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

Welcome

West Berks Indoor Bowls Club is proud to be one of the finest indoor bowls clubs in Berkshire.

Our purpose-built Indoor Bowls Club houses six superb air-conditioned rinks with a comfortable lounge/bar and restaurant facilities.

The Club’s aim is to encourage its members to play and enjoy the sport of indoor bowls regardless of their age, ability or experience. Coaching is available on Saturday mornings for anyone who wants to learn how to play or to improve their game.

 

Join us

For those with a competitive streak, we hold internal and external competitions up to County and National level as well as a varied programme of Ladies, Men’s and Mixed internal Leagues and friendly inter-club matches.

However, if you are looking for a gentle, social yet healthy approach we have regular two hour sessions where you can play with a group of like-minded bowlers for just £2.70.

New Members are always welcome and your first ‘taster’ session is always FREE. Our team of qualified coaches will ensure that you will be made welcome and enjoy your bowling experience with us.