DUE to an on-going problem with vandalism at Avon Bowls Club, a fence has now been put up to protect the area.
In the last edition of the Melksham News, a police update highlighted criminal activity at Avon Bowls Club in early January, but the club secretary Philip Wells says that vandalism has been a problem since the closure of Melksham House in 2014.
However, Philip wants to reassure the public that the club is in constant discussion with Wiltshire Council and the community policing team and they are working on solutions.
Recently, Wiltshire Council installed Harris fencing to protect the club. Philip said the installation of fencing will, “protect this important town asset from hooligans and preserve a vital wat of life for many members of our community who enjoy both the active and social sides of being part of our club.
“Avon Bowls Club has been in existence within the pleasant grounds of Melksham House since 1922, a tradition which we at the club intend to carry on in a more successful manner, with positive and foward looking attitudes.
“We look forward to another successful bowling year starting on 16th April, thanks to the excellent support of Melksham Police and Wiltshire Council Officers.”