Heights bowlo members meet to save club tonight

THE doors are closed but the bowls continues at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club while members work out a way to save their club.

A public meeting will be held tonight for members of the community to have a say on how they think the club should be run.

"We want to take the emphasis away from bowling and make it more of a community club," said secretary of the men's bowling club, Bob Swords.

The new structure would involve setting up a limited liability company with a board of directors. Mr Swords said they would be asking the meeting to come up with a new name for the High St facility.

Lismore Workers Club decided to de-amalgamate and close the club from June 16, citing losses of $587,000 over five years and an estimated $290,000 loss for this financial year.

They gave the bowling club members three months to come up with a plan to re-open it. Mr Swords said the new club would be starting from scratch, taking over the lease of the building and the gaming machine licences, but would need to show they had a viable financial plan before any transfer could take place.

The meeting will be held at the club from 7pm.



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