Fund helps petanque club to find a new home

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A PETANQUE club that had to move from its base before it was bulldozed to make way for housing has found a new home – and had a boost from a community fund.

Limesdowne Petanque Club, now called Fareham Petanque Club, received a £4,999 grant from Fareham Borough Council’s Community Funding programme.

The club’s previous home at The Limes, Titchfield, was demolished and the club moved to land next to the Fareham North West Community Centre, on Henry Cort Drive, in Fareham.

The club also benefited from a £2,000 grant from Hampshire County Councillor Geoff Hockley, towards the total £13,000 cost.

Council leader Cllr Seán Woodward said: ‘Petanque can be played throughout the year and appeals to people of all ages. The money provided will help secure the survival of this popular club.’

Member for leisure Cllr Connie Hockley said: ‘It’s all going well.’

The club is open throughout the winter. For more details call 01329 829459.