People Power secures bowling club


Bowling club aug 2015 low resClough Hall Bowling Club has been awarded funding to install security measures to prevent anti-social behaviour and damage to the premises.

The Bowling Club is to be made more secure thanks to a £2000 grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Fund. They have suffered from disruption at the club in the past including an arson attack which damaged the pavillion and have frequent problems with youths breaking in to play football and drink on the site. The money will be used to install cameras and follows a £10,000 lottery grant three years ago, which was used to put in new toilets and a six-foot spiked fence. Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Matthew Ellis said: “I am very pleased to have provided funding for the club to install a CCTV system to help keep the Bowling Club in Kidsgrove safe. Measures like this sometimes are needed to stop anti-social behaviour and prevent disruption to local residents. The Commissioner’s People Power Fund puts half a million pounds back into local communities and is easy and simple to apply for.” Micheal Nield, Honary Member at Clough Hall Bowling Club, said: “With the provision of the CCTV cameras it will help us to achieve our aims, which are: damage limitation to fencing, green, grounds, equipment and storage and security of members’ pavilion and toilet facilities.”



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