I am pleased to be sending you this email with information about the Summer Indoor Bowling Season. Please read it carefully as it contains all the information you need for a better experience when entering and operating within the club.
Summer Opening Times from 17th May to 24th September
The club opens every day at 9.25am Monday to Friday for bowlers. The Restaurant will be open for Breakfasts from 8.30am Monday to Thursday and 9am on Fridays.
Monday 9.45am – 11.45am, afternoon 12pm – 2pm, evening 7 – 9pm
Tuesday 9.45am – 11.45am, afternoon 12pm – 2pm, evening 7 – 9pm
Wednesday 9.45am – 11.45am evening 7 – 9pm
Thursday 9.45am – 11.45am, afternoon 12pm – 2pm
Friday 9.45am – 11.45am evening 7 – 9pm
The online booking system will go live on Monday 10th May.
Rinks are limited to six people from any household until 21st June when up to eight people may bowl on a rink. Please look on the website for rink availability and to book. Most morning rinks have been pre booked for the season but there are days where a casual rink is available, which are for anybody to book. Please be aware that other bowlers might be placed with you to make up numbers. There are more rinks available to be booked for the afternoon sessions.
Wednesdays – booked rinks and a chance to play Ladder League and other competitions.
Fridays – Bring a friend to bowl. Possible ‘CHASE THE JACK’ competition. Possibility of a once a month “DRIVE & WINE” event.
The Bowls Committee has agreed to relax the dress code for the Summer season.
The code is smart casual clothing, shorts may be worn but these must be tailored (no cargo shorts).
Health & Safety
When we return to bowls there will be a few changes that you may notice when entering the club to make your experience a little less daunting and more pleasurable.
MASKS will continue to be used until you reach your destination, for example on the green ready to play or at a bar or restaurant table.
ONE WAY SYSTEM– We have decided to remove the one way system around the club, the social distancing 2M rule still applies but we feel there is enough room for members to stand aside and let others by safely, ALWAYS keep to the left!!
You will be able to enter the club without queuing up, on entering please sanitise your hands before touching surfaces etc. There will be sanitiser at several points around the club, the entrance, both stairwells to the lockers and rinks and at the entrance to the restaurant. This should help with the flow of members arriving at the same time. A new temperature sensor will be wall mounted in the porch for you to use if required.
TEST AND TRACE will still be in operation, please scan the QR code on entry. If you haven’t booked to bowl, come into the bar or restaurant you will be asked to give details at the reception desk when entering the club. Booked rinks will be monitored by the management and booked rink leaders.
At the change of session, bowlers should not go down to their rink until all rinks have been vacated.
The Management Committee have asked all staff to carry out twice weekly lateral flow tests and will ask regular volunteers to follow suit. All these measures along with the vaccine programme will enable us to protect our members in the best possible way. We have purchased a commercial Anti-bac atomiser which will be used every 24hours to provide maximum sanitising throughout the club, this has been purchased through Greengauge -a national Bowling carpet specialist.
We ask bowlers, at the end of their playing session, to clean mats and jacks (anti-bac wipes will be on the rink tables), the scoreboards will be cleaned by the green steward. The lead bowler will be responsible for social distancing their group during play. Please read the information sheets on the rink tables to remind you of the rules of play.
Until at least the 21st June the toilets will remain one in, one out and the cloakrooms will not be available. Restaurant and bar tables are to be booked as before but we welcome members walking in but cannot guarantee a table straightaway.
EXIT– you will be able to exit the club through the front door, sanitiser will be available for you just before you open the door to leave.
Michelle is looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 17th May.
We continue to adhere to current Covid-19 guidelines by providing 2 tables in the restaurant which are hand sanitising stations , one to use as you enter the restaurant and another to use as you leave to go back to the bar area. Tables and chairs will be sanitised after each use.
The booking of restaurant tables will be as before, via the online booking system or by phone. All information for making a booking can be found in the restaurant booking area online.
It will be Table Service only, with a maximum of 6 people from different households and we will continue to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
The restaurant will open Mon-Thurs for pre booked breakfast for anyone who would like to eat before play starts at 9.45am, this can be booked via the online booking system under restaurant bookings or by phone.
Restaurant Opening Times:
Due to staff taking annual leave there may be a few dates when the restaurant will be closed or a reduced menu offered. We will inform you in plenty of time of these dates so as not to disappoint.
Michelle looks forward to seeing you all and hope members will continue to support our restaurant as before.
Annual General Meeting
The Management Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 28thMay at 6pm. This has been delayed from its normal time of November due to the pandemic. Numbers will be limited to forty attendees and as there will be eleven officials, we are asking you to register an interest if you wish to come along.
The agenda, financial statement and minutes of the last AGM meeting will be sent out by email in due course.
Finally, I know that many of you will be bowling outside, so I wish those who are, a warm summer. To those of you who are still worried about entering the club, come along and have a cup of tea, it will be good to see you. To all our members whether you are social or bowling members and even if you bowl outside, come and see us, we’ve missed you. There’s nothing like meeting up with old friends.