Club Rules

The Royal British Legion Club (Wimborne) Ltd 
Bye Laws 

Bye Laws are introduced by the Committee to ensure the smooth running of the Club. They are supplementary and in accordance with the Club’s registered rules. Any duty Committee member may allow a variation of these rules at his/her discretion. 

1. Permitted Hours 
The permitted hours for the sale of intoxicants shall be fixed by the Committee within (and in accordance with) Chapter 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 and in accordance with the Club Premises Certificate as issued by the Local Authority in which the Club premises are situated. These hours can be seen displayed in the entrance hall to the Club. 

2. Children 
No person under the age of 18 years will be allowed to purchase or consume intoxicating liquor on Club premises. 
No person under the age of 18 years will be permitted to play the gaming machines. 
Children may be allowed into the Club only when accompanied by their parent or guardian who will be responsible for their good behaviour at all times. They may not leave the child/children unattended at any time. 
Children under the age of 14 years will be allowed in the lounge bar area until 9pm subject to parental supervision.  
Children must not sit at or adjacent to the bar area in either the hall or lounge bar. 

3. Admission of Non Member
Guests, visitors, spouses and designated partners may only be admitted in accordance with the Clubs registered rules. Members shall be responsible for the good behaviour of guests and must remain with them at all times during the period their guest is on Club premises. 

4. Dress 
Men are not permitted to wear sleeveless vest or cut down jeans. No overall or working clothes are permitted in the evening. Tailored shorts are permitted. Gentlemen are asked to remove head gear when entering the Club. 

5. Snooker Room Conduct 
Children over the age of 14 years are permitted to play snooker only when supervised by a responsible adult member. No food is to be consumed in the snooker room. 

6. Animals 
Dogs (other than guide or training dogs) or any other animals are not permitted on Club premises during the normal Club opening hours. 

7. Gaming Machines 
Only members and bone fide guests over the age of 18 may play the gaming machines. Play is limited to 15 minutes per person/syndicate if other members are waiting to play. Waiting members should notify members of their desire to play. Machines will be switched off 20 minutes after time has been called. Any play or credits left in the machine will be forfeited. 

8. Fund Raising 
No fund raising for other Armed Forces Charity may take place on Club premises. The only exception to this is when the hall is let for a private fundraising activity and a hiring fee has been paid. 

9. Food and Drink 
Food may only be brought into the Club when the Club Caterers are not operating. No drink may be brought into the Club at any time. No unauthorised person may enter the kitchen or bar area at any time. No meals are to be consumed at the bar or in the snooker room. 

10. Prams/Wheelchairs 
Prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs are permitted on Club premises. They must not be parked in corridors, doorways or near emergency exits to comply with fire regulations. 

11. Reservations 
Seats may not be reserved by members or guests if other members are without seats. 

12. Publicity 
No posters or notices are to be displayed on Club premises without the prior approval of the Club Committee. 

13. Noise 
Members and their guests must enter and leave the Club in an orderly and quiet manner to avoid disturbance to the local residents.


14. Smoking

Smoking is not allowed within the club at any time and this includes the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes.


15. Electronic Devices 

Devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets are permitted to be used but members must be considerate of others and maintain a reasonable volume or use headphones.

16. Parking 
Parking is for members and bone fide guests in Club opening hours unless by prior arrangement with the Club Committee. Outside of Club opening hours a parking bollard will be erected at the entrance to prevent unauthorised parking. 


17. Unruly Behaviour 
In the absence of a Committee member the duty bar person has the right to refuse to serve and to ask any member or guest who is behaving badly to leave Club premises. Such action will then be reported to the Club Secretary within twenty four hours of the event. The Secretary will then inform the Club Committee who will decide if disciplinary action is necessary. 

18. Discipline 
Any member contravening any of these bye-laws may be disciplined by the Club Committee for misconduct under Club rules. 

19.  Suggestions
Any suggestion or grievance must be submitted in writing to the Club Chairman. 

20. Committee Appointments 
Any member intending to stand for an Officer position i.e. President, Chairman or Vice-Chairman must have served at least two years continuous service on the Club Committee. 

S Young 
April 2018

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