Any amateur sports club relies totally on its volunteers to keep things running smoothly and Retford Bowling Green is no exception. The tasks that they do are many and varied; from the management of the club right through to doing a bit of weeding around the paths. Spring is a time of preparation for the new season and some of the tasks are worth mentioning.
The hedge along the front of the car park had gradually filled with ivy to the extent that it was falling down. It has now been completely removed and a garden border, neatly edged with sleepers, now takes its place. This garden is now in the process of being filled with plants.
The green is maintained by an outside contractor but its surroundings are also maintained by volunteers. Recently, all of their benches were taken out of storage and prepared for use; a bigger task this year as they had not been used since the end of 2019 season! The gardens alongside the green are also maintained by members, and in summer are a joy to behold.
Additional to the normal preparations this year, as with last year, has seen work being done to ensure that the club is COVID safe. Taking account of the all of the advice and regulation provided by the Government, bowling authorities and the local authority, a safe way of working and playing has been evolved.
Thanks must go to everyone who helps to keep the club running so well.
Finally a reminder of the club calendar; the key dates are:
- 17th May: league play, ladies’ rinks, gents’ rinks and mixed rinks commence this week
- 6th June: Sunday Open Day. From 10.00am to 12.00pm, the public, are welcome to visit to see what the club is all about and try your hand at bowling. In the afternoon there is a possible competition for members.
- 12th June: Free coaching starts from 10.00am to 12.00pm on this and the following three Saturdays. These are open to the public with no commitment and all equipment is provided.
During lockdown everyone has been encouraged to get some outdoor exercise. As we are free to do more why not consider bowls as part of your exercise regime? It’s not strenuous and is suitable for all ages including children. In addition, it is also good for the emotional wellbeing. Give it a try – everyone is welcome!
For more information see www.retfordbowlinggreen.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Geoff Evans, on 01777 948194.