WORK to refurbish a Malvern social club is underway.

A new committee has been appointed at Newtown Club, in Newtown Road, and is vowing to put the venue back on the map.

Volunteers met at the weekend to remove all the bushes and weeds from the car park - and improvements have also been made inside the club.

Club members have carried out a deep clean of the bar area, toilets and cellar, while sinks and toilets have already been fixed by plumber Paul Brimmer, who offered his services for free.

Malvern Gazette: The cleaned-up bar at Newtown Club in MalvernThe cleaned-up bar at Newtown Club in Malvern (Image: NQ)

“I am pleased to say that the members and visitors to the club have noticed the changes already and the bottled beers that we have introduced are selling as well,” said committee member Ron Harris. “We also have got a good selection of crisps and snacks to enjoy with a pint.

“We will start preparing the function room this week ready to be painted and our aim is to ensure that it will be a clean, multipurpose room for the members and visitors to enjoy.

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“We are looking to rent the rooms out during the day-time/night-time for dance, yoga and other classes, or as meeting rooms for local companies. We have different size rooms to cater for small personal gatherings or larger gatherings if needed.

“We can order sandwiches etc and supply refreshments as we do not have a kitchen at the club. Who knows, that might be added to the club at a later date if we have any energy left.

'Back from the ashes'

"We have got a massive job on our hands to try and bring the club back from the ashes and restore new life into it. But with the help of the community, I believe we can do it."

Mr Harris said the club’s profits are used to pay the bills, so members are having to fundraise in order to pay for refurbishment work.

As well as cleaning and weeding, volunteers at the weekend raised £170 towards the project.

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The club’s first big fundraising event is a Valentine’s Disco taking place on Saturday, February 11. Tickets are £3 and all proceeds will go towards refurbishing the large function room.

Mr Harris also said the club wants to hear from local bands who could potentially use the venue for free and gain experience of playing in front of a crowd.

You can get in touch with the club by emailing, calling 01684 572541, or visiting