Renew.
  • Check your membership or your personal details – sign in and click “View or Edit” My Details.
  • All membership enquiries should be emailed to membership@cpva.org.uk and not made at the bar.

Please be aware that membership cards take five days to produce and arrive before you can use them.

Please check your membership before you visit – you’ll only be able to join or renew online and cards won’t be available at the centre!

Hand sanitiser stations will be available at the entrance.  Please use them as you enter to clean your hands.  Please also wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds – particularly if you have contact with other customers

Bar Opening Hours

Updated Hours!

They’re very similar to our normal hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 6pm to 10pm
  • Thursday to Friday: 4pm to 11pm
  • Saturday: 2pm to 11pm
  • Sunday (and pubic holidays): 2pm to 10.30pm

We’ll keep the opening hours under review and changes will be posted here.  The summer months are here, so who knows!

Ordering Drinks

Go to the bar where indicated (left hand side) to order your drinks then return to your seat.  The bar staff will call you to collect your order from the collection point (right hand side) or bring them to your table.

You must not wait at the bar – return to your seat and wait for your drinks.

Payment is by card only (no cash) – contactless cards preferred.

Our staff will also have a lot more to do – please bear in mind that service is likely to be slower than usual.

Regrettably, we’ve had to increase some of our prices due to increased costs.

One-Way System

You should only come in through the front door.  Swipe you card to unlock the door.  No card; no entry – see above.  The bar staff will not unlock the door for you so make sure you have your card with you.

To reduce congestion in the hallway and access to the toilets, a clearly signed one-way system is in place.  Please follow this to safeguard your health, your friends, family and other customers.

Children

Updated!

Everything we’re doing is to make sure that our premises are safe for our customers and staff and that depends on good compliance with all our measures.  Therefore, children will be allowed inside the bar if remained seated and it is the responsibility of the adults to ensure tis happens, however we do have lots of lovely space outside to be used at any time. Children under 12yrs will have to go to the toilet with an adult, and they must be supervised by their parent or guardian to the toilet doors and the parent or guardian is responsible for using the cleaning materials to clean the toilet handle and taps after use.

Children are welcome outside, but please ensure that they remain seated if using the patio area for the safety of our other guests.  Of course, there are large areas of open park land around the Centre if you choose to use them.

Seating

Updated!

All customers inside the premises will need to be sitting down.  Our tables have been moved so that they are 2 metres apart.  You are responsible for maintaining social distance at the tables (face-to-face across the tables with whoever you’re with) in line with current Government guidance.  Remember that if you’re with someone who has the virus but no symptoms, close contact can pass the virus on – maintain correct social distancing.

The outside patio and surrounding park area are also open for you to enjoy the summer weather.  The patio tables have been moved to be 2 metres apart but again, maintain social distancing when sitting with other people at the tables.  If you’re sitting outside, drinks will be served in plastic glasses, and we do have extra chairs to social distance outside and umbrella’s to use.

Toilets

We will be cleaning the touch points in the toilets such as the toilet handles, taps and door handles regularly.  You can really help us maintain good hygiene by using the sanitiser after you use the facilities.

Bar Games

Updated!

Pool tables is open, we have one of our tables in use and have all cleaning product and wipes available, only the player which is playing is allowed to stand otherwise everyone is to be remained on seats. No cues will be giving out or held at the centre, so please bring your own. Please also remember change for the machine, as we have very little change in the till.

Darts is also available with social distancing, please bring your own darts as the centre with not have any in use.

Fruit machines will be up and running for you as soon as they have screens up, watch this space.

If You Have Symptoms of the Virus

Do not come to the Centre.  If you have symptoms or suspect you have, STAY AT HOME – click here for guidance.

Private Hire

We are not taking bookings for parties in the function room at the moment.  See “Room Hire” below.

Any Questions?

You can contact the Centre here or call us on 0118 947 2035.

Squash

The Government restrictions do not allow us to provide indoor sports and courts and changing rooms need to stay closed for now.  We’ll update this page and contact squash members when we have more news.

Badminton

The Government restrictions do not allow us to provide indoor sports and courts need to stay closed for now.  We’ll update this page and contact badminton members when we have more news.

Table Tennis

The Government restrictions do not allow us to provide indoor sports and courts need to stay closed for now.  We’ll update this page and contact table tennis members when we have more news.

Bridge

The bar is reopening but we’re not sure when the bridge club will start meeting.  More information will be posted here when we have it.

Drama

We are not sure when the drama group will start meeting again.  We will post more information here when we have it.

Room Hire

We are able to take bookings for room hire, but the activity for which the room is being booked many not be allowed under Government restrictions about public gatherings or events of a sporting nature.

As a rule of thumb, the larger the gathering or the more strenuous the activity, the less likely it is to be allowed.  Hires for smaller groups which allow social distancing between attendees are likely to be more appropriate.

Please contact us for more guidance with as much information about your requirements so we can check it out for you.

