16th December 2020 – COVID19 – Update
Following the implementation of the Government’s Covid19 ‘Tier 3’ rules, regulations & restrictions for the hospitality industry – and with Havering being a Tier 3 borough – PLEASE NOTE – we regret that the RAFA Club-Romford will now be closed – until further notice.
We look forward to welcoming you all back – in, hopefully, the not too distant future
2nd December 2020 – COVID19 – Update
As we move out of the current Government Covid19 restrictions, and into their revised ‘Tier’ rules – we want to notify you on how the RAFA Club will initially operate as from Wednesday.
With the London Borough of Havering currently designated a ‘Tier 2’ borough – summarised below are the Government’s ‘Tier 2’ rules & restrictions that will be in force at the RAFA Club from Wednesday 2nd December 2020:-
> A safe ‘pathway’ when entering and exiting the Club premises must be observed – to ensure there is no cross-over.
> Posters are displayed throughout the premises, displaying the ‘QR Code’ for those utilising the NHS Contact Tracing app. All other visitors MUST sign in providing their name & contact number for Government Covid19 ‘track & trace’ purposes.
> Face-masks to be worn AT ALL TIMES inside the Club premises – except when seated at your table.
> There will be a Table Service in place – please do not wait at the bar to be served – please remain at your table.
> Table settings & their seating are arranged in compliance with social distancing rules – and must be adhered to at all times – at no time should tables & chairs be rearranged or moved.
> Members must consume food and drink only while seated compliantly at their designated table(s).
> A process for managing attendance numbers and potential limitations will be maintained by the Club at all times.
> Hand sanitation units are installed throughout the Club premises, and should be utilised frequently.
> There will be no ‘Live’ music performed at the Club at the present time.
> The ‘Rule of 6’ will be strictly observed when socialising outside in the Club garden.
The above conditions are MANDATORY, and any failure on our part to comply with the Government’s rules & regulations, may lead to a substantial monetary fine or even closure of the Club.
**Opening Times – (as from Weds 2nd Dec):-
> Wednesday – 12 till 4pm
> Thursday – 12 till 4pm
> Friday – 12 till 4pm
> Sunday – 12 till 4pm
We fully appreciate and understand how inconvenient and frustrating all these rules & regulations can be in terms of the RAFA experience, but we would ask you to please comply, to help protect EVERYBODY at the Club – this is for everyone’s wellbeing.
5th November 2020 – COVID19 – Update
As a result of the roll-out of the most recent Government rules, regulations & restrictions in respect of managing the Covid19 virus – please note that the RAFA Club-Carlton Road-Romford will now be closed with immediate effect, until further notice. 😞
We look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon, but in the meantime – please take care, stay safe & look after one another 🙂👍
17th October 2020 – Changes to RAFA Club operations following the Government’s COVID19 rules & regulations for the hospitality industry:-
As from 17th October 2020 the Government launched its “Covid19-Tier 1/2/3′ initiative of restrictions and limitations, to help the control the rising rate of Covid19 virus.
Currently, the London Borough of Havering is assessed as being a ‘Tier 2’ borough – and as a result there are specific rules & regulations that businesses like the RAFA Club must adhere to, to ensure that we operate within a Covid19 safe environment. Failure to do so could mean a heavy monetary fine for the Club, or even full-closure.
Summarised below are some a the Government’s ‘Tier 3’ restrictions & limitations, that are applicable to the RAFA Club:-
- People are prohibited from socialising with anybody outside their household or support bubble ‘in any indoor setting’.
- The ‘Rule of 6’ continues to apply for socialising outdoors, for instance in a garden or public space like a park or beach.
- Pubs, Restaurants & Club’s – must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while seated.
- Exercise Classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors but will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with those they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).
28th Sept 2020 – Changes to RAFA Club operations following the Governments new COVID19 rules & regulations for the hospitality industry
A ‘COVID19-Safe’ RAFA Club
Another weekly activity here at the RAFA Club, that is becoming more & more popular, are our ‘Weekday Lunches’ that we serve-up every Weds/Thurs/Fri between 12-2:30pm.
Ok – it may not be the Ritz or the Savoy or the Ivy – but for just £5 a dinner and £2 a pudding, we doubt you’d get better value anywhere else – and the food on offer is real old-school type home cooking
So if you fancy a break from the oven this week, then why not simply pop down to the RAFA Club and enjoy a spot of lunch with us.
Non-club members, always welcomed
One of the facts about the RAFA Club that a lot of folk might not be aware of, is that it is one of the main venues for the weekly “Havering Crib League” .
For anyone who may be interested in joining the ‘Crib League’ or may know someone who might be interested – then simply contact ‘Dave Walker’ via the email address:- firstname.lastname@example.org – and Dave will be delighted to provide further details of the League and its many clubs, plus contact numbers etc.
