Above: before social distancing: four Merseyside Border & Fife FCC fanciers, at the club’s 2018 open show. L-r:  Al Brown, J. & A. Pierce and Tom O’Keefe. Next month’s meeting, on August 6, will be the first since the club’s AGM in February. The club will adhere to government advice


EARLY SIGNS THAT the club and show scene is starting to recover have emerged, with news of a club’s first planned meeting since lockdown reaching Cage & Aviary Birds.

Following endless notices over the past three months regarding the cancellation of clubs’ programmes of events due to Covid-19, C&AB has received its first club confirmation – courtesy of Merseyside Border & Fife FCC – that meeting plans are going ahead next month.

On August 6, Merseyside Border & Fife FCC aims to host its first post-lockdown meeting at 7.30pm at the Clock Face Labour Club, Clock Face Road St Helens WA9 4TZ, to discuss its show schedule for this year and the coming show season.

“We will have hand sanitisers on site and we will all sit well apart,” commented secretary Al Brown. “The proposed show date is November 15, at the usual Clock Face Labour Club venue, all subject to government guidance. At the moment, we are just following the government advice.”

The relaxation of lockdown in the past few weeks has encouraged other clubs to resume their 2020 schedule, all subject to government rulings and guidelines. Social distancing will be observed.

High Wycombe CBS, who contacted C&AB two days after Merseyside Border & Fife FCC, has announced a committee meeting, for arrangements of the remainder of 2020, on August 19 in the main show hall of Hazlemere Community Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at 8pm (further details from: www.hwbbs.co.uk or tel: 07538 234 956).

A members’ young stock show staged by Reading CBS is planned at Grazeley Village Hall, Reading, on August 12. Club publicity secretary Jenny Hambleton said: “The venue has advised us that no more than 20 people can come into the hall, so this should be fine as we are a small club.” Hand sanitiser will be available and the hall will be sanitised daily. Contact the club on: 07770 661 021.

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