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Beast from the East

As the British media put out the usual panic previews for the 'beast from the East', we prepare communications to ensure that no-one is 'left out in the cold' and my mobile does not go into 'meltdown'... this webpage will be continually updated throughout the forthcoming week to keep our members updated.

Messages appear below the image with the 'Latest Update' at the top. If the weather is as predicted, then I anticipate quite a few amendments to our Training Schedule - please note... no update = carry on as normal.

You can access this webpage from any web-ready device through holcom.be/beasteast. Do wrap up warm and travel safely #BritishWeather.

Many thanks Jon Rye (Co-Chairman)

SUNDAY 4 MAR 1200 - The snow is on its way out, and a full Training Schedule will resume from Monday 5 March.

FRIDAY 2 MAR 1320 - An executive decision has been made that no member of Holcombe HC should be put in a position where they are requested to travel to away matches tomorrow, for health & safety reasons.  This is an exceptional circumstance, in the current weather conditions that we are facing, there is more snow forecast this afternoon and overnight, and already the county has faced over 150 reported crashes including many on the M20.

THURSDAY 1 MAR 1715 - We have inspected Holcombe Park, along with the condition of the local roads and the weather forecast. There is a lot of snow on Pitch One, Pitch Two and the Car Park, which remains hazardous. The weather conditions are anticipated to improve over the weekend, with no snow expected on Sunday or Monday and the temperature also rising, significantly reducing the ice risk and hopefully the amount of snow in situ. We therefore hope that hockey activity and the EH Club Forum (Kent) will continue on Monday, however the situation will be reassessed on Monday morning.
ALL ACTIVITY AT HOLCOMBE PARK ON THURSDAY 1 MARCH, FRIDAY 2 MARCH, SATURDAY 3 MARCH AND SUNDAY 4 MARCH IS CANCELLED

THURSDAY 1 MAR 1630 - Cliftonville HC and Herne Bay HC have postponed all home games on Saturday.

THURSDAY 1 MAR 1000 - "The more it snows (tiddely pom) The more it goes (tiddely pom) The more it goes (tiddely pom) On snowing."
ALL ACTIVITY AT HOLCOMBE PARK ON THURSDAY 1 MARCH IS CANCELLED

THURSDAY 1 MAR 0930 - Maidstone HC has postponed all home games on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY 28 FEB 2000 - as is everybody in Kent, we are monitoring the weather closely and any announcements will be made on this webpage. Old Bordenians Hockey Club has made an early decision to postone all home games, and Burnt Ash Hockey Club will make a decision about the game against M4XI on Friday.

WEDNESDAY 28 FEB 0630 - please do not travel if it is not necessary, stay safe and enjoy the snow
ALL ACTIVITY AT HOLCOMBE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY IS CANCELLED

TUESDAY 27 FEB 1500 - as you guessed...
ALL ACTIVITY AT HOLCOMBE PARK ON TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY IS CANCELLED

TUESDAY 27 FEB 0800 - Both of our dark green pitches have turned into a scene from Narnia. For those children (big or small) who have a Snow Day, enjoy!

MONDAY 26 FEB 2145 - The M1XI has taken the early decision to cancel its Tuesday evening session.

MONDAY 26 FEB 1745 - Pitch inspection undertaken, both pitches are crunchy underfoot with -1 degree temperature. With heavy snow forecast from 1900, and temperatures feeling like -8 degrees
ALL ACTIVITY AT HOLCOMBE PARK ON MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY EVENING IS CANCELLED

MONDAY 26 FEB 1445 - Pitch inspection undertaken, both pitches are clear (aside from the usual BAE-side strip) with 0 degree temperature and beautiful sunshine. Heavy snow is predicted from 1700 with temperatures at -1 degrees from 1800. Another pitch inspection will be undertaken before 1800.

MONDAY 26 FEB 1130 - Pitch inspection undertaken, light snow in patches across both pitches, -1 degree temperature.

SUNDAY 25 FEB 1615 - The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning 'Snow' on Monday between 0400-1000 and again 1400-0000, on Tuesday an amber warning 'Snow' between 0200-1200 with the yellow weather warning continuing throughout the whole day, and again the yellow weather warning 'Snow' continues throughout Wednesday. Snow is then forecast once again from Thursday 1800 for 24 hours.