Halfon tables question in Commons over Maypole closure

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question in relation to the sudden closure of the Maypole Club.

Mr Halfon asked the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley MP if he had seen my Commons Motion on the unfortunate over-night closure of the Maypole Club in Harlow, and if he will call for an urgent debate on small community clubs.

He said: That this House is shocked and saddened at the closure of the Maypole Club in Harlow; notes the vital contribution that the club made to the community of Harlow; further notes that many Harlow residents had special occasions booked at the club, and football teams will no longer be able to use their pitches with immediate effect; believes the staff and managers of the club should have received notice before it closed; and therefore urges the new owners to provide an alternative clubhouse and alternative pitches to local football teams.”

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