Downham and Clackclose Conservative Club

Newsletter 4      June,2022

Dear Members


Firstly, a big thank you to all who supported us over the Jubilee weekend. It was nice to see the club getting back to full strength. The Committee wishes to place on record its thanks to the Steward and her staff who worked so hard. We are grateful too to “Off the Wagon”” who played on Sunday afternoon at the indoor barbecue.  We are trying to persuade them to make a return appearance and will be holding another barbecue in the Summer.



As many of you are aware the kitchen has reopened. We welcome Linda and her daughter Laura our new catering franchise holders.. We are all impressed with the quality and price of the food. You can see this on the menu page of the website:

If you want something lighter, try a baguette or panini.


Steak, Caramelised onion & Blue cheese £5.95

Fish Finger Goujons £5.95

Bacon, Mushroom & Brie £5.95

Teriyaki Chicken  & Red onions £5.95



                             Lunch                                           Evening

Wednesday                                                     19.00 – 21.00

Thursday         11.30 – 14.00                          19.00 – 21.00

Friday               10.00 – 14.30                           17.00 – 21.00

Cooked Breakfast       10.00 – 12.00

Saturday          10.00 – 14.30                           17.00 – 21.00

Cooked Breakfast        10.00 – 12.00

Sunday             12.00 – 14.30

(Roast only – booking advisable)



We have a number of requests from members who have  their families visiting. At present a member can only sign in one guest and only twice a month.The Committee has therefore decided to offer temporary membership for a month to visiting relatives. Membership will be for a month and will be £5 per family (up to 4adults).



After some teething problems the new till system has been installed. Eventually swipe cards will replace our fobs. These will be issued to new members. For the present both systems will operate alongside one another.



We have had a condition survey undertaken of the building. We are looking to complete the considerable number of repairs on a programmed basis. We prioritised the kitchen and  have replaced the  dishwasher and flooring. Next on the agenda is external painting at the rear of the club.this is scheduled for July. We are also getting more roof repairs done and are awaiting the erection  of the scaffolding.



We have had a fire safety survey undertaken and all exit signs and extinguishers are now in place.

We are concerned about disabled access to the building and have purchased a ramp which is stored near the front door. Please advise staff if you or a guest needs to use it. We have also purchased a fold up wheel chair which is also stored near the main entrance.


“email addresses”

We are currently updating our list of members’ email addresses. If you are reading this newsletter on line or on a paper copy in the bar and have not received an email, please let the Club Secretary know and she will add your name to the list.



Our next scheduled dance is with Tony G on 17th September at 7.30 p.m.

We will be holding a Race Night on July 15th at 7.30 stated we will be holding another barbecue in August, we will announce the date as soon as this is confirmed.