ABOUT
Leyton Cross Social Club was original set up by a group of volunteers who lived locally, as a community facility.  To this day the Club is run by 11 elected volunteer Committee Members, and overseen by 4 volumteer Trustees.  

The Club is owned by its Members and is operated as a non-profit-making organisation, with any money from lettings and events being ploughed back into the club to update and repair existing facilities.

Membership is currently only £10 per annum to encourage use of the club by everyone, we are all inclusive. If you wish to join, a warm welcome awaits you - please see our Membership page or call into the club any Friday evening.

  •  13/06/2024 08:00 PM - 14/07/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  28/06/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  20/07/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Kevin's first quiz at the club. £5pp

  •  26/07/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  09/08/2024 07:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Come on up to the oche

  •  30/08/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  13/09/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

  •  20/09/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  21/09/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Cray Valley Golf Club
  •  28/09/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  19/10/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Fancy a flutter?

  •  26/10/2024 12:00 AM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Bring the children to this spooky event

  •  09/11/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

This duo will be singing songs from the 1940s followed by a set from the 70s/80s.

  •  24/11/2024 11:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Book your stall now to avoid disappointment. £10 per stall. Fair is open 11am-3pm and our bar will be open from noon.

  •  07/12/2024 06:15 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  31/12/2024 08:00 PM
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Details to follow

  •  25/01/2025 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Details to follow

  •  15/03/2025 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Details to follow

  •  07/12/2025 06:15 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Details to follow

  •  24/05/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  18/05/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Club open from 6.30pm. Quartet "Saxofonic" will open the evening with their easy listening music at 7pm, followed by Magician Reuel Singh and then singer Neneth Lyons.

  •  27/04/2024 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

We welcome Paul Fuller to help celebrate St George’s Day

  •  26/04/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  13/04/2024 12:19 PM

Great turnout! The Grand National Sweepstake has officially SOLD OUT.

  •  29/03/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

SOLD OUT

  •  22/03/2024 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  16/03/2024 07:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Come and Celebrate Paddy's night with us

  •  10/03/2024 01:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK


TO BOOK THE HALL FOR A PRIVATE EVENT YOU MUST BE A CLUB MEMBER AND HAVE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR.

A non-refundable deposit of £20 to be paid at the time of booking.  The balance of the full hire charge is due for settlement no later than 6 weeks prior to the hiring date. This is only refundable in the event of a cancellation at the discretion of the Executive Committee. All cheques to be made payable to Leyton Cross Social Club. Bank Transfer Payments to: Leyton Cross Social Club  -  Barclays Bank  -  Account No. 10582689  - Sort Code 20-25-42

Hire of the hall will be subject to the “Terms & Conditions of Hall Hire” attached.  Failure to comply with the conditions will immediately cancel the Hirer’s use of the hall and will render the Hirer liable to legal action.

For a complete list of our Terms and Conditions please download the attached document and return to us.




D E S C R I P T I O N

(ALL HIRES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

MON - FRI

HOURLY RATE


SATURDAY

1pm – 11pm

(HOURS OUTSIDE OF THESE SUBJECT TO NEGOTATION)

SUNDAY HOURLY RATE

NOON – 6.00pm


Main Hall Hire (100 people maximum)

£19.00


£175.00

(£25ph short rental if within one month – min 3hrs)

£25.00

Min 3 Hours

Main Hall, Lounge & Bar Hire (130 people maximum)

N/A

£240.00

incl 2 bar staff 7.30-11pm

£40.00

Min 3 Hours

Incl. I bar staff

DAY OR EVENING BOOKING 1:1:24.pdf


FACILITIES AT THE CLUB

Main Hall for up to 100 people

15 large tables 6’ x 2’

6 small tables 4’ x 2’

Chairs 118

Projection screen at front of hall with plug in projector

Ventilation system

Music and PA system covering the hall and lounge, either individually or together

 

Large car park with overflow section

Small outside area

Double doors, via steps, to access rear of hall

Door to access bar/lounge area

Main front double doors 

Access ramp for use at front of hall

 

Kitchen providing

Hatch to hall

Oven

Fridge

Sink

 

Ladies and Gents toilets

 

Carpeted Lounge providing additional seating for up to 30

 

Bar including bar staff – competitive prices

 

* All electrical items are PAT tested annually. Any brought onto the premises must also have a current certificate

* The club has Public Liability Insurance for £5m

* We do not have a Gambling Licence or a TV Licence.







 


TO BECOME A MEMBER 

Initial Joining Fee £10 per person.  Renewals due 30th September each year. Any lapse in membership will necessitate a new application for membership, plus an additional joining fee.

