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