Suppliers still owed money by closed club

Helene Simpkins, Jason Ranford and Paula Harris at the Brunel Rooms when it relaunched last year

Helene Simpkins, Jason Ranford and Paula Harris at the Brunel Rooms when it relaunched last year

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SUPPLIERS and promoters have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after the sudden closure of the Brunel Rooms this week.

After the club failed to pay its rent arrears, the building managers moved in and took back control of the venue, changing the locks and revoking the current lease.

Staff are also owed hundreds of pounds, after they were only paid half wages this month and cheques given out for the rest bounced last week.

Management say they are currently negotiating a new, more cost effective lease, and hope to re-open in early February.

But invoices to local suppliers are still outstanding.

One regular DJ confirmed they were still owed a small amount of money by the club, but declined to be named.

Primesight, a national outdoor media company which specialises in billboards, is currently owed £2,784.32 by the club after they failed to keep to an agreed payment plan.

A spokesman for Primesight said: “We can confirm we are still owed money by the Brunel Rooms. We will be following this up with the club in light of the recent developments.”

Superwide Graphics, based in Hobley Drive, Swindon, are still owed £252 for a banner made up for the DJ EZ and Artful Dodger event held on November 15 last year.

Minuteman Press, based in Newport Street, Swindon, are owed £83 for printing 1,000 flyers for Charlie Sloth resident nights, and £73 for 2,000 flyers made up as part of their January sale.

Alcohol suppliers Arkell’s Brewery and Matthew Clark declined to comment on any outstanding debts.

The Brunel Rooms are currently advertising their next event, Desires, on February 15, as they say they have agreed a new lease on the building subject to paperwork being signed.

But three days ahead of that, on February 12, the licence of the club is scheduled for review by Swindon Council after Wiltshire Police expressed concerns around safety within the premises.

Licensing officers have said the recent closure of the club will have no effect on the licensing review, and that it is still due to come before the licensing committee next month.

David Bennett, licensing manager for Wiltshire Police, said: “Our position has not changed.

“We have put the application for review of the premises in and the sub committee will meet on February 12.

“What has happened since the application went in makes no difference.

“They still have a premises licence and that is what we are asking to be reviewed.”

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6:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

Blackmalkin says...

Omnishambles!
Omnishambles! Blackmalkin
  • Score: 18

6:55am Fri 24 Jan 14

gambon says...

what a surprise the man who has just been released from prison for fraud owes even more money either send him back to prison or never ever allow him to borrow money again
what a surprise the man who has just been released from prison for fraud owes even more money either send him back to prison or never ever allow him to borrow money again gambon
  • Score: 31

7:38am Fri 24 Jan 14

depositman says...

Jason is a complete knob how nobody has kicked the crap out of him yet. It's no surprise it didn't last just liked his fake letting agency or his failed transport business surprised he not ruined DPR transport yet he has ripped all his family members off previously. Not to forget the bounced cheques for cars he is a joke . Funniest thing is the assault charges he fights like a girl cries like a baby wanna be Essex boy
Jason is a complete knob how nobody has kicked the crap out of him yet. It's no surprise it didn't last just liked his fake letting agency or his failed transport business surprised he not ruined DPR transport yet he has ripped all his family members off previously. Not to forget the bounced cheques for cars he is a joke . Funniest thing is the assault charges he fights like a girl cries like a baby wanna be Essex boy depositman
  • Score: 45

8:24am Fri 24 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

When any business closes there will always be people and businesses owed money due to the way businesses work, i.e. the net terms of payment.

The amounts being mentioned are barely work the time taken to write the article.

Can't comment on the ethics of individuals involved, but the owing of money on a business closing is a bit of a non story.
When any business closes there will always be people and businesses owed money due to the way businesses work, i.e. the net terms of payment. The amounts being mentioned are barely work the time taken to write the article. Can't comment on the ethics of individuals involved, but the owing of money on a business closing is a bit of a non story. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: -27

8:44am Fri 24 Jan 14

silvergran says...

