The Ringwood Croquet Club is part of the Jubilee Park Sporting Precinct and offers both social and competitive croquet. This afternoon I attended the Club to join the celebrations of their court resurfacing works and kitchen renovations.
The Club undertook these court renovations through Council’s third/third/third grants program, which provides funding for infrastructure projects on Council land. The third/third/third program shares the costs of these projects between the Club and Council with the final third being offered as a loan or through Government or other agencies.
The new court surfaces use a summer grass that requires less water than the previous surface. In addition the Croquet Club has installed water tanks reducing their dependence on mains water and improving the sustainability of the Club. It is encouraging to see the Ringwood Croquet Club supporting water conservation initiatives and having such a strong commitment to sustainability.