Mere & Tabley Community Club
After fearing Mere & Tabley Community Club may not open before Christmas, we are now consider- ing requests from members to reopen. Firstly, the Knutsford Snooker League has decided that they can safely begin their fixtures for the coming season. As Mere have three teams, the committee agreed that, with strict regulation, we would allow snooker matches to go ahead.
We have also agreed to allow the children’s dance class to resume on Wednesday afternoons. No parents will be allowed in the club.
There are thee blood donor sessions booked in before Christmas.
A recent Club email asked if members were prepared to start indoor bowling. There has been a great response with so far over 25 showing interest. We must now check the latest information to see how we can safely prepare for this activity.
So slowly things are going in the right direction. We are totally aware however that the virus is very much around and complacency must not set in, especially as many of our members are considered to be in the “vulnerable” age group.
Our secretary, Charlotte is wading the government information to come up with a relevant risk assessment. We will be serving drinks only in bottles or cans for the moment. With ample supplies of hand sanitizers and social distancing, we are confident that the above activities can safely take place.
The Club have recently had the opportunity to purchase some kitchen equipment after we learnt that the catering hire firm Athena were ceas- ing to trade due to the pandemic. We now have full sets of matching crockery and cutlery and another hot cupboard at a price that was too good to miss.
Our bowling green has had regular use by members using the booking system. The green will be closed in September for maintenance work so it will be in first class order when hopefully bowling gets back to some normality next spring.
Alan Greenway (Chairman)