Welcome to the Ottershaw Social Club Website
A Short Introduction…
Ottershaw Social Club is a thriving village club founded in 1883. The club can boast a large number of members in the surrounding area in all age ranges, as well as excellent bar prices. The club is extremely friendly, and runs regular events for its members, which are always very well supported. Click here for information on these. The village also has a website. Click here to visit it: www.ottershaw-village.co.uk
If you are interested in becoming a member, please drop into the club and speak to a committee member or a member of staff.
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General activities include entertainment on the first Saturday every month, fortnightly quiz nights, Sunday evening bingo, race nights, meat raffles, pool league nights, fortnightly poker tournaments, snooker, darts, pool, cricket, bullion box, big screen TV, golf society, etc.
Club Announcement – Covid 19 Update
OTTERSHAW SOCIAL CLUB
A message from the chairman (at last!!!)
Well, it has been a funny old 12 months – Lockdown, open, lockdown again and now a promise to fully open in June (21st)?????????????
Things have gone on behind the scenes whilst we have been closed. During the first lockdown Alan and Kim completely refreshed (painting and deep cleaning) the club and works were carried out on the ladies, gents and disabled toilets as well as the carpets and furniture cleaned. We opened for a couple of months on restricted hours, which was quite successful but, unfortunately there are those in the country that cannot or will not abide by the rules for just a few months and we had the second, longer, lockdown.
The government have said that, where it is possible, hospitality MAY open OUTDOORS ONLY from 12th April. Sadly, and with some heart searching the committee have decided that for us this would be uneconomic. We have limited space in the car park and if the weather is cold and wet then we do not see a great take up on members attending. To cover the costs of restocking (most of our bottles are out of date and that is a monetary loss), the cost of wages (at present all 4 staff members are furloughed) we would have to take at least one off of furlough and find the full pay and with the other overheads we need to take £2000+ a week and we cannot see that happening to start with. Club finances are currently in a fairly good and healthy state though.
Depending on what the government allow, and they have stated on several occasions that opening depends on the data, we hope to open in mid-May (outside only for the first week) then inside after the 17th. BUT all the rules of the last opening will apply AND a maximum of only 30 people inside so we will keep the tent up until at least 27th June.
Opening hours to start with will be the same restricted hours, as before, and we will then gradually extend them to full opening as we go along and more members attend. Functions and draws will re-commence once we are fully open and back to some sort of normal. Alan has agreed that when he can do ‘Fish and Chip Friday’ and Sunday Lunch (on a smaller menu) once we are open. Hopefully we will be able to hold a grand bar-be-cue on Sat. 26th June with some form of benefits to members.
We have another committee meeting in April when we hope to finalise what we can and cannot do so I will write again then.
In the meantime, keep safe and well and I hope that we can all get together as soon as is possible/practicable.
Phil Brown (Chair)
Stay safe everyone