Group bowled over by windfarm cash

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Teviotdale indoor bowling club is set to replace their old surface with help of a generous grant of £5,500 awarded from the Banks Community Fund.

Over the years the old green surface has worn away and the underlay had begun to disintegrate.

Now, thanks to the grant from the Banks Community Fund, the charitable fund set up by the Banks Group, the Hamilton-based property and renewable energy business, the club will be able to use the grant to relay the playing area, resulting in a better surface than ever before.

Club officials are delighted with the backing from Banks, which they say will benefit the entire community due to the bowling green being used as a hub for local schools, mothers and children and also those with disabilities and impairments.

A spokesperson said: “Over time, materials start to wear and tear. The underlay we use was already second hand, but now it’s just unuseable.

Miles Crossley, senior business development manager at Banks Renewables, said; “We’re delighted to help the bowling club with the grant to resurface their green. “We work with the local communities on all of our wind farm proposals. We want to create lasting improvements that are beneficial to locals in and around Hawick to provide them with a better quality of community life in addition to providing investment and jobs.”