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Popular ‘Preston North End social club’ receives takeover offer

Posted on - 8th June, 2024 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Deepdale, Food & Drink, Politics, Preston Locations, Preston News, Preston North End, Pubs, Sport
Deepdale Labour Club on Skeffington Road. Pic: Google Maps
Deepdale Labour Club on Skeffington Road. Pic: Google Maps

A social club at the heart of Preston North End life has received a takeover offer which may see its alcohol license removed.

Deepdale Labour Club, in Skeffington Road, announced in a post on Facebook members will have a chance to vote on the direction of the pub.

The club is a fan-favourite, being part of many people’s match days for decades.

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The offer will encompass the facility, with the proposal including using the building for community purposes. However, this would mean their bar and alcohol licence will be removed.

Martin Weaver, the club’s secretary said after a challenging time in 2021, members and himself have ‘managed to reserve the decline and start moving in a positive direction.’ 

But despite the progress, they are still facing a ‘critical financial issue’.

The group are actively looking to secure short-term funding and has reached out to local businesses for support. 

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Martin added: “Behind the scenes, we will continue to do everything possible to maintain the club’s operations and community value.”

Members will have the opportunity to vote on the decision during an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 2 July – this includes the possibility of an outright sale.

A community day will also be held on 15 June with a raffle and entertainment.

“Your participation and continued support are invaluable as we navigate these challenging times together.” 

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