Here are a couple of pics from the opening Today
Here are a couple of pics from the opening Today
As the Club is due to open on 22nd June it would be helpful if a few members could pop in and do a bit of weeding round the borders of the green. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes, every little helps.
The Greens will open on Monday 22nd June.
We would remind members that once the greens open the balance of subscriptions are required to be paid.
If paying by cash someone will be available to collect this on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between
2pm and 4 pm; if by cheque, this can be posted through the letterbox.
All clubhouse facilities (including toilets) will remain closed until further notice.
Members should not cluster within clubhouse (if collecting bowls you should enter singly and keep a safe distance).
Should you wish to play, bowls etc. should be removed from the locker rooms.
Collection of bowls can be arranged by contacting 07484 195605
There will be no friendlies, internal competitions/club ties or external matches whatsoever.
There will be no spectating (unless you are a carer or accompanying a 16 yr. old and under), smoking (including vapours) or use of benches or litter bins.
Players (or anyone in their household) who show covid-19 symptoms, self isolating or shielding should not attend the club.
Those 70 and over can play but those who have health issues should remain at home until government guidelines change.
Players should only play individually, with members of their own household or between members of two households where social distancing can be maintained.
It is recommended a maximum of 4 people (1 Pairs Game) can play per rink at one time.
Only alternate rinks will be in use.
Players must bring their own hand sanitiser and use this throughout play.
A booking system will be in place with 30 minutes between sessions to minimise the number of players
arriving and leaving at any one time and allow for any shared equipment to be sanitised.
There will be 3 rinks available on front green and 2 on back green. The number of the rink allocated to you
can be viewed through the window at front of club. Length of game will be 1hr.30mins. with 30 mins.
between each session. There will be no score boards. The only marking will be for rinks.
It is advised that players do not arrive until 5 minutes before play and must stay outside the parameters of the club until safe to enter and previous players have left.
Bookings should be made at least one day in advance by telephoning 07484 195605 between 1-3pm or 6-8pm.
Disinfectant spray will be made available. Players must use the disinfectant spray after each game to cleanse all mats and jacks (ensure these are completely dry before use on the green again).
As a suggestion jacks or mats can be set short, medium or long by the same player after each end rather than rolling the jack down the rink for position.
iii. The 2m social distancing rule must always be observed on and off the green.
iii. Moisten their hands with saliva before delivery
(outwith their household).
As there will be limited space on the green we would ask members to show patience and consideration.
Ode to the Virus
The sun is oot, but we are in
We canny leave the hoose
It isnae safe to do that
Wi’ a virus on the loose.
You can’t go oot and see your pals
In a’ this lovely weather
You have to phone or text or Skype
If you want to have a blether.
I’ve been on to Amazon
The online tills are ringin’
I’d like to thank the driver
For all the stuff he’s bringin’
I’ve been working on the hoose
The gairden’s looking braw
I’ve been cleaning oot the gutters
The windaes washed an’ a’.
I’ve treated all the decking
The fences and the sheds
I’ve planted all ma flooe’rs
Some in pots and some in beds.
But now I’m getting’ fed up
We need to get things rolling
And get us back to Midton Road
And started wi’ the bowling
Well that’s me done, I’m finished
I’m writing nae mair verses
It’s up to Bowls Scotland noo
To get us aff oor erses.
Stay Safe Ian
I hope you are all well.
As you are no doubt aware the government is allowing bowling after 28th May. However Bowls Scotland advise not to rush into this.
Several rules and safety precautions will require to be put in place before going on the green. Once the committee has agreed an opening date I will advise you.
Hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Bowls Scotland have advised that greens will remain closed for now, in accordance with the Government guidelines, and will keep us updated with regard to the safe return to bowling.
Green maintenance is still ongoing in preparation for the opening of the green, which is looking well.
Thanks to all who have supported the club at this difficult time.
Took a walk past the Club today. Both greens are looking great.
Hope you are all well?.
The sun is shining, and the greens are looking well.
Thank you to all members who have paid their fees, especially those who have paid the full amount. However quite a few have still to pay.
Bowls Scotland and the association games will not go ahead, and capitation fees and entry fees will be refunded to the club. We also received a grant from S.A.C. This along with fees are keeping the club running at present as no other revenue will come into the club until we reopen.
The green contractors are still carrying out work on the greens, but they have reduced their fees meantime. Alastair is still required to cut the grass at least twice a week. The bar staff have been furloughed and we should receive an 80% refund from HMRC.
The committee would like to welcome Jim Bruce 2 on to the committee.
We are still abiding by the Government Guidelines and information from Bowls Scotland can be obtained on their website.
Fingers crossed we will be bowling soon.
Margaret Hon. Secy
After the latest government announcement the club is now closed till further notice.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak the Club will be closed from midnight on Monday 23rd March until further notice.
In order to keep the Club afloat, it is hoped that full members will pay at least half of their subscriptions at this time, with the balance payable when we re-open.
Someone will be available to collect monies on Friday 27th March, 3rd, 10th and 17th April between 2 and 4 p.m.
Hope you all keep safe and well.