Royal British Legion needs a new home and more members

WESTON S Royal British Legion club is still homeless after more than a year and concerns are it will never get another base if new members do not join.

WESTON'S Royal British Legion club is still homeless after more than a year and concerns are it will never get another base if new members do not join.

The organisation became homeless after the club in Orchard Street went into liquidation in 2006.

The club has enough money to set up again but organisers are struggling to find a suitable building and are concerned that dwindling membership means it is not economical anyway.

Club chairman Mike Pharaoh said: "We can use the money from the sale of the previous club to buy a new home but we just haven't been able to find anywhere.


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"There are a number of places for sale in the centre of the town but it's just a question of finding the right one.

"Another problem is that we may not have enough members to justify buying somewhere at the moment."

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Since 2006 members have met at the Royal Air Force Association club in Alexandra Parade and are currently using the old Somerset Legion House in Claremont Crescent.

Mr Pharoah said: "Being based in Claremont Crescent means that a lot of our members may not come because they would have to get up a big hill to get here.

"We need somewhere in the middle of the town that is easy to access.

"We are determined to keep looking for a new base

as closing the club would be a disaster.

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