Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Due to the present circumstances with the Corona virus the meetings have been postponed until further notice

To all members of Wealden Astronomers if you did not receive the email from John Fox the chairman it read as follows:-
As chair, myself and the Wealden committee have been keeping a very close eye on the Covid-19 situation as it has developed over the last few weeks and how it may effect us and our monthly meetings.

It is with regret that I must inform you that until further notice, Wealden Astronomers won't be holding their regular monthly meeting at Herstmonceux Village Hall until the threat of this virus subsides. Therefore the 3rd April meeting is now cancelled.

I will be contacting the village hall to inform them of this. At the moment I don't know if the society will have to pay for the lost bookings over the next few months even though we won't be attending.
If we simply cancel the monthly bookings we may loose our regular first Friday of the month slot once we resume normality.

The committee are also agreed that if we were able to save on the hall rental over the next few months that we would be willing to give a refund of that proportion of the yearly subs if members so desired, once the virus scare is over.

The Wealden committee hope that you all stay safe and well during this rather worrying period.

I will send out regular updates as and when new information reaches us regarding the current Corona virus scare.