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New Club Opening Information

4th June 2020

 

IMPORTANT

 

Our green will reopen on MONDAY 22nd JUNE 2020 

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING, AT ALL TIMES,

FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY AND THAT OF FELLOW MEMBERS

Please do not go to the club if you are experiencing any coronavirus (covid-19) symptoms or any cold or flu-like symptoms

Use of the changing rooms is not allowed

Use of only the Disabled/Ladies Toilet is allowed: and surfaces you have touched must be sanitised after use

Use of Clubhouse and Bar Facilities is not allowed

Sanitiser and Rubbish bin can be found on the table near the Equipment shed

Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times. 

Clean anything you have touched after use 

Take any drink you might need with you 

Wash or sanitise your hands and sanitise any equipment (including bowls, jacks and mats) after you play 

Sanitise padlocks, keys and door handles before and after use 

Sanitiser will be available for cleaning hands and equipment before and after playing

Up to 6 people from different households may play on a rink

One person ONLY to deliver jack and place the mat. Set jack using your feet

4 rinks will be available for play on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Two sessions 10-12 and 12.15 – 2.15

Casual clothing is allowed

Please book using the online booking system and when filling in please also put in the names of any other person playing with you. If you have problems please ring John McConnell on 07948187685 or Davina Scholefield on 07815168080.

If you are not a member of the outdoor club a rink fee of £3.50 will apply and can only be paid contactless by Debit or Credit Card (No cash or Club Card). The club are also offering a Temporary Outdoor Membership for £20.40 up to and including 29thSeptember with no green fees. Payment also to be made by Dr/Cr card. Please fill out the Temporary Membership form on our website member/membership forms/Temporary Membership and bring along on your  first visit to the club or email the club.

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK BBBC CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILTY REGARDING CORONAVIRUS 19

How to book on-line 

Bowls Bedfordshire Statement on Corona Virus

18th March 2020

Please see the link to a document which has been issued by Bowls Bedfordshire today which outlines their response to the current issues surrounding the Corona Virus.

Bowls Bedfordshire Letter 

Winter League Team Sheets are out - Please add your names

10th March 2020

The winter league team sheets are now out on the notice boards.  The club needs some time to prepare the rink schedules etc. for the winterer season and with the summer season soon upon us, some of our indoor members will be leaving us to play outside. Hence the team sheets are up now to try to catch everyone whilst they are still attending the club regularly.

Please have a look and if you wish to enter a team for the various leagues on offer, please put your name on the sheets.

Any new bowlers, if you havent been asked to play in any teams, please put your name on the sheet for those who are interested in playing, but do not yet have a team to play in yet.  That way, team leaders who do not have a full compliment can fill thier teams from names on the interested inplaying sheet.

E-mail Addresses - Are they up-to-date

10th March 2020

The club, in the future, is hoping to make more use of sending out information via e-mail as well as making information available on the web site and notice boards.

Two of our management committee, Hazel Martin and Brian Cooke will be contacting you shortly with the e-mail address we have on record for you, asking you to confirm that they are accurate.

Please reply asap, as no response will indicate an inaccurate record and will probably result in a phone call to confirm the correct details.

Many thanks

Potters Resort - Midweek break 11th - 16th October 2020

4th January 2020

Unwind and relax when you join Potters Resort for a 5 night mid-week bowls break. Before lunch, morning activities include quizzes, air rifle shooting, Segways and dance classes. In the afternoon more activities await, plus a range of sports and leisure facilities.  Enjoy dazzling shows each evening featuring Potters Theatre Company.

This break includes a free to enter bowls tournament.

Your break includes Full Board, Potters Theatre Company, Full day-time programme and free to enter bowls tournament.

For further information and to reserve your place, please contact Maggie Pattle on 01234 354173 or in the office.

Please Read the Notice Board for Indoor friendly fixtures and availability

17th November 2019

Please can I remind all club members to look at the notice board for forthcoming indoor friendly matches and add your name to those lists where you would be available to play.

We are struggling to find enough members to play our indoor fixtures which means we are having to cancel.  Anyone of any ability can sign up to play.  Friendlies are an ideal way to  be introduced to competetive games, within a friendly environment, but against different people, so please, if you are free put your name down for selection.

If we cannot get enough members to form a team, we face having to cancel the game which means we may lose that fixture in the future and lose opportunities for our members to compete against other clubs.

Please, please look at the fixtures and sign up.

Part-time Cleaner Required

29th August 2019

Th club is looking for a part-time cleaner to cover weekends and staff holidays.

The hours will be 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings if the club is open and also for holiday cover as and when required.

If you are interested, please see Kathy.

New Car Park Controls under consideration

29th August 2019

To try to manage the parking of cars not associated with the Club or its members, the Management Committee is considering introducing a new parking control system.

Club members will log the registration numbres of any cars they may use to visit and park at the club on membership renewal or when they change their car.  The new system will involve cameras that automatically read number plates and an ipad inside the club for legitimate vistors to the club to log their registration number.  This would need to be done within half an hour of arriving at the club.

Any unknown car registration numbers of cars that have entered and parked in the club car park will be issued with an automatically generated parking fine.  Should any genuine members be issued with a parking fine because they have not had their number plate registered in the system will be able to make an appeal to the club to have the fine rescinded.

This proposal is to be considred at the Club AGM and members will be asked for their views on whether this would be an acceptable way of preventing unauthorised vehicles parking on the Club site.  Whilst it is not a major problem during the summer months, once the Rugby Club starts playing home matches, upwards of 15 cars have been known to park on our site whilst the match is on.

New Non-Smoking Policy from 1st August

25th July 2019

Please note, that as from 1st August, Bedford Borough Bowls Club becomes a non-smoking site.

This means that there will be no smoking of any cigarettes, cigars, pipes or electronic vaping devices within the club grounds.

Anyone wishing to smoke will now have to go out of the front entrance out of the club grounds.

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