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Update: Building & Electrical Work - Jan / Feb

Update - 1st February

Dear all,

Work on the Club's electrical system and the upgrade of the entrance and Pro Shop is progressing nicely.  A few snags but nothing that has caused too much loss of sleep.  The purpose of the email is to let you know of some issues that are going to cause a little disruption over the coming days.

Tomorrow, Thursday 2nd February, in the evening, we will be changing over the main electrical distribution board that feeds the gents locker room and Pro Shop.  This will necessitate the shut-down of all electrical systems in the clubhouse and, consequently, the clubhouse will be CLOSED from 4.00 p.m. throughout the evening.  This will enable our electricians to install and test the new electrics prior to the clubhouse opening again on Friday morning.

On Saturday the floors in the entrance hall are being screeded and levelled in preparation for floor covering.  

On Tuesday, 14th February work will commence to remove the old carpet tiles and prepare the floor of the gents locker room.  Carpet tiles will then be laid throughout the entrance hall and gents locker room over the next two days.  Consequently, there will be no access to the gents lockers after Monday evening for the following three days, re-opening again on the Friday.  

That's all our disruption news for now!

Dear Member,

Chesterfield Golf Club

Update: Building & Electrical Work – Entrance Foyer and Professional Shop

Work has now commenced in preparation for upgrading the entrance hall and Pro Shop over the coming weeks.  From Monday, 9th January, the main entrance to the Golf Club will be CLOSED.  Access to the clubhouse, the temporary Pro Shop (in the Snooker Room) and the gents locker room will be via the ‘smoking area’ door on the front of the clubhouse.  Access to the office will be via the temporary Pro Shop.  Structural and remedial work, together with essential electrical work, will be carried out over the next month or so.   Members are asked to please be tolerant during these building works and accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Background: Over the last 18 months a number of building and electrical issues have been brought to the attention of the Board in relation to the entrance foyer and professional shop.

The recently conducted membership survey highlighted the outdated and unwelcoming design of the Club’s entrance and foyer areas and in considering possible improvements, potential security and fire risk issues became evident.

Members will be aware that we have been progressively completing electrical upgrades and rewiring to meet the current electrical regulations and now, with the proposed works to the foyer and professional shop, this also provides an ideal opportunity to complete the final phase of that programme.

The Board has decided to go ahead with works to improve the entrance and foyer areas whilst at the same time taking the opportunity of the handover from Mike to Shane to refurbish the professional shop. The shop is long overdue for a refresh and the work, which has been discussed with Shane, will include wiring, carpeting, and the installation of low energy lighting whilst, at the same time, slightly extending the shop and re-positioning the counter to enable a more visible and welcoming entrance to the Club. The Board believes that this refresh will give Shane the best possible start to what we hope is a long and successful career at the Club.

As you will appreciate this work will no doubt create some inconvenience to members but the plan is to carry out the majority of the work as one package rather than piecemeal and to use the quietest period of the year, January and early February, in order to minimise the disruption.

Additionally, these works will mean that the main entrance to the clubhouse will be via the smoking area at the front of the sun lounge for the duration of these works. Separate arrangements will be made for members with disabilities.

Mike and Shane will continue to provide their normal services, being temporarily housed in the snooker room which will be accessed from the main lounge. Unfortunately, this means that the snooker room will not be available to members from the 1st January until the works are complete.

The purpose of this note is to give members advance notice of the planned works and to ask for their patience and understanding while the work is completed. I would also advise members that based on feedback from the membership survey which was reinforced at the October Open Forum, the Board is looking to obtain quotes for the replacement of the carpets in the men’s locker room as part of a wider programme to replace all the carpets throughout the Clubhouse.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself, the Captain, the Treasurer or the Secretary.

Terry Woodhouse

On Behalf of the Board of Directors