Spalding club can stay on for another year

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A SOCIAL club which is being forced to relocate from its Spalding home has been told it can stay in its current base for another year.

Spalding Power Station owners InterGen has told members of the British Sugar Sports and Social Club they can stay at the premises in West Marsh Road until April 30, 2012.

It means the club, which had been facing an uncertain future after the power station’s expansion plans were approved, can take membership applications for the year ahead.

However, the hard work is not over for members, who now face the task of proving the club can thrive to secure its future elsewhere in the town.

Chairman Tony Harper said the club has struggled financially in this economic climate. As a result, it is not in a strong enough financial position to produce the business plan it needs to justify vital investment for relocation from South Holland District Council.

Mr Harper said: “We held our AGM two weeks ago and asked for new blood, life and initiative to reverse the financial fortunes of the club so we can generate a robust business plan and go back and show the council we are a healthy club and we have every possibility of going on into the future.”

Mr Harper says the club has already identified a potential site to move on to at the former Brantons Social Club in Pode Hole.

“What we are asking for is bums on seats, glasses in hands and more people prepared to make an extra effort,” said Mr Harper. “We are open to suggestions for events to bring in cash and give us some financial foundation.”

l Anyone interested in becoming a member should call into the club to request an application form or call 01775 723304.