Security boost for club
A grant from the Latrobe Valley Authority will help Warragul Croquet Club complete security works at its venue.
Having earlier received a grant from Baw Baw Shire to complete fencing at the front and back of its facility, the $14,797 grant from LVA will allow the club to install fencing to restrict access from along the railway line and the adjoining bowling club.
The club has been battling attacks of vandalism last year and hopes the measures will prevent further attacks.
Security lighting also will be installed, with the club to provide services in kind to the value of $2000 to complete the project.
Warragul Croquet Club treasurer Mary Cornwall said the grant would also address accessibility issues, with plans afoot to install some steps down to its bottom court.
“We started off with the Baw Baw Shire grant for the front and back fence, and this will just finish it off,” she said.
“It will close off access from the railway line and the bowling club. “It’s been a bit of a mixed bag with vandalism. “We’ve had rocks on the court, broken windows and lost equipment. “This has just made Christmas.” Mrs Cornwall said the club could still find positives from the year, with local businesses sponsoring tournaments and providing grants for equipment.
The club also recently won the Gippsland pennant, defeating Traralgon in the final.