It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue. silvergran
  • Score: 35

9:10am Fri 24 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
[quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: -29

9:12am Fri 24 Jan 14

RichardR1 says...

Silvergran, if I recall correctly everyone except the Licensing Department thought his involvement was a bad idea.
Silvergran, if I recall correctly everyone except the Licensing Department thought his involvement was a bad idea. RichardR1
  • Score: 18

9:32am Fri 24 Jan 14

StillPav says...

I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon, but it appears they enjoyed the glamour of "owning" a nightclub much more than the nitty gritty of running a large and complex business.

If they do manage to re-negotiate their lease, I hope they get an experienced manager in to run it for them and I wish them the best of luck.
I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon, but it appears they enjoyed the glamour of "owning" a nightclub much more than the nitty gritty of running a large and complex business. If they do manage to re-negotiate their lease, I hope they get an experienced manager in to run it for them and I wish them the best of luck. StillPav
  • Score: 9

10:25am Fri 24 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

StillPav wrote:
I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon

Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?
[quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon[/quote] Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms? Hmmmf
  • Score: 8

10:50am Fri 24 Jan 14

StillPav says...

Hmmmf wrote:
StillPav wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon
Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?
Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon[/quote] Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?[/p][/quote]Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films. StillPav
  • Score: 1

11:25am Fri 24 Jan 14

Swindon_AOK says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
LordAsh, what is your beef here? Paper are reporting on a high-profile business failure. There have been a lot of stories about Brunel Rooms and I am sure we are only party to the 'tip of the iceberg' by the sounds of it. Adver get hold of some tangible evidence of unpaid bills so they publish it. I expect there is far more going on than we know about.

There is a clear justification to publish about this and I fully expect more dirt to energe. Staff even hacked their facebook page to highlight how they had not been paid. The place is clearly in chaos and however small some of the sums involved it highlights local businesses being ripped off by another local business.

What has that got to do with understanding how business works? The only people who dont get that appear to be Ranford, Simpkins and Co.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.[/p][/quote]LordAsh, what is your beef here? Paper are reporting on a high-profile business failure. There have been a lot of stories about Brunel Rooms and I am sure we are only party to the 'tip of the iceberg' by the sounds of it. Adver get hold of some tangible evidence of unpaid bills so they publish it. I expect there is far more going on than we know about. There is a clear justification to publish about this and I fully expect more dirt to energe. Staff even hacked their facebook page to highlight how they had not been paid. The place is clearly in chaos and however small some of the sums involved it highlights local businesses being ripped off by another local business. What has that got to do with understanding how business works? The only people who dont get that appear to be Ranford, Simpkins and Co. Swindon_AOK
  • Score: 24

11:38am Fri 24 Jan 14

AndySN3 says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
Businesses have to take people at face value, and try and build up a relationship with their customer's. These people have preyed on that trust, and not given a sh1t about ripping businesses off.
The law is the law, but it doesn't make it fair or right. Whether somebody owes you £50 or £5000, it is still in lieu of work or product supplied.
This individual is a blood sucking parasite, he has no moral standards, and I suspect he will do the same over and over again. Surely if he has recently been released from prison for fraud, there has to be a good case to throw him back in again.
It won't help the people get their money back, but I am sure it will make them feel a little better!!
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.[/p][/quote]Businesses have to take people at face value, and try and build up a relationship with their customer's. These people have preyed on that trust, and not given a sh1t about ripping businesses off. The law is the law, but it doesn't make it fair or right. Whether somebody owes you £50 or £5000, it is still in lieu of work or product supplied. This individual is a blood sucking parasite, he has no moral standards, and I suspect he will do the same over and over again. Surely if he has recently been released from prison for fraud, there has to be a good case to throw him back in again. It won't help the people get their money back, but I am sure it will make them feel a little better!! AndySN3
  • Score: 18

12:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

therocker says...

