Hornet News

HSSC update Friday 23rd August 2019

From the CLUB SEC

Dear Members,

Safety Advice - Children in the Marina - Members will have read of the tragic death of a 6 yr old boy in the River Stour last week. Reports suggest that the boy slipped between a pontoon and a boat as he attempted to board for a fishing trip. Even though some adults dived into the water, they were unable to find and rescue the boy. Members proceeding to their boats with young children are advised to assess the risks, and consider providing well-fitted buoyancy aids prior to crossing the brow onto the pontoon; at Hornet and whilst in other marinas, for wear on pontoons at all times.

Pontoons - Members are reminded to take care on the pontoons. They can be slippery when wet and can be a trip hazard when screws become loose and protrude above the surface of the planks - we do have a regular maintenance programme to keep on top of this issue. Some MOD pontoons on 'Fieldhouse' and 'I' pontoons are in a poor state with temporary repairs being carried out - JSASTC are expecting some pontoon replacements in October and further details will be published when known. In the meantime, take extra care.

WInter Lift Booking Forms and Pricing - Booking forms are available from the office. Please complete and return to the office to secure your winter lift for 2019/20.

Fri 30 Aug Curry Evening - from 7pm All are welcome. We have taken a significant number of bookings already so please book in advance and let us know any special dietary requirements.

Sat 31 Aug Gin Night - from 7pm. Please book to secure your place. We will be tasting a range of different Gins with a variety of Fever Tree mixers to accompany. Price is £20 per person and includes canapés. If you are not a Gin drinker and want us to provide an alternative tipple for you just ask. There will be a Caribbean theme to the night for those who want to dress, otherwise dress is casual.

Sat 14 Sep Battle of Britain Night - Open to all members and guests. This is a formal dinner evening with pre dinner drinks, 4 course meal and toasts. Please book.

Coming up, Rugby World Cup - Dates and times of matches will be promulgated soon - watch this space!

Waste Disposal - Please do not use the waste gash bins for the disposal of hazardous waste including waste oil. The Club has a facility to dispose of waste oil on behalf of members - if in doubt please ask. This week Biffa refused to empty a bin that contained paint and oil - please dispose of such items responsibly.

Logs for burning - We still have some logs to give away - I you require any logs please contact the marina staff.

Your Health and Safety is Important to us! - Please report any H&S breaches or recommended improvements and please follow the Club's H&S rules and guidance. If in doubt ask.

Car Parking in FB3 - If the JSASTC car park this side of the wall is full then please use the over-flow that has been set up on the main hardstanding inside the wall.
Reminder to Carry Membership ID - Please remember to carry your in-date Club ID cards at all times and to show to security staff on request.

Forthcoming Club Events 2019


Fri 30 Aug from 1830 - Curry Night (please book)

Sat 31 Aug from 1900 - Club Gin Night (please book)

Sat 14 Sep at 1900 - Battle of Britain Night (please book)

Fri 27 Sep - MacMillan Coffee Morning

Fri 11 Oct at 1900 - Members Wine Tasting Evening

Fri 18 Oct at 1900 - Trafalgar Night Dinner

Sat 2 Nov at 1900 - Pickle Night

Sat 14 Dec at 1900 - HSSC Christmas Ball

Wed 18 Dec at 1200 - HSSC Member XMas Draw and Staff drinks