From Hugh Neale 22/07/2020


To all HPBC Members

Subject: Re-Opening of the Green - Committee Decision


Firstly, I hope that everyone is still keeping well and safe at the present time.


The HPBC management committee meet virtually again this week to discuss whether the Green should be opened to allow roll-ups for members or whether it should remain closed.

As advised last month, work would still be required to be completed prior to opening in order to make the club environment clean and safe.

It would still require a number of volunteers to help with these works to be completed. 


However, the committee voted again NOT to allow the green to be re-opened at this point in time and we would review again in a F2F meeting in the first part of August, the date is yet to be formalised.


The decision is of course is again disappointing, but the overriding considerations are the health and safety of all of our members, plus the general public that use the park. 

If you have any issues, queries or concerns on the above please email me.  


Tel: 07771578400 / 01322 558539



Hugh Neale

Hon. Club Secretary

Hesketh Park Bowling Club

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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Date: 23 March 2020 at 19:35:49 GMT+8
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Subject: Thank you

Dear Richard


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


Sheila Buckley


Sheila Buckley


Thank you from Kay Cecil

Hi Ken

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

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

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.


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

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

For Social Events  

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