Melbourn bowled over by new green
MELBOURN Bowls Club held its special open day at the Moor in Melbourn last Saturday to celebrate the completion of the Melbourn Bowls Green and Ditch renovation project. The event was aimed at giving thanks to those who made financial donations to the pr
MELBOURN Bowls Club held its special open day at the Moor in Melbourn last Saturday to celebrate the completion of the Melbourn Bowls Green and Ditch renovation project.
The event was aimed at giving thanks to those who made financial donations to the project.
The renovation had been ongoing for the last 12 months and employed John Randall, a professional Sports Green Turf and Garden Contractor, and Alan Hobbs, the permanent green keeper of Turfcare of Stretham.
Melbourn Bowls club are very pleased with the results of the renovation work and now have a bowling green that meets the national standards.
Almost a 100 per cent of the renovation costs have been raised from various grant organisations, including: The National Lottery's Awards for All scheme, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation Grass Roots and Donarbon Community Fund, South Cambs Community Chest, Melbourn Parish Council, Foundation for Sport and Arts, Cambridgeshire Building Society and The Technology Partnership (Melbourn Science Park).
Representatives from the donators and supporters of the project attended the Open Day which proved to be a fun occasion.
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It was also an opportunity for potential new members to see first hand what an enjoyable social and sporting activity bowls is.
Special thanks is given to the members of the Melbourn Parish Council who attended and have supported the club's efforts from the outset and have pledged to continue to do so for the their future long-term plans to renovate and extend the clubhouse building.
Anybody who would like to join the club or try out the game at their friendly Monday Afternoon Roll ups can contact: Chris Blows, MBC Treasurer, on 01763 242 524 or Jacqui Dodds, MBC Secretary, on 01763 245 663
Alternatively visit www.melbourn.org.uk/bowls_club.