Social Club's future safeguarded with rates relief boost
of Highbridge Social Club are this week celebrating a council
decision to provide it with financial help to keep it running.
we reported last
month, members of Highbridge Social Club feared for the club's
future due to financial difficulties.
Sedgemoor District Council has approved the club's application
for hardship relief and it is to receive a reduction in the business
rates it has to pay, safeguarding its future.
Chairman John Akers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were paying
nearly £10,000 a year and the council has agreed to reduce
this by 50%."
very good news for the club and we are very grateful for the council's
are now able to work on the club's future plans, including this
year's centenary plans. We are keen to get the message out that
we will not be closing and are now looking for new darts and skittles
teams to join along with new members."
club, located in Church Street, is home to several such teams,
and has a range of facilities, including function rooms available
July, the club will be celebrating its 100th year when a number
of activities are planned - more details will follow on Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the club is open to men and women. For more details, ring 01278