Trust funds bar improvements
By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Mar 3 2019 02:35PM
We're pleased to announce that improvements and renovations will be made to the outside bar equipment used at Arbour Park. The bar, which is entirely put up and taken down by the Club's volunteers on a matchday, has been in need of the changes due to the nature of it having to be moved around.
The hard work that goes into just setting up and taking down this extra matchday bar often goes unappreciated, a lot of work is involved due to moving heavy fridges (including emptying and refilling them of the cans) and the bar sections from inside the building, as well as setting up all the tables, chairs and fencing.
So the Trust has been in discussion with chairman Steve Easterbrook to try and reduce the workload required to set up the bar, and have provided a donation of up to £1000 to make this happen.
The first changes were on site at yesterday's game against Hemel Hempstead, with the arrival of two brand new fridges, at a cost of around £260 each, with one of them sitting on a new wooden trolley (handmade by Trust chairman Mike Lightfoot). A second trolley for the other fridge should be completed in the coming week, these costing around £150-200 in materials and other costs. This should allow the fridges to be moved without the need for unloading and re-loading the cans, and without the need for a sack barrow to move the larger fridge from the kitchen.
Once the resources and time are available, repairs and strengthening will be applied to the wooden bar sections that hold the beer taps, chillers and kegs, making them easier to move in and out of the building after becoming damaged in doing so.
The improvements in setting up have already been noted, so we're hopeful of being able to roll out these changes as the volunteer time allows.
The bar, which is run by volunteers including Steve Easterbrook and provides a funding stream to the Club, will continue to appear at games where it is deemed suitable weather, so please get involved and enjoy a drink in the fresh air at Arbour Park.