Dear Members,

Firstly I want to say hello and a very warm welcome to new members Florence and Christopher Eglin, Michael Clark, Malcolm Mallard, Ronald Treadwell, Chris Graham and Brian Hughes. We hope that you will soon get to know your fellow members and find some Club activities which interest you.

AGM  – 27th July

This important and necessary annual event has been held and this year comprised of not one but two AGM’s. This was a direct result of the covid lockdowns.  Approximately 30 Members attended. Our President Mr Robert Jenrick, MP was invited but unfortunately was unable to attend.  Darren Willson, the previous Chairman, presided over the AGM for 2019 and I took over and presided over the 2020 AGM.

I am pleased to announce that I am no longer acting Chairwoman but confirmed in post. The Club Secretary and those retiring members of the Committee were voted into post once again. The end result being that the Committee remains unchanged.  

Club Secretary

Tony Lawson


Helen Andrew

Sub groups





Vaughan Wright




Sheila Andrew

Bar and Entertainment

Ian Stonier

Health and Safety

Darren Willson

Snooker Room

Darren Willson


Mark Carter


Mark Carter

Winchilsea Avenue

Kath Lawson




Alan Card




Defacing of Committee  nomination sheet

As part of the democratic process of electing Club officials a sheet for nominations etc is placed on the Club Notice Board for three weeks prior to the AGM. I regret to inform you that during this time the sheet was defaced and a person’s name was scored out. I take this matter very seriously indeed, not only because it is part of a democratic process but because some one who is willing to give up their time and energy for the benefit of Members is left feeling hurt and angry. I will be conducting a short process to try to investigate what happened but realistically speaking I am not likely to succeed. My hope is that this will not happen again.

19th July Relaxation of covid regulations

This date was long awaited by many – ditch the masks, hug everyone, and let’s get on with our lives! However the Government, whilst removing legal constraints, is advising everyone to be careful, cautious and mindful of others. The infection rates are generally rising and talk is of another lockdown in September.

So, for the time being, although you can now go to the Bar to purchase your drinks I am asking you all to think seriously about protecting your fellow Members by continuing with some of the measures that we have all got so used to – among these wearing face masks and social distancing. To this end some of the covid signs will remain displayed in the Club as reminders. The QR code on the Entry Hall table and the paper signing-in sheet will be available for those who chose to “sign in”. It will be, however, your choice to follow any of these measures.

Your safety is our main aim so we will continue to provide hand sanitiser at various stations and social distancing measures in the toilets will remain in place for the time being.

Please refrain from entering the Club if you have symptoms of covid-19. Let’s keep each other safe.

During the month of July – The Lincolnshire Snooker and Billiards Association, ably organised by Mr Roy Froggatt, conducted their annual Billiards Tournament in our snooker room on Sunday the 4th. About thirty people attended and appreciation of our snooker room and tables was expressed by the visitors. It is always a pleasure to welcome them. Miles provided a tasty Sunday Lunch and liquid refreshment. A good day was had by all.

On the 17th July it was eyes down for a few games of Bingo. Dot Town was her usual witty self, ably assisted by Miles.

Price Increase Please note that with effect from the 28th July the price of all drinks will be increased. This is a direct result of a price increase by the suppliers.

Visitors are always very welcome – please sign in and pay £1.00 for each person (free visitor entry during the day). A visitor’s signing -in book and payment box is now available at both the Alexander Lounge Bar and the Snooker Room Bar for your convenience.

Programme for August






31st July

Paul Kry entertainer and dancing

8.00 pm for 8.30 pm

Chill, Rice, potato wedges


8th August

Private  – Afternoon Christening party  – upstairs Lounges

15th August

Private – Meeting of the Jaguar Club – Daimler exhibit

21st August

Race Night

7.30 pm

First race 9.00 pm

Fish and Chips supper served at 8.00 pm


30th August

Car Boot Sale

Arrive 8.00 am

Start 8.30 am


Snacks available

£5 per car

NB there will be no onsite parking available during this event

4th September

70/80s Disco

More information to follow


Calling all car enthusiasts!! On the 15th August the Jaguar Society will be exhibiting a unique Daimler – one of a kind – on the Club’s front lawn. So, don’t miss this opportunity to come and look it over and have some Sunday Lunch as well!  It might be the closest you ever get to a car of its kind.

