£33,000 funding boost for Bowls Club
A sprinkler and new drainage system will be installed at the Ashes’ bowls greens after a grant of £33,000 from WREN’s FCC Community Fund was confirmed.
The money has been secured by Howden Bowls Club to improve facilities at the end of the current season.
A total of £46,000 will be spent on the improvements, which will also improve access to the facilities.
Penny Beaumont, the Community Fund’s grant manager for Yorkshire and the Humber, said the grant would enable increased use of the greens.
She said: “The club has an ageing membership and this new system will make life easier for the less mobile members.
“It will also make the greens a lot easier to maintain, and will mean it can be played on more often.”
The WREN Community Fund offers grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 for projects close to their landfill sites.
The bowls greens are among the most used area of the Ashes, with Howden Bowl Club’s main events listed on our diary page.
The WREN funding will breathe new life into our club, allowing more people to play on the green than ever before
-Bowls club treasurer David Mayson
The Club has more than 100 members, but is unique in that it allows non-members to take part – they run open sessions every Tuesday afternoon. Just make sure you are at the greens and ready to go for 2pm to take part.
David Mayson, treasurer of the Club, added: “Bowls has never been so popular in our area, but we were struggling to cope with demand.
“The WREN funding will breathe new life into our club, allowing more people to play on the green than ever before.”
Work is expected to begin in September and the whole project will hopefully be completed in November.