HEREFORDSHIRE WOODTURNERS COVID-19 The latest government advice is to avoid gatherings. The committee and I agree that we should cancel -the Thursday evening meetings in March and April -the All Day Event on 25th April -all training sessions in March and April We shall review the possibility of May meetings in due course. In the meantime some demonstrators are arranging sessions online and we shall forward details as we receive them. May you all avoid the infection or at least its serious effects.Remember scrupulous attention to hand washing. If self isolating, where better than the workshop? Best wishes Peter Harper Chairman, HWT March 17th 2020
Herefordshire Woodturners will continue to stage meetings and training sessions unless the Government or Public Health Authorities recommend otherwise.
Many HWT members are in high risk groups for the infection due to age and/or other medical problems. Also, we need to consider the clients of Headway and their employees and volunteers.
The personal responsibility of individual members is important in infection control and they are asked not to attend meetings if
– they have been in recent contact with anyone with the infection
– they have symptoms suggestive of infection (dry cough, fever, tiredness, breathing difficulties and muscle pain.)
– they consider themselves or close family members at especial risk from the infection.
Scrupulous attention to hand washing please.
If meetings are cancelled, for whatever reason, then members will be notified by email.
If self isolating, where better than the workshop?
We have created a new web forum as a trial to see if members wish to make use of it for discussions and sharing of information etc. The Forum is located at http://forum.herefordshire-woodturners.org.uk
To register, please contact Peter Dennis for instructions. The forum is a private space which can only be accessed by approved members.
From 29th August 2019 the new club venue is
Headway House, Trenchard Avenue, Credenhill, Hereford HR4 7DX
Here are the competition topics for the remainder of 2019 –
June: A spindle turning which must incorporate beads and coves
August: A shallow cross grain turning
October: A hollow spindle turned object
November: Chairman’s challenge
We will be welcoming Phil Irons to our club on Thursday 29th March starting as usual at 19.30.
Phil is one of the top turners in England and if you’ve never seen a professional demo before this is a great place to start.
Visitors are very welcome.
Welcome to the new website of the Herefordshire woodturners. More information will be added in the coming weeks so watch this space!