Se­cu­rity boost for club

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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