This group has regular meetings, involving Wyre Borough Council, the police, coastguard and other interested stakeholders, including our club. The group aims to control irresponsible and potentially dangerous use of craft on the river, mostly involving excessive speed. If any club member witnesses any incidents of this nature, please do let us know, and we can feed the information back to the group.
Club House Re-opening
We hope to be able to re-open the clubhouse on June 21st, which is the date on the government’s roadmap when lockdown restrictions are planned to be lifted. It has been suggested that we could refresh the interior of the clubhouse ready for the re-opening. If you have any ideas for colour schemes or improvements which we could achieve by that date, please let us know. Also, if any member can offer assistance, advice or skills in the areas of furnishing, flooring and decoration, please get in touch.
Just a reminder that our provisional date for craning in this year is Thursday 27th May. Will any member wishing to use the crane please let us know ASAP, if you haven’t already done so. Please also take note that the majority of the yard will be taped off on the day, and not accessible for activities not connected with craning. The yard will be a hard-hat area during craning. Food and refreshment will be provided by a Covide-19 compliant team operating from in the club house. Note that club house is still out of bounds for general navigation, and the toilet round the back remains uni-sex for the time being.
We have been informed that the next stage of easing of Covid-19 restrictions will go ahead as planned on Monday 12th April. Overnight stays will be permitted away from home, although mixing of households in accommodation is not allowed. This affects the club – members will now be able to stay overnight on their boats at the club. Let’s hope for some warmer weather too! Please note that the clubhouse and the shower remain closed for the time being.
The AGM took place on 28th March. It was the club’s first members’ meeting held online, and went off without any technical hitches! Thanks to all those who attended. I enclose a copy of the minutes of the meeting for your information.
Message from the Commodore, Steve Adams
Welcome back everyone, it was great to be at the club over the bank holiday weekend and actually meet some members face to face, all be it with a 2m gap. The sun was shining and everyone was busy at last, getting rid of the winter mildew, mud on the slipway and preparing boats for crane in, it really feels as though spring has arrived. I would like to thank the members who attended the AGM which is the first we have conducted on line and whilst not perfect it fulfilled its purpose. I would also like to thank all who took part in the postal vote, it was a good response and a successful election. I would also like to welcome on board the new committee who I am sure will give it their all to the benefit of the wider membership and the future security of the club. Lastly I hope you are able to start enjoying our new found freedoms but please remember that we are not fully out of the woods and would ask that everybody remains respectful to both other members and the wider public. Here is looking forward to some summer cruising in company with other club members.
I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, and on behalf of the committee would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.
The initial optimism we all shared approaching the Christmas break has been somewhat dampened as once again we enter a full national lockdown, this for the third time. In compliance with the lockdown requirements the club facilities and grounds have been closed until such time as the lockdown requirements are eased or fully lifted.
The good news is that some club members have had their initial vaccine injection and I would urge all members that are offered the vaccine to get inoculated at the earliest opportunity, as this is our best chance of getting back to some sort of normality.
Given the lockdown conditions I am aware that some of our club members live alone and I am sure feel more cut off and isolated than others. I would urge all club members to stay in touch with each other, be it by email, phone or the club Whatsapp group, especially If you know of any members who live alone, please give them a call and say hello, I am sure this will help lift their spirits.
Your committee will continue to monitor the current situation and any announcements will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.
As ever take care, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in better times, under better circumstances.