Bowls Club prepares for major refurb

August 24 2017

As the summer season draws to a close, the historic St Andrews Bowling Club is preparing for a six-month refurbishment.

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As the summer season draws to a close, the historic St Andrews Bowling Club is preparing for a six-month refurbishment.

The club, just off Derby Road, received a £50,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) to help fund the improvements.

Mogford Prescott, from Westbury-On-Trym, has been chosen to carry out the revamp. 

Glen Wintle, project manager and club member, said: "Time has flown by since the initial application stage and pre-application to CETB in October 2016. We are looking forward to working with CETB and Mogford Prescott in transforming the club for our members and community group users.

"We will be publishing regular updates throughout the project on our website and social media pages."

Angela Haymonds, CETB trust secretary, said: "The CETB trustees are delighted to have been able to offer funding for the much-needed improvement works at the club. 

“These will help to create a much safer environment for members of the Bowling Club as well as the local community. We hope the refurbishment works will create a fantastic social space for users, and can't wait to see the finished results."

CETB funding is available for a range of projects that bring benefit to local communities. This may include refurbishment of churches or buildings of architectural or historical significance, or general amenity projects, such as improving disabled access or improvements to parks and nature reserves.

Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club is located just over five miles from CEL’s Shortwood Quarry Landfill Site. For more information, or to see if your project would qualify for funding, visit www.cetb.org.uk. 

For updates on the Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club refurbishments visit www.facebook.com/bristolstandrews or www.twitter.com/bristolstabc.