Nightlife: Bus service cuts have an effect on clubs

Since my retirement from British Rail, in which service I was fortunate to retain a working lifetime of continuous employment, I have enjoyed a close association with our Railway Social Club.

Mindful of the economic problems facing local business, both retail and social, it was with great interest that I attended the club’s AGM and, whilst admitting to a degree of concern at the outset, the reports from the club’s officers quickly inspired confidence in the club’s wellbeing and its future.

A tribute to the dedication of all concerned.

Testimony to the club’s continued success is a considerable list of applications awaiting membership.

However, one of the major problems affecting attendance/business - common to most clubs and pubs - are the increasing cuts in our local bus service, particularly at evenings and weekends.

Ironic really, since the Railway Club is situated at the hub of our bus network.

Suffice to add that in my opinion every aspect of the club inspires a sense of pride.

Charles Braithwaite

Trinity Road