PARK Beach Bowling Club's CEO, Graham Moran, is thrilled that the women of Coffs Harbour feel safe in his club.
And while Mr Moran may have thought this was the case all along, it became official yesterday when the club received the People's Choice Award for the Coffs Harbour Environment for Women's Safety (CHEWS) Project.
As part of the project, local pubs and clubs were put under the spotlight to see if they had put in safety practices for the benefit of their female patrons. At yesterday's award ceremony, the Coffs Hotel picked up the award for Safest Pub, while the Sawtell RSL took out Safest Club.
The Park Beach Bowling Club award was the result of local women voting for the licensed premise they felt the safest at.
Mr Moran said the club had put a number of measures into practice to make the venue safe for women, such as security cameras and extra lighting.
"Congratulations needs to go to the Park Beach Bowling Club staff for carrying out the policies that make the club the safe place that it is," Mr Moran said.