I hope you have all had a good outdoor season and are now looking forward to the challenge of the indoor rinks.
We have a full schedule of friendly representative matches arranged for the coming months and if you are available and want to play in any of these, then please put your name of the fixture sheets displayed on the Club noticeboards.
The first friendly fixture is away at Oxford & District, (transport provided if required) on Saturday 6th October, followed by a home match against Egham on Wednesday 10th October.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR ALL THESE FRIENDLY MATCHES PLEASE.
We are pleased to report that the development of the new Club at the Green lane site is on programme and the contractor, Wren Construction have confirmed they are aiming to achieve Practical Completion in February 2019.
This would then allow us to furnish and commission the new club with a view to opening both the new indoor and outdoor facilities in April 2019.
PLEASE SEE NOTICE BOARDS FOR LATEST SITE PHOTOGRAPHS.
Regular updates as to progress with the new club development will be posted on the notice boards however to answer some of the most common questions asked by members I would advise as follows:-
Q: Will the Indoor mat be at the right speed?
A: The new mat will achieve 18 secs (as existing) within 12 months.
Q: What colour will the new bowls carpet be?
Q: Will the bar be open and staffed all day?
A: Not 100% decided but at least for lunchtimes and during /after any events/matches
Q: Will there be food available?
A: Yes –it is hoped, on all days
Q: Will lockers be available and what size will they be?
A: There will be 500 lockers available all large enough to accommodate a 4 wood bowls bag. Existing members will be automatically allocated a new locker at no additional charge.
Q: Where will the Honours Boards go?
A: Some will be retained.
Q; Will we have Trophy Cabinets in the new clubhouse?
A: Yes, we will be transferring the existing cabinets
Q: Will the club furniture be new?
Q: How many car parking spaces will there be?
A: 107 for Cars and 2 for Coaches
Q: Will the green be ready for playing at the start of next season?
A: Yes, although it will need bedding in and no friendly matches will be played on it until May. Friendly matches in April and May will be “away” matches.
Q: Is there an irrigation system for the new green?
A: Yes, a new sprinkler system is already installed
Q: Will we have floodlights?
A: Yes, a new set of LED lights are to be installed
Q: Will there be enough tables, seating and shelter/umbrellas?
A: Yes – there will be shelters and seating on all sides.
Q: Will the area surrounding the green be landscaped.
A: Planting beds will be formed within the perimeter paving.
Q: Are there outside toilets at the green?
A: There is a Unisex toilet adjacent to the green.
Q: Are we recruiting new members now for the Club?
A: Definitely YES!
Roger Wyatt (General Secretary)