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Mayor saddened by bowlo closure

Tweed mayor Barry Longland at the Murwillumbah council chambers.
Tweed mayor Barry Longland at the Murwillumbah council chambers. John Gass

TWEED Mayor Barry Longland has expressed his disappointment at hearing the Murwillumbah Bowls Club will officially close next month after 91 years.

The decision by the Murwillumbah Services Club to close the financially-strapped club on June 30 after taking over less than two years ago has saddened club members and the community.

"I was really distressed to hear that the services club's attempt to revitalise the club has failed," Councillor Longland said.

"They still have some time but it doesn't seem positive.

"It's been around for a long time and has a lot of history so it's very sad."

Cr Longland said he believed the only way the club could have survived was by re-opening the dining area and making it friendlier for families and young people.

"They needed to revitalise the club for the younger members and open the dining area but that doesn't seem to have happened."

He said Tweed Shire Council would only become involved if the land was to be redeveloped.

Murwillumbah Services Club CEO Guy Diven said the decision to close the club was not easy.

He said the services club had spent $500,000 on improvements and repairs but could not stop the continued loss in revenue.

The services club is reportedly working with the 130 active bowlers to relocate them.

The 60th anniversary of the Women's Bowling Club will go ahead at the bowls club on Wednesday May 30.

Topics:  barry longland, murwillumbah bowls club, murwillumbah services club



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