Maltravers Social Club closed through lack of money

The reason the Maltravers Social Club closed as it did is because it simply ran out of money.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 7:41 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:12 am

The committee did everything possible to keep the club open, even paying bills from their own pockets.

In 2004 the accountant said the club needed takings of £2,000 per week. At the time of closing, £1,000 was a good week.

The club had 350 current members but when did they use it?

On a typical Saturday evenings, it would be the same faces of a loyal few numbering between 35 and 50.

The building is old and in need of complete refurbishment, including a new roof.

To borrow money, one has to prove the ability to repay it.

The club closed not because of bad management, but beacuse of a lack of use by its members.

A little gratitud to the committee would not be missed. They are still working to ensure a good outcome.

Diane Gale

Terminus Place


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