Stapleton and Begbrook Community Association incorporating The Begbrook Social Club aims to provide secure and pleasant surroundings for local residents and groups to meet friends, socialise, participate in shared activities and enjoy a variety of entertainment, all in a clean, modern environment. It also provides the opportunity for members and visitors alike to hire its function rooms for their special family events and is host to a number of affiliated Clubs. It is registered with the local authority as a designated ‘Place of Safety’ should any local emergency arise.
Rock n Roll
A Wide Range Of Activities
Have A Great Time
Fully Stocked Bar With Live Entertainment
OUR HISTORY & PURPOSE
OUR HISTORY & PURPOSE
Ideas for the formation of a Community Centre were first proposed in the mid 1970’s which could serve as a focal point for the residents of the newly built houses ( which had replaced the two old ‘prefab’ estates built immediately after the Second World War) and the nearby council estate (known locally as ‘The Daisyfields’) closer to Frenchay Hospital. Many of the previous prefab residents had moved to temporary accommodation elsewhere in the city and it was felt that, as they moved back into the area, there was a need to provide a resource whereby they could re-acquaint themselves with old friends and neighbors.
Negotiations with Bristol City Council identified the site and a suitable long lease was granted at a peppercorn rent, although no financial assistance was provided. The Club also approached the Charity Commission and was granted charitable status by reason of it’s community based activities. The building was financed by a loan from a brewery on the basis of ‘sole supplier' and completed/opened in 1980/82. This loan was re-paid many years ago and the Club is now debt-free.
The main purpose of the SBCA is to provide a meeting place for those various groups whose activities demand a suitable size space to promote their activities.
In order to finance running costs, The Association includes the Begbrook Social Club, whose bars and room hire for private functions provide the necessary income to sustain the community activities. It also provides facilities for the various social activities associated with pubs and clubs and a meeting place for the other sporting clubs using facilities adjacent to the building.
recently, the Club has felt the need to promote it’s activities further afield
to embrace the newer and future developments near the UWE and Frenchay