The Monday and Tuesday Tea & Biscuit afternoon sessions have now come to an end.
The Open Mixed sessions will now be 6.00pm – 8.00pm on Mondays and Fridays, and an afternoon Open Mixed session on Wednesday afternoon 2.30pm – 4.00pm.
These will start from next Monday 21st June. Please come along and enjoy some friendly bowling.
DBC Bowls Committee
Congratulations to all concerned on an excellent, well organised and successful Open Day. We finished the day with 39 signing up for a coaching course and 3 new winter members for the short mat season.
Well done Ellen and the admin team, the social committee members organising the tea and biscuits and the army of volunteers helping on the greens.
After requests from members to be able to use scoreboards, the Bowls Committee can see no reason why this can’t be allowed. At the end of each game Sanitising wipes must be used to wipe off all parts which have been handled please before putting them away. This will be the responsibility of the user(s). As we have already said, please be sensitive to other members’ concerns.
Can we just add a reminder to all members to handle the new mats with care. If they are wet when you put them away please hang them carefully over the rails provided. If they are dry they can be placed on the shelf.
DBC Bowls Committee
Please click on the link below to see the latest information on pandemic restrictions from Bowls England following the governments road map step 3 announced today.
Subject: New Cleaning Regime for Bowls Equipment
Sanitising the bowls mats has been stopped as it was causing disintegration and stickiness leading to a near accident. ALL old mats have been replaced by new ones. These will not be sanitised in any way but we do want members to protect themselves by SANITISING THEIR HANDS frequently. Please if possible carry a personal hand sanitiser with you. If you feel uneasy about handling the mats then please make sure you bring a glove for this purpose. There are wipes available in both storage areas for cleaning the jacks at the end of your game/roll up. Handrails, locks and any other areas which you may have come into contact with will be wiped down at the end of the day by our team of volunteers. When there are Club/League matches taking place in the evening, members will be asked to wipe these areas down before they leave.
DBC Bowls Committee
For obvious reasons it has difficult to keep the website up to date as since September, other than meeting minutes, included in the members area, the many messages from Bowls Wiltshire and Bowls England has been the prominent feed for information to write about.
The committees have worked hard to plan for the 2021 season, despite an everchanging set of rules. The efforts to bring notices to you via the website on the whole have been very successful and we plan to continue with sign up sheets and rink bookings on line to supplement anything that may come into fruition as the rules change, yet again, and we are eventually allowed in the club to see notices on the board and the traditional table.
I would like to ask ALL team leaders to communicate results and submit reports throughout the season or if they cannot do this themselves please nominate a team member who is willing to do so.
Remember its your site! and it can only be a good as the information provided.
The management committee has updated the clubs data protection policy to include an addendum to cover GDPR for the use of CCTV. this can be viewed by scrolling down to the very bottom of the home page and selecting GDPR and Cookies policy which will display the general policy statement and where you will find at the top of the document a further link to the CCTV element.
Message from our President
With the Government’s Roadmap staying on course, it looks incredibly positive that we will be able to start bowling soon. Although there are still restrictions in place for the early part of the season by the end of June we will hopefully back to normal, with no restrictions. I know that all the committees will be working hard to ensure that when we are able to bowl the club will be ready to welcome you onto the green. With the restrictions we currently have we may not be able to bowl against other clubs until restrictions are lifted so the Bowls Committee has prepared an exciting alternative program of bowling to suit members of all abilities and so ensure we are able to play the game which we all love.
In the meantime, stay safe and I look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks.
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