The USC has always prided itself on being an active member of the local community - and has supported a wide variety of charitable causes over many years.
In these troubled times, the Club is as keen as ever to do what it can to help those most in need.
To that end, the Committee has recently reviewed any miscellaneous stock held by the Club with a limited shelf-life - that will go out of date before the end of June. The items identified were crisps and soft drinks - which were then donated, with the compliments of the Club’s members, to the Bexley Food Bank.
It goes without saying that the Bexley Food Bank does tremendous work in the local community - and its services are now more in demand than ever - given the current crisis, and its impact on many people’s livelihoods.
This donation from the USC was greatly appreciated by the Bexley Food Bank - who wish to record their thanks - and have asked us to pass on their good wishes to all members of the Club.
To all of our current active members, the Committee have issued an important update today via email, if you have not received it by the end of the day, please email email@example.com with your name and email address and we will update our system and email this to you, Many thanks
The purpose of this statement is to set out the position regarding the employment of a Live-In Club Manager by the United Services Club.
As I am sure you all know - and has been explained in our recent newsletter – the Club has not been trading well for some months, and our level of income has been of considerable concern.
The Club’s financial position has been further impacted by the current crisis – which will make any potential recovery for the Club much longer, and infinitely harder, to achieve. In short, there is now a mountain to climb before we can regain our previous levels of business – which were already a major issue.
In these circumstances - any business, in any sector, would have to look long and hard at its income against its expenditure.
Given this background – the Committee had to address the difficult question of whether the United Services Club was now in a position to continue to employ a Live-In Bar Manager.
Based on the Club’s financial position, and its bleak commercial prognosis - the Committee unanimously agreed that the Club could no longer afford to retain a Live-In Club Manager.
Our Live-In Club Manager, Emma Fordham, has been informed of this decision.
None of us want to see our Club in this position – however, we have a duty to the members to plan for the future – however bleak and uncertain it may appear at the time.
We are sure that everyone associated with the Club will want to thank Emma for all her hard work over recent years – and wish her every success for the future.
United Services Club Committee
11 April 2020
Further to govenment guidelines we can confirm that on Friday 20th March, our doors closed.
The commitee are continuously watching for updates on how this affects us, and any further updates will be posted on the website as soon as we have something to share.
The Sidcup and Foots Cray United Services club are following government annoucements continuously to keep up to date with the most recent guidelines.
All events arranged at the club are going ahead and we are running as business as usual.
The bar staff are taking every precaution possible to keep the club clean and wiping down surfaces with Anti bacterial spray.
There is hand wash in the toilets, and hand sanitiser has been ordered to be placed at both the front and back entrances.
Unless you feel unwell, please continue to use the club!
Updates will be posted on here and the Facebook page if there are any changes to these guidelines
Welcome to Sidcup and Footscray United Services Club
We are a friendly club that actively encourages new members and existing members are welcome to sign in guests for a nominal fee.
If you want to come for a quiet drink or join in on one of our many events that we have planned throughout the year, you will always be greeted with a smile and a cold beer.