Updated Guidance on Re-opened Green
The committee met last week and due to the government relaxing the restrictions even more and Bowls England’s new guidance re the amount of people etc we have changed/added to the Club’s guidance.
Four people from different households can play pairs now as long as 2m social distancing is maintained.
We can also have spectators for the same time slots as the rinks with a Max of 20 people up the club at one time.
The club has benches and plastic chairs that can be spread out to 2M apart and with sanitizing spray available to spray and wipe down before and after use. However, it would be easier if spectators brought their own chairs.
The club house remains closed unless the bathroom is required and there are clear instructions to follow if used so that you can leave it sanitized. The committee did discuss opening the bar and kitchen but decided at this moment in time it was not feasible.
To allow us to control our numbers up the club and for track and trace purposes bookings for a rink and spectators and gardeners are made over the phone to Debbie or Dave Trollope.
The committee are aware that some members have chosen to ignore the club guidance and have just been dropping in up the club.
They would like to remind members that if a member who has been up the club does contract Covid – and it is possible as the virus HAS NOT gone away - in order to control this disease the Track and Trace teams need to know exactly where that person has been and who they have been in contact with and all those people then self-isolate. This is the only way the UK will control this if it escalates again. All organizations have to log who attends their premises. Please work with us in this as we ALL have a responsibility to keep our selves and everyone else safe.
13 July 2020
Green Re-opening - 9th June 2020
E Mail from Debbie - Club Captain
A few members have been in touch asking if the green will be opening up for a roll up. Having had a committee meeting Friday we have now finalised our guidance document.
The green will be open from TUESDAY 9th JUNE with 3 rinks being available at 10.30 12.30 2.30 4:30 and 6.30. This means a maximum of 6 members at the club at any one time.
The green team and working party have been working hard on the green and the club during lock down and it looks great! The committee have also been working hard on the attached guidance document with members safety being paramount.
PLEASE read the whole guidance document as it relates to the measures being put in place this week and tested by the green team and working party.
We are closing the green on a Monday, all day, so that the teams can do their stuff with safe social distancing so this means NO ONE apart from the green team and working party should be up the club on a Monday for the time being.
If you choose to attend the club for a roll up please follow the attached guidance it is for everyone's safety . It is however your responsibility to keep yourself safe.
Dave and I will be taking the bookings 48 hours in advance so please use our landline first on 01727 821287 or Dave's mobile on 07947 833492. The Booking procedure is explained in the guidance,
Please DO NOT just turn up at the club to chat with those who might be bowling. You will be turned away. This is all for your safety and of course will be reviewed as government and Bowls England's advice starts to change.
We don't anticipate any problems but if this guidance is not followed the committee will then review the safety of the members and may decide that the safest option is to close the green again.
Please take the time to read the guidance it is for your safety. Take the summary sheet to the club with you to remind you of what you need to do. There will also be signs up at the club to help and remind you.
If having read the guidance you need any clarification then please contact a committee member who will try and assist you.
The aim is to have a committee member up the club to assist and guide you and ensure that the guidelines are being followed.
Membership secretary and Club Captain.
As expected after todays update re the virus Potters have closed for the foreseeable future.
I will be contacted by Potters in the next 7 days to discuss this further.
I think our options will be........We can either:
Move booking to another weekend possibly November
Put our monies to a 4 night break end of March early April next year Mon - Fri
Get a refund.
I am opting for either of the first 2 but will obviously depend on availability at Potters.
Let me know your thoughts...
Welcome to 2020!
Well here we are as another decade gets under way seeing us in our 65th year at Harperbury Bowls club.We are still here with a 25-year lease negotiated and a good strong membership behind us. We are very lucky over the 65 years to have had a lot of members rolling up their sleeves and getting involved with the running and up keep of the club. Things have been moving forward in the winter season with the first lot of ditch repairs completed by the working party, the men’s changing room has been given a makeover by Graham and Brenda Down and the green team are getting into their stride as the opening weekend approaches so all is looking good.
Harperbury BC is 65 this year
The plans for our 65th anniversary celebration day on June 13 thare underway. It will see a children’s game and a friends and family bowls competition with a BBQ and of course Dicey Horse racing to finish. So put the date in your diary and bring your friends and family along for a game of friendly bowls! If the weather is against us we have a contingency day of Sunday 19thJuly.
Lockdown Singles Competition -
Lockdown 2 Woods Comptetition - semi-final
Lockdown Pairs Competition - Round 1
Lockdown Pairs Competition - Semi-final
Lockdown Holgate fixed Jack Competition - Round 1
Lockdown Holgate fixed jack Competition - Semi final