The Bowls Pavilion

Crabbs Way, West Totton. S040 8FA

Beginners and experienced bowlers welcome.  You can either take out an annual membership or pay and play.  See Membership page for Times and Fees

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BOWLS CENTRE REOPENING

the expected good news is that we can resume bowling from Wednesday 2nd December.  Mandy will be back in the office from Monday 30th November for the usual winter hours of 11.00am to 2.00pm.  Please phone or email to book a rink, including for the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions starting at 1.30pm, that Colin Honey organises - the first one will be on Tuesday 8th December. 

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a  member of the Club Committee will be around to lock up if you want to play until 3.00pm.  We hope that this will be helpful, enabling you to book a rink for two hours from 1.00pm if you wish to.  

Colin Honey has been busy making sure that the green is in good condition for the resumption of bowling for which we are all very grateful.

Aussie Pairs will resume in the new year - watch out for further info from Les who will be keeping a close eye on weather forecasts.  

Assuming that our area remains in tier 1, Short Mat bowling will be available during Centre opening hours and the Club competition will resume on Tuesday 8th December.  

The following statement (inclusive of spelling errors!) appears on the ESMBA website:

"Sunday 29th November 2020 - The ESMBA Management Committee meet over Zoom on Thursday to discuss 'Safe bowls" clubs and returning under the new tier system. There is much debate as to what is and isn't allowed under tier two, we are seeking further advise from the Department of Culture, media, and Sport but will issue a full statement after our next meeting on Tuesday 1st December 2020." 

After some deliberation (between Mandy, Neil Garfoot and me) and given the lack of clarity and some inconsistencies about what is and is not allowed in Tier 2, we have agreed that we can play indoor short mat bowls.  As I mentioned in my email last week our competition will resume on Tuesday 8th December.  We will need to agree how we arrange to play the four weeks of matches missed.  If you are not comfortable with returning to play, I shall understand but please do let me know.  Hopefully, therefore, I'll see you next Tuesday, unless it's your week off.  Steven

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The cleaning rota will resume on Sunday 6th December, so please check when you are due to clean.

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Please remember the Covid rules - in brief, the key ones are:

*Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booked time and leave as promptly as you reasonably can after play - no mingling.

*Wear a mask upon arrival, keep it on until you start to play, and replace it after play.

*Sanitise your hands upon arrival.  Spray the mats and pushers before and after play.  Please feel free to sanitise hands and to spray equipment at any time during play.

*Keep your 2 metres distance at all times.

*Only ONE person at a time in the changing rooms, which are to be used only for collecting and returning your kit and not for changing shoes or clothes.

Any offenders will be strapped to a bowls pusher and hanged from the weather vane.

Please can you tell any members about this information who do not use email with whom you are in contact.


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MESSAGE FOR SHORT MAT BOWLERS

Indoor Short Mat Bowls - Covid 

 The closure due to Covid means that we will lose four weeks of the scheduled matches.  We have two weeks in March available (23rd and 30th) if we need them.  However, it would be good to try to complete some, if not all, of the postponed fixtures before then.  Can I suggest that once we are back playing each team organises their matches on any of the other four days of the week when the Centre is open.  This should be made easier with playing pairs rather than triples.  If any of you have any further thoughts, or anticipate any difficulties, please let Steven know.  

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 THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AND HAVE BEEN ELECTED VIRTUALLY ON THURSDAY 5 TH NOVEMBER 2020
 

President: Steven Brice;    Vice President : Vacancy;    Treasurer :Mike Way;    Club Captain : Chris Fripp;

League Match Secretary (men)  Chris Fripp

Lady Delegate : Rosemary Hunter; (Barbara Willsher acts as Lady Captain for matches);

Green Secretary : Colin Honey;    Competition's Secretary:  Guy Bennett;    Social Secretary : Keith Sinclair and Joyce Hopgood.

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SAFETY UPDATE  OCTOBER 8TH

It is great to see you all bowling and we want to keep it that way.  The VIRUS is still out there and we still need to keep each other safe.  It is good that we are very busy and at times it is impossible to keep the distance at 2 metres, even on the veranda.

