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** See below for more details.



2021 Season


The situation for the coming season is under review, following guidance from Bowls England. 


The club has been allowed to operate from the end of March but subject to the four steps set out by the Government. Guidance on step 1 was received at the end of March and step 2 in early April.


The Management Committee invited comments from members on a range of issues and reviewed responses at its meeting on April 17. The Committee's Chairman, Bill Bissett, subsequently circulated an information sheet for members.


We expect that games will take place as scheduled but with some restrictions on numbers and distancing.


The green was opened from April 19 for rollups. See the Fixtures page for details of competitive games.


See the message below regarding access at weekends and evenings. 


Thanks to Jamie Griffin we shall be running another pairs competition to fill the gaps in the playing schedule caused by the deferment of the Kennet League fixtures.


Note that bookings for rollups need to be made in advance and that restrictions apply - see " Covid Rules " displayed with the rink book. 


Also note that the non availability book, held with the rink book, needs completion if you are NOT available for selection.



** Open Weekend 2021 


This will take place on Saturday, May 29th from 10am to 4 pm and Sunday, May 30 from 10am to 1pm.


VISITORS PLEASE NOTE : all equipment is provided on the day, all you need is a flat pair of shoes or trainers in order to protect the playing surface.

We have a range of different sized bowls to suit both men and ladies.

Bowls and anything that needs to be handled will be sanitised.

Social distancing rules will apply.

You will be guided by our experienced team on how to hold and deliver the bowls. Everything will be described as simply as possible.

You can be assured of a friendly welcome and the offer of a drink afterwards. 

The sessions should last about one hour. If you have a specific time in mind just let us know in order to help with arrangements.   

See the Directions page on how to find us and parking arrangements.


Assistance from club members on the two days would be much appreciated.


  Lotto Competition


Ivor Atkins is running a bonus ball competition for the summer months. See the table below for weekly winners. 


           

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. Also that Mark Holder is now the club's Health and Safety Competent Person.



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.



Provision of Food After Friendly Games


The question of what kind of food is to be provided in future seasons was discussed at the 2019 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. NB THIS HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ARRANGEMENTS PUT IN PLACE BY THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FOR 2021.


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 2021 [ note : all playing fees are £3 for this season in view of no food ]

 

Annual playing membership : £110

 

Annual social membership : £25


Junior : £25

 

Open days for new members : free of charge

 

Coaching for new members after open days : £25 for six sessions, then free membership in the same year

 

Teas friendly games : £3

 

Kennet League : £3

 

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 have received sponsorship from Fraser's Budgens and The Head Partnership prior to the pandemic.

 

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/AGMs 2021

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10.00am.


The Ladies' AGM is scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 11.00am.


The Club AGM is scheduled for Sunday, October 31 at 10.30am.




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

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The following numbers are still available for the Summer Lotto


4, 10, 12, 30, 35, 39, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Lotto winners
Draw Date Winning Winner
No.   Number  
1 12/12/2020 59 Daf Ashby
2 19/12/2020 23 Lesley Darbourn
3 26/12/2020 6 (Jeff) Jan Belshaw
4 02/01/2021 37 David Pearce
5 09/01/2021 53 TMX
6 16/01/2021 27 Colin Jennings
7 23/01/2021 56 Kaz Clarke
8 30/01/2021 42 Keith Darbourn
9 06/02/2021 6 (Jeff) Jan Belshaw
10 13/02/2021 48 Rod Fenner
11 20/02/2021 10 David Pearce
12 27/02/2021 20 Dee & Dean
13 06/03/2021 15 Claire Morrison
14 13/03/2021 20 Dee & Dean
15 20/03/2021 21 Marian Hall
16 27/03/2021 29 John Robertson
17 03/04/2021 5 David Brown
18 10/04/2021 30 Graham Brown
19 17/04/2021 4 Mark Holder
20 24/04/2021 1 David Brown