Bowling

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. ‭

Notes

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,

Coronavirus

Note to all Members
18th MARCH 2020

Coronavirus

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.

Regards
District Club Council

Members Day 2019

The 2019 Members Day will take place on the 12th October.

The day will start at 12:30 and consist of the usual Snooker, Dominoes, Bowls, food and socialising.

Please add your name to the list on the board next to the bar if you wish to attend.

Bowling Green Renovation

As we are trying to repair the bowling green it has been decided to close it from the 15th September until the 6th of October.  The sharper eyed amongst you will have noticed that this covers the Club Bowls last round and Members Day.  Due to this, we are moving both the 2019 Members Day and the Club Bowls finals to the 12th October 2019.