Sileby Bowls Club
Sub Committee (August)
The Sileby Bowls Club, Sub Committee, will meet on the first Monday of the month (The first being on the 4th of December) The outcome of the meetings will appear here and on the club notice board. This is to ensure that all members know what is going on, in and around the club, summer and winter. The committee consists of----Richard Willcocks Frank Hall Joe Rankin Gordon Green Graham Healy John Allen Alan Jones Alan Dawson. Duncan Squires
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January 8th 2018. The club now has a defibrillator kindly donated by Jean Gratton which will be set up before the season starts. A general purpose notice board has been put up in the clubhouse, by the books for all to use. This will leave the 2 notice boards in the porch way clear just for bowling related items. The committee has asked for club shirts to be reordered from Kaylo (Terry Wightside) as he already has the pattern for our shirts. Enquiry's have found other suppliers to be quite a lot dearer. There is a burst water pipe under the chalet and the committee would like Colin to resolve the problem which has turned into a big job, we wait permission from the management for the go ahead. The committee would like to see a light erected in the car park as a Zumba class will be using the clubhouse on Wednesday evenings. This has been discussed and is awaiting permission from management to go ahead. Duncan is running the recruitment programme and a poster has been designed for placing in the surrounding villages, these will target sports facilities golf, football etc. The green spiker makes holes 3 inch's deep and Charlotte thinks this is not enough, 6 inch spikes need to be applied. New spikes for the machine will cost £312.00 but should improve the playing surface.
February 5th 2018 The February meeting has seen the spiker up and running, the club shirts are now on order and hopefully we will have them for the start of the season. The water leak is being taken care of, Mark Allsop is undertaking the work and it will be ready for the start of the season. New lights have been added to the clubhouse to make access easier for all. The bench seats are in the process of being stripped to bare wood and will be repainted with best quality Sadolin, hopefully for the start of the season. The bar has had a facelift and looks a lot better, mainly thanks to Jean Gratton who has improved it no end. And finally the red carpet in the clubhouse is to be replaced with a new grey one.
March 5th 2018. The new carpet has been fitted and looks very smart, many thanks to all who assisted with the removal of the old carpet. Three seats have been completed and look like new and we have three new hanging basket brackets on the wall outside the club. We have also had a skip delivered and all the junk has now gone as well as the old carpet. The untidy area behind the hedge is now much improved but more work needs to be done. John Allen and myself have two mowers to service before the season starts leaving us two more Mondays to complete the task.
April 2nd 2018 Most of the work on and around the green has been completed and will be finished off this Wednesday (Weather permitting). The side door that went into the bar has been recovered with plywood and will be painted to match the cladding on the clubhouse, hopefully again on Wednesday. Five out of six outdoor seats have been stripped and repainted mainly due to Gordon and Alan J with help from Graham and John A. The recruitment programme is going well with posters put up in all the surrounding villages as well as Charnwood and Melton Indoor Bowls Clubs. It has been decided that a list will go up for Saturday Teas and please add your name when you are available, and again it will be left to the person or person's doing it to prepare whatever they like and charge accordingly. Bron will be doing the first ( Saturday 21st) with Frank as assistant. The club shirts will be available around mid May all being well.
May 7th 2018. We keep having problems with the mowers, so we have asked the management committee for replacements, most urgent are 2 new, self drive mowers for around the green. As most of us are in our seventies and eighties it is getting too much. Painting goes on regarding the perimeter fence mainly due to Alan Jones. The towel situation in the gents toilet has still not been resolved, again this has been referred to the management committee. John Blankley is to chase up the new club shirts, but the club badges have arrived and have been handed out. Recruitment-- up to now we have 10 new players signed on, so the Recruitment push seems to be working out ok. It would probably help if we had another open day soon. The club has invested in a new mower to do round the edges of the green, it is self propelled which will make it easier than pushing. Another is on the cards.
August 6th 2018 The last meeting was mostly about the green it has now got that bad that a lot of work now needs to be done. We are making a start on Monday September 17th. Work on the light in the car park has been started with the post supports having been cemented in place. We have a bad water leak and somebody has been brought in to rectify this. The leak on the sprinkler system has also been repaired. Most of the outstanding work is up to date and we are going to make a start on the spare ground, behind the hedge which is badly overgrown, this area will be needed for all the thatch that will come off the green in mid-September.