March2016 most of us visited the Billericay Brewery on Chapel Street to have a tour of our local micro-brewery. I know this was not going to be a tour like Wembley considering the size of it is smaller than the 6 yard box but it did give us a great insight into the processes that are required to make really great brews. I also learnt that this micro-brewery has its own micro-pub which is again extending its opening hours for our community to make use of.
There was a great story behind this brewery and the drinks being produced here were also great and would welcome any of them to host in pubs I/we frequent.
> Visit http://billericaybrewing.co.uk/ Today and feel free to invite us at Billericay Table along to join in the fun.
Bubble Football, if this event is not on every STAG do in the coming years this is a great laugh that you are missing out on.
With a 5 a-side team set out and a few rolling subs we were all set for the funniest start to any event you can imagine, with us all strapped into our individual balls the real football was kicked into play and the whistle blown to start the match.
Can you imagine the reality of not having a full stride trying to run for or away from the ball? With our hands restricted holding the straps inside the ball you can only imagine our balance trying to run, along with the visual impairment 'looking for a ball through a ball' and trying to identify your team colleagues, not forgetting the opposing team.
With the game underway for only 2 seconds you hear the 'WORDS' being shouted as you realise people are knocking others over like skittles when the fear sets in that someone else has only the intension to try score you into the goal. Arhhhhhhhhh!!
As for my 11 year old son he found it funny standing on his head vertically upside down!!
What a great laugh.
January 2016 social event was were a dozen of us met up at the Warley Dry Ski Slope to sample the traditional skiing or snowboarding but in the end we all opted for the Rubber-Rings to bounce down the practice slope for light entertainment. There were some cracking falls captured on camera and somehow some of the guys managed to establish a route to see who could go down and back up the slope the fastest. As ever this was a great laugh.
Then to follow this our Chairman said he had prepared some food (and drinks) earlier on which was re-heated on camping burners in the corner of the car park we were all impressed with this ‘random’ location but his food which was of the alpine nature, was very nice indeed.
What a fantastic event today that the Rotary Club put on. As first events go this was a great Bank Holiday turnout.
When the news was published about a SoapBoc Race in Billericay a few of the guys quickly got a team together and set to work about 4-5 months ago. With a few brain storming sessions they guys soon got the great idea of putting together a Firework based theme for the crown and our guys to enjoy.
A few of the guys made sure the our SoapBox remained fit & well for the race while some of our other members helped out to assist the Rotary Club with the running of their event.
The feedback on Gate2 was really positive. Hope to see you all next year, fingers crossed.
Here is our YOUTUBE Video with OldFashioned Images below.
Billericay RT were proud to be able to donate £200 towards the Lakeside Harley Davidson 'Chapter's gifts for their annual Basildon Hospital Children's Ward's 'Toy Run'.
Chapter spokesman Phil Poston, said " Members of the chapter were allowed (accompanied by some very nice nurses) to visit children on the Ward's, and to have a chat with them and hand out some of the Toys. It was very moving."
"A couple of the children were well enough to come and see the Harley Davidson's.. and so we let them sit on the Bikes and the Parents (and staff) take photographs."
Gifts that weren't handed out were going to be kept and distributed to all the Children that would (unfortunately) be in the Hospital between now & the New Year.
"Both Basildon Hospital & the Organisers of the Event were made aware that the £200 donation had come from Billericay Round Table.. and were very grateful."
Santa arrived in Billericay during December and visited various area's of the town to check that all the boys and girls were still being good.
Every night he came across lots of small children that experienced the magic of Santa visiting and talking with them. Lots of questions were answered about Rudolph, elves, snow and PRESENTS. Round Table hope that every year our invite to Santa is answered and that these nights really make the children's Christmas and we also hope that parents are equally happy and eternally grateful, even if he does make one or two cry.
In all Santa helped Billericay Round Table raise over £1500.00 for charities that we support.
A massive thank you to all that helped guide Rudolph around town and the also the excellent Santa impersonators that made Santa laugh with their efforts. We would also like to thank our helpers from Hutton ATC, Billericay ATC and Billericay CC…absolutely fantastic!
James Hornsby School
Leinster Road, SS15 5NX Basildon, Essex
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Well, we’ve already done space-hopper racing down the high street, so now we’re giving Bubble football a bash! Join us down at the James Hornsby School with the guys from 'Excel Bubble football' for an evening guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Not only that, you’ll meet a great bunch of guys who thrive on doing unusual things every month. Contact us now and we’ll be pleased to invite you along.
Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre
Warley Gap, Brentwood
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Billericay Round Table will be smashing it up at the Brentwood dry-slope in our finest Day-Glow ski gear for an evening full of low-speed thrills and high-speed spills! For beginners, there's also the option of 'tubing' (as in inner tubes) on the gentler slope. Barring any broken bones, we'll be out for a winter meal and a nightcap to finish off the fun. So, if you're up for a laugh, give us a shout and we'll have a top night out.
Early December saw Billericay RT selling Christmas Pimms at the Billericay Christmas Market to the thousands of people who attended . Members past present and future manned the stall which sold out in a matter of hours. Not sure what that says about the Billericay population and their alcohol habits !
Keep your eye's peeled for Santa who will be coming round the town on his sleigh in the next week or so.