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Covid-19 Update – HPBC Green Opening 20.05.2020
To all HPBC members
I received an email from Bowls England, indicating that Bowling Greens could be re-opened, but has to be based on each club’s own decision as to whether it would be appropriate to do so.
In order to open, each club must ensure that a risk assessment has been identified and is in place, this must include taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of the club members. As with all of these types of decisions, they need to be discussed and voted on by the club’s management committee.
The committee members discussed the re-opening yesterday and a majority decision agreed that the Bowls club green will NOT be open for anyone to go there and play bowls in any form.
It was felt that in the best interests of the members health risks, it would be far too much to take on board at this current time.
The committee agreed to review the situation again regarding the re-opening of the green on the 25th June. Even then it will depend on the current covid-19 situation and advice from the associations HPBC are members of. If and when a decision is finally made to reopen it would be at least a further two weeks before playing could commence, as the Green and clubhouse facilities would have to be “sanitised/cleaned” to ensure our members health and wellbeing are safe.
If anyone has any question or comments on the above please let me know.
Please keep safe and well in these challenging times.
Hon. Club Secretary
Christmas Party at Clubhouse
Sunday 15th December 2019
Instead of giving out Christmas Cards.
Members signed a card and donated money
£100 was collected for Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Thank you message from Sheila Buckley
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I am writing on behalf of everyone here at Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Services to thank you and your fellow Hesketh Park Bowling Club Members for your donation of £100 from your Christmas Fundraising.
Especially at this time we are so grateful for the donation which will help us to continue to support those in the community that need us most.
With Kind regards
From Hugh Neale
Hon. Club Secretary
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News release – Tuesday 24th March 2020
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Bowls England is committed to keeping our members fully informed, particularly during this period of isolation.
We will be issuing regular updates via our e-newsletter - to subscribe and receive all of the latest news straight to your inbox, simply visit the Bowls England website
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We will shortly be launching our official Bowls England Podcast ‘The Extra End’, with Bowls International editor Sian Honnor chatting to our Chief Executive Tony Allcock OBE in episode one.
We are also in the process of providing a ‘Keep Fit’ guide advising all members of appropriate ways to stay healthy in the comfort of your own home.
Support will be provided for all clubs, as well as opportunities to enjoy your time at home with some bowls-related quizzes and some classic matches from yesteryear.
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Thank you from Kay Cecil
Myself, Paul & family would like to thank the members of Hesketh Park bowls club who attended Dad’s celebration of life yesterday.
Your memories shared and donations given are very much appreciated. Dad would have loved it!
Below is a link to the tribute page on Prostate Cancer UK in his memory which shows
the amount donated.
Thank you ❤️
Kay & Paul Cecil
Sent from Kay's iPhone
Hesketh Park had their Annual Christmas afternoon on
Sunday 15th December.
The members were entertained by Ray Johnston on the keyboard playing
Christmas carols which everyone sung along to.
A special treat was a performance from member Pauline Griffin
who did Burlington Bertie and was dressed appropriately.
There were sausage rolls, mince pies and nibbles all washed down by mulled wine.
A big thank you to Jackie Amess for the lovely mulled wine and to all the other members who supplied food to make it a great afternoon.
Hesketh Park Bowls Club would like to wish all the members and their families a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2020.
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 coffee, 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 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.
Message from Roy Wood
Matches played Saturday 8th Bexley Park &
Sunday 9th Horton Kirby September 2019
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!
Photo Roy Wood
Horton Kirby Bowls Club
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.
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.
THE MACMILLAN TROPHY
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.
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.
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
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.