When booking any of these events, a meal or a snooker table please ask behind the bar or phone Miles’s mobile: 07738 628668. Miles continues to offer Members and their guests the following: –

Early Bird Tea-time specials weekly from Wednesday to Saturday 6.00pm – 8.00 pm. Two courses £7.50 per person. If you want to include a glass of wine the price is £10.00 per person. Book your seats early.

Sunday Lunch with all the favourites from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm. £7 per person with starters and sweets available at extra cost.  Booking necessary as usual. Served every Sunday. Don’t forget your loyalty card – buy 9 mains and get the 10th free.

Lunches are served Wednesday to Saturday 12.0pm to 2.00 pm with a variety of meals and snacks to suit your taste.

Snooker Room – it is now possible to order and eat a snack in the Snooker Room.

ATTENTION ALL SNOOKER PLAYERS – an in-house Snooker Tournament will be starting soon. All information is on the Snooker Room notice board. Anyone who is interested in taking part may contact Chris Dent by either emailing the Club on info@newarkconservativeclub and we will pass your message on OR why not call in to see Chris who is normally in the Snooker Room on a Saturday evening after 8.00 pm.?  

A reminder of the Free Snooker taster sessions – On every Saturday lunch-time between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm starting on 3rd July Members are invited to bring a young person between the age of 12yrs and 18yrs to play a game of snooker free of charge. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult Member at all times. A “kids” menu will be available e.g. burger and a coke £3.00.   

It’s all happening in the Snooker Room.

Please don’t forget to support the other regular weekly events:

Wednesday Quiz and Open the Box – weekly at approx. 8.30pm. Come and test your knowledge, have a drink and a chat. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Friday night Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right and Kath’s Jackpot (prize money is currently £370) starts at 10.00 pm, if you don’t enter you can’t win.  Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Sunday Night Quiz, Silly Question, Card Bingo and Ring my Bell. (Jackpot is currently £195) Please note that this event will now start at 8.30 pm with the Card Bingo. It will be followed at 9.00 pm by the Quiz itself. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Come and take your chance at winning the Silly Question prize and Ring the Bell jackpot.  

Newark Conservative Club Bowls Section

We have had a good month with the weather, no matches called off, and a reasonable month with the bowling. Won half our matches. We have reached the semi-final of the Millennium Cup.

 5 4 3 2 1 is going well and again the weather has been kind. In the lead is Richard Towning, 2nd place is Ray Longstaff and 3rd is our current champion Tony Lale. Weather permitting, 6 mornings left. 

Don’t forget, if you are a member of the Cons Club you can come and join us on Beaumond Gardens any Tuesday, 10am. Coffee and biscuits costs 50 pence or tell Miles, the Club Steward and he will put you in touch with me. New bowlers are always welcome. Bowls are available but you do need flat shoes.

All bowlers and their guests are very welcome to come back to the Club for refreshment after play.

Tony Parker, Bowls Section Chairman

Darts – bring your darts along and have a game in the Snooker Room.  

Dominoes – is re-starting Thursday 29th July at 7.30 pm 5’s and 3’s. Learners are very welcome, support and training available if interested.  

Ladies Section Programme

If things continue to go to plan we have a simple programme for the remainder of 2021 just in case we need to change anything at the last minute.

All Monday evenings, start 7.30 p.m. These will be free meetings, you will just need to buy your own drinks, tea/coffee etc.

6th September – Quiz,
4th October – Bingo
1st November – Floral demonstration by Mandy
13th December – Christmas Dinner. Money for this will be taken at the November meeting.

If there are any ladies who wish to join, please send your name and email address to and you will be added to her distribution list. You will be made very welcome. 

Job Vacancies

We are still advertising for an Assistant Cook Part time (some similar experience would be an advantage) and more bar and waiting on staff. If you know of anyone who you think would be interested, please let them know and ask them to ring Miles on 07738 628668 for more information. Hours flexible.

If anyone feels that they have something to give to their Club by becoming a Committee Member please have a chat with me, Tony or any Committee Member to find out more. We are a friendly group, and meetings are lively and informal. All you need is a commitment to the Club, some free time and some ideas to enhance the product we offer to Members. 

Ruth, (Chairwoman)

Tony, (Secretary) Helen, (Treasurer)

Alan, Darren, Ian, Kath, Mark, Sheila, Vaughan (Committee)

If you want to contact the Committee, please email at or write to us at the Club address.

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