Despite all the trials and tribulations with the barrier it does provide a great service to the Club in terms of security and also in preventing unauthorised parking by beach users in holiday season. The first major improvement was the installation of the hefty bump to prevent tailgating which has greatly reduced the demolition jobs on the barrier and now the second problem with it has also been tackled.
Many has been the time that Members have struggled to get the card reader to work for them and as a result a new proximity reader has now been installed which only requires the card to be near the reader. However it has meant that everyone needs a new (white) card to make it work. These are available for all Members to collect from the office. It must however be pointed out that the existing gold Membership card will not operate the gate but it continues in use for all other transactions within the Club.