COVID – 19 UPDATE
This morning we received the following communication from the APCH Committee and as a result the Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild will cease their meetings at Alexander Park Craft House effective immediately until further notice.
Given that indoor venues in general have to close at midday today, please be advised that APCH will follow this decision.
APCH will close at midday on Monday 23 March and no groups should meet until further notice. If you haven’t yet picked up items that you require during the closure, you may pop in to do so in next couple of days but no later.
Apologies for any cross postings.
Jenni and Susan
This is in addition to the information from the APCH committee’s meeting late last week with regard to the operation of the building during the current Corona Virus outbreak. Please read the following communication from the APCH committee.
“Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Management Committee of APCH has decided to close APCH completely on 31 March 2020. The details are as follows:
ALL facilities at APCH be closed from 31 March 2020 until further notice. Groups may continue to use the facility up to this time if they have a booking.
Any items/materials/equipment stored by an APCH user at APCH, which a user wants to continue to make use of elsewhere during APCH closure, must be removed from APCH prior to 31 March 2020.
No individual access will be permitted after this date.
All fees due for hire up to the end of March will be payable – there will be NO refunds.
No fees will be payable from 1 April 2020 until the facility is re-opened. If monies have already been paid for the period after 31 March 2020, they will be held as credit for a Group’s future use. Refunds as such will not be given.
AGM be deferred until further notice.
Following closure, APCH will be cleaned thoroughly, checked and made totally secure. We may decide to turn off the water. You will be advised as soon as re-opening of the facility is contemplated with the necessary associated processes to be followed. Please note that, for security reasons, we do not propose to put a closed sign up at APCH – but it will be closed.
Please do not enter for whatever reason.
It is disappointing that we are having to take this action since we appreciate that it provides a valuable meeting place where you can pursue your craft. Be assured we will re-open as soon as feasible. In the meantime, hopefully you can continue to maintain active links with your group members, get creative at home and stay safe.
We urge you to be socially responsible and not take the risk of passing on Covid 19.
We are looking into ways of maintaining links between our community members and will be putting together ideas around communal projects that we can do while we are unable to meet at APCH. If anyone becomes aware of a fellow member who is in unwell or in need of help please let us know and we will try to find ways to assist. We are all in this together and want all of our members to come through this safely.
Once this crisis has passed the Guild will resume its regular programme of meetings and activities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this is for the safety of our members and the wider APCH community.
The Guild is an enthusiastic and talented group of people dedicated to providing learning and exhibition opportunities and promoting and sharing our skills with the wider community. Our members regularly attend festivals, open days and fairs and are keen to involve the public in what we do.
Membership is open to people of all ages who are interested in Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Tapestry Weaving or related fibre arts.
We are the foremost fibre and textile association in Western Australia and our members regularly achieve excellent results in Regional, National and International events.
The Guild is located at:
Alexander Park Craft House,
We are happy to welcome new members. Please come along and see what we do or get in touch for further information.