With the Chancellor’s Budget looming I am sure that we can look ‘forward’ to more austerity measures, however Camberley Cricket Club want to buck that trend and bring you some good news ahead of the new season and financial year.
One of the items that we looked to address from the AGM concerned the bar and the current prices which many felt were deterring usage. A project team was set up to investigate and after much research and negotiation we are delighted to announce that we have reached agreements with not only Fullers, but also Matthew Clark Ltd and Andwell Brewery to supply CCC with Lager, Real Ale and Spirits for the near future. The savings made will be reflected in the bar prices and many areas are subject to significant reductions, whilst also producing a margin healthy enough to hopefully keep the auditors happy.
Matthew Clark Ltd will also supply the Club with what we believe to be a better quality of wine with no increase to the current pricing structure.
The bars are a hugely important area to the Club; some would say the heart, not only from a revenue perspective but also from a social one too. It is somewhere for all players to convene after game to mingle with other members to talk over the days play, for non-players to catch up over a drink and for Colts to have fun around the pool table. The bar is for all members and guests and we hope that the new offering will encourage everyone to use it to its full potential.
New Payment Method
In addition, we have also ventured into accepting Debit and Credit cards behind the bar for the first time. We have installed two static card terminals, one upstairs and one downstairs, for which members and guests will be able to pay for bar purchases. As with most retail outlets we have levied a £5 minimum spend for this facility but hope that this is another forward step for the Club.
We recently have had an application for a grant to refurbish the upstairs kitchen accepted and awarded to the Club by Biffa in conjunction with The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. The project was put to tender, bids reviewed and work will start early next month. We are upgrading the kitchen with new equipment and a revised layout that will improve our service to both guests and members.
Once complete we hope to be able to move our Food Standard rating to the highest possible grading and this will hopefully attract even more visitors and members.
Race Night March 9th.
The first social event of the cricket season is nearly upon us and you still have a small window in which to purchase your tickets, in fact, the deadline is Tuesday 5th March so you will need to get in quick. You can purchase tickets from H at the Club or from Julian Hagger, Lindsey Carter or Leonie Jackson-Sedgwick.
These events are critical to both the social and financial wellbeing of the club. We do not hold that many such social events and therefore your support is extremely important and very much appreciated.
We will be launching all our new prices, wine menu and payment method on this night!
Why not combine a great social night with the opportunity to try out a new beer or glass of wine and be able to pay with the convenience of your card? We very much hope to see you there.
Keith Halsey - Joint Treasurer