THE DOORS are firmly open at Uppermill Conservative Club as they launch into an extensive five-month refurbishment project.
Nearby in Greenfield, the Conservative Club has closed to the public after 123 years of being a hive of activity for clubs, organisations and events.
But the future looks bright in Uppermill, as the Con Club is being granted a fresh lease of life thanks to a major overhaul of the whole building, both inside and out.
John Broadbent, long-term member and committee member of 12 months, explained: “Downstairs is being transformed then the work will continue along the hallway and upstairs.
“While work is going on downstairs, the upstairs area will be fully functional with a bar and everything else.”
The Con Club is home to numerous clubs, societies, and groups who will still be able to use the upstairs facilities as usual, as can visitors and anyone holding functions.
When the refurbishment work is complete, there will be an official opening event to celebrate.
John added: “This has been a long time coming but it has taken a lot of hard work to get all the funding together. It will be rather splendid when it’s all finished.
“We are by far the cheapest already in the village for drinks, but this refurbishment will allow us to compete alongside our colleagues along the High Street.”
Terry Rhodes, of Buzz Creations, has been appointed principle contractor for the job, right through from the design to the building work.
Why not become a member of Uppermill Conservative Club? Annual membership costs just £10 and members are entitled to drinks there at discounted prices.