20th January 2015
Public Notice – Club Closure – 28 February 2015
At the Special General Meeting held yesterday the decision was taken to close the Club with Saturday the 28th February 2015 being the last day of trading.
On what was a very emotional night for nearly all concerned a total of 47 members took part in the ballot with 26 of those voting in favour of the proposal to close the Club.
In truth there were no winners emerging from this ballot – just losers!!
Without elaborating on the evening’s discussions and to summarize events the stark reality of our overall financial situation could not be suppressed or ignored given our negative trading position and our building maintenance obligations.
Once again may we take this last opportunity to thank all of our regular customers for their continued support over the past years.
Please note that we will continue to operate and trade as normal up until the said date.
Mr. S. Kent
For and on behalf of the Club Committee
15th December 2014
Public Notice – Proposed Club Closure
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Club’s present Committee have unanimously agreed that the Club can no longer continue operating mainly due to financial constraints and propose to cease trading at the end of January 2015. In accordance with the procedures a Special General Meeting is to be held on the 19th January 2015 at which a final decision will be made regarding this proposal.
Please be advised that only fully paid-up members will receive a formal letter of invitation and they will be the only people allowed to vote on this issue.
The financial constraints referred to above relate to the continued down turn in consumable sales, the liability for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. The situation has not been helped by the Club’s inability to attract new Committee Members, particularly in the positions of Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Whilst this was an almost inevitable outcome, given the policies adopted by previous regimes in not encouraging the younger generations, it is nevertheless extremely sad that another facility will be lost to the village and the surrounding areas.
The Committee would, however, like to take this opportunity to thank all of those members who have supported the Club over the years and would hope that you will continue to do so over the coming Festive Season as it will be business as usual until the final decision has been made.
To any non-members who may be interested in visiting the Club over the coming weeks please feel free to do so as you may not have another opportunity!
We should not forget that some 16 years ago the Club was pushed to the brink of bankruptcy following a period of unconstrained expenditure by the previous incumbent.
The fact that we survived that particular period and continued to trade was purely down to the unpaid voluntary work carried out by the few and whilst that still continues to this day it is, unfortunately, not enough to ensure survival.
Mr. S. Kent
For and on behalf of the Club Committee
Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme helps people with no alternative means of transport to get out and about. Journeys include going to the dentist, doctor, optician, shopping, social clubs, and visiting friends or relatives. We are looking for volunteers to join our team of friendly drivers. Expenses are paid for all mileage covered.
For further details please contact the Transport team at Rushcliffe CVS on 0115 969 9060 Weekday mornings between 9.00am – 12.30pm.
Rushcliffe CVS, Level 3a, Bridgford House Pavilion Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5GJ
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a Registered Charity, No. 1079880 and a Company Limited by Guarantee, No. 3867757. Registered in England and Wales.
Two of our network/explorers Ben Anderson and Charlie Howick went to London on Wednesday 25th of September to received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They are two out of around 200 people to get this award this year. They received their awards in a lavish ceremony at St James’ Palace. They were presented their awards by Bryony Balen who is the youngest person to ski to the South Pole and HRH The Earl of Wessix (Prince Edward). This is a great achievement and we are enormously proud of them both.
Gotham Scout Group
The scout group would like to congratulate their longstanding cub leaders, Kerrie Anderson and Julie Hogg who have given up their time and Wednesday evenings for the past 14 years, been on numerous camps, outings and parades, made camp fires and shelters, tied knots and bandaged knees.
They have been given a commendation for their ‘services to scouting’ from the chief scout Bear Grylls. We would like to say on behalf of the scout group, thank you!
Some of you will have noticed activity and even smoke around the Sandbanks. We are delighted to report that after months of boring old administration we have finally started work on restoring the area.
Within two weeks of completion of the lease, the first work party took place led by Gary Cragg of Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust.
In early January we held a public meeting to update the community on our plans and to encourage people to become members of the GNR Trust. The attendance was truly impressive, considering it was one of the coldest evenings of the winter, and resulted in some 32 new members. Representatives from Natural England and Saint Gobain addressed the meeting and were available to answer questions.
Up to mid February, some eight work parties have taken place both at weekends and, by popular demand, mid-week. Thanks to the many hardworking volunteers, an amazing amount of the grassland has been cleared of scrub. The bird nesting season is almost upon us now, restricting the work we will be able to do on site, but look out for our fund-raising projects over the coming months.
Why not become a member of the GNR Trust? It is free and you don’t have to be a ‘tree fella’ or volunteer for other jobs. Maybe you would be happy to do some litter picking, or help organise fund raising events, or offer your garden for ‘open gardens’. You could even come up around mid day on work party days with flasks of tea or coffee, or just stroll up and take an interest in what we’re doing. As a member you will be kept informed of all our activities and can have your say at our open meetings.