Club News

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Orpington Match

This club friendly scheduled for Wednesday, 9th June has been cancelled.

Open Day

A big thank you to those members (and in some instances their spouses) who turned up to help on this occasion. Fine weather and a good time were enjoyed by visitors and members alike and several leads re potential joiners are being followed up.

Coronavirus Protocols

Have been updated to reflect the May easing of restrictions

North West Kent League

A strong start on Thursday evening for newly promoted Sevenoaks in Division 4 with a 47 – 21 win over Empire.

Early Club Friendlies

A mixed start to the season with a draw, a loss and a win against Wrotham, Cliffe and Westerham respectively.

Open Day Update

This will be a combination Club Day and Open Day  -  all welcome to help and enjoy. Bring a friend (or several). Posters and leaflets publicising the event are available from Ray and Audrey if anybody can arrange display and/or distribution.

We are working with the Bowls Development Alliance to try and make this a success. They will be giving a presentation, involving some chat and some on-green activity, on 17th May at the Club (5pm) aimed at helping to achieve this. Again, everybody is welcome to attend even if not coming to the Open Day  -  the more the merrier.

New Gate and Fencing

The Council has now installed a new gate and protective fencing on the car park side of the ground. This has resulted in a whole new aspect when approaching the Club.

Selection for Club Friendlies

Current covid restrictions mean the number of places available for, and the opportunity to play in, Club Matches is limited. Please bear with your Captains who will make every attempt over the coming weeks to ensure that there is a fair allocation.

Open Day

Is arranged for Sunday 30th May in conjunction with the Bowls England Big Weekend initiative. Further details to be publicised in the near future.

Coronavirus Track and Trace

We are required to have a track and trace recording system in place. Anyone visiting the Club either to bowl or for other purposes should enter their name and times of arriving/leaving in the register kept in the Men's changing room. For the technologically proficient a QR poster will be displayed on the blackboard outside.

Vandalism

Whilst the rest of us were observing lockdown strictures local youths have taken advantage and decided to use our property, and especially the clubhouse roof, as a playground on several occasions. Trevor Seabrook and Steve Hoskin have more than once had to replace roof tiles and generally tidy up - thanks to them. The main damage apparent now is to the entry gate, most of which has been kicked in, and the Council have effected temporary (unsightly) repair.

No-Smoking Policy

Following the lead of most other clubs against whom we compete, last year we introduced a policy of no-smoking on the green. Smoking will continue to be permitted anywhere beyond the path immediately surrounding the green.