Falkirk social clubs struggling to survive

April 3, 2011 by  

Local social clubs in Falkirk are struggling to stay in business, a recent investigation by the Falkirk Herald found.

Rising costs of bills, tough licensing laws and the smoking ban all seem to have contributed to the declining numbers of members at social clubs throughout the region. Kay Hughes, the secretary for Camelon Juniors claims that the only busy day of the week is Sunday and that clubs are relying increasingly upon people booking private functions to bring in the punters.

With social trends changing, social clubs could bring their events to a new audience using promotional material like poster printing or flyer printing. Falkirk is home to many people who may be open to the suggestion of trying something new, such as a games night or a live music act hosted by a local social club. Flyer printing is an extremely effective way for businesses or organisations to ensure their messages get blanket coverage of an area and detailed information like times, locations, dates and event information can be accommodated by the flyer printing process.

There is a number of social clubs in the Falkirk area, all of them facing an uncertain future due to the decline in memberships and lack of volunteers to help run the clubs. Critics may claim that social clubs are stuck in the past and need to change and evolve in order to attract new customers and this may well be the case. In some areas, social clubs are evolving – Leeds Brudenell Social Club is a good example of a social club that has retained its original features and identities whilst also pulling in customers by hosting regular, sell-out live music nights that appeal to a younger crowd and publicise their events using flyer printing.