Although it is disappointing but it will not come as a surprise to most of you, that unfortunately after consultation with the Hydro Hotel, in Eastbourne and reviewing the latest release of the COVID-19 guidelines, the committee, have decided to postpone this year’s President’s lunch to Monday 22nd March 2021.
Although the COVID-19 guidelines have been recently relaxed to encompass a wider range of facilities and businesses giving the public more freedom; these new guidelines still do not stretch far enough and still restrict groups to 30 people maximum. Social distancing guidelines restrict the table size to only 6 people for inside functions which need to be from two families. Logically this reduces the table size to 4 people; creating an impossible situation for a function of our size.
Over the next three weeks we will be organising a full refund to everyone who has already paid. Therefore, in early January, for the 2021 President’s lunch we will be starting afresh and circulating menu choices and costs for this function.
At this point in time we are still hoping to organise the Christmas lunch, currently planned for Monday 7th December 2020, but we will advise in mid September whether the COVID-19 guidelines allow us to hold this event. If they do we will be circulating menu choices and costs at that point in time.
On behalf of the committee, thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult, uncertain and unprecedented year.