Main Committee Meeting 

Thursday 12th December 2019 @ 10.00am

Followed by 2004 Social Committee Meeting 

Thursday 12th December 2019 @ 11.30am approx 

Message from Dave Tutton

Bowls Tour to Spain 12th October 2020

Next years proposed tour to Spain would probably be on the 12th October 2020. For 10 days staying at the Hotel Poseidon Playa the hotel is near the Old Town of Benidorm. 


The cost would be for a twin sharing room £795pp

For a twin single use £975.

All on half board.


The prices quoted above include return flights from Gatwick to Alicante.

Transport to Hotel and back to Alicante airport.

Transport to all games played. 4 games of bowls.

Green Fees and Lunch at the bowls clubs.

All club members who went on this year's tour have shown an interest. 

If you are interested please contact me.

We do need 24 Bowlers at present we have 16.



Tel:      01322 224493


A message from Doreen & Roger King

After many years of playing and supporting matches, both competitively and friendly, hosting County matches etc, the time has come for Roger and I to 'call it a day'.

Long may the Club continue and prosper.

The Club thanks Doreen and Roger for their years of support.  Both very active, high quality bowlers and really nice people.

Sincerely hope to see them on social occasions.

Dog Racing Saturday 28th September 2019
Thank you to Roy Wood & Bill Harvey for making and painting the dogs,
they look Great.

Thank you to those people who came to support this event and all the members who helped out on the night.
£195.10p was made to boost club funds.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 27th September 2019


The Macmillan Coffee Morning was a great success and many members and friends of Hesketh Park came along to enjoy tea & cake. 

The Mayoress from Dartford came to give her support.
The club raised £639.83 selling items on the Gift Stall, Tombola,
and a raffle with prizes, a cake made to look like flowers, and a hamper.

Donations were given from various people.

The total amount raised for this years Macmillan was


which included the cream tea on 16th August 2019 organised by
Joan & David Bassett.

Well done to everyone who supported these events.

Hesketh Members working on the green

Week beginning 16th September 2019 in preparation for the
2020 Season, coring the green, topsoil and reseeding.

Photo Eddie Blakemore

Photo Eddie Blakemore

Photo Barbara Emson

Photo Barbara Emson

Photo Eddie Blakemore

Photo Barbara Emson

Photo Barbara Emson

Photo Eddie Blakemore

Hesketh Park Played Herne Bay

Sunday 15th September 2019

It was a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and banter with some good bowling.

The green was in excellent condition which all added to make it a great day.

Hesketh Park Ladies put on a lovely meal for the visitors.  They have earned an enviable reputation for the excellence of their catering and their hospitality.
All are assured of a very warm welcome.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 

27th September 2019

at Hesketh Park Bowling Club 10am - 12pm

Unwanted gifts are needed for the Gift Stall

also items for the Tombola are wanted anything.

Items donated can be left in the

ladies changing room for the attention of Vicky.

Thank You 


Message from Roy Wood

Matches played Saturday 8th Bexley Park &
Sunday 9th Horton Kirby September 2019

Hi All

What a good weekend it was!!!

A win at home against Bexley Park giving us 9 points was followed by a superb win away at Horton Kirby, 8 points. At the moment we are sitting in 6th place in the league and a win away at Halls in 2 weeks could see us reach the dizzy heights of 4th place, (here's hoping).

So a massive well done to all who took part, (including super sub Carmen who turned up to cheer us on), and thank you to the ladies for their support in these games.

I attach a photo below of the back drop to the Horton Kirby game which is one of my favourites of the grounds we visit.


More news tomorrow!

Thank You


Photo Roy Wood

Horton Kirby Bowls Club


Hi All

What can I say????

A fantastic and enjoyable weekend had by all, beginning with a fine win away at Bexley Park on Saturday then into our finals days and all down to the had work of the committee, volunteers, and indeed the finalists on the day.
A special mention to Richard Amess our competition secretary for his efforts in ensuring the final day(s) went well.

Well done to all our winners and commiserations to all that came second because without you all there is no final days?

Looking forward to seeing you all at the presentation dinner 1st November 2019.


Can I remind everyone that as previously advised, this Wednesday the 28th August, all clothing left in the 2 changing rooms will be assumed as unwanted and removed to be donated to charity. if you have anything that you want to keep please remove it as it will go. This includes shoes left under the seats.


Thank You




Hesketh Park Bowling Club

Friday 16th August 2019

Joan & David Bassett 
Held a special event in aid of charity.

 They were sponsors for a Ladies Competition called
The Macmillan Trophy, 

Cream teas, prosecco, sandwiches and cakes were supplied.

Joan & David raised £300 from Cream Teas a raffle and Donations.
Thanks to Barbara & Jackie for organising the ladies game.

Joan would like to thank everyone that helped on the day.

Winner Sue Tutton receiving the Trophy from Joan Bassett.

Triple Turnaround

Tuesday 13th August 2019

The Triple Turnaround organised by Dave & Sue Tutton was well supported with some good bowling and fun.  Afterwards we had fish & chips.

The winners on the day were:

Julie Anderson - Eddy Judd - Alan Binks

Well done

Thanks to Dave & Sue Tutton for organising this event.

Alice & Wally Lewing Day

Sunday 11th August 2019

The Alice & Wally Lewing Day was well supported with some good bowling and lots of laughter.  The green was in great condition to play on.

We had a lovely salad lunch with lots of yummy deserts afterwards. In the afternoon there was also tea and cake for everyone.

Many thanks to Vicky and her family and all the volunteers that helped on the day.  Thank you for all the donations towards the food by members and friends of Hesketh Park.

The final was between Sue & Dave Tutton and Barbara & Vic Emson.

