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Fresh start for Kirk Hallam club

Kirkhallam social club opeing friday night. from left, Patsy Mackay, Gayna Booth, Gary Ancliffe, Andy Smith and Angela Webster.

Kirkhallam social club opeing friday night. from left, Patsy Mackay, Gayna Booth, Gary Ancliffe, Andy Smith and Angela Webster.

The community has pulled together to give Kirk Hallam Social Club a fresh start in time for it to re-open on Friday night.

Members have pulled together giving up their spare time to paint and clean the club as well as urging local businesses to back the project.

The club had its alcohol licence suspended by Erewash Borough Council in the summer after a string of violent incidents.

Since then several attempts to re-open the club have failed.

Gary Ancliffe, club spokesman, told the Advertiser: “It’s time to get the doors open and get this club back to its best.

“We know there have been problems in the past but that’s done now.

“We want this to be the best club around, someone families can come, people can bring their kids and grandkids for a good time in a safe, clean environment.”

Firms including Johnstone’s Paint, Regal Furnishings, Plan4Print and Notts Anglers have all donateed materials or services to help get the club ready for the relaunch.

Gary added: “I feel like I’ve been going round begging but everyone is being really supportive of the project.

“We’ve set up a new committee and sorted out an alcohol licence for evens over Christmas.”

In the new year Gary expects the council and police agree that a permanent alcohol licence will be granted by Erewash Borough Council.

A move members and the committee will go towards securing the club’s future.

Gary added: “There really are too many people to thank.

“people have been coming after work and giving up time at the weekend to get everything ready.”

The club’s opening night on Friday is fully licensed and there will be also be a disco.

If you can help the club or for more information call Gary on 07923016613.

 

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