June 2020 Club News

NOTICE TO MEMBERS  Update on Current Situation during Lockdown  June 2020   LPWMC hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during this unprecedented period following the outbreak of Covid-19. Physical and mental well-being has never been so important to all of us.   As members, you will know that the club was instructed to close on 20 March, once we are open a decision will made to review how to reimburse members for the period you have not been able to use your membership. We believe this to be the right course of action to take, to treat all members fairly and with respect and to return the customer loyalty that you have shown us. We are after all, in this together, and we will need to work collaboratively if we are to succeed.   Currently, the Government has decided that leisure facilities including pubs and clubs will not be allowed to open until 4th July at the earliest, subject to many caveats and safety conditions being met.   As your club we plan to be ready to reopen as soon as the Government permit. Covid-19 will change the way in which the leisure industry can operate post lock-down. We are taking advice and working with various governing bodies within the industry including, Greene King Brewery and Public Health England to make all necessary adjustments to ensure that the centres meet the new stringent health and safety standards. Top priority will be the safety of all users and staff in order to give confidence for everyone to return. There will be major changes to the way the club will operate upon re-opening and members will be required to play their part. There will be plenty of signage around the club to help you. Initially we may not be able to open for the same hours as previously and we ask you to watch for notices both on our Website and our business Facebook page. Details on the new operating procedures will be released closer to the time. Capacities for all bars and social activities will be. Some activities may not be able to be used straight away. We are looking at spreading out the tables and exploring the use of outdoor spaces to maximise user capacities. Committee members may not be able to sell raffle tickets on a table to table basis but may have to sell from a screened table with a social distanced queue. There will be a new norm for all of us to get used to. We have been working hard behind the scenes to add value to our service during the closure period and to that end have been completing the re-decoration of the club planned prior to shutdown but able to progress quicker with the building empty.   Prior to reopening the whole club will also have been professionally deep cleaned and then Covid 19 sanitised.   Hand sanitisers will be in place for your use on arrival and additional cleaning routines will be instigated. One-way systems with floor markings will be put in place. Some toilet facilities may be closed if social distancing cannot be maintained – eg – the narrow corridor to the toilets in the Main Hall. Plus, a queuing and exit system from toilets will be needed. Please be aware of your fellow members and maintain social distancing.   We are looking at changing the way you order your drinks to protect both the members and the bar staff. We plan to install some form of remote ordering and payment via your smart phone this will help maintain social distancing and depending on the system we use you may have table service or get a text when your order is ready to be collected from the bar.   If you do not have a smart phone separate Order Points will be positioned in the Main Hall and General Room. Staff will be protected by screens and may wear face masks as necessary.   To ensure that as little coinage as possible is handled please wherever possible pay by card, you can also preload your Door entry / Bar card and use as a means of payment  – If you wish to pay cash for a round of drinks please be prepared to have any odd change added to your card rather than be given the physical change.   Cash back will still be available from the bar. When raffle tickets are on sale please have the correct money to minimise the amount of coins the committee need to handle, also you will need to collect raffle tickets from a set point (as on a Sunday lunchtime) rather than having them sold table to table. Whilst we are closed, we have received virtually no income, although certain bills still need to be paid, therefore, depending on the time we are forced to remain closed we may need to use our reserves to remain in a fit state to re-open as soon as permitted.   We are receiving Job Retention Scheme reimbursements for the furloughed staff.   We have also received the Business Interruption Grant which we have used to clear all monies due to suppliers, maintain payments to the utility companies and retain an amount to re-stock the bars once we get a date to re-open.   More regular communications will follow as we head towards re-opening but in the meantime, stay fit and healthy and keep safe.   Stay safe!  Tricia  Banachowicz   Club Secretary 

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Sale of Stock

Draught beers are available for off sales to members at approx £0.80p per pint – we have 5 containers £7.00 each these are not pressurised and so will not keep long. Please contact the Steward on 07576 210093 Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 6pm only with your order. All draught beers currently on pump will be available while stocks last

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Office Hours

The Office is currently not manned as we are working from home please e-mail any questions to [email protected]

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Room Hire Bookings

If you have a room hire booking in the next month please use the contact us page and e-mail in your details – date of the function and your bank details so that I can refund monies paid.  

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Club Closed due to Covid 19 restrictions

As per the instructions for HM Government today Leigh Park & District Trade Union & Working Men’s Club & Institute Ltd is now closed. This weekend’s elections will be postponed until after we are permitted to re-open.

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Door Entry System

White door entry/bar cards are now being issued see the office or behind the bar for details

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Bag searches etc will be conducted at Ticket Events

On Monday 11 June 2018 the Management Committee agreed that at ticket events the contracted security staff could perform random bag searches and body pat downs to ensure that no alcohol or drugs (or potential weapons) are being brought onto club premises. Notices will be displayed when this policy is in force.

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General Data Protection Regulations (2018)

I’m sure you are all totally bored with receiving information on the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) that come into force today 25 May 2018. Leigh Park & District TU&WMC collect personal data from members when they join. We have put in place a Data Privacy Policy for Members Data, stating where it is stored and how it is allowed to be used. A copy will be placed on the notice board in the General Room for members to view. If you are concerned that we are holding data about you, or any of your children please come into the office and speak to the Secretary who will be able to give you a form to complete to view and if necessary amend the data held.

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