WESSC - West End Sports & Social Club

(the trading and operational name of the Oakley Institute)

About the Charity

The Oakley Institute (WESSC) has been built three times:

      The History of the Oakley Institute 


Organisation Charity

The Oakley Institute is a registered charity (registered 25th April 1973, Registration Number 264526)

The objects of the charity are to provide sporting and social facilities for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Esher (West End), Surrey.

The governing document is the Lease and Trust Deed dated 26th November 1971.


There are currently 10 trustees, four of whom were elected at the AGM of the Institute held in May 2015 and one of whom (Ruth Loveridge) was elected at an EGM of the Institute held 11 September 2015:

Eric Strange (Chairman)
Rachel Gee
Allen Palmer
Paul Fernandes
Ruth Loveridge

In accordance with the terms of the Lease and Trust Deed two trustees are appointed by West End Cricket Club, two trustees are appointed by the football clubs and one trustee is appointed by the Parochial Church Council. Current appointees are:

Michael Bacon West End Cricket Club
Marc Townsend West End Cricket Club
Neil O'Halleran AFC West End Football Club
Keith Harris AFC West End Football Club
Peter Bedford Parochial Church Council