When your business is run by people who are willing to embezzle, openly steal from the takings and are happy to not pay the staff that their business relies on, is it any wonder that the business folds. To many people get into the business side of entertainment because they like to be seen as being these would be gangsters and small town hard men and it never works. Just look at the reasons behind the 12 closing and the MECA putting on one roller disco a month and you will see that these people are never the right people for the job.
When your business is run by people who are willing to embezzle, openly steal from the takings and are happy to not pay the staff that their business relies on, is it any wonder that the business folds. To many people get into the business side of entertainment because they like to be seen as being these would be gangsters and small town hard men and it never works. Just look at the reasons behind the 12 closing and the MECA putting on one roller disco a month and you will see that these people are never the right people for the job. therocker
  • Score: 16

1:21pm Fri 24 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

StillPav wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
StillPav wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon
Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?
Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films.
Culture, like pretty much everything is a matter of opinion. One man's classic song will be another man's fingernails on a blackboard. There is no set rule as to what constitutes culture.
[quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon[/quote] Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?[/p][/quote]Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films.[/p][/quote]Culture, like pretty much everything is a matter of opinion. One man's classic song will be another man's fingernails on a blackboard. There is no set rule as to what constitutes culture. house on the hill
  • Score: 8

1:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Highworth Lad says...

Hi here Jason now wants to fight on Swindons Fight Club 7 !! I see a lot of satisfaction allowing him to do so... karma could come his way
Hi here Jason now wants to fight on Swindons Fight Club 7 !! I see a lot of satisfaction allowing him to do so... karma could come his way Highworth Lad
  • Score: 19

2:27pm Fri 24 Jan 14

twasadawf says...

Highworth Lad wrote:
Hi here Jason now wants to fight on Swindons Fight Club 7 !! I see a lot of satisfaction allowing him to do so... karma could come his way
They have girl bout's now at swindon fight nights?????????????
[quote][p][bold]Highworth Lad[/bold] wrote: Hi here Jason now wants to fight on Swindons Fight Club 7 !! I see a lot of satisfaction allowing him to do so... karma could come his way[/p][/quote]They have girl bout's now at swindon fight nights????????????? twasadawf
  • Score: 12

3:09pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Highworth Lad says...

Yup the first was FC6
Yup the first was FC6 Highworth Lad
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Swindon_AOK wrote:
LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
LordAsh, what is your beef here? Paper are reporting on a high-profile business failure. There have been a lot of stories about Brunel Rooms and I am sure we are only party to the 'tip of the iceberg' by the sounds of it. Adver get hold of some tangible evidence of unpaid bills so they publish it. I expect there is far more going on than we know about.

There is a clear justification to publish about this and I fully expect more dirt to energe. Staff even hacked their facebook page to highlight how they had not been paid. The place is clearly in chaos and however small some of the sums involved it highlights local businesses being ripped off by another local business.

What has that got to do with understanding how business works? The only people who dont get that appear to be Ranford, Simpkins and Co.
I have no beef. However whether people like it or not, businesses close everyday owing money and a lot more than is being talked about in this article.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.[/p][/quote]LordAsh, what is your beef here? Paper are reporting on a high-profile business failure. There have been a lot of stories about Brunel Rooms and I am sure we are only party to the 'tip of the iceberg' by the sounds of it. Adver get hold of some tangible evidence of unpaid bills so they publish it. I expect there is far more going on than we know about. There is a clear justification to publish about this and I fully expect more dirt to energe. Staff even hacked their facebook page to highlight how they had not been paid. The place is clearly in chaos and however small some of the sums involved it highlights local businesses being ripped off by another local business. What has that got to do with understanding how business works? The only people who dont get that appear to be Ranford, Simpkins and Co.[/p][/quote]I have no beef. However whether people like it or not, businesses close everyday owing money and a lot more than is being talked about in this article. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Fri 24 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

