All spruced up for start of bowls season

March 26 2020

All spruced up for start of bowls season

BRISTOL St Andrews bowls club members are celebrating following the installation of new windows and doors to their clubhouse on Derby Road, Bishopston. The windows and doors have been funded by a £10,860 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET) through the Landfill Communities Fund (LFC).
“This vital enhancement is going to make a real difference to our members, visiting teams and local community groups that hire our facilities,” says John Pearce, club Chairman.
“We are extremely grateful to Ibstock Enovert Trust for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.”
Spencer Wintle, club Secretary says: “On behalf our membership we would like to express thanks to: Friends of St Andrews Park and Quest Quiz (club user groups), Mike Davies (Councillor for Ashley Ward) and Tom Brooks (Labour Co-op Councillor for Bishopston & Ashley Down), Bishopston Voice magazine and Daniel Swift (our Greenkeeper) for the letters of support provided at the application stage.”
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Ibstock Enovert Trust says: “The Trustees of IET could see the merits of this project clearly when the club approached the Trust for a grant. By replacing the clubhouse’s windows and doors with double-glazed units, not only is the building preserved for many years to come, the project also brings environmental benefits, through the conservation of energy, which will bring savings to the club.
“This is just one of the many community projects Ibstock Enovert Trust has funded through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The scheme offers funding to projects that benefit communities living within ten miles of a landfill site. Groups interested in submitting projects should visit our website to find out more.”
Bristol St Andrews bowls club has 50 members and welcomes more.  
Sign-up for the “Women Can” six weeks trial, bowls coaching course on Easter Bank Holiday Monday 13 April, 6pm to 7pm, or by contacting the club to register interest on 0117 942 1103 or email bristolstandrewsbowlingclub@hotmail.co.uk
There are also two open days to try bowls, Early May (VE Day) Friday 8 May and Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25 May, 12pm to 4pm. No need to book, just drop in.
The clubhouse can be booked for private or corporate events in the function room and skittle alley (both have their own bars).  Visit the website www.bsabowls.co.uk/ for details and a booking form and for any updates on events planned that may be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
For more information about Enovert Trust see:  www.ibstockenovert.org