Cancellation of the Easter Fun Day

It is regrettable that due to the temporary closure of the Milestone Centre, the Easter Fun Day planned for Good Friday 10 April has been cancelled or more hopefully postponed to later in the year.

Please check back for more updates as to when the centre may/will reopen, what we’re doing in the meantime and events we’ll be putting on like the Easter Fun Day just as soon as we can.

Sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

Closure of the Milestone Centre due to Government Instructions in light of the Corona Virus Outbreak

The Milestone Centre is Currently Closed

The Government has now told all pubs, bars and leisure centres, along with a number of other places of social gathering, to close as soon as is reasonably practical and not to open from tomorrow and until further notice.

The Milestone Centre is therefore now temporarily closed for all activities including all of our leisure and sporting clubs and sessions, including the squash courts, until the Government instructions are lifted.

The social club has also closed so the bar and function rooms, along with the recreation wing are also closed to members.

We will still have staff around to carry on running things but the office will also be closed to visitors.  If you need to contact us, please contact us or call 0118 947 2589.  Please do not visit in person.  If you need access to the Centre, please get in touch to make an appointment to do so.

It is an expression which has been used many times recently, but these are unprecedented times and the developments over the next few weeks and months will be very hard to predict.

Please do stay safe, keep washing those hands and we’ll look forward to seeing you again, however long it may be.

Remember that you can always keep up to date with any developments and news on this website or our social media channels.

Kind regards,

Steve Bell
Chairman
Caversham Park Village Association

Play the Lottery!

Reading Community Lottery Helps The Milestone Centre!

We’ve teamed up with the Reading Community Lottery (promoted by Reading Voluntary Action) to bring you a game which helps support Caversham Park Village’s community centre.

With a top prize in the weekly draw of £25,000, you help us by raising 50p from every ticket sold along with a further 10p to the other good causes also taking part.

Steve Bell, Chairman of Caversham Park Village Assoctiation said “Keeping a community centre open is no easy task these days and everything helps towards that goal.  This lottery helps generated some valuable income as well as offering players the chance to win some great prizes!  Players don’t have to be members.  Anyone can support these local causes and have fun at the same time!”.

To buy tickets, go to the Reading Community Lottery website, sign up and buy your tickets.  Search for “Caversham Park” as a local cause to ensure that your support goes back into the Milestone Centre.

Full details of how the lottery works and prizes are on the website.

If you have any questions about how the lottery works for us, please contact us.
For information about the lottery itself, please contact Reading Community Lottery on 0118 202 0102 or by email to support@readingcommunitylottery.co.uk.

Easter Fun Day – Good Friday 10 April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

We’ve got a great day of games, cakes, cocktails all on Good Friday, 10 April at the Milestone Centre from 2pm to 7pm.

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Raffles
  • Eggcellent Prizes!
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cakes
  • Cocktails
  • All from 2pm to 7pm in the Social Centre.

Spread the word with your Facebook friends!

Go to the Facebook Event and click to say you’re going!

Office Opening Hours – Christmas and New Year 2019/20

The Milestone Centre office will be open:

Christmas Eve: 9am to 1pm as usual
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day: closed
Friday 27 December: 9an to 1pm
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December : closed as usual
Monday 30 December: 9am to 1pm as usual
New Year’s Eve: 9am to 1pm
New Year’s Day: closed

To view the Social Club bar opening hours, click here.

Normal opening hours resume from Thursday 2 January:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 1pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: closed

Christmas and New Year Openng Hours 2019/20

Social Club

Normal opening hours up to and including 23 December.
Christmas Eve: 5pm to 11pm
Christmas Day: noon to 2pm
Boxing Day: noon to 11pm
Friday 27 December: 5pm to 11pm as usual
Saturday 28 December: noon to 11pm as usual
Sunday 29 December: noon to 10.30pm as usual
Monday 30 December: 5pm to 11pm as usual
New Year’s Eve: 5pm to 1am
New Year’s Day: noon to 11pn
Normal opening hours resume from Thursday 2 January.

For our office opening hours, click here.

Christmas Production 2019 – Wind in the Willows

This year’s Christmas production is Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale is brought to life with a sprinkling of song and dance. Join Ratty, Mole and Badger as they try to restrain the outrageous Mr Toad’s wilder excesses, battle with the Wild Wooders and strive to keep Toad and his financee’s matrimonial plans alive.

Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December at 8pm
Saturday 7 Decmber at 2pm and 7pm

All performances are in the theatre in our recreation wing, up the drive from the social centre and the squash courts building.

Tickets: £8.50/£8 concessions

Click here to book tickets from the box office or call 0118 948 1377.

We’re looking for new members!

Out Drama group are looking for new members.

We’re a friendly bunch and would love you to join us, wherever you live and whatever you am-dram experience even if you don’t fancy being on stage!

We’ve got loads you could help with behind the scenes including sound systems, costuming, make-up, prop making and much more!

Come meet the group and see what you think.

Contact Bob Sturgess for more information: sturge@cavparktheatre.org.uk