THERE has been a fair bit of rain lately, but the next time the heavens open, staff and clients at Challenge Choices Kent St will be a whole lot drier.
The facility officially opened its driveway and carport extensions this week, which means guaranteed all-weather access.
The work was carried out by the Rotary Club of Tamworth West, led by Challenge parent and club member Bob Scherf.
“I’ve seen a real need for the driveway improvement for some time now,” he said.
“I could see the difficulty when the weather was not good for participants to access the building from the vehicles.”
Club members provided the expertise and man power to complete the project, with Challenge providing the materials.
Challenge Community Services chief executive officer Barry Murphy said the club’s support was outstanding.
“President Geoff Galloway and his members, in particular Peter Dillon and Ron Carr, completed the project, providing a safer all-weather one-way driveway,” he said.
In recognition of Mr Scherf’s long-term support, the new driveway will be known as Scherf St.
Since the fences have been installed, Kent St supervisor Irene
Brogan said staff and participants had been busy building the garden edging and planting out the gardens.