AndySN3 wrote:
LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
Businesses have to take people at face value, and try and build up a relationship with their customer's. These people have preyed on that trust, and not given a sh1t about ripping businesses off.
The law is the law, but it doesn't make it fair or right. Whether somebody owes you £50 or £5000, it is still in lieu of work or product supplied.
This individual is a blood sucking parasite, he has no moral standards, and I suspect he will do the same over and over again. Surely if he has recently been released from prison for fraud, there has to be a good case to throw him back in again.
It won't help the people get their money back, but I am sure it will make them feel a little better!!
If you think a crimes have been committed by the individual involved report them to the appropriate authorities. However you are speculating about bad intentions.

If you think the law is wrong to allow such an individual to open a business campaign for a change in the law.

Whether people like it or not, businesses close everyday owing money and a lot more than is being talked about in this article.

Should we have every single customer of the double glazing firm that recently went bust having their own article about being owed money?
[quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.[/p][/quote]Businesses have to take people at face value, and try and build up a relationship with their customer's. These people have preyed on that trust, and not given a sh1t about ripping businesses off. The law is the law, but it doesn't make it fair or right. Whether somebody owes you £50 or £5000, it is still in lieu of work or product supplied. This individual is a blood sucking parasite, he has no moral standards, and I suspect he will do the same over and over again. Surely if he has recently been released from prison for fraud, there has to be a good case to throw him back in again. It won't help the people get their money back, but I am sure it will make them feel a little better!![/p][/quote]If you think a crimes have been committed by the individual involved report them to the appropriate authorities. However you are speculating about bad intentions. If you think the law is wrong to allow such an individual to open a business campaign for a change in the law. Whether people like it or not, businesses close everyday owing money and a lot more than is being talked about in this article. Should we have every single customer of the double glazing firm that recently went bust having their own article about being owed money? LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

house on the hill wrote:
StillPav wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
StillPav wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon
Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?
Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films.
Culture, like pretty much everything is a matter of opinion. One man's classic song will be another man's fingernails on a blackboard. There is no set rule as to what constitutes culture.
A cultured man...

Dictionary: One who is educated, polished, refined, and cultivated, showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education.

Swindon: Bloke stuck to the carpet at The Brunel Rooms.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: I have a lot of respect for anyone who tries to fill the cultural blackhole which is nightlife in Swindon[/quote] Does 'culture' in Swindon really mean The Brunel Rooms?[/p][/quote]Why not? Clubs, dance music and DJs are as much a part of our culture as ballet, opera and films.[/p][/quote]Culture, like pretty much everything is a matter of opinion. One man's classic song will be another man's fingernails on a blackboard. There is no set rule as to what constitutes culture.[/p][/quote]A cultured man... Dictionary: One who is educated, polished, refined, and cultivated, showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education. Swindon: Bloke stuck to the carpet at The Brunel Rooms. Hmmmf
  • Score: 2

12:27am Sat 25 Jan 14

Yambatown says...

Why not learn to spell and a bit of grammar would not go miss
Why not learn to spell and a bit of grammar would not go miss Yambatown
  • Score: -3

6:59am Sat 25 Jan 14

depositman says...

It makes me laugh can't see them reopening even if they sort a new lease swindle some new suppliers they won't be granted a licence when the review by council an police is done, Jason ranford will never change he was likely this from early age stealing and he has just got worse takes money off people all time . I would not wish bad on anyone but he is a nobody I wish him all theatre bad hope he gets the ship kicked out of him soon I for one would do it for free. Now he saying he doing fightnight how he likes the limelight. He won't show he is a first class ****
It makes me laugh can't see them reopening even if they sort a new lease swindle some new suppliers they won't be granted a licence when the review by council an police is done, Jason ranford will never change he was likely this from early age stealing and he has just got worse takes money off people all time . I would not wish bad on anyone but he is a nobody I wish him all theatre bad hope he gets the ship kicked out of him soon I for one would do it for free. Now he saying he doing fightnight how he likes the limelight. He won't show he is a first class **** depositman
  • Score: 1

9:29am Sat 25 Jan 14

martinswindon says...

