Coronavirus Update-CLUB CLOSURE

At an emergency Board / Bowls Committee meeting held today- Monday 16th March, we have taken the very difficult decision to close the club from 12.30pm today- Monday 16th March for the remainder of the Winter Indoor Season.
This includes all roll ups, leagues, competitions, friendly matches and Coaching/taster sessions.
The club will not be open for any social functions, this is a complete closure.
We will assess the Summer season and update members ASAP.
This decision has not been taken lightly, but it has been decided that it is in the best interests of our members, we also feel this ties in with a number of other clubs.

If members wish to collect any personal belongings, then the club will be open as follows: –

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm (week 16th March only)

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes but feel, in these exceptional circumstances, the priority is the welfare of our members, many of which are in the high risk category.
All remaining league games will be frozen with the League Secretary to review. This will then produce final league tables for the season. We appreciate that this brings an unsatisfactory ending to the season but feel member welfare must be paramount in this situation.
Club competitions are to be frozen at their current state and the aim will be to complete these early in the new season, this includes the remaining semi and finals to be played.
We understand that there will be many questions which we will try to deal with in a timely manner.
Please ensure that all questions are emailed to the following address-

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We would be grateful if you could pass this message on to any other members that you know who are not on email or facebook or have access to the website.

New LED Lighting

The club has upgraded all of its lighting to LED. We hope this will be appreciated by its members.

Here are a few of the questions / answers about the change:

1)            What was involved?

Replacement of the Rink, Lounge and Dining lighting with similar size LED panels, replacing any small existing light units and the external Flood lights.

2)            Will the cost eventually save the club money?

We should see a reduction in our lighting bill of around £4,000 / year. A Carbon Energy Grant has been successfully awarded for £5,000. Cost of upgrade will be recovered in 4-5 years and then provide a substantial saving to the club running cost.

3)            What is the LED lighting like and how long will it last

Rink LED lighting will provide a ‘Daylight’ presentation with the Lounge / Dining Room being ‘Warm White’, which should give a pleasant contrast.

Rink lighting ‘LUX’ level now complies with Sports England guidance for Indoor Bowls Clubs

LED units are now providing 15 – 25 years usage.

5)            Are we changing to soon, could we be guinea pigs?

Camdon Lighting have installed over 50 LED lighting scheme’s for Indoor Bowls clubs., so this should give us confidence that it is now time to change.

Many thanks

David Stoneman

Premises Manager

Short List of Indoor Bowls Clubs updated by Camdon:

Kempston Park,  Bedford Borough,  Colchester,  Deangate Ridge,  Kingsthorpe,  Royal Tunbridge Wells

Roundwood,  Sudbury,  Swale,  Torbay,  Veryan,  Betteshanger,  Sevenoaks,  Essex County

Oyster,  Thanet,  Riverain & Cardiff

SUMMER BOWLS 2018

SPOONS – Monday & Thursday
Starts 16th April at 10.00 am

TOP TEN – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Starts 17th April 10.30 am

TRIPLES LEAGUES – Tuesday & Thursday
Starts 17th & 19th April at 6.30pm

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 25th April at 6.30 pm (except on F’5s Night)

FANTASTIC 5’s LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 23rd May and Monthly thereafter at 6.30 pm

COACHING – Saturday
Starts 21st April and then fortnightly at 9.00am

ROCK ‘n BOWL – Saturday
Starts 28th April and then fortnightly at 9.15am

SUMMER COMPETITIONS
Starts June for ‘Open’ Single & Pairs

FRIENDLY MATCHES
7 Fixtures against local clubs, 1st Match Saturday 27th May

ROLL UPS
Morning; Rinks 1 & 6 available. No Pre-Booking
See Rink Allocation for other times. Casual dress allowed + Bowls shoes
Roll-Ups require honesty payment for rink usage. £1.40/hr or £2.70/2 hrs