Latest news from Alan Hooper and the Reading Room Trustees

We hope that you and your family and friends have been safe during a very stressful time. The Reading Room Trustees and volunteers have missed all our friends and visitors since lockdown began in March.

Covid -19 has forced the ongoing closure of Grenoside Reading Room since mid March. The Monday café has been missed by many Grenoside residents not only for the food and drinks but also for the ability to meet with and spend time with friends and family. Groups and organisations have not been able to meet and ad hoc Party bookings have been refused. So much for the past and the bad news!

Looking forward, the Reading Room Trustees have met and are looking to try to begin to reopen in September / October. Local and Government guidelines will have to be strictly followed. Details of reopening, with dates, will be released when plans have been finalised. We are unsure if and when the Monday café will be able to open and what rules and safety measures will be in place.

Once we are open again we will be able to take card payments for room hire and for the café.

However “On August Bank Holiday the 31st August we will hold, as a trial, a pop up take away café with tea, coffee, cakes and scones available. Café will be from 10am to 2pm. Social Distancing must be observed.

Best Wishes and stay safe from Alan Hooper and the Reading Room Trustees

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