Annual Fee £10

To pay directly into the membership account please pay to 

LXSC Membership account

Sort Code 20-25-43

Account number - 93131882

By applying for membership, you must agree to adhere to the rules and by-laws of the club

We will always invite you down to the club to see if you like it before accepting any new memberships and new members have to be agreed by the committee.

membership form 2022.pdf

rules of club Aug 21.doc

A little background about the origins and formation of             Leyton Cross Social Club To begin…………… Sometime during WWII, the seed of an idea was planted by a few families in the area central to Leyton Cross road to bring together families firstly aiming to lift the spirts of young children by organizing sports days held on the playing field at Oakfield Lane with their parents occasionally enjoying a game of cards over a tipple, and I’m sure endless cups of tea.  Soon after the war ended this now growing group of families were able to lease the empty land in Tredegar Road at a very reasonable rate, and with the efforts of mostly volunteers funded the construction of a timber framed Hall on the site. The founder members formed a small committee and the dream of a Club for the community was up and running.   

I’ve got ahead of this story…………… So, here’s some known background knowledge of the site prior to war time………. At the turn of the century into the 1900’s the area was a mixture of arable land, orchards and a pig farm with some cottages to one side of Tredegar road (only a dirt track at this time).  It must have been in the early 1920’s that a Kent gravel mining company purchased the site, including the land behind and to the left of the Club who then over a relatively short time excavated hundreds of tons of sand/gravel leaving an enormous pit.   

We know that in 1928 the site exhausted of its gravel was sold to the prominent Dartford Engineering Company of J & E Hall who were licensed to use the site for the back fill of primarily foundry sands and ashes………I say primarily as over the years building projects found not only deposits of molten metals, stainless steel lathe swarf and even old leather boots ( but, alas never a pair!) and in 2010 when a sizable grant from the “National Lottery” was won, which plus our own savings, enabled us to constructed a new slightly larger and insulated rear Equipment Store areas, replacing the old damp an cold concrete construction……… and during which time we unearthed a WWII tin hat (but sadly not much was left of it).   

So, getting back to the story…… through the late 40’s and 50’s the social side of the Club flourished holding a few dances each year and numerous more frequent social gatherings. 

Until………… I guess in around 1956 when the Committee and Trustees decided to have building plans drawn up for a new Building to provide a large Club Hall, Kitchen, and toilet block areas… funded through donations from its growing membership and obviously a quite sizable mortgage. This also allowed the purchase of the land which did at the time extend to the rear which now is the road way to the bungalows in Wallis Close……. This land subsequently sold to the estate developers in the mid 70’s.   

The main building was completed, as we all know, in 1958 and managed by a very active Management Committee who were tasked to run and look after the Club, carrying out most of the monthly maintenance jobs and up keep of the Club and grounds. The Club had by this time a full-time caretaker and regular cleaner with volunteers plus committee members tackling everything but necessary specialist work that they couldn’t themselves cover.   

Through the following decade funds allowed for the creation of firstly the side Bar extension, completed in 1976, then eleven years later construction of the bar lounge and furnishings in 1987, and also then upgrades to the toilet facilities and fitting of new window units.     In the early 1980’s the committee strived and succeeded in getting a large grant from the “Foundation for Sports and the Arts” enabling the internal Hall area to get a full upgrade, including a refit of the Kitchen area. Moving forward, the original bar was replaced with, what we now see, back in 2000, which has recently been refitted with additional drinks cooler units.   

Also, over this difficult past year or so, we have undertaken the noticeable re-varnishing of the hall floor plus the necessary roof re-surfacing job, and pretty much the redecoration of the whole Club, plus curtains, radiators (the list goes on and on).   Getting back to what went on at the new Club facility in the sixties………. Dinner dances, Singers, Bands, Discos, Quizzes, Car Rallies, race nights and even bonfire night parties were the main stay of the social calendar……. and most still are! organized by the Committee and volunteers, and thanks to the support of our members who enjoy coming along. Also, it can be said that the Club certainly would struggle to meet our running costs year on year were it was not for our valued and regular hall hirer’s.  Just for instance, since I think the late 1970’s there has been, without missing a year, five different and varying preschool play groups and long may they continue to serve our ever-changing community.   Going back again…… in the 1950’s and through the sixties the Club hosted a weekly and well attended whist drive card school and ladies keep fit sessions for a considerable number of years, and also a “home” wine and beer making group (what nights those were!), together with a Brownies Troup, the yearly bonfire and firework display for .Guy Fawkes Night, plus Race nights, Darts, Quiz nights and of course, a longstanding dog training school, all which were for through these early years and beyond the main stay of the regular events enjoyed by all our Club members.   

Moving on………Formed in the early 80’s we still have a well-attended weekly Short Mat Bowls section and a monthly Bingo Night, plus lots of hall lets giving the members the opportunity to take come and take part Line Dancing, or weekly Yoga and Pilates classes. We are also home to “Leytra”, the local Active Retirement Association held on usually the third Thursday afternoon of each month. 

Interested in anything we get up to then please see our Webpage for full details and contact details should you wish to be a member of the Social Club.

