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#1 morty

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Maybe John or Marion can answer this one, but do the club own or rent the Scott Street premesis? If we do own it, is it on a mortgage?

 

What I am getting at is could the shop not be moved to Craven Park permanently thus freeing up either the rental costs each month OR if we do own it try to sell it (saving the mortgage costs if it is mortgaged, and putting any capital back into the club...not easy in this climate I know), or rent it out to a third party (again not easy in this climate with so many shops stood idle in the town!!!)

 

Just asking ?

 

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#2 soss

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

As far as I'm aware the shop belongs to John and Marion and they donate the profits to the club. He allows the office upstairs to be used by Karen but it is my understanding the club have no connection with the shop other than John and Marions generousity. I will stand corrected but thats how I understand it and all the more reason for the club to survive otherwise they will be left with all the stock.


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#3 morty

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Cheers Mike................... it was just a thought to try help with forward thinking for the club !!!!


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#4 John Spoor

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

Soss
You could not be more wrong! I hope the Inland Revenue do not read this forum and think we have undeclared property in our portfolios!

Morty
78 Scott Street is owned lock, stock and barrel by mine and Marian's employers - Barrow Rugby League Auxiliary Association, who are the society that runs the Gold Rush lottery and other fundraising schemes as registered with the Gambling Commission. I will not bore you with any details of how we come to own the property or the legalities involved with lotteries, but if you are passing at any time or see me on a match day, I will gladly discuss them with you if you are interested!
It would, in my opinion, be financial suicide to sell up and re-locate at the ground. We have just under 700 shares in the Gold Rush that are paid in the shop. I am 100% certain those members would not go to Craven Park to pay their subscriptions, when they can leave M&S side entrance and walk over to us. I know for a fact that a property and selling outlet in the town centre like ours is very much envied by other clubs. Having the club secretary in the property as well means everything connected with the club is in the one place for supporters bookings, tickets, queries etc.
As the shop is owned by us , and not the club means that we qualify for "small business rate relief" and our business rates bill is minimal. Other than the usual update and maintenance costs, the building costs us nothing!

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To answer your and other posts regarding the floodlight fund, I have been inundated with queries since the Evening Mail article on Friday. I know that this topic is going to be raised on Friday night's meeting and I have assured all supporters who have contacted me that I will be making a statement regarding the legal and ethical aspects at that time.

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#5 soss

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Lol apologies John I was half right..you still do a cracking job..

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#6 morty

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

Many thanks John. There was no underlying issue I was just wondering with the statement last friday and the plight we appear to be in...was just asking as a way of exploring all avenues for financial help for the club.

 

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