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Another Meeting For Troubled Working Men's Club

Monday April 22 2013


Athersley Social WMC Athersley Social WMC


ANOTHER meeting is to be held at a Barnsley working men's club to discuss plans for it to reopen after it closed suddenly.

Mansfield Road-based Athersley Social WMC shut in February under a financial cloud after it continued to take payments from members despite knowing bailiffs were coming the following day.

The sudden closure prompted members to demand a meeting to find out what had happened and last week more than 300 turned up to the club to discuss future options.

The next meeting to continue those discussions, which is for members only, will take place in the club on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

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Reply Posted by Meg on Monday April 22 2013 at 14:35
Well all i can say is about time they got rid of the thieving muppets !!!!!, most of em ad never worked a days work in their life, but yet strutted arand club like they owned it.... and if it opens up agen they want barring for life for what they've done to us, we all know what happened to all that money !!!!!............ get em out and keep em out................ FOR GOOD !!

Reply Posted by Ade on Tuesday April 23 2013 at 14:42
Innocent until proven guilty. If your members are so convinced that committee members allegedly abused there positions then involve the police.

They seems to e a lot of people with big mouths in Athersley but no one With the balls to make an official complaint.

Shut up muppets.

Reply Posted by bill on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 10:56
As a so called muppet,do you honestly think that we have not consulted the authorities regarding the financial aspects of this matter.The only way we can bring them to book will be by taking a civil action,this means that we have to front all costs in bringing them to court.The outcome of that will prove their guilt,but our costs would not be recovered because you cannot take a stocking off a bare leg.Im just one of the big mouths of Athersley by the way.

Reply Posted by kip on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 11:06
Well said Bill,mouthy we maybe.thick we are not.

Reply Posted by mark on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 18:10
there are many stories/speculations and theories about what has happened at the club but... without ANY concrete evidence. if i had a shread of evidence i would be the 1st to call the police and i am not by myself, i am sure there are 100s that would do the same. anyone got some evidence that is damning share it with me and i will GLADLY present it to the police.. until then it seems there in only one loud mouthed muppet on here hey ade!!!

Reply Posted by bill on Thursday April 25 2013 at 09:47
Hi Mark,The proof we need is in the elusive account books,which would reveal all.They apparently are in the hands of the auditor,which I very much doubt.They suddenly disappeared after the club closed.The committee thinks that all this fiasco will soon become yesterdays news (HOW WRONG THEY ARE)

Reply Posted by Meg on Thursday April 25 2013 at 10:06
Well, Well Well, Ade !!! we have a keyboard warrior have we............ well come to the next meeting and call us all Muppets and Loud Mouth's !!!................ we might be loud mouths but we stick together and work has a community.... so unless you know the full story behind all the press publication, then keep ya trap shut mate !!!!
Well Said Bill, it's nice to see everybody sticking together on this and standing up for what they believe in.

Reply Posted by Diane on Thursday April 25 2013 at 10:27
the best thing they could do with that club is put a bomb under it............. it was the filthiest club i've ever been in, i once went in to support my favourite band and i was terrified, and eventually left early for my own safety, the place was just full of "jeremy kyle" candidate's, it was awful and remined me of something from "shameless".............. people fighting, swearing, the smell of cannibus everywhere!!!..............Bingo, Bingo Bingo !!!!

Reply Posted by andy s on Friday April 26 2013 at 08:46
at least diane spealt bingo right,education not too clever,great club

Reply Posted by bill on Friday April 26 2013 at 11:05
Well thanks a lot for the last comment.After being a member of the club for over forty years,I must be deaf-blind and have lost my sense of smell,or just maybe I didnt go out that night.One an only thing that I agree on is that the decor of the club needed a lot to be desired,but that leads us back to the bad management of club officals putting money into pockets instead of the upkeep of the club.By the way you would have to search high and low to find a community like ours,some bad apples I must admit but they dont outnumber the decent folk.Or is it a case of the pan calling the kettle black.