Delight as bowls club is given £10k grant for refurbishment

January 02 2020

Delight as bowls club is given  £10k grant for refurbishment

A BOWLING club has received a grant to fund windows and doors refurbishment improvements.
Work to improve Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club in Bishopston, will begin this January, thanks to a £10,860 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET).  Work is expected to be completed by the end of February.
The grant will help to improve the building energy efficiency rating and security through the installation of new doors and the replacement of the dozen dated and worn single pane windows in the lower changing room, upper veranda and two windows in the upper function room which were not included in the major refurbishment completed via Enovert Community Trust a couple of years ago.
Associated Windows, a local contractor of Gloucester Road North, Bristol have been chosen to undertake the works.
Glen Wintle, who is leading the project for Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club said: “The club committee and our members are grateful to IET for accepting our grant application. It’s only been a couple of years since the major refurb, so this is a delightful surprise for all. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the process so far, from the application stage, to the club user groups, local councillors and community, who provided letters of support.”
The historic clubhouse was opened in 1924, with an extension added to the building in the 1960s and a skittle alley installed in 1985.
A £50,000 major grant was awarded by Enovert Community Trust in 2017, with building work completed by Mogford Prescott, and solar panels installed via Ecocetera.
An official opening followed when a Bowls England team visited the club in 2018.
Angela Haymonds, trust secretary of Ibstock Enovert Trust says: “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 10 miles of a landfill site. Groups interested in submitting projects should visit our website www.enovert.co.uk/Trusts/Ibstock+Enovert+Trust to find out more."
The club currently has more than 60 members and also has provision to host private functions in the downstairs skittle alley and upstairs function room.
Regular updates throughout the project will be published on the club’s website and social media pages www.bristolstandrewsbowlingclub.co.uk/ and www.facebook.com/bristolstandrews