Shower scene shocker

The showers and toilets in the old section of Hampton’s Boss James Reserve clubrooms have been described as the ?worst? in Bayside.


Clayton Ward councillor Andrew McLorinan told a council meeting last month the facilities were ?appalling?.


?They?re over 50 years old; frankly they?re disgraceful,? Cr McLorinan said.


?Most of the pavilions and facilities in this area were built after World War II.


?Community standards have improved since then.?


Cr McLorinan asked council staff to prepare a report on the conditions of shower and toilet facilities at sports pavilions across Bayside, to work out priorities.


?We need ro work out our areas of need so we can progressively enhance our stock over the next few years,? he said.


He said $30,000 had been set aside to refurbish the Boss James Reserve facilities – used by the Hampton Rovers Amateur Football Club – in the draft 2005-06 Budget.


Hampton Rovers president Peter Blick said about 500 young people from 450 Bayside families used the change rooms.


?We?ve been trying to raise the money to get the showers done for many years,? Mr Blick said.


?We?re very thankful to the council for their help in this.?

Chris Jackson
The Bayside Leader

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