Since March the Bishop Beveridge Club House, in accordance with government guidelines, has been silent. The fact that the club has been closed for six months and counting, is unprecedented in its long history, as are the strange times we have all been living through.
The committee held a socially-distanced meeting to discuss what work could be done whilst the club was closed; prior to this a small subcommittee had been meeting to source out firms and get quotes.
The carpet has already been cleaned, the wooden floor is to be resanded and resealed and we hope to get new LED lighting and extra wall sockets installed. All this work will make huge improvements to the club house.
Anyone passing the club may have noticed the new flag supporting the NHS that has been purchased and is now flying from the flagpole and two lovely hanging baskets. Once more these baskets have been supplied by John Brooker. Thank you John.
We are hoping to start reletting the hall from September 7th and looking forward to welcoming back all the groups that used to use the hall. Hopefully the club social afternoons, coffee mornings, films and Friday lunches will follow in the not too distant future.
A thorough cleansing of the hall and equipment will be made after each event. At the committee meeting a unanimous decision was taken that, for the coming year, there will be an automatic renewal of membership; therefore no fees will be required. A big thank you must go to Joyce Noon who has volunteered to remain as chairperson for another year and also to Wendy Woodhouse for continuing to organise the trips. I hope that soon everything will be back to normal and that members will be able to enjoy each other’s company in the club house once more.