Work has started this week on a £10,000 upgrade of Burnham-On-Sea’s Ritz Social Club.
The popular club in Burnham’s Victoria Street, which has 1,400 members, is getting a modernisation of its main functions hall.
Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, club manager Paul Hale said: “We are making a number of big changes to further modernise the facilities.”
“A new state-of-the art ‘Jigsaw’ entertainment system is being installed with new 65-inch screens and a new sound system to improve how videos and music are shown, plus enabling us to hold more interactive events such as bingo and quiz nights.”
“We also have a new ceiling being installed with new sound proofing insulation and sound proofing panels to reduce any noise from the club being heard in the cinema above.”
“There’s also new LED lighting that will allow is to have improved lighting that is also far more energy efficient.”
“Over the next few months we are also planning to introduce new flooring in the main function suite, re-upholster the furniture, along with other improvements.”
He reassured members that the club’s historic clock, which dates back to 1935, will be retained: “It is very familiar to the club’s users and much-loved, so we are keeping it in our main function suite, but repositioning it, not to lose the heritage.”
Paul added: “This capital investment, which comes after the modernisation of our top bar, lounge and toilets, shows we are keen to keep investing in the club to help it grow and continually improve the facilities.”
“We have a record 1,400 members at the moment and we are growing all the time. New members are very welcome.”
The club will host the Burnham Cider Festival in October and a special tribute night on August Bank Holiday weekend it already sold out, six weeks in advance.