After a hugely successful (and socially distanced) Carvery, can I remind Members of the Chinese Evening with but with an AMENDMENT to the Menu … it is THREE COURSES (not two as previously indicated) and the Menu is on the ‘CALENDAR‘ page.
Your membership expires on 30th September. Due to the enforced closure of the Club the Directors have agreed a full Membership renewal fee of £75.00 for the year to 30th September 2021. Other levels of Membership will remain unchanged.
It will be appreciated if your renewal fee could be paid on or after the1st October, but before 31st October. You will be able to renew online from 1st October whilst there will be a Member renewal morning at the Club on Thursday 1st October from 10.00 am.
“FACE MASK Update: on checking with EIBA and the government guidelines we must ask everyone to wear FACE MASKS whilst in the building except whilst playing bowls, or eating and drinking. This brings indoor clubs in line with shops, and other indoor spaces when mixing with non-household members at less than 2m. Please remember also to keep your distance from others where at all possible, particularly when in play.
Drinks will be served to your table to avoid any gatherings or queues and reduce contacts.
There is plenty of hand sanitizer around the building, including the rinks, for your use and safety.
DRESS CODE: from 1st September dress code should be Greys please.”
There are still a few spaces available for Thursday 3rd September Club Sessions (9.30 to 12.00 noon) – please email the club, or call/text Sally on 07788 738831; don’t delay: first-come, first-served basis!! We are still limited to 24 persons on the Rinks, but the more the merrier!!
You will of course appreciate that the majority of members are considered to be vulnerable and that the Directors have, morally and legally, a duty of care to you all. After reviewing advice published by the Government, the EIBA and our insurers you will all have received a copy of the Club’s Covid-19 Operational Policy. An updated Version 4 is attached – please read it carefully and note the amended rules introduced, highlighted in italics.
Before you can play you must provide written confirmation that you have received and agree to bebound by the terms of the Operational Policy by signing the checklist upon arrival at the Club for the first time. You also need to ensure, for possible Track and Trace, that your attendance is registered.
It is not considered feasible to run any leagues, at least until the start of the Winter season, and the sessions will therefore be roll-up only for a maximum of 24 players. All bookings for the first week must be made in advance by telephone with Sally on her mobile 07788 738831 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Payment by contactless debit card should be made when you arrive – if unavoidable notes or coins should be shown to reception staff before being placed in the marked boxes. Please do not turn up at the Club, even if you don’t intend playing, without having made a prior reservation.
The lounge and bar will be open but please refer to the Operational Policy and follow the regulations.
Welcome back – Happy bowling!
IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ THE OPERATIONAL POLICY. (Click on the link, below):
In the current circumstances we have no option but to postpone the AGM originally scheduled to take place on 23rdApril. All Directors and Officers will in the meantime remain in post.
The Directors have taken all possible steps to reduce ongoing expenditure and are pleased to report, with confidence, that the Club has sufficient financial resources to survive the foreseeable future.
We propose including brief reports of the past year’s activities in the next issue of Wickers World whilst copies of the summary accounts will be available, later in April, on request.
We wish you all the best in these difficult times and again remind you that we are here at the end of the telephone if you need any help or just feel like a chat.
The Directors –
Brenda Bennett, Richard Purssell, Joan Moffat, Dave Fleming, Mike Reid
In the light of the latest Government advice the Directors have no alternative but to close the Club with immediate effect and for an indefinite period.
Current indications are that this closure will be for a considerable period and that all proposed activities and functions will now not take place.
We will keep the situation under close review and will immediately advise members of any change. Please contact Richard Purssell on 01732 461510 if you need access to club to retrieve belongings.
It would be appreciated if you could relay this information to other members you know who do not have internet or email access.
We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future. In the meantime – keep safe and well.