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New governance structure to secure future of Bridge Complex

Plans are being made to set up a new governance structure to help secure the future of Sixmilebridge and District Community Complex, following a public meeting in the village earlier this week. A recent Clare Champion investigation revealed that the Registry of Friendly Societies (RFS) cancelled the centre’s registration on April 17, 2015 over its failure to submit annual audited accounts to the registrar. It also found that November 21, 2007 was the last time that annual audited accounts were lodged with the RFS for the year ending December 31, 2006. It has been decided that local resident Pat Hayes will operate as an independent facilitator to seek legal and accountancy professional advice, and to put this information to a group of special members, shareholders and members of the Bridge Kids interim management. Mr Hayes, who is a parent of children attending the crèche, said he would be prepared to link-in with the present interim board of management to form …

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Bridge Complex transfer a ‘legal mess’

The controversial transfer of assets owned by one of the biggest community organisations in the county to a component group, without the approval or consultation with shareholders, has been described as a “legal mess”. Conflicting reports have emerged whether or not the assets owned by the Sixmilebridge and District Community Complex can be transferred to Bridge Kids Crèche. Councillor PJ Ryan, who is one of the largest shareholders, has questioned the transfer, describing it as a “legal mess”, while a special member, who didn’t wish to be named, has alleged the transfer is “illegal”. However, a spokesperson for the former complex committee, who have resigned en bloc, has insisted that this transfer is permitted under the rules of the society, as the assets are being invested in another charitable organisation. It has also emerged that a special member has submitted a letter to the Bridge Complex Society asking the “management committee to resign and any member of that committee employed …

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Bridge Complex governance under scrutiny

THE Sixmilebridge and District Community Complex is facing an uncertain future following the revelation that the complex has not submitted audited accounts in compliance with regulations for 10 years. Growing dissatisfaction with the lack of proper governance of the centre has prompted calls for an extraordinary general meeting to facilitate the necessary changes to ensure its future survival. A Clare Champion investigation has revealed that the Registry of Friendly Societies (RFS) cancelled the centre’s registration on April 17, 2015 over its failure to submit annual audited accounts to the registrar. It also found that November 21, 2007 was the last time that annual audited accounts were lodged with the RFS for the year ending December 31, 2006. The Bridge Complex is the umbrella organisation for one of the biggest not-for-profit organisations in the county. Its childcare facility employs 30 people and looks after about 100 children five days a week. It also runs a daycare centre and a playground, which …

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