Following the decision on 20 February 2014 to place Newsome Working Men’s Club into members voluntary liquidation, joint liquidators from Begbies Traynor have granted a licence enabling the community to use the bowling green until all offers have been considered.
Joint liquidator Peter Sargent of Begbies Traynor commented: “Some of the members are keen to start a new bowling club and we have agreed to let them use the green as an interim measure until the long term future of the club house and bowling green has been decided. This means that the community still has somewhere to meet and socialise and the bowling teams can continue and, hopefully prosper. It also has the advantage of the site being occupied, reducing the chances of vandalism and keeping the green to the highest standards.
“Depending on the offers we receive for the site, the strategy is either to sell the whole of the site and grant the bowlers a secure lease, or to sell the club building, and, as this is a members voluntary liquidation, transfer use of the green to the bowling club members.
“While it is sad that the club is no longer viable, we are working to facilitate the continuity of the bowling club if at all possible.”
Believed to be over a hundred years old, the family friendly club has more had around 250 members and offers a variety of social and sports amenities including crown green bowling, snooker and pool.
All enquiries should be directed to property agents Walker Singleton of Halifax on (01422) 430000.
Peter is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Department of Trade & Industry. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and a Fellow of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals). Peter is a council member of R3 and is chairman of the regional activities committee, previously being the Yorkshire regional chairman. Peter began his career in insolvency 1980 at Revell Ward in Huddersfield where he became a partner in 1988. In April 1995 he established Sargent & Company, which merged with Begbies Traynor in November 2005.