Hi

Just a quick note to advise on the latest development at the sailing club so far this year.

Despite the snow, Warren and I went up to the club over the Christmas period to let the Tiler gain access to the club to prepare the entrance for the new floor tiles. I can confirm that he has made a fantastic job as you can see from the before and after photos.

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Before and after shots of entrance floor

Also, despite the snow, the contractors were working on the dam wall and the removal of the bridge over the spillway.

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And the last item of information is that I managed to contact the United Utilities forestry officer who confirmed that the area to the left of the driveway will be replanted in native broad leaf oak which will grow very slowly and should not bother our sailing for at least 3 generations and this will fully comply with the felling licence that was issued to undertake the original felling work. All being well this activity should be completed (together with the repair to the fencing) by April 2010.

+ a couple of photos taken this morning of the club and yes the drive is still extremely tricky to get back onto the main road and the snow is about 10 inches deep on the car park.:

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See you all at the annual dinner

Keith Roberts
Vice Commodore