Harnham Sports Club re-opens after fire

Harnham Sports Club re-opens after fire

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:00am 19th July 2019.

The building's been closed since May following a blaze in the roof of the main club.

A huge clean-up operation's been completed at the Parsonage Green site, as much of it was affected by smoke.

The carpets and chairs have been fully cleaned to allow that side to re-open.

Harnham Social Club Re-Opening July 2019
The main part of the Harnham Sports and Social Club is ready to re-open

The main club will be available to members from today (Friday July 19th), but the function room will remain shut until December.

That's so the roof, which was most affected by fire, can be fixed.

Harnham Social Club Fire May 2019
The blaze happened while an event was ongoing within the function room below it

The committee's said they're pleased to be back:

"We are now in a position to re-open our main club area. We hope to welcome as many of our members old and new back."

They've also thanked all the local members who have been helping with the work to re-open the club, saying 'without them it would not have been possible'.

Harnham Social Club Fire May 2019
Wiltshire Police believe the blaze may have been a deliberate act


When the blaze happened, Wiltshire Police told us the incident was being investigated as having been started deliberately.

A spokesman has told Spire FM:

"Our investigation into the fire is currently ongoing and we would urge anyone with information to contact us.

"If you know something about the cause of the fire or witnessed suspicious activity in the area, then please contact Salisbury CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190047742. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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