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Title: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: kot on November 27, 2006, 01:48:09 pm
This weekend I attended the excellent Beer Festival held at Longmeadow Sports & Social Club. What a tremendous asset to the Town this venue is. With two different bars, lots of space, good catering and hi-tech presentation equipment, why don't more people use it?
And, why are so many squillions of our money  being spent on another smaller hall by the Silk Mill when we already have such good facilities?

kot


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: andrewrampton on February 12, 2007, 02:44:10 pm
having read your review and recommendation of the the wssc in winchester street

i agree with your views - it is a great venue and in my view, somewhat under used, it is a family orientated sports and social club and membership is very reasonable at 7 per year. the bar prices are cheaper than a pub so you make your membership fee back in no time

there are two bars one of which is a family bar - it is great place to take your kids if you want an evening out

there are events from time to time for the children - panto at xmas, childrens entertainers and disco's etc

i use the family side on sunday afternoons, because being a football fan, i watch the match on the big screen - i take my son there - he is able to safely play in the family side with other children of his age whilst the adults watch the football

the wssc even provide a box of cars and toys - by the way my son is just over 4 years old

well worth a visit as an alternative for families

only downside is that the family bar could do with a refresh on the decoration side (that is purely my view)

note also that as a member you can hire the family side at very reasonable rates

cheers

andy


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: Graham Burgess on October 13, 2007, 05:46:23 pm
Long Meadow is looking for a new Secretary.
Graham Burgess.


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: Graham Burgess on October 16, 2007, 09:35:06 am
I do agree with Andrew's comments about the decor in the Longmeadow back bar. One can see the building blocks so it does make it feel a bit like a warehouse.
We had a post Saturn viewing event there and it was super.
As a Landscape Architect I find the reception path from the sports pitches very off putting.So as you enter or leave you are put off coming the next time.
Whitchurch is beginning to buzz a bit more in all sorts of areas, Baptist Hall; Gill Nethercott and Testbourne Theatre but Longmeadow has more parking than all put together a major assett.The management have alwys been very supportive in a synergistic way to the needs of the Millennium Green, we have nowhere for people to park.


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: thewhitorg on October 16, 2007, 05:13:16 pm
The LSCC is definitely a little known asset.

There will be a small piece on it in Update, due out on 1 Nov

Phil


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: Markus on October 17, 2007, 11:42:20 am
Yeh its a great venue, needs updating but I doubt if the money is there.


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: thewhitorg on October 18, 2007, 12:42:02 pm
Markus,

I think it's chicken and egg, if more people go there theree will be money to spend on improvements which attract more people - and the reverse is also likely to be true, if it isn't attractive then not enough people will go there to raise the money to improve it.

Phil


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: kot on November 16, 2007, 11:04:12 pm
Quote from: thewhitorg on October 16, 2007, 05:13:16 pm
The LSCC is definitely a little known asset.
There will be a small piece on it in Update, due out on 1 Nov


Has this appeared yet?

I was down the Club recently and it reminded me what a great place we have in Whitchurch. 
There was a private meeting of a local club in one room, a quiz match in the section of the lounge, several customers watching a footie match on the TV, a squash game underway, a group playing bowls, and a friendly bunch putting the world to right over a couple of pints at the bar.

It is a venue well worth publicising.


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: thewhitorg on November 17, 2007, 01:11:24 pm
Yes Update is being delivered by the scouts at the moment

If you're desperate to read it visit www.thewhitchurchweb.org and click on the download - the latest eYe is there as well

Phil


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: Graham Burgess on November 17, 2007, 07:32:57 pm
Dear Kot,
I think there i s a gig by Keith Bell at The Railway tonight Saturday, he who used to busk en Paris in his youth. If you want to buttonhole me I will buy you a drink.
It starts around 8pm

GB


Title: Re: Great Venue in Whitchurch
Post by: kot on November 17, 2007, 11:10:20 pm
Thanks GB.
Trouble is, I've just got in from a hard day organising a the proverbial in a brewery, down at Hall & Woodhouse, so the pint will have to wait >:(

I've seen Keith Bell several times.
Its good to see his regular events at the Railway back on the local calendar.
http://www.keith-bell.com/







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