Widcombe Social Club Management Committee is delighted to announce that, after what seems to have been a very long journey, the brand-new Widcombe Social Club building is open for business!
We still have some finishing touches to add to the building but the function room is already proving highly popular with all kinds of activities. We have been booked for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Comedy, Music, Choirs, Yoga, Pilates, Life Drawing and much much more!
We aim to provide a full schedule of entertainment for our members, including live music on Saturday evenings, bingo nights and everything else you would expect from an active Social Club. If there is anything you would like to see then please do get in touch.
Every visitor to the site during the last few weeks – and there have been many, in the course of planning and organising all kind of necessary arrangements – has had the same favourable reaction: the building is full of light, airy and fresh, with a distinct sense of space and satisfying design.
Huge credit is due to locally-based architects Stride Treglowan for their imaginatively creative use of a site that only occupies fifty percent of the previous Club premises but gives the impression of providing the Club substantially increased space for leisure and entertainment, plus superb views across the canal basin and to the city beyond.
Developers Iesis Ltd and contractors IKON – both also locally-based companies – have brought the architects’ vision to life for the benefit of everyone in the Bath area.
There are two undoubted heroes of the project – highly professional experts who have guided it through the maze of construction specifications and regulations. IKON site manager Ian Kendrick has dealt tirelessly with trades, technicalities and decision-making, co-ordinating each stage of construction for many months. His skill and commitment, always attentive to the needs of the Club, has been matched only by WSC’s superb quantity surveryor and project champion Ray Brown (of RJBPM Ltd). Ray has advised the Club from the outset, monitoring plans and every stage of the work and ensuring that the building and its components attain the best possible quality and specification within the scope of the original development agreement.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF AN EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
FOLLOWED BY THE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB
TO BE HELD AT WSC ON
SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016 AT 5.00PM
Please see the following PDF files:
2015 Accounts (coming soon)
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The WSC Management Committee is proud to have brought the Club from a position of unmanageable debt and a deteriorating building to the inauguration of brand new premises, professional staffing, increased activity and financial stability.
The Committee must now concentrate on the long-term operation and management of the Club to ensure its future survival and prosperity. The Committee has recognised that there are changes to the Club rules that must be made to reflect the operation of the new Club and the reality of how it needs to be managed effectively in the 21st century. There will be no change to the fundamental principle that each member has an equal share in the Club and its future and an equal vote in Committee elections.
In order to make the necessary constitutional changes the Committee will be asking members at a special meeting prior to the AGM to allow them to continue in office for the coming year – for one year only. In the course of 2016 they will draft and present detailed proposals for a legal change in the Club rules.
After the business of the AGM has been concluded, there will be a drinks reception for WSC members and invited guests to officially launch the WSC, followed by songs from the Widcombe Choir and music and dancing with Palaeontology, a local rock ‘n roll band, who entertained us so well at the recent Party in the City.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting and the festivities afterwards.
Sir Peter Hendy CBE
PROGRAMME FOR EGM/AGM AND OFFICIAL LAUNCH
5pm EGM FOLLOWED BY AGM
6.30 DRINKS RECEPTION
7.30PM WIDCOMBE CHOIR
8PM ‘TIL LATE PALAEONTOLOGY