Mystery as Legion club shuts

January 31 2017

MYSTERY surrounds the sudden closure of Staple Hill's Royal British Legion Club in Kendall Road.

MYSTERY surrounds the sudden closure of Staple Hill's Royal British Legion Club in Kendall Road.

The club has been described as a "hub of our community" by Staple Hill councillor Ian Boulton and its loss will be felt by many people across the area, particularly the elderly.

It has played an important role in bringing people together by hosting events and enabling clubs to use the premises. Its members also raise thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal.

It is believed the club had its public liability licence removed which led to the club closing its doors before Christmas, although the Legion's head office would not confirm this.

The branch's website has been removed and events planned cancelled.