An email from the chairman:
The committee regrettably have to inform you that with effect from and including Saturday September 26th Rushwick field will be closed to us for refurbishment by the landlord. It will then continue to remain closed until the Spring.
The landlord has made this decision reluctantly as he likes us using his field for flying models and mows the runway on our behalf.
Unfortunately Rushwick field is classed as a water meadow meaning it is sometimes subject to seasonal flooding from the nearby River Teme.
Over time the field has become infested with an aquatic weed which is now taking over and ruining the field including our pits and runway making them increasingly difficult to mow properly.
So the landlord will employ contractors to plough and fully re – seed the entire field. As we are approaching Winter this operation hopefully should not inconvenience too many members who have the option, if they wish, to fly at the new Hanbury field.
Ultimately we end up with a nice new field for next year.
Bookings for Rushwick have been removed from the system, and the ability to book Rushwick will be removed this week