From the Maitland Mercury report:
More than 1100 people have signed a petition that calls on the state government to buy back the former Morpeth Bowling Club site and return it to its former glory as recreational land.
The petition, which was organised by Morpeth Heritage Conservation Group, mostly attracted signatures from residents in Morpeth, East Maitland and Tenambit.
“About 300 Morpeth residents signed the petition, which represents a good percentage of the town,” group president Simon Brooker said. “The next biggest supporters were East Maitland and Tenambit.”
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 11, 2016.