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Build a new bowls pavilion

by JEAN ELDRIDGE in South Littleton, England, United Kingdom

Build a new bowls pavilion
We did it
On 27th November 2018 we successfully raised £200 with 6 supporters in 35 days

Replace the old Timber Pavilion with a large new Pavilion / Community room with full disability access, and all year round availability.

by JEAN ELDRIDGE in South Littleton, England, United Kingdom

The Evesham Bowling Club, which is affiliated to Bowls England, has been active in the local community of Evesham for over one hundred years providing access to a Sport that can we enjoyed by all regardless of age, gender, creed or ability/disability.There are no limitations in the Sport of Bowling especially in the current climate when people are being encouraged to try to lead a more healthy lifestyle to improve their overall sense of Wellbeing. The Pavilion which plays an essential role at the heart of the club is a very old timber building which is far too small since it only seats 20 people and doesn't meet the current Health and Safety Regulations, has no disability access and no heating.Our Vision; To build a large new Pavilion meeting all current building standards with Kitchen, Toilets and full disability access that will provide us with a modern all year round Function room with the capacity to accommodate not only the many summer Outdoor Bowling events but offering a year round social hub for the club. Public Consultation The Bowls club realises the importance of engaging with the local community and since access to the New Pavilion would be made available to the local community a Public consultation was held to gauge the local support. A Public meeting was held in the Town hall and an Online Questionnaire and vote took place. The results showed the majority of those who voted supported the proposed plans The CostThe cost of the project is estimated in the region of £150000.00 Sport England have pledged £25000.00 New Homes Bonus Scheme £45000.00 Cash4clubs £1000.00 KarndeanFlooring Ltd £3000.00 Others pending plus fund raising events. Added Benefits from the New Pavilion 1 Once the New Pavilion is up and running it will allow opportunity for other local groups to meet and enjoy the facilities which at present have difficulty finding suitable venues because of mobility restrictions and also the venue would be made available for hire to local residents. 2 The benefits to the club of the larger premises and new modern facilities would mean the club could begin to implement many of its exciting plans for future growth and expand its work with those in the community with various health related issues and disabilities, to encourage them to get and stay active for as long as they are able. Bowling is one of very few sports where able-bodied and those with a disability or long term health issue can play together along side each other.

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