Debbie Martin wins the U3A Trophy, 16 Oct 2021
Debbie Martin won the coveted Open Bowls Championship, U3A, in Javea, Spain beating Michael Masson, Dad, en route to a star winning performancePhoto: Debbie Martin wins U3A Trophy
|20/10/2021||Highlights of the 2021 AGM
A copy of the minutes for our recent AGM which was held on Wednesday,
Grant Application for a Second Bowls Wheelchair
Phill Humphries recently interviewed Michael Trippick for Petersfield's Shine Radio. To get a feel for the philosophy and ambience of the Club just click on the link to listen to the short Interview.
We are very excited to announce the opening of our catering facilities. Initially, we plan to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-20:00, subject to volunteer help being available. Following the relaxation of restrictions we are now allowed a limited number of members inside our Pavilion so we are starting by selling tea/coffee and snacks. As and when further lockdown easing is confirmed we hope to offer a more extensive menu including hot food. We will also be launching a new programme of events, including the popular quizzes.
Outdoor Improvements at the Bowls Club
As we reported in the Newsletter in December, during the Coronavirus pandemic we are continuing to do our best to respond to the challenges of encouraging Members to play bowls again or to volunteer. One area where we have been active is in making various improvements to the outside space, both to counteract the temporary loss of the Pavilion, as well as to provide better utility all year round. In December 2020, the new bowls shed (with its small ramp) was safely installed at the foot of the disabled pathway to give better access to all. In future, we will be storing the bowls equipment in the new shed and using the existing shed for storage of the heavy rink-cleaning and gardening equipment. In January 2021, we took delivery of a new bench that we purchased using funds contributed by Sport England. In recognition of their support during these difficult times, the plaque on the bench is dedicated to their generosity. In early March 2021, two rows of paving slabs will be laid to increase by a further 1200mm the usable width of the walkway that runs in front of the Pavilion. Subject to receiving planning permission, we are also planning to install a fully retractable dark green awning (3000mm x 2000m projection) on the brickwork above the windows to the right of the bi-fold doors (facing the rinks) to provide some cover against light rain and sunshine.
Finally, we are grateful for the recent support from Councillor Evans and Councillor Denton enabling us to purchase five new wooden round tables with seats that we will position along the newly extended walkway. We all look forward to the day when we can enjoy some outdoor conviviality in addition to the activity on the bowling rinks.