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At last there is some good news. Following the latest government announcement, it has been decided that the 2020 bowls season can start. It will commence on Saturday 23rd May, but there will be strict rules to which must be adhered. 
Games will be singles only. If the two players are not from the same household social distancing rules must apply.
Members must not use the changing rooms except for the first occasion to collect stored equipment. Toilets will be available.
The only equipment to be provided will be jacks and mats only. These will be stored in the office at the side of the shed.
There will be a booking system for rinks, and you cannot play without a booking.
You will be able to book a rink by ringing the clubhouse between 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday.           Tel: 01303 266356
The first session will start at 12 noon and each block will be one hour 10 minutes long followed by a 20 minutes change over period.

Hopefully, this will give those members who wish to bowl the opportunity to do so. 

It must be stressed that members bowl at their own risk.

A full set of rules which relate to the club’s risk assessment will be sent out on Wednesday 20th May


With the present threat imposed by current events, it is the intention of the club to assist, wherever possible, those members who may be finding the present conditions/confinement difficult to deal with.

We had recently conceived a plan to give practical help to those members in need, on an ongoing basis, but the present situation has suddenly made it even more important that we now endeavour to help anyone who needs support. This may even be to help ease any pressure on existing family members who currently are committed to supporting their loved ones. After the present crisis, our help ideally would be to spend time with the member, and generally just give some warmth and comfort for an hour or two over a cuppa. However, with the current situation we need to be very careful indeed about close proximity, and can only really telephone for a quick re-assuring chat, at present.

If anyone feels they may benefit, please do not hesitate to approach Garry Instrell, (our Welfare Officer 01303 239294 or 07743 236603) who will be assisted by Ian Marchant (01303 266147 or 07880 703108) , Jeremy Page (01303 770231 or 07956 662061) and possibly some others as the scheme develops.