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.
The club has received information and guidance from both Bowls England and KCBA, which can be seen on their respective websites.
All 2020 National and County competitions have been cancelled. Entry fees will be reimbursed in due course.
We have cancelled all club fixtures until the end of May. KCBA has advised that it should be reasonably safe for players who are in a low risk group to roll up or practise on an outdoor green providing that the green isn’t too crowded and a reasonable space is kept from others. Those members at higher risk should make their own decisions.
At present the green and surrounds still have a lot of work to be done on them before play will be possible; a separate message will appear about this at a later date.
Annual subscriptions are still being collected.The Committee will decide at the end of the season how much refund is due to each member as a result of the facilities being closed.
Most importantly stay safe and healthy so that we may enjoy our bowling when circumstances permit