Bowls club update – June2020

The limited opening of the green has proved to be a success and paid -up members have filled all the slots available on Wednesdays and Fridays. This all depends on the participants keeping to the rules suggested by Bowls England to keep you all as safe as possible in these unusual times. We are attempting to keep the green playable but there is currently a balance between how close we can cut and the drought conditions in the weather. Comment has also led us to an exploratory extra opening time on Tuesday evenings from the 9th of June between 6.0pm and 8.0pm( two-hour long sessions under the same conditions as those mid-week-book with David Chatterton). We are keeping all options under consideration as government  advice changes and may be able looking ahead to run a truncated  series of competitions leading up to one finals day for the end of the season. In the meantime, keep to the system and stay safe.

Good news on the financial front. Our modest claim to Sport England for a grant to pay some of our rent to the Sunbury Sports Association and maintain our green has been successful and eased our cash flow problem. We also understand that the SSA in addition to a Bounce Back loan from Barclays has been awarded a substantial Leisure Services grant from Spelthorne Council that will ease the way to making their task of reopening some facilities currently closed to minimise costs.

David Chatterton. Hon Sec.

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