New Year’s Eve
Friday 31st December
Saturday 18th December
Saturday 4th December
Saturday 27th November
Thursday 18th November
The popular – “More than a Quiz, Quiz”
Sunday 14th November
Remembrance Sunday at the RAFA Club-Romford, is always a very special day on the Club calendar.
This year we are delighted to have booked the excellent ‘Myra & Terry’ to provide some nostalgic musical memories
Saturday 13th November
Saturday 6th November
Saturday 30th October
The extremely popular “Silhouette” – entertain the RAFA with their repertoire of 60’s & 70’s dance floor classics
Saturday 23rd October
Saturday 9th October
The ‘Jukebox Superstars’ return to the RAFA
Saturday 2nd October
“DELVIS”……rockin’ the RAFA – Saturday 2nd Oct 21
Saturday 25th September
Saturday 18th September
Saturday 11th September
Saturday 4th September 2021
Sunday 29th August 2021
RAFA CLUB – “Open Day”
Saturday 21st August 2021
The very popular entertaining “Wayne’s World” makes a welcome return to the RAFA Club-Romford – to provide his unique brand of music entertainment
Saturday 14th August 2021
The ever popular “Gary Benjafield will be returning to the RAFA Club again – to provide a Saturday evening of excellent musical entertainment
Sunday 1st August-2021
The RAFA Club-Romford were delighted to be aske by popular entertainer “Gary Benjafield” & his band – to host an event, for his many fans and followers
Saturday 31st July-2021
For the 2nd consecutive Saturday night, since the easing of Covid19 restrictions – the RAFA Club-Romford are absolutely delighted to announce that one of most popular and favourite entertainers “Debbie Rae” will be providing us with a fantastic evening of musical entertainment on Saturday 31st July – We look forward to welcoming back more members this Saturday, and remember – non-members are always welcomed at the RAFA Club-Romford
Saturday 24th July-2021
Following the unusual local floods a few weeks ago – the RAFA Club suffered considerable water damage, and therefore had to replace the entire flooring. A massive thank you to all involved in this mammoth task, which has allowed us to continue operating the Club – for the enjoyment of all our members.
Remembrance Sunday is always a pivotal day in the RAFA Club calendar.
Following the various parades and the 2 Minute Silence – Veterans of the RAF and other services, would always visit our Club for refreshment and to socialise.
Very sadly, because of the Covid19 virus and current Government restrictions, we shall not be able to welcome them back to the Club this year.
However – the RAFA Club-Romford is proud & honoured to pay its respects and gratitude to the brave and fallen at the War Memorial in Coronation Gardens.
“WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM”
**UPDATE** (November 2020)
As a result of the roll-out of the most recent Government rules, regulations & restrictions in respect of managing the Covid19 virus – please note that the RAFA Club-Carlton Road-Romford will now be closed with immediate effect, until further notice.
We look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon, but in the meantime – please take care, stay safe & look after one another 👍
**UPDATE** (Sept 24th 2020)
Changes to RAFA Club operating rules & regulations following the Government’s recent COVID19 legal requirements for the hospitality industry
Sunday 13th September 2020
The RAFA Club were delighted to host a 2nd Covid-safe outdoor event by regular Club entertainer “Gary Benjafield” & his Band – in a socially distanced RAFA Garden
August 24th & September 7th
The RAFA Club are proud to have hosted 2 successful events for the local “Stroke Association” here at our Covid-safe premises. So good to see so many folk enjoying themselves.
Sunday 23rd August 2020
Regular RAFA Club entertainer ‘Gary Benjafield’ played a specially arranged one-off open-air gig for some of his fan-club members – hosted in a Covid safe RAFA Club garden
A ‘Covid-Safe’ RAFA CLUB – August 2020
The COVID19 Pandemic ‘Lockdown’ – March 2020
Saturday 14th March 2020
the ‘Juke Box Stars’ play the RAFA Club
February 29th 2020
“Elf Azzard” – Rocking the RAFA Club
Sunday 16th February 2020
“Susie M” entertains us at the RAFA Club
Sunday 16th February
“Debbie & Joanne” perform their musical tribute to the late great ‘Karen Carpenter’ & ‘Eva Cassidy’
8th February 2020
“Waynes World” at the RAFA Club
Friday 31st January 2020 –
‘Cliff Jones’ debuts at the RAFA Club
Saturday 25th January 2020
The RAFA CLUB welcomes back the brilliant “Frankie Dean”
Saturday 23rd January 2020
Gary Benjafield performs at the RAFA Club
Saturday 11th January
“Spinning Wheel” play the RAFA Club
New Years Eve at the RAFA Club – 2019
Christmas Eve at the RAFA Club – 2019
Saturday 21st December 2019 – “Elf Azzard” – ‘Rock the RAFA’
Friday 20th December 2019 – see’s the return of the brilliant “Waynes World” to the RAFA C;ub
Saturday 14th December 2020 – the amazing Carly Hillman ‘Live’ at the RAFA Club