News

Shaftesbury Bowling Club is open for the 2021 season.

The run up to the start was difficult with much uncertainty about the rules for the Covid ‘Road Map’ and we have had to change the Fixture List for the season due to some leagues having to be completely re-cast. For some leagues we are still waiting for the fixtures to arrive.

The Ladies are taking part in

  • the Dorset Ladies Bowling League (modified),
  • the North Dorset Ladies League (modified) and
  • the Edna Paisley League.

The men are taking part in

  • the Alternative Men’s Dorset League (2 teams) and
  • the Alternative Percy Baker League.

A team is also entered in the Mixed Wessex League (Rinks).

Because of Covid, some of the leagues do not start until June or even July but there are plenty of internal bowling competitions organised in the meantime.

A full fixture list will appear here when all the fixtures are to hand.

Bowling outside of organised games is currently by a booking system. To book

  • Text 07909972812 or
  • email ShaftesburyBC@gmail.com or
  • Phone 01747823775 between 2pm and 4pm only each day.

 The green is in excellent condition and we look forward to seeing it full of bowlers again.  

Some bright outcomes in 2020

Although in many ways 2020 was a season we would rather forget, we had some very enjoyable and entertaining times on the green and in January 2021 we had a windfall!

With the early lock-down and subsequent restrictions, our annual income for the season was reduced to a quarter and at the same time all our expenses remained the same resulting in a large deficit.

Thanks to our very diligent treasurer, Roger Alford, an application was made for funding from the Dorset Community Foundation in November 2020 and on 12th January 2021 we received the news that we had been granted £1,500.

Although this does not cover our total loss for the year it does go a long way in helping the Club to survive and be in a stronger position to move forward ready for the 2021 season.

We thank Ellie Maguire (Grants Manager) and her staff of the DORSET COMMUNITY FOUNDATION for their help in securing the grant on our behalf. 

 

Find Us:

Shaftesbury Bowling Club

Bleke Street

Shaftesbury

Dorset SP7 8QA

Contact:

01747 850 346