Supporting our Local Country Club
The Big Prawn Company is helping support and fundraise the Melton Constable Country Club, in the village we are based in.
We are looking to help fundraise in order to secure the future of the building, make considerable improvements, and to help the surrounding areas.
The History of the Melton Constable Country Club
The Melton Constable Country Club was originally The Railway Institute, built by the railway for the benefit of its workers with reading rooms, wash rooms, and general recreation areas until the closing of the railway in the early 1960s. Following this closure, ex-employees at the time decided to buy the freehold off the Institute and form a trust: Melton Constable Country Club. The Country Club has a bar and offers lots of social recreational possibilities with a snooker table, large function hall, and more.
How You Can Help
As a large Victorian building, the Country Club has high running and repair costs. The building is in danger of closing its doors, so The Big Prawn Company wants to help fundraise for The Country Club.
Melton Constable Country Club is now becoming a community project. We are keen to keep the heritage of the building in our village, whilst turning it into something that serves the community in Melton Constable and its surrounding areas. As the trust turns into a charity, it is seeking investment to create a nice, warm, and comfortable place for social activities, businesses, clubs, amateur dramatics, societies and education, learning or training facilities. The club wants ‘access and wellbeing’ to be the priority and wants it to be ‘accessible to all’.
Melton Country Club aims to become a hub of the village and bring together the community as the only social building in Melton Constable. To do that, we need your help.
Together, Melton Constable Country Club needs volunteers to help drive this project to help the community. There will be a meeting at the Melton Constable Country Club on the 6th March at 7.30pm. Please attend the meeting, hear about the project, and share your thoughts.
Many thanks to photographer Stuart McPherson for the beautiful picture of our building, then and now. Check out more of his work here.