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Plans for expansion at Bourne Town as generosity of sponsors helps progress

Exciting times lie ahead for Bourne Town Bowls Club after a rise in membership has seen them double their numbers.

The Coggles Causeway club now has more than 80 members who were out in force at their recent open day for sponsors and the community.

The club was presented with new sets of bowls and accessories by the Mayor, Coun Brenda Johnson, which now enables them to provide taster sessions for anyone in the Bourne community to have a try at bowling without them needing to purchase expensive sets of bowls.

Bourne Town Bowls Club's open day. (12506720)
Bourne Town Bowls Club's open day. (12506720)

The taster sessions are held every Wednesday, starting at 6pm, and every Sunday, starting at 2pm, and anyone can make three free visits.

Chairman David Ashby explained: “This enables people of all abilities to enjoy a sport that offers exercise, mental stimulation, social activities, fun, laughter and a sense of achievement.

“Anyone can join in and play and enjoy the friendship of the club members.

“Many people often say 'I have always fancied playing bowls but I have never got around to trying.’

“But, through the generosity of sponsors such as the Town Council, the Len Pick Trust, Bourne United Charities, Bourne Lions, Bourne Round Table , Bourne Rotary, Bakkavor, Larkfleet, Nettl, Warners and other companies anyone can visit the club and enjoy bowling.

“The Waterside Garden Centre have also provided a lovely garden feature with a bench for spectators to watch the bowling which enhances the attractive setting of the bowling green and club pavilions.”

Bourne Town Bowls Club's sponsors (12506724)
Bourne Town Bowls Club's sponsors (12506724)

Progreen, a local specialist supplier and bowling green advisor, are sponsoring the club gala competition on July 7.

The club plays in the Peterborough, Stamford and Spalding leagues and matches are played every day during the week. New club shirts have been sponsored by Discovering Bourne and Georges.

Club members also enjoy social roll-ups on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 2pm, as well as a range of evening events at the club such as quiz nights, bingo, strawberry tea, hog roast and the dinner and dance which will be held on December 14 at the Bourne Corn Exchange.

New plans are also being submitted for planning to expand the facilities of the clubhouse and to make them totally appropriate for disabled and wheelchair users.

The club is seeking sponsors to fund these plans which are due to be completed ready for the 2020 season starting in April next year.

Anyone wanting further information should visit www.bournetownbowlsclub.co.uk or e-mail btbc2018@gmail.com

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