Wednesday, 4 November … last games of socially distanced croquet before the latest lockdown:
Thursday, 5 November, message to members from Jayne Taylor:
Good morning members, or rather not so good morning.
The CA has officially advised its members that, in spite of lobbying by the CA and other bodies, regulations for the Covid 19 lockdown appear to require croquet clubs in England to close along with other outdoor sports amenities. Therefore the CA’s Coronavirus Task Force is strongly advising clubs to cease play for the period of the lockdown.
We have consistently followed the advice of the CA on playing croquet during the pandemic so your committee has decided to cease playing at the club for 28 days or until further notice. Hopefully this will enable the Council to progress with the maintenance of the lawns and surroundings, which might be some consolation.
Let us hope that we can return after 28 days (or before if common sense prevails), and that December gives us some nice weather to enable us to wrap up warm and have a few games before Xmas.
Meanwhile, stay safe