Still Open

The current concern over the Omicron strain of covid has led to increasing uncertainty about possible future restrictions of movement.  At the present time there are no government restrictions that prevent events and activities taking place at the Bishop Beveridge Club although there is a legal requirement to wear a face covering indoors when not eating or drinking.  However, there are concerns about the spread of the Omicron strain and some members have expressed worry about attending events at the club. 

Therefore, we would like to update you on the situation with regard to various events and activities at the club to give you an indication of what is going ahead and what is not.

So firstly, some events that have been postponed or cancelled: –

  1. The Afternoon Tea originally planned for Wednesday 12 January has been cancelled
  2. The film showing of the new Bond movie “No time to die” has been postponed and will not now take place on Monday 17 January; at the present time we do not have a revised date but it is likely to be into April or May.
  3. The Sixties Evening planned for Friday 18 March is postponed and likely to be re-arranged for some time in May – look out for details nearer that time.

Events and activities that are still going ahead include: –

  1. Tuesday afternoon games
  2. Bingo on Wednesday 19 January
  3. All Thursday Morning coffee sessions
  4. The committee meeting on Monday 24 January
  5. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 26 January.

With regard to this last item namely the AGM it is important that we go ahead with this if at all possible as we had to cancel last year’s AGM and we need to elect club officers and committee members.  In order for the meeting to be quorate there needs to be at least 15 members present so please do make every effort to attend this important meeting.  We will take steps to minimise any potential risk from covid by following government recommendations such as wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing and ensuring fresh air by having windows open.  We would encourage all members who are planning to come to the meeting to undertake a lateral flow test 24 – 48 hours before and also not to attend if you have any symptoms on the day.

        6. Hiring of the hall continues as normal.


Club Newsletter

The Club produces a quarterly (usually in December, March, June, September) Newsletter which is produced and edited by John Fletcher.     Our latest Newsletter is for December – click on the link to see it december newsletter final.

You will see from the current Newsletter that many of our regular activities and events are now running more or less as normal although we are still encouraging members to take suitable covid precautions like wearing a mask when moving around. 

Most other groups that use or hire the hall have returned to the normal pattern of use.