Affiliated to: Bowls England, Bowls Hampshire, NHWBA, Basingstoke & District, Stan Hardman, Whitchurch & Three Counties

President Bernard Abate

Message from the President: 2020

In my previous message there was reference to a ‘wish list’ that hoped for a return to bowls in July 2020 there was also a statement that in the event of return to bowling, our dedicated green team would ensure that the club and the green would be ready.  All members should have received notification from John Wright our Club Secretary that we have responded positively to the Bowls England Covid 19: Supplementary Guidance for Lawn Bowls Approved by Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – May 14th 2020 in so much as the club will reopen on the 27th May 2020.

The guidance has clearly identified certain constraints that all members should now be aware of following the notification from our Secretary.  I am aware that the return is severely limited and that we are obliged to conduct ourselves in a manner that is unprecedented. However, the green will be ready and the limitation on the club facility have been notified to all members and repeated in the club house itself. Please take advantage and enjoy what we have been able to offer and recognise that the guidance and subsequent constraints are in place to keep us safe. Be assured that any relaxation in the guidance will be reflected in the way forward. A light at the end of the tunnel, I sincerely hope so. I repeat, don’t take unnecessary risks, please stay safe you are all important.