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Bowling Club has gifts its Covil Park clubrooms

The Te Atatu Women’s Bowling Club has gifted its Covil Park clubrooms to Waitakere City after steadily declining membership forced it to close its doors.

The club is transferring ownership of all its buildings surrounding the bowling green and lawns to the Council, which has been leasing the land to the club since 1959. The club will be donating its remaining funds to the Te Atatu Peninsula Bowling Club and various charities, including the local volunteer fire brigade.
The handover ceremony was attended by Councillor Brenda Brady, Henderson Community Board members Helen Jones, Bill Postlewaight and Barry Shaw and bowling club patrons and members.

Cr Brady thanked the club for its contribution to the local community and accepted the clubrooms on the City’s behalf. Club members then presented a specially engraved key to mark the handover, which will be hung inside the building.

The Henderson Community Board has recommended that the clubrooms be leased to a community group and the surrounding land redeveloped into park area. Redevelopment work is expected to start after July 2003.

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