Reg Butcher Drive

Saturday 24th April 2021

Well done to Eddie for the best score in the drive and to Liz who got her wood nearest the silver jack and walked away with a bottle of whisky donated by Richard and Jackie. 

Thanks to Richard for organising the event.

The Club Will Open Saturday 10th April 2021

HPBC Club and Green Re-Opening Procedures
April 2021. 


In line with the Government guidelines, outdoor sports facilities can reopen with effect from Monday 29th March 2021. 

In our case the committee decided and agreed that our green will formerly re-open on Saturday 10th April 2021. 

To ensure that the club continues to operate in a safe manner for every member we again must follow the latest Government, Bowls England and KCBA guidelines for Bowls clubs.  

The following procedures MUST continue to be adopted by all of our members attending the clubhouse and green:

  • Social distancing of 2 meters must be maintained at all times. 

  • Everybody must sanitize hands on arrival and departure to the club 

  • 3 rinks will be open from 10:30am until 17:30 on each day of the week. No other rink should be played on and you can only play if pre booked. You cannot turn up and play on an ad-hoc basis even if a rink is free.   

  •  ***** Required for track and trace purposes ******** 

  • Rinks cannot be booked on match days after 12:30. 

  • As we will initiate the club internal competitions this season, it is imperative that the green booking sheets in the club corridor and completed for competitions only. 

  • Internal competitions will take precedence over roll-ups. 

  • If demand is high then further capacity may be provided by extending the opening times to provide more booking slots. 

  • Rinks for roll-ups will be bookable exactly as there were last season, with a maximum of 3 slots at a time, on a first come first served basis. 

  • (Club Secretary) will be responsible for taking bookings and will be available every evening each week between 18:30pm and 20:00pm ONLY on 07771 578400 for this purpose - all players names must be recorded not just the person booking. 

  • Each booking slot will last for a maximum of 2 hours to include playing time, sanitizing equipment (see below). This time frame MUST not be exceeded if other members have booked the next time slot of the rink. 

  • A 15-minute gap will be scheduled between each booking slot and players should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their start time. 

  • Spectators will NOT be allowed inside of the metal fence.   

  • Maximum of 6 players will be allowed on any one rink 

  • Two Jacks are to be used on each ring and only one player should handle them. Only one other player should handle the mats. Similarly, one player to use “pushers. 

  • The member booking the rink is responsible for ensuring the mats, jacks and pushers are sanitised thoroughly with the provided anti-bacterial cleaner and disinfectant before and after each game. . 

  • The club’s scoreboards MUST not be used, Individual scorecards are available outside the ladies changing room, in the corridor if required. 

  • No physical contact (handshaking, kissing etc) should occur. 

  • The Clubhouse will be open for toilet facilities ONLY for which different guidelines have been issued. 

  • Changing rooms must not be used 

  • Kitchen facilities are closed, except for the consumption of hot drinks and soft drinks outside of the clubhouse.  

  • Please note that Hesketh Park is deemed a non-alcoholic facility. 


All members should be aware that these procedures are not negotiable and must be adhered to. They are designed for the safety of all our members who want to be able to play during this continued difficult time. Not every eventuality can be catered for so please use common sense when necessary. These procedures will be kept under constant review. 



Enjoy “Back to Bowling” 

Members Helping Maintain The Green

Spiking the Green

15th March 2021

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Photo: Roy Wood

Additional hands helping the green team.

Compo, Clegg and Truly, take your pick!!!!

Members Preparing Bowls Green For The Coming Season

28th March 2021


Photo: Roy Wood


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More help on the green.

Subject to the relaxation of Government Regulations
in respect of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Club Will Open Saturday 10th April 2021.

(These dates may be subject to change in line with Government Regulations) 

Our Open Days Will Be On

Saturday 8th May 10.00am - 12.00pm

Monday 10th May 10.00am - 14.00pm

Sunday 23rd May 10.00am - 13.00pm

Sunday 30th May 10.00am - 12.00pm

Come along and have a go at bowls on any of the above dates,
bring your family and friends and you will be most welcome.

Please wear flat soled shoes.

For more details contact
Club Secretary

Email:        Tel: 07771578400 

Hesketh Members Keeping The Bowls Green

in excellent condition with social distancing

January 2021

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Photo: Roy Wood

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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 <>
Date: 23 March 2020 at 19:35:49 GMT+8
To: "" <>
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


Hesketh Park had their Annual Christmas afternoon on
Sunday 15th December.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Championship winners