​​​​HISTORY OF CLUB
1920 Kent Gravel Mining Company. (Pearson family)Excavated hundreds of tons, creating a huge pit, creating an area from Tredegar Road to the pavement outside the bungalow at the side of Wallis Close and partially to the left hand side of the property, no 12
1928 Land sold to Dartford Engineering Co, J&E Hall, to backfill area.
1949 Plans submitted for a new timber framed hall
Soon after the war, families in Tredegar Road were able to rent empty land
at very reasonable rates. Efforts of volunteers funded construction of the timber framed hall and members formed a small Committee.
1952. PP for store given
1957 PP for new hall – on footprint as it now stands
1958 Building completed
1961 Wayleave granted for electric line.
1970 Mr Turner chairman of club.
1970 Land sold to developers to access Wallis Close
1970 Mr Moore elected Chairman of club.
1970 Encroachment of 3ft 6ins into club grounds by Mr. Smith. Mr Smith his Deeds and ours Differ and this was taken to solicitors Bailey & Goff. Club thinks they are right but no measurements on club plans so not worth taking to court. A suggested marker post to be put down on boundary. Mr Moore unable to obtain original trust documents and not even sure they were drawn up. New documents asked to be drawn up
1974 Mr Hart elected chairman 313 members – no proxy votes allowed.
1977 PP rear extension. Estimate from Dartford Portable Buildings for an extension on back of hall 24’ 6” x 10’ at a cost of £1,111 and passed by majority.
1976 Mr Plant elected Chairman
1977 Planning permission from DBC for garage extension at rear. Approximately £1050. Fire doors made.
1977 New tables and chairs purchased.
1979 Noise controller put in £450
1979 Colin Treble elected Chairman
1979 Planning permission received for bar extension. Approx. £2,600
1980 PP granted for side extension. But not undertaken.
1981 Limit 300 members – had waiting list.
1981 Swift builders did bar extension for £3,994.
1982 Windows double glazed £300
1982 Hand driers purchased £170
1984 Meeting with DBC neighbours etc. to discuss sale of land at rear of hall. The Committee only intended outline plans to be submitted. Planning permission granted for bungalow fronting Wallis Close and expected to raise £20,000.
1985 Pay telephone installed in kitchen
1986. PP for lounge extension and car park.
1987 Bar/Lounge built. Birchwood Builders £9,365. Furniture for lounge £2,600
1987 Number of committee members increased from 7 to 9
1990 refurbished toilets £6,098 – Birchwood Builders
1991 Dropped ceiling – concealed lights £6,200 – Birchwood Builders
1992 New double glazed PVC windows £990
1994 Barry Saunders Chairman
1996 £7,500 grant from Foundation for Sport and the Arts to upgrade the main hall (suspended ceiling) electrics and purchase bowling equipment,
1997 Refurbish kitchen and new boiler £6000
1999 Bar refurbishment £5,300 (Birchwood Builders) + glass washer £1500
1999 PVC fascia and cladding plus shiplap at front approx. £750
1999 Lagging of loft carried out. Water tank only partially disconnected as tank supplies sink in bar.
2000 Ken Harrison elected Chair
2002 New flooring for toilets and lobby approx. £1500
2002 Front patio – Birchwood Builders
2006 Barry Saunders Chairman
2007 Rear patio
2007 Neighbour put in new fence
2010 2 new bowls mats – grant from Sport England of £1,400 – cost £1,620
2010 Kitchen Refurbishment £500 grant towards it from KCC – new worktops and decorations
2011 Demolition of existing store. PP granted for larger store built on back of main hall £22,157 - £10,000 grant from Lottery – Awards for All. Malcolm Wilkes
2012 Table Tennis & Filing Cabinet Grant of £500 from KCC – Cost £596
Minutes missing from 2010-2013
2012 Barbara Morris Chair
2013 Loft ladder installed
2013 Defibrillator installed with donation of equipment from Heartsine, £866 from KCC and £250 from parish council towards cabinet.
2013  Car park sensor lights installed
2013  New club sign installed
2014  Grill for bar installed
2014  New hall curtains
2014  New lights for lounge and bar
2015  Rejigging of bar area and new fridge
2015  Dimmer lights installed in hall
2016  Bifold doors replaced between hall and lounge
2016  Front façade replaced
2016  Artificial grass on raised bed
2016  Loft sprayed for asbestos
2017  Sleepers put in car park
2017  Dummy CCTV installed
2017  New carpet in lounge/bar £1895
2017  New curtains £1100
2019  New cooker. Grant KCC
2019  Roof over bar area/lounge/toilet & kitchen resurfaced in felt circa £5,000
2020  New Dyson hand dryers in toilets
2021  New extraction system installed to replace old one, through Air Force One at a cost of £7,098
2021  New wooden exterior lounge door - approx. £1600
2022 Steel fence put up to separate grassed area from car park to make safer for the nursery. Circa £4,500. New sleepers purchased
2022  New handrail by bar door
2022 Sound system renewed £3840
New system has each speaker working independently and speakers in lounge. £750 grant from KCC
2023 Car Park refurbished
Compacted pea shingle removed and replaced with semi porous tarmac with
French drain alongside neighbours’ fence. PP granted.- approx. £41,000. Grant from DBC for £4,000
2023 New kitchen cupboard fronts and cupboards lined – approx. £2,000