Following the success of the first quiz, we have decided to have another fun quiz night for members that will be 100% lockdown compliment. You can join in by telephone or on a computer / tablet / mobile and it will let everyone communicate as well as test who is the smartest or knows the most useless facts. Emails have been sent with details of how to join in, if you need more details then please contact us by email.
Notice to members
The government has agreed a limited return to the playing of bowls. It is indicated that further easing of these restriction can be hoped for shortly if these initial measures work.
We plan on the green being available from Monday 18th May under the following rules
All leagues and external competitions have been cancelled for this year. We will have to see how matters progress for the Club competitions.
1/ Members only, this is vital.
2/ Members cannot go into the Club or use the toilets.
3/ Members should only play alone, with members of your household who are Club Members, or with one other person from outside your household, while practising social distancing.
4/ You must only use your own woods, block and mat brought with you. Bring your own hand sanitizer etc. with you
5/There will be a sheet of paper and pens in a plastic sleeve under the lean-to at the side of the club. You must put the time you start, and finish, the date and the names of all playing in legible writing.
6 /A maximum of 2 blocks at any one time,
7/ One hours playing time unless there are less than 2 blocks on the green. If other members are waiting please be practical
8/ No spectators other than members waiting to play.
9/ Maintain social distancing at all times, both playing and waiting.
Please remember these conditions are for the health of all of us, not just some fancy. The recording of who has played for any future contact tracing is vital as ensuring we learn if anyone subsequently suffers from Coronavirus.
Peter Cotton, the Club Safeguarding Officer, should be contacted if there are any issues of any sort.
We intend for the side gate to be unlocked before 10.30am and locked again from 8 to 8.30pm.
The recording of who has played is important in the Government’s plans for any tracing of contacts.
Maintain social distancing at all times.
The jack will need regular sanitizing and you must be careful about touching your face etc as is stressed to us continuously nowadays.
We will be putting a notice covering these points on the glass of the conservatory so that members can see these points when going to play.
We cannot stress enough the importance of following these government conditions if we are to be allowed to continue playing any level of bowls and indeed if we are to progress to phase two with more freedom,
Hopefully, this message finds you and your family still in good health. Whilst this lockdown is still very necessary it does feel a little as though we are missing out as the events should just be starting for this year but the club is still closed and empty.
As a club, we have always supported and helped other members and so we would like to remind you that if you are struggling or feeling isolated then the club and its members are still here. As such we just wanted to remind you that you can contact us.
District Club Committee
To all members,
We are all facing difficult times and some members may be finding daily life more trying than others. If you live alone or need help of any kind please ring me on 07770499631. You will appreciate my help is very limited but I don’t want any member to feel more isolated than we actually are.
It has been decided to close the bowling green from today until further notice.
Stay safe till we meet again at the club.
Following the government announcements today the District Club will be closed to members until further notice.
The side gate will be left unlocked to allow access to the bowling green only but there will be no access to other facilities (including jacks & mats).
This is not an ideal position but we need to play our part in fighting the current pandemic.
District Club Council
Note to all Members
18th MARCH 2020
We are beginning to receive more definite advice, particularly instructions as to how Clubs such as ourselves should handle the present situation.
People are being advised to avoid social venues for a period of at least 12 weeks because of the gathering together of people. We do not have to close the Club and, given the way the Club is used, with one or two playing snooker or something similar at a time members can continue to use the club at their own risk for snooker and social bowls. We would expect members to follow basic guidelines with an emphasis on handwashing and physical distance. Members over 70 need to be aware of specific government instructions for their age group.
As for scheduled club events, these will be postponed until such time as the current guidance is relaxed and it is appropriate for us once again to have larger-scale functions within the club.
There are a number of points to consider.
1. It may be difficult to keep milk and such like continuously available.
2. The Ladies Bridge Club has closed for at least a month
3. The BCGBA has announced that all leagues and competition under its authority are suspended.
4. I have no information at the moment about the snooker league but would be surprised if it continues at the present.
I am sorry to have to write in this way but am sure you all understand the need.
District Club Council
The District Club is currently open but we ask members to ensure that they follow current advice and wash their hands regularly with soap and water, catch coughs and sneezes and try to avoid direct contact.
Any member who is currently ill or has been recently ill is asked to stay away from the club to avoid spreading any infections to other members.
The calendar for this year’s events is now out
- 3rd April. Presentation Night
- 30th May Spring Open
- 31st May Sunday Bowls
- 1st June 7th August Club Bowls Comp
- 27th June VP Day
- 28th June Sunday Bowls
- 25th July President Day
- 26th July Sunday Bowls
- 8th August Members Day + Club Bowls Final
- 9th August Sunday Bowls
- 13th September Sunday Bowls
- 5th October Bowls AGM
- 5th October Xmas Draw Starts
- 20th November AGM
- 18th December Xmas Draw