22.5.21. Upcoming Social Events at the Club

We are pleased to inform you that we now have forthcoming of events coming up over the next few months. Also posters will be displayed on the notice boards nearer the time of the event.

Monday 7th June –  Ladies Coffee morning 10.30am at the Club House

Monday 21st June –  Club Coffee morning 10.30am – Tickets available for £1 or at the door on the day.

Friday 13th August – Hog Roast –Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start – Tickets available – £10.00 per head this will include drinks and a raffle. Maximum 50 ( members only )

Monday 30th August – Post pandemic Arts and Craft Exhibition and Sales event – Starting at 2pm – 5.30pm

Monday 13th September –  Club Coffee morning 10.30am – Tickets available for £1 or at the door on the day.

21.4.21. Green Opening and Covid Restrictions for 2021

16.5.21. MBA Statement on WBA, MBA & GBL game formats.

13.4.21 Important Message to members from Chairman Phil Jarman.

Today, a Bowls Central specialist visited the Green to advise us further. The prognosis is not good, as the whole Green is infested with leather jackets, which has been a progressive problem over recent years, resulting finally, in the grass being totally devoured by the leather jackets. You may remember the hordes of crane fly on the Green last year, unfortunately we did not realise the problem at that time.

The advice we have received today is that the leather jackets need to be physically removed before further treatment including reseeding can be undertaken. The removal of leather jackets is not costly but labour intensive. Quite simply, each rink in turn needs to be watered, covered by a plastic membrane which will result in the leather jackets surfacing by the following day and then collecting them by mowing, sweeping etc. This process will commence tomorrow.

The target date for opening the Green is now 1st July, assuming the Green can be recovered in time. In the meantime the Club is hoping to arrange some Away Match Friendlies to allow us some bowling opportunities. It is likely that the league programme is going to be delayed or cancelled because of Covid-19, so a certain amount of disruption was likely anyway.

The Committee welcomes your continued support and patience with these restrictions. It should be noted that leather jackets are becoming a major problem at sporting venues as the EU banned a product that was successfully used for treating the leather jackets in the past. It has been a problem on a number of Bowling Greens in recent times and Chepstow Racecourse and St Pierre Golf course have had to deal with similar problems.

We owe a big thanks to the Greens Committee for their commitment to maintaining the Green, particularly in such a difficult situation.

Kind Regards

Philip Jarman (Chairman)

6.3.21. 2021 Ladies Preseason Letter – Click here to view

5.3.21. 2021 Club Preseason Letter – Click here to view

5.12.20. Web Administrator. Although Peter Ralph is no longer the Honorary President he will to continue supporting the Club and advising as a Consultant where necessary. Historically Peter has maintained the Website, and should be known as the Web Administrator, particularly as he has made a big contribution to the new Website. Any queries regarding the web site should be made direct to Peter.