Latest news

Latest news as at 14 July:

Thanks to the 3 bowlers who responded positively to the Captain’s Penarth appeal; 4 more nominations required for the club to fulfill its 8 rink obligation. Regrettably, we have had to cancel the game at Victory Park the day before Penarth owing to lack of support!!

This week:

Tuesday 9-30pm Barron dispenses free financial advice. 2-30 Pilates

Wednesday 6pm Executive Committee Meeting

Friday 9-30pm Meat Draw

Saturday County Ladies Finals Day at Falcon BC Painswick. Come along and support your club.

Forthcoming matches:

Thursday 25 July Ladies Inter-Club 2nd round match v Cheltenham Spa (1 rink home, 1 rink away)

Wednesday 31 July Men’s GBA Double Rink at Cam Mills 6pm

Forthcoming events:

Saturday 3 August Freddie is coming and tickets are going fast.

For your free copy of World Bowls magazine click on

New bowlers should be aware that the club is holding a limited stock of club shirts. See Angela or Allen.

The nesting season has passed and a contractor will begin cutting the hedge around the grounds on 23rd July

In response to a recent new members survey, we are moving the Silverfx ‘Express Delivery’ standard shirt stock to the club i.e short sleeve sizes 14-18 ladies 42-50 men. Members wanting other sizes, styles or embroidered name will need to order on-line at

Our green keeper, Michael Noon, will be leaving us in mid July. We thank him for his hard work over the past two years and we wish him well in his future pursuits.

Barron will be available to offer free no obligation financial advice on the following Tuesdays from 0939-1100; 16th and 30th of July, 13th and 27th of August.

An updated members contact list is available in the members area of the web site. If your details are incorrect please advise. ATL and TNL league tables are also available.

Bowlers are reminded that grey skirt/trousers and a white sleeved top is the recommended dress for roll ups, although smart mufti can be worn for short practice or introductory sessions. White, grey or navy blue tailored shorts may be worn. Jeans, football shirts or sandals are not permitted.

Would people using the dishwasher please refrain from swilling plates in washing up liquid because this reacts badly with the cleaning detergents used in the dishwasher. If you swill the plates before putting them in the dishwasher please use clean water.

If you or a relative need help at home, contact Home Instead who sponsor our Afternoon League. See

Club Competitions Dress. For preliminary rounds to semi-finals all players are requested to wear white or club shirts, grey trousers or BE shorts; Dress for the Finals is white or club shirts and white trousers or BE shorts.

Men are reminded that when ordering shirts on-line at the sizes quoted are actual chest sizes so you need to go up 1 or 2 sizes when ordering. We have 3 x 44″ men’s shirts in stock if anyone would like to purchase (£21).

Please note that the club has the local weekly Echo delivered for the enjoyment of all members and it should not be removed from the lounge.

Bowlers are reminded that throughout the season the greens are not available for play until 1pm, except by prior arrangement with the green keeper.

Summer bar hours commence on Monday 15 April as follows:

Mon to Thursday 5 – 1030 (bar will close earlier if no away matches and no members in the club at or after 9pm);

Friday 4-30 – 11pm;

Saturday Noon – 2pm (and as necessary in support of bowls matches);

Sunday (only in support of bowls matches)

Members are reminded that designated parking spaces at the ‘exit’ end of the car park can only be used if vacant after 2pm.

GBA News for October can be found at GBA News – October 18

A birds eye view of Suffolk Square can be seen at

Social news:

For details of upcoming social events visit the Social page

Other information:

Club bowls clothing has now gone on-line at