NEWS


 

 

PAIRS LEAGUE RESULTS & TABLE CLICK HERE





CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 1.7.2020*  


IN MARCH THE CLUB WAS CLOSED UNTIL THE END OF JUNE, APART FROM FOR

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE.


THE GOVERNMENT HAS RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A RELAXATION OF THE LOCKDOWN FOR SPORTS SUCH AS BOWLS.


THE GOVERNING BODY, BOWLS ENGLAND, HAS PROVIDED ADVICE TO CLUBS ON WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICE.


FOLLOWING AN ASSESSMENT OF MEMBERS' WISHES THE CLUB HAS RE-OPENED, FOR ROLLUPS AND THE EVENING PAIRS LEAGUE, ON A RESTRICTED BASIS.


THERE NEEDS TO BE STRICT ADHERENCE TO PRACTICES SET OUT BY THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO HELP KEEP MEMBERS SAFE - FOR EXAMPLE, RINKS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.


THE OPEN DAYS MENTIONED BELOW ** AND ANY OTHER CLUB ACTIVITY AT THE PREMISES WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


THANK YOU TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HAVE RENEWED THEIR MEMBERSHIP FOR THE SEASON. 


WE HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A NUMBER OF UNSOLICITED DONATIONS. THESE ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.


* THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW ALLOWED BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO OPEN ON A RESTRICTED BASIS FROM JULY 4. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED THAT OPENING THE CLUBHOUSE AT THIS STAGE OF THE SEASON, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, IS JUST NOT PRACTICAL.



Pairs League 2020


Thanks to Jamie Grifin for organising a new evening pairs league. This started on Monday, June 22.


See the link at the top of this page for details.


Loddon Reach


The Loddon Reach magazine is no longer to be produced. This is very unfortunate as the club has used it to publicise the club and encourage new members joining. 


Lotto


Ivor Atkins has kindly offered to run the Lotto competition remotely for 2020. 


Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the winners for each week.

              

Annual Open Days **


Arrangements for the 2020 Open Days are as follows - Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 10. Both days are from 10am to 12.30pm.


Everyone is welcome. On these days we shall have qualified coaches on hand to show people the basics. If anyone cannot make either of the two days then do get in touch and we shall endeavour to accommodate you at another time. All you need is flat shoes in order to protect the green.

 

The 2019 event was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. Around 20 visitors had a go at lawn green bowling for the first time. Photos are on the club's Facebook page.


Well done to the Recruitment Committee, coaches and everyone who helped on the days.


If you are interested in trying the game but could not make it to the weekend then do get in touch and we shall endeavour to arrange another time to suit. See the Contacts page for details.


Following the first try, for anyone interested we offer a scheduled set of sessions with qualified coaches. We do charge a fee for this to ensure there is commitment from both sides. However, if anyone then decides to join the club they receive free membership for the first year.

 

The club has several set of bowls which can be borrowed during the first season. This is advisable as they come in different sizes and weights. It is best to try some out before spending money on new or second hand ones.


There is also the need to obtain a club shirt if people want to progress into playing formal games against other clubs. This is not compulsory - if people just prefer to enjoy a quiet game with other members that is perfectly acceptable. 


 

A guide to lawn bowling can be found by clicking on the following link - Bowls.org.uk 

 


Risk Assessment


Bob Spencer has produced a list of issues which could affect the club and need to be addressed via the Management Committee. This will be available to read in the clubhouse once it opens again.


Please note this was produced prior to the pandemic.



Job Profiles


Neil Argyle has produced a document which provides members with information on the various roles of the club's Officers. Some of this is an update of a similar document produced some years ago by Allen Lock.


This will also be placed in the clubhouse once it re-opens.



Dinner/Dance 2020


This year's dinner/dance will take place at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club on Saturday, November 14. Further details  will be provided nearer the time.



Provision of Food After Friendly Games


The question of what kind of food is to be provided in future seasons was discussed at the AGM.


