Following last Monday’s government announcement extending the lockdown restrictions for a further four weeks, the Committee met to consider the implications for our planned meetings for 4th and 18th July. We have decided to go ahead with opening on those days but with limited numbers in accordance with government guidelines.
Although we normally only use the Main Hall in the summer months, we had booked both halls in anticipation of increased demand after a long absence. This means we can have up to six players in the Main Hall and up to six in the Small Hall but those groups must not mingle. Attendance at these July meetings will be restricted to members only; no visitors will be allowed. In order to manage numbers, intending players must book a table by sending Mike Fitzsimmons an email specifying the date required, the name(s)of their opponent, and the number of tables required. Attendees will of course be required to comply with all government and village hall restrictions. The full conditions of re-opening arrangements have been emailed to members today.
Hopefully we will be able to reopen fully for our August meetings, providing the government go ahead with the planned lifting of restrictions on 19th July. In the meantime we hope these limited opening arrangements will provide a welcome gaming opportunity for those members who are keen to take advantage of it.
Essex Warriors Committee
Since the new restrictions prohibit more than six people gathering indoors, we have decided to delay reopening the club until the situation improves. The Village Hall Management have been advised by their national association that six people is the limit for groups.
It is simply uneconomic for us to open for just six players at a time when we have well over forty members. We are sure that members will appreciate that we need to conserve our funds for the future. As we have already stated in a previous update, we will be offering a significant discount on next year’s membership fees for those members who paid for a year’s membership in 2020.
We are aware that the new law makes provision for certain activities to be excluded from the restrictions. However, wargames clubs do not appear on the list and, with the best will in the world, we can hardly be considered a youth club! That said, we are continuing to explore possibilities with the Village Hall Management and hope to give you a further update in the next week or so.
For now, however, the club will remain closed until further notice.
Essex Warriors Committee
Essex Warriors club is reopening for members only on 27th September with precautionary measures in place to guard against Covid 19 risks. Full details of these measures have been emailed direct to members
Due to the Covid-19 situation our club meeting place will remain closed during August. Therefore, the Committee have had to cancel August’s meetings.
The situation will be reviewed again before September.
The committee has decided that due to the current Covid-19 virus the next 2 club meetings will be cancelled. That’s this Sunday 22nd March and the 5th April. (There’s only one meeting booked in April luckily).
Advice on the May meetings will be given in mid April.
We have been advised that a cycling event will be passing through Writtle on 20th September and is likely to disrupt traffic in the area. Therefore, Essex Warriors Committee have moved our 20th September meeting to 27th September.
The website calendar has been updated.
Essex Warriors meeting dates for 2019 have been added to the website calendar.
For the convenience of members I attach a downloadable one page summary of the dates. Essex Warriors Meetings 2019
ESSEX WARRIORS OPEN DAY takes place on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Writtle Village Hall, 18, The Green, Writtle, Essex, CM1 3DU (opposite the duck pond). Doors open at 10 am and the event will close at 4 pm. Entrance is FREE.
See the ‘How To Find Us‘ page for directions.
As usual, in addition to the various games, we will be running a Bring & Buy and a Refreshments Stall. For the Bring & Buy, a Bring and Buy Form and Booking-in Instructions can be accessed by clicking the highlighted links. For those who wish to complete the Form on their own PC, a MS Word version of the Bring and Buy Form is available.
Essex Warriors meeting dates for 2018 have been added to the website calendar.
For the convenience of members I attach a downloadable one page summary of the dates. Essex Warriors Meetings 2018
The Essex Warriors ‘Battle of Prague’ game at Salute was very well received with loads of pictures and even videos taken so watch out for coverage online and in the wargaming press.
Many thanks to Rafael for organising the game and to Allan, Jason, Peter G & Les for their help in playing the game and talking to spectators all day. Also thanks to the other Warriors who dropped in on the day to lend their support and give the main team a break.
We certainly reached a world wide audience this year with two residents of Prague who are actually re-fighting the battle on the battlefield in a couple of weeks time being very impressed. We also had visitors from Australia, Spain, USA, Colombia, France and the Netherlands to name but a few.