Hesketh Park Bowls Club Interim Procedures Bowls Roll-ups During Covid-19 Emergency Pandemic Crisis. 

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From Hugh Neale 08/08/2020


To all HPBC Members

Subject: Re-Opening of the Green - Committee Decision

The HPBC Management Committee met face to face at the clubhouse this morning and one of the important agenda items was to discuss the re-opening of the green or not.


I am pleased to inform everyone that the decision was overwhelmingly to reopen to all members to participate in "roll-ups" only.


I will be instigating a booking system for members to book a rink in advance, it will not be possible for members to "just turn up" and play, everyone MUST make a booking.


The green will officially be open from Monday 17th August, as there are a number of tasks that must be completed before opening up. 


Volunteers are URGENTLY needed to help with this work and without your help we cannot open. So, if you can help out and not leave it to the few that that work Mon, Wed and Fri EVERY WEEK throughout the year, even during this lock down period. please turn up on any of the above days from 08:00am onwards.


We do need to follow and adhere to all the Government, Bowls England and Kent County BA covid-19 processes and procedures and I will send this information, on how to book a roll-up, covid-19 info and the "Do's and DON'Ts" in the next few days.


As always, there will be a nominal green fee of £1, including tea/coffee and biscuits.


If you have any questions or concerns then please let me know.



Hugh Neale

Hon. Club Secretary

Hesketh Park Bowling Club


Mailing address:

Hesketh Park Bowling Club,

Hon Secretary,

Mr H. Neale

36 Martens Close,



Tel: 07771578400 / 01322 558539
Email;  clubsec.hpbc@outlook.com

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

From: Sheila Buckley <sheila.buckley@alz-dem.org>
Date: 23 March 2020 at 19:35:49 GMT+8
To: "clubsec.hpbc@outlook.com" <clubsec.hpbc@outlook.com>
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