It was decided that from 2020 a light snack/nibbles instead of a full meal will be provided at home games on a Wednesday evening.  Opposing teams for friendly matches have been informed of the change. The rink fee has been reduced to £3 for both home and away fixtures.


There is no change to arrangements for weekend fixtures.



Club-wide Emails


We have recently experienced some rogue emails purporting to be from members.


In order to mitigate the risk of this happening it has been decided that any multi-address emails will be sent by blind copy. This will result in the full address list not being revealed to the recipient. 



GoRaise 

 

The club is registered with GoRaise for the receipt of income via its on line portal for internet purchases.

 

All members have to do is go online, register with GoRaise and nominate the club as the recipient of any income. You then place your order in the normal way. A small percentage of the sale price is then received by the club.

 

Click on the following link -https://www.goraise.co.uk/

 

You can also ask friends and family to participate as long as they have a different email address.

 

A number of major retailers have joined the scheme, eg Boots, Argos and John Lewis.

 

In case of any query please contact Debbie Bissett.  

 


Website Gallery Page

 

The website hosting company have increased their charge significantly. The only way to avoid the increase is to keep the page headings to a maximum of five. The Gallery [ photos ] page has therefore been deleted.

 

Photos will now be placed on the Facebook page. A link through to Facebook is provided on the Home page. You do not have to sign up to Facebook to see our posts.

 


Fees 2020 [ no change from 2019 ]

 

Annual playing membership : £110

 

Annual social membership : £25

 

Open days for new members : free of charge

 

Coaching for new members after open days : £20 for six sessions, then free membership in the same year

 

Teas friendly games : £4 weekends, £3 Wednesday evening.

 

Kennet League : £2.50

 

Kennet League LV : £3

 

Ladies friendlies : £3

 

TVLL : £3

 

Club shirts : £24, available from Keith Hall and Eileen Allen

 

 

Sponsorship

 

The club is delighted to currently receive sponsorship from Fraser's Budgens and The Head Partnership.

 

We also enjoy the support of our good neighbours - Fine Images Ltd. - plus Davis Tate and Hortus Loci who provide perimeter advertising.  

 

If any other local organisations wish to advertise their services please contact Neil Argyle [ see the Contacts page ]. We have a perimeter fence which runs the length of the green and can be seen by over 1000 visitors each season.

 

 

Committee Meetings

 

There are no meetings scheduled in view of the virus situation.


Significant Dates 2020 


March 28 : Membership subscriptions for paying at the club : see member communication 22.3.20


April 4 : St. Michael's Church Easter Fayre : Update - this will not take place


April 24 : Open Evening for members : cancelled


April 25 : First fixture : cancelled


May 2 : Open day : cancelled


May 10 Open day : cancelled


July 5 : President v Captain : cancelled


Sept 5,6 : Finals weekend [ tbc]


Sept 16 : Candlelight evening


Oct 11 : Ladies' AGM


Nov 1 : Club AGM


Nov 14 : Dinner/Dance



Facebook Update

 

We have a Facebook site for members and visitors to see our very latest news and photographs. If you already use Facebook just type " Three Mile Cross Bowling Club " in the search facility. Alternatively, just come back to this page and click here

click here

 


TMX Lotto 2020


If you are interested in entering the 2020 TMX Lottery there are still the following numbers available 37, 46 and 52. You will only pay on a pro-rata basis for the number of draws remaining. Contact Ivor Atkins.


TMX Lotto 2020 season winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Winning Number

Winner

9/5/20

59

Glen Cox

16/5/20

34

Jeff Wallace

23/5/20

54

Jan Belshaw

30/5/20

45

Ivor Atkins

6/6/20

33

Brian Dew

13/6/20

42

Keith & Lesley Darbourn

20/6/20

13

Dee Broughton

27/6/20

12

Debbie Bissett

4/7/20

13

Dee Broughton

11/7/20

22

Claire Morrison

18/7/20

30

David Brown

25/7/20

15

John Ireson



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