Update for Members

Posted by Michelle Jackson on 12 June 2020

Ladies and Gentleman

So it appears after the hot and sunny spell, typical summer bowling weather has returned, grey and overcast with occasional heavy rain!!

It's been 2 weeks since we opened for Play and its been great to see so many members enjoying the beautiful game, fresh air and of course the companionship of other members.  

We have only been allowing roll up play for 2 people on a rink up until now but we are pleased to confirm that Pairs play will be starting up next week. Just a word of caution, whilst we technically could allow Triples play, we are not doing so at the moment, we wish to take it slow and steady with careful incremental steps, protecting our members. 

We had a couple of trial Pairs games this week and outside of a couple of minor hiccups, all went well. We plan to offer to 2 opportunities next week for members to come and give Pairs play a go under the new conditions. We will have someone around at either session to give instructions and then observe and provide feedback to ensure everyone is playing safely. We strongly recommend that you book in for at least one session, whilst bearing in mind that each session can only take a maximum of 12 people with only 3 rinks of play. We will be offering more sessions again in w/c 22nd should they be needed.  The 2 sessions will be Wednesday 6-7.30pm and Saturday 10:30-12:00pm.

To book in - please go to the club website, under Members area, then go to Discussion Forum, then find the topic heading for the session you want to book - "Pairs Trial Wednesday" or "Pairs Trial Friday". Just click on the topic heading and post a reply, "please book me in to play on this session". We will then monitor replies to ensure we only get to the maximum of 12. Obviously it things change and you cannot make it after booking in, then again just go into the topic and post a reply saying "cannot make it after all". If you hit any problems please email me and I will try to help you out.

 Whilst you are in the Discussion Forum page of the club website, please see the new topic

 " Playing Opportunities", please do click in and have a read, it's self explanatory, if you can help us create a list of "bowling buddies" then please do post your reply.

Finally, still in the website, we have created a new page, Covid-19 again under Members Area. It has various sub folders relating to the exceptional circumstances we are currently having to adjust to. Please note within the Playing Guidelines sub folder, the new guidelines including when playing Pairs is available, do have a read before you attend a Pairs session if you can. Finally on the Covid-19 landing page, if you look to the right you will see Upcoming events, here you will find events that are due to be held in the coming 7 days. We will keep this updated to keep you informed of weekly playing opportunities, this avoids me sending out lengthy emails which I am sure you don't want to keep receiving.            

We have lots of playing idea's in the pipeline but as hopefully you will have seen in the last 48 hours, through a questionnaire we are planning to let you guide us on what you would like to see arranged for the coming weeks and months. If you have already responded to the questionnaire then great, if not, then please do so as soon as possible, it will help us to tailor activities to your requirements. So more news will follow but hopefully it will not be such a lengthy and detailed e-mail as this.

Stay alert, stay safe.


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