Newsletter 2018 Summer


  • The green was officially opened by our President Margaret Jacques on Sunday 25th March.
  • Although league bowling is now underway  Dave Holmes, the green manager, is keeping the grass a little longer than most of us would like simply to give the green a little more time to recover from the effects of the winter.
    He will shortly be giving the green a full brush up and haircut with his brand new mower when hopefully it will be restored to its usual superb standard.
  • Vice Chairman, Eddy Tennant, is resuming last season’s social bowling sessions, for men only, on Tuesday mornings from 1st May at 10am.
    All men are welcome to attend particularly our newer people when you will have the opportunity of meeting other members in the relaxed atmosphere of social bowling.
    Eddy is more than happy to give help and tuition to anyone who feels they might benefit from a little qualified appraisal.
  • One fact you may not be aware of is that the Ainsdale Bowling Club insures all its registered members against personal accident whilst on the bowling green. However, it should be noted that persons over the age of 85 years, and we do have a few, are not covered by the policy.
    It is therefore suggested, by the committee, that those members affected may wish to review their own personal insurance details for suitable cover.
  • Sanny McCarter has been instrumental in the development of a website specifically for the bowling club. It will form part of a larger website being developed for the main club but will be a standalone version which can be accessed directly.
    A beta version is now ready for inspection and can be accessed at
    Sanny would be pleased to receive comments, constructive criticism and any ideas members would like to see included as the development progresses. You can reach Sanny on
  • The bowling club committee has sent a request to the main club management committee for consideration to be given to the provision of hard standing access to be provided from the car parking area, around the perimeter of the cricket out-field, to the bowling green, essentially to facilitate wheelchair access but also to make things easier for our members.
    The extension of the existing car park was raised at the main club AGM last year but so far nothing has materialised. The bowls committee will continue to press on this issue.
  • The committee extends grateful thanks to John Davies who has agreed to take on the onerous task of Milk Monitor, one of the more essential roles in the efficient management of our bowling club, thanks John.
  • At this moment in time we have nobody willing to undertake the running of the Fish & Chip Supper evening in the summer.
    This has been a very popular social bowling event for a number of years now but it does require a lot of hard work on the part of the organisers and volunteers are now urgently needed. If anyone thinks they could take this on board with a little help from their friends, I am sure the previous organisers would be more than pleased to give whatever advice and assistance necessary to do the job.
    Contact Anne Holmes (578035) or Eddy Tennant (579051) if you like to give it try.

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Len AdamsSecretary