During the last few months there have been a few instances where APRA members have unlocked the gate, driven through and failed to lock it behind them. The APRA considers this a serious problem as it could lead to non members inadvertently entering the property and being locked in overnight by a member departing the property. This could lead to the destruction of the front gate if these people are attempting to leave, or having them overnight on the property which could prove fatal in the winter months.
The general rule of thumb is:
“leave the lock on the front gate in the same position as you found it”.
If it is locked when you arrived, then leave it locked. If it is open, then leave it open. Failure to comply with this can lead to suspension of your club membership.