Bowling club's seeking funds for clubhouse works

November 24 2016

St Andrews Bowling club are applying for a grant of £25,000 from the Cory Environmental Trust for internal and external refurbishment works to modernise their clubhouse.

St Andrews Bowling club are applying for a grant of £25,000 from the Cory Environmental Trust for internal and external refurbishment works to modernise their clubhouse.

The clubhouse is on two floors and was original built in 1924 with an extension at some point in the 1970s and a skittle alley was added in 1985. The club has a membership of over 50 bowlers and operates all year round.

Glen Wintle from the club said: “Due to the Bowling Club being a not for profit organisation we are in major need of financial assistance to aid much needed health and safety improvements which include a toilet upgrade, windows and door replacement, floor repairs, problems with damp, drainage, and various leaks to the roof, a more accessible entrance. All these will help maintain the building for our long term future.” 

The internal and external maintenance repairs would benefit the local groups which use the club by offering a better environment, especially for those who are disabled. The club also hosts private functions for parties on the upper floor and there are plans to modernise the ground floor of the club and convert it into a new function room for the community and members. The club hosts a number of Family Fun Days during the bowling season for the public and could do with new outdoor furniture, pathway repairs and landscaping improvements.