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St Francis Social & Sports Club

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St Francis Social and Sports Club


Club Update -24th July 2020

On 4th July, the social club reopened following the lockdown period with a range of measures necessary to be in line with Government guidelines for the safety of our staff and our members. We would like to give a massive thank you to all our members who have visited the club since re-opening.

We said we would regularly review all measures implemented to reopen and we are pleased to announce the following changes which will come into effect on Friday, 24th July:

Members guests:

We are pleased to confirm members may now invite guests to join them at the club on the following basis.

  • Members can sign-in up to four guests at any one time
  • Members are asked to accompany their guests when they arrive and advise them of the social distancing measures in place at the club

Indoor Sports (Pool, Snooker & Darts) 

Following a recent change in Government guidelines, we are pleased to confirm that the playing of pool, snooker and darts is now permitted at the club. For the time being, only one pool table and one darts board will be available for use, located in the sports bar. All members and guests are asked to please observe the social distancing & hygiene notices displayed by the pool table and the darts area and upstairs in the snooker room. Players are asked to use their own cues & darts wherever possible. Sanitised club pool/snooker cues will be available for hire, subject to a refundable deposit.

New Membership Applications: 

Please note we are accepting new membership applications to become a full-time member of St Francis Social & Sports Club. Please also note the added benefit for those wishing to join the club in July and August of not having to pay renewal fees until 30th September 2021. Application forms are available at the club or can be downloaded from the club’s website: www.stfrancissocialclub.com 

Thank you for the ongoing support of all our members – ‘Welcome Back’


Club Update -15th July 2020

On 4th July, the social club reopened following the lockdown period with a range of measures necessary to be in line with Government guidelines for the safety of our staff and our members. We would like to give a massive thank you to all our members who have visited the club since re-opening.

At the time of reopening we said we would regularly review all measures implemented to reopen and we are pleased to announce the following changes which will come into effect on Thursday, 16th July:

Members guests:

We are pleased to confirm members may once again invite guests to join them at the club on the following basis.

  • Members can sign-in two guests at any one time
  • Members are asked to accompany their guests when they arrive and advise them of the social distancing measures in place at the club

New Membership Applications:

 We are pleased to announce we are once again accepting new membership applications to become a full-time member of St Francis Social & Sports Club. Please note the added benefit for those wishing to join the club in July and August of not having to pay renewal fees until 30th September 2021. Application forms are available at the club or can be downloaded from the club’s website: www.stfrancissocialclub.com

 Food 

Whilst our club kitchen will remain closed for the time being, we are pleased to announce that on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we will now be offering a range of pre-prepared baguettes with a variety of fillings for our members & guests. (Note: This service will commence on Saturday 18th July). 

Thank you for the ongoing support of all our members – ‘Welcome Back’


Club Update: 3rd July 2020 

We’re nearly there – At 12 Noon, 4th July the social club will reopen!!

In line with Government guidelines, all the staff supported by several committee members have worked extremely hard to prepare the club for the reopening.

Please respect all the measures we have had to put in place in order to reopen safely and please be patient with all the staff and help them to help you enjoy a safe return to your club.

Please read our update of 29th June 2020 for full reopening details but here are a few key reminders:

  • For at least the first month, the club will be open to existing members only and not guests or under 18’s.
  • Please do not FORGET to bring your membership cards and be prepared to sign in every time you visit the club.
  • Until further notice, no food will be available but our usual bar snacks (crisps, peanuts etc) will be on offer
  • Please pay with contactless cards, wherever possible

Further Updates

  • ‘We anticipate opening up new membership applications from Monday July 13th and will update further over the course of the next week’.

Revised Opening & Closing Times

  • Until further notice the Club will be operating with revised opening and closing times as below:
    • Monday-Thursday:  4.00 pm to 11.00 pm
    • Friday/Saturday:      12 Noon to 11.00 pm
    • Sunday:                      12 Noon to 10.30 pm

Club Announcement-Monday 29th June 2020

Welcome back to our members!

Following the recent Government announcement to allow pubs and clubs to reopen, we are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors on Saturday 4th July @ 12 Noon.

Whilst we appreciate that some members will not feel quite ready to spread their wings just yet, there are others that cannot wait to get back to the club and enjoy a proper pint of draught beer or whatever their tipple may be whilst enjoying good company.

We will however be restricting our opening hours during the week and full details of these hours will be published very shortly.

Please look at the detail below – We have obviously had to make some changes to the way we run your club, which is in line with Government guidance in order to keep everyone as safe as possible while still being able to enjoy the club. We may need to make further changes to how we operate as circumstances change but we will give you plenty of notice.

To make sure we can keep you and our staff safe – we are going to need your help!

  • For at least the first month, the club will be open to members only and not guests or under 18’s, however we will be reviewing both conditions on a regular basis.
  • Members will be asked to sign in every time they visit the club either at the main entrance or at the lounge bar before they can order any drinks. You will be required to provide your full name, membership card, contact number & email address-please always have these details available to avoid any delays for you or other members.
  • Members will be requested to enter the club via the main club entrance and exit via the sports bar side entrance, as per the clear signage that will be in place.
  • There will be hand sanitiser dispensers at each door and at other points in the club and we ask that you continue to use these as and when you pass these points.
  • Whilst we find our feet, we will not be opening the kitchen until further notice but our usual crisps, peanuts etc will be on offer
  • In line with the revised social distancing guidelines, the club will be only offering table service. (standing or congregating at the bar is not permitted) Members will be requested to order their drinks & snacks at order points in each bar with their drinks etc being delivered to their table. All order points will be clearly signposted.
  • There will be signage to point out the best way to move around the club, reminding us all our responsibilities in ensuring a safe environment. Please respect social distancing and personal space as some people may be less comfortable than others about social distancing
  • Pending the outcome of a license variation application for our outside areas, drinks can still only be consumed inside the club and not in our outside areas.
  • As we will be only offering table service at this time, tables & chairs have been carefully arranged to maximise social distancing of 1m+. We kindly ask members not to move any furniture for these reasons.
  • For the time being and to maximise the use of our space the use of the club’s pool tables & dart boards will not be allowed. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.
  • All members are encouraged to pay with contactless cards, wherever possible

Welcome back, enjoy your club and please appreciate and respect all the measures we have had to introduce above (which will be reviewed regularly) in order to reopen the club safely for you and our staff.

Please be patient with all the staff and help them to help you enjoy a safe return to your club.

Fred Gasson-Chairman, St Francis Social & Sports Club


The Club use Government advice as our primary reference in our decision making. Please be assured that the safety of everyone involved in the Social Club, its facilities and the Swimming Pool are our number one priority. We shall of course keep you up to date as soon as anything further changes.

Members, Guests and Users of the Social Club are being asked to regularly wash their hands in line with advice supplied. The club are increasing their cleaning regimes and will provide increased sanitising facilities for use throughout the social club.

At present, no clear guidance is available on when the club can reopen the swimming pool (St Francis Swimming Pool) or offer room hire facilities. As and when Government guidelines change, further updates from the Club will be published.

Please bear with us and continue to support the Club as we try to manage our way through these challenging times.

For further updates please refer to our website and Facebook page. In the meantime if you wish to contact the Club please email info@stfrancissocialclub.com or telephone the Club on 01444 458609.

John Donohoe
Honorary General Secretary


St. Francis Annual Accounts: StF annual accounts Sept 2018 (download)


FOOD!

From July 4th 2020, the social club will not be opening the kitchen until further notice but our usual  bar snacks (crisps, peanuts etc )will be on offer


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