Excellent news for the civilised human beings of Swindon. Those who warned of this shambles have been proved right.

Apologies to the staff who lost their jobs.

The fella who ran this should never of been able too, he was known locally to be trouble. Think we have to say shame on Swindon Council - as usual!
Excellent news for the civilised human beings of Swindon. Those who warned of this shambles have been proved right. Apologies to the staff who lost their jobs. The fella who ran this should never of been able too, he was known locally to be trouble. Think we have to say shame on Swindon Council - as usual! martinswindon
  • Score: 2

2:33pm Sun 26 Jan 14

faatmaan says...

I still think these people are fronting the operation and the paymasters are out of sight, alas suppliers will always be the optimists, but time after time they are left to carry the debt. Licence should not have been granted, very difficult to see how they got it, or influenced the outcome.
I still think these people are fronting the operation and the paymasters are out of sight, alas suppliers will always be the optimists, but time after time they are left to carry the debt. Licence should not have been granted, very difficult to see how they got it, or influenced the outcome. faatmaan
  • Score: 3

4:24pm Sun 26 Jan 14

roberto5 says...

Hopefully the license will be revoked and the place will close.
Hopefully the license will be revoked and the place will close. roberto5
  • Score: 0

7:49am Mon 27 Jan 14

Wildwestener says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
silvergran wrote:
It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless.

If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.
Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close.

If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment.

If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day.

Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.
Some of us have run our own businesses and have never been so cavalier with others money.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silvergran[/bold] wrote: It may not be huge sums of money owed, but small businesses are reliant on paying their bills and if they don't get paid it's a chain reaction. Staff wages need to be honoured also as the staff worked hard all over Christmas and New Year and haven't been paid a penny - the gesture of paying them a cheque was a waste of time as they were worthless. If someone has been in trouble due to fraud etc, surely he was an unfit person to be heavily involved in the running of such an establishment. There's a lot been going on that the public aren't aware of and these people should never have been in charge of this venue.[/p][/quote]Not disputing that, but that is life and that is what happens when businesses close. If the business is that reliant the sums involved, then they should be asking for immediate payment. If the paper published stories of every single case where someone is owed money when a business closes, the paper would be a hundred pages every day. Down vote away all those that can't handle the truth or simply don't understand how business works.[/p][/quote]Some of us have run our own businesses and have never been so cavalier with others money. Wildwestener
  • Score: 0

9:16am Mon 27 Jan 14

Swindon2014 says...

Sounds to me like typical Swindon people, yeah financially it does not appear right but what has that got to do with any of us? Surely the people of Swindon should be more interested in wanting a nightclub they can go to and also the next generation of people ? So when the club is closed, you going to work on closing the pubs? Then what ? Already a town of outlet and pound shops? May as well have nothing at all to do in the evening ? Clearly a very sad little town as other places nearby encourage, support and attend businesses to help their town/city and not just write a load of pathetic schoolboy comments on website for a paper that clearly also love to make Swindon look worse than it is.
Well done people of Swindon !
Sounds to me like typical Swindon people, yeah financially it does not appear right but what has that got to do with any of us? Surely the people of Swindon should be more interested in wanting a nightclub they can go to and also the next generation of people ? So when the club is closed, you going to work on closing the pubs? Then what ? Already a town of outlet and pound shops? May as well have nothing at all to do in the evening ? Clearly a very sad little town as other places nearby encourage, support and attend businesses to help their town/city and not just write a load of pathetic schoolboy comments on website for a paper that clearly also love to make Swindon look worse than it is. Well done people of Swindon ! Swindon2014
  • Score: -2

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