** AGM ** Car Park ** Groundsman ** Clubhouse ** Bar opening **
The Club AGM is to be held at 6pm on Sunday 28 November. This time we will revert to holding the AGM in person. Formal notice will follow, but meanwhile please note the date and let our Secretary know (at [email protected]) if you wish to stand for any of the three offices of President, Honorary Secretary or Honorary Treasurer. Any attending member may also represent up to one other member by Proxy if appointed by that member.
Please come along – see our revamped bar, hear first hand about the progress of the sports sections and the Club as a whole, and ask questions.
We are finally able to get going on with resurfacing the car park. Work should start on Monday November 22. While the work is going on the only parking available will be in the section adjoining Harman Drive, which has few spaces. Parking in Harman Drive and surrounding roads is generally permitted except for weekdays between 10 and 11 a.m., so it would be worth considering arranging games outside of these hours.
The work will take a few weeks. As with any outside work, the exact timescale is unsure, so although we can hope for a finish by Christmas it could extend into the first two weeks of the new year.
Pedestrian access will be restricted for safety and practical reasons. Care will need to be taken when entering and leaving the Club. Please be careful to follow any temporary signs and access routes.
Following Peter Chappell’s retirement, we are very pleased that Tony Reely has taken up the post of Groundsman. Tony has wide experience of caring for sports grounds and has made an excellent start.
Our main pavilion needs constant maintenance, which is provided as required. Its longer term future has been a concern for years. In an effort to accelerate progress, a committee has been set up to make recommendations to the Board for both immediate and longer term development. If you have any architectural or relevant engineering knowledge and could spare a few hours to work with the committee, please let Lara know ([email protected]).
For a trial period of two months beginning this Friday, 5 November, the bar in the main pavilion will be open on Friday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.30pm. We assume that you will have better things to do on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so not those Fridays, but otherwise why not try out a jar with friends? (Taking care around the car park!)