Congratulations to the winners Barbara & Vic Emson.

Thanks to Richard Competition Secretary for organising this event.

Forthcoming Events  

At the recent Bowls Club meeting these changes were agreed to our club events.

1. We are having another Quiz night on Friday 23rd August , 7 for 7.30pm start. Please bring a team but if not just turn up and make a team up.
Please let Jackie or Barb know if you are coming etc. £3 per person, bring your own nibbles.
2. The end of Season Drive has been cancelled due to important maintenance work on The Green.

We will be holding a Dog Race night to finish the season on Sat 28th Sept. Again it’s £3 per person, bring your own nibbles. First race will start 7.30 pm.

Many thanks



Macmillan Singles Trophy
for Ladies on Friday 16th August 2019 
This Competition Starts at 2.00pm

David and Joan Bassett
will be be providing an afternoon Cream Tea, 

including sandwiches & cakes about 4.00 pm.

Male Members and their partners, that are NOT playing are most welcome. Please try and attend this event as all proceeds go to the Macmillan Trust, this is such a good cause.  
Put your name on the sheet at the club


or text Joan Bassett on 07552 059363

or phone on 01322 225286 if you would like to play 

or would like an afternoon cream tea.

The cost will be £5.50 for the Cream Tea or £7.00 with a glass of
Prosecco included.​   
Prosecco only £1.50 per glass.
This is a fund raising aftenoon so please support this event.​
Please sign up asap.
Thank you

Joan Bassett

Work on the Green

The committee would like to advise all members of the planned works on the green at the end of this season.

We are employing outside contractors to hollow core the green and apply top dressing and re-seeding.

These works will affect our home fixtures of Halls and end of season drive.

Halls league game, Sunday 22nd September, will now be played away at Halls.

The end of season drive, 29th September, has now been postponed for this year. Our last home game will be the visit from Herne Bay on Sunday 15th September.

All away fixtures will remain the same as the fixture list.

The work will commence on Wednesday 18th September. These works are subject to weather conditions but expected to be complete within 2 weeks.

I'm sure you will understand that these works are necessary to maintain the standard of green achieved by our volunteer ground staff.


Thank you for your understanding, and should you have any questions
please ask?


Wednesday 17th July 2019

Hesketh Park Played at Winget. This was a new fixture for the club and Winget made us very welcome.

Thank you from Gill Heath

Gill would like to thank Hesketh Park for the lovely flowers and many cards she has received.

I am now feeling much better and am on the mend.

Barry Warren Trophy Friday 5th July
Message from the Men's Captain

Well done to the boys of HPBC last night, gaining revenge for last seasons final defeat, HPBC got through with wins by the pairs and triples rinks. It was a hard fought game against tough opposition on a tough green.
We now face Bexley Park, away on the 19th July.

A big thank you to all the supporters that turned up, amazing and vocal!!! 

2 league games this weekend then on to the cox cup Monday night.


Thank You 


Can the LAST person at the Clubhouse
make sure you lock the Main Door Properly.

Hesketh Park played an enjoyable game at Hythe.  This was a new fixture for the club and Hythe made us all very welcome.

The weather was good and nearby was a display of the

famous red arrows.  There was lots of banter and everyone

had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Jeremy the barman entertained us with his array of various hats.

Sunday 30th June 2019

The AGM in the Clubhouse that is printed on the front of our Handbook for this year 2019 is incorrect.

The date is Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10 am.

For Social Events  

Hesketh Park were Hosts

to Kent County Div. Pairs Semi-finals

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Fred Bridger 2 Woods Singles

Sunday 2nd June 2019

The Semi Final

Sue Tutton v Richard Amess

The Semi Final

Pat Wheeler v Paul Searing

The Final of the Fred Bridger 2 Woods Singles will be played
on Finals Day 25th August 2019 between. 

Sue Tutton and Paul Searing.

Well done to members of Hesketh Park 
who maintain the Green, it is in great condition.

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Harry Alderton's Family

visited Hesketh Park

to leave flowers on Harry's bench to remember
him and see the club he played for. Harry was Club Captain 1980 & 1986 
and President in 1988.

Championship winners 



Sunday 26th May 2019

Hesketh Park Open Day

Hesketh Park Open Days attracted many people to have a go,
several came back over the open days and joined Hesketh Park.

1st Choice
The Garage Door Specialists
Sponsoring  Hesketh Park Bowling Club for the 2019 Season.

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all looking forward to the outdoor season.


Just to make you aware that we cannot & must not park under the trees by the green - this is a council directive  not ours.  We can only park on the hard standing at the side of the club and this area is only for disabled blue badge drivers. The Council usually , but as yet not confirmed for this season, allow us to park other cars (pending space availability) during the school summer holidays, but this will still only be for the designated area, see link to plan opposite.


You can park in the Stables car park, Bean Road, and some areas in Danson Road.


Please let all your players know about this.


Look forward to meeting up at our matches,




Roy Clark
Fixture Secretary
Danson Park Bowls Club


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Message from Danson Park Fixture Secretary
about Parking at Danson Park.


SUNDAY 19th MAY 2019

Test your Skills

Targets will be on the ground, 
playing Aussie Pairs.

Sheet is up in the Clubhouse for your name to go on.

For more info Contact: Dave Tutton 01322 224493


Reg Butcher Drive

Saturday 20th April 2019

Winner Dave Tutton

1st Choice
The Garage Door Specialists
sponsoring  Hesketh Park Bowling Club for the 2019 Season.

Dartford and District and Gravesend and District Competitions are available in the Clubhouse.
Entry forms must be in no later than the date stated on the form.

All forms and cheques to Ken Plant.
Cheques made out to Hesketh Park Bowling Club. Cash is accepted.

Parking at Hesketh Park