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Miners Welfare Park Bowls Green reopens

Published on Tuesday, 4th August 2020

This week the Miners Welfare Park Bowls facility re-opened for Members of the Bedworth Ex-servicemen’s Club team.

Following Governments advice the facility has been closed, but recent requests from the Bedworth Ex-servicemen’s Club Members wishing to get back into some physical exercise have been answered.

Yesterday the green re-opened for the Members only at this time, so that social distancing and cleansing can be managed, ensuring COVID-19 compliant.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“It has been difficult times for many sports enthusiasts wishing to keep up their skills and also physical activity. Where we can support residents, we will try our best given the local COVID-19 data and work with them. The phased opening of the MWP bowls green is again our cautious response, but also allowing some delivery by the Members only at this time, so that cleansing and social distancing can be managed, following the advice by the Bowls Governing Body.

“It will be great to see bowlers again on the green and provide physical activity to members of the community.”

Representative from Bedworth Ex-serviceman said:

“Members of Bedworth Ex Servicemen’s Bowling Club are very pleased that the Council have agreed to reopen the Bowling Green in the Bedworth Miner’s Welfare Park for us and we thank them for their support. 

“The impact of the Coronavirus meant that the 2020 league fixtures and competitions were cancelled, and the fact that there has not been the opportunity to play or practice has had quite an effect on the majority of our members. Therefore, re-opening the bowling green for our members will be a positive step for those who see the game as a form of exercise, social interaction and all round well-being.”