Therefore, please can you wear a face mask when arriving at the centre and keep it on until you are on the green and ready to play.  Please wear it when leaving the green and changing your shoes as it has been quite apparent that social distancing is not being adhered to at the end of the rinks and especially in the huts.  Please wear it whenever entering the building to speak to staff in the office, use the toilet, collect your belongs from the changing room and when arriving for short mat.

 And remember it is still only one at a time in the changing rooms to collect your belongings.  Please do not stay in there to change

This mean that you still have to keep your distance.  Please be aware of who is around you follow the guideline and keep your distance as much as possible. 

Track and Trace – We now have the QR code displayed at the centre for you to check in to the centre if you wish but you are still required to check in with the staff in the office on arrival.

 IF WE STAY SAFE WE CAN STAY OPEN

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OPENING TIME

CLOSED 5TH NOVEMBER TO 2ND DECEMBER

Playing times are booked on the hour.(half hourly Monday - Friday)

Must pre book by calling 02380 868846

The first booking slot is 11am and the gate will be locked until 10.45am

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOWLS ENGLAND GUIDELINES YOU ARE TO ARRIVE 15 MINS BEFORE YOUR BOOKED SLOT. IF YOU ARE EARLY THEN PLEASE WAIT IN YOUR CAR.

This is more important now that six rinks are in use.  This is to stop too many coming through the building at any one time.  This is a difficult time for us  and the virus has not gone away.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE AND STAY IN YOUR PRE BOOKED GROUP.  

DO NOT MINGLE WITH OTHER YOU MAY KNOW BUT WHO ARE NOT IN YOUR BOOKED GROUP

 Arriving at Totton & Eling Bowls Centre from 14th September

THE ONE WAY SYSTEM IS STILL IN PLACE BUT ONLY GO INTO THE BUILDING TO

  1. COLLECT YOUR BOWLS AND SHOES FROM LOCKERS
  2. USE THE TOILET

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COLLECT BELONGINGS FROM CHANGING ROOMS THEN PLEASE

  1. REPORT TO OFFICE ON ARRIVAL AT THE WINDOW
  2. SANITISE YOUR HANDS AT POINT ON POST OUTSIDE
  3. COLLECT A JACK  AND SCORECARD FROM THE TABLE ON VERANDA
  4. COLLECT EQUIPMENT FROM SHED
  5. GO TO YOUR ALLOCATED RINK
  6. CHANGE YOUR SHOES AT THE END OF YOUR RINK WHERE POSSIBLE

AT THE END OF YOUR GAME PLEASE

  1. SANTITISE EQUIPMENT USED AND RETURN TO SHED
  2. PLACE USED JACKS IN BUCKETS OF DISINFECTANT THAT ARE SITUATED BY THE GREEN
  3. PLEASE DO NOT STOP TO CHAT AFTER THE GAME

PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES REGARDING THE WEARING OF FACE MASKS AROUND THE CLUB  ISSUED ON 8TH OCTOBER

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TOTTON & ELING TOWN COUNCIL

CENTRE USERS – PLEASE READ

COVID-19  RULES & PROCEDURES   WHILST USING BOWLS CENTRE

  • If you are unwell, showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel that you may have been exposed to the virus, please do not attend the centre..
  • Only one person is permitted in the toilet at one time – please wipe door handles, toilet flush and taps before and after use (Anti Bac wipes provided)
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 7 days of visiting the Bowls Centre alert Test, Track and Trace. Alert the Centre Manager 02380 868846 or Steven Brice (Club President) 02380 666642

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WHAT'S ON 

AUSSE PAIRS 2020  POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021  - FOR RESULTS  FOLLOW SUB LINK ON COMPETITIONS TAB TO AUSSIE PAIRS

SHORTMAT WINTER COMPETITION STARTED  13TH OCTOBER  -FOR  LEAGUE TABLE FOLLOW LINK TO SHORT MAT

WINTER PAIRS COMPETITION STARTING IN JANUARY  -FOR DETAILS FOLLOW LINK OM COMPETITIONS TAB TO WINTER PAIRS


Telephone 02380868846

Email bowls@totton-eling.co.uk

Site updated  1st December2020

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