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Monday Night is “CLUB NIGHT” -Again

Following the relaxation of guidance Monday’s Club Nights are back from tonight. Although Social Distancing is still the order of the day the Clubhouse and Bar will be open and tables and chairs will be available for a drink and a chat. And there will be the usual roll-up. Come and join us.

Hard at work

Our expert Green Ranger Mike Cutts, ably helped by Iain Gregg, down early on a Sunday morning keeping the rinks in tip-top shape.

Water on full please!

During these hot, dry days, please would anyone watering lawns, hedges, plants at the club, please make sure you turn the tap on full.

As you may know, we have an irrigation system on site allowing us to collect and distribute our own water. This keeps mains water supply usage to a minimum.

There are several access points to this water. It may be tempting to reduce the flow but unfortunately this can cause the water pump to overwork itself and blow a fuse!

Thanks for reading this, and if you know of volunteers who may not see it, please ask them to turn the tap on full to stop this problem occurring. It can take valuable time to fix and in the meantime there will be not water at all.

Many thanks

Lawn Maintenance Teams

Ember Social Distancing Bowls – Off to a Quiet Start

Ember’s Social Distancing Bowls was off to a prompt, if quiet, start at the stroke of midday on Saturday.

Jenny Gets the Season Under Way. Malcolm Offers Direction!

Ember’s Green is now open for Bowls, subject to Social Distancing Rules. If you want to participate you will need to book a rink. Full details of how you may use the Green under Social Distancing rules are here and the page will give you a link to the booking system.

Please note that the Clubhouse and Changing Rooms remain closed.

Please Use the Washing and Sanitising Equipment Provided

BOWLS – WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

We are opening our Green for Social Distancing Play from Saturday 23rd May. 

Playing conditions follow Bowls England and Government advice and include the need to pre-book a rink.  Full details are on  our website page Social Distancing Bowls – Playing Arrangements.

PLEASE READ – EMBER SPORTS CLUB – COVID 19 UPDATE – LIMITED OPENING of SPORTS FACILITIES

Hi Members,

With the changes in Government guidelines we are allowing limited opening of our facilities.

The clubhouse and washrooms will remain CLOSED but the tennis courts will be open for members from today in accordance with the LTA guidelines. Bowls & Croquet are still awaiting clarification of details from their association. Bowls are planning towards a limited opening of the green on Saturday 23rd May whilst Croquet plan to open under restricted conditions on 18th May based on advice from the Croquet Association. 

Details of the limitations will be issued by each section as details will differ for the different sports, but they will have the common theme of the safety of the members and the maintenance of the social distancing. We ask all our members to abide by the instructions and also ensure that you remind other members if you are concerned about their interpretation. A full risk assessment is being undertaken by the various sections, and please note the club will not hesitate to close the facilities again should the guidelines be broken or circumstances change.

Enjoy your sport BUT KEEP SAFE

Ken Homewood, Simon Charrington and Sue Wells

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK SATURDAY 16th MAY 10.00am till 12.00

It looks like we will not be able to open the Clubhouse for a while yet but at least we can start to use some of our facilities.  To celebrate we are holding a FLASH SALE to help clear our BAR STOCK in readiness for a full resumption of services.

TURN UP AT THE CLUB AFTER 10.00am ON SATURDAY (BUT REMEMBER TO OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.)

WE ARE SELLING OFF BIN ENDS OF WINE, BEER, LAGER and SOFT DRINKS AT DISCOUNTED PRICES. 

Here’s some samples: Strongbow and Fosters Cans @ 90p, Bottled Beers at £1.10, Coca-Cola Cans @ 50p, Wine and Prosecco from £7.00.  There’s also J2O, Appletiser and Dr. Pepper.  THERE’S EVEN SOME FREE STUFF!  IT’S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED SO DON’T DELAY.

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK        SATURDAY 16th MAY                    10.00am till 12.00

Ember Sports Club Update to All Members

Dear Members,

We hope that this post finds you and your families well. We have been eagerly waiting for the Prime Minister to give some indication about when we can re-open the lawns and the tennis courts. The information regarding our sports  is still extremely unclear and hence we need to now wait for our Governing Bodies to give us precise instructions on when and how we can open for outdoor play. We can then plan and put practical solutions in place.  We will let you know as soon as possible, but in the meantime all lawns, rinks and courts remain closed.

Best regards

Sue Wells and the Management committee

Keeping It Green

To Get a Green To Look Like This
You Need to Spend Time Doing This

Just to let you know that a small group of volunteer workers are keeping our Green in playable condition while the club is in lock-down. It is being cut three times a week, aerated once a week and sprayed & irrigated regularly to feed, weed and treat it against disease and fungal attack. The pictures above were taken over last weekend. Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen.

Mike would appreciate any additional help he can get, particularly with the spraying and irrigation. It’s not too physical but does require a methodical approach and a bit of patience. Working on the Green is allowed under the Government rules so, if you fancy a break from your own four walls, why not give him a call on 020 8398 4549.

Coronavirus – Club Statement

Consistent with current government and LTA guidance (20/03/20), the clubhouse at Ember Sports Club is closed from today until further notice.  This includes visiting the washrooms and changing rooms.

Our tennis courts, remain open for play, while plans for the activities on the Bowling Green and the Croquet Lawn will be continually reviewed by the section committees.  This may change at short notice.

Guidelines on playing tennis will be emailed to all members and posted on the tennis section of the website.

Tennis members may bring visitors to play, but they must ensure these visitors respect the social distancing guidelines and wash their hands.  Please ask them to pay the visitors fee to you, and please transfer via BACS and using the reference Guest fee.

Non-members, unaccompanied by a member, wishing to play tennis are requested to contact tennis@embersportsclub.org.uk for further details.If any member of Ember Sports club does get infected, please inform us at tennis@embersportsclub.org.uk