month’s focus is on our local outdoor lawn bowling club. It is a fascinating game which is both fun
and a challenge. So as the new season
starts why not give it a try. Where
better than with the club that has been in our beautiful Lake Meadows Park
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available in Billericay for like-minded people
Billericay Bowling Club was founded in 1929 and it's original green was actually someones garden at the rear of a house in Western Road.
In 1933 it moved to the back garden of the late Mr C J Taylor, the corn merchant who lived in the High Street adjacent to Rose lane, now Lloyds Bank.
In 1935 the club moved to its present site in Lake Meadows.
At that time it was a four rink green and was not extended to a six rinker until the late 1960s.
Q CAN I HAVE A GO TO SEE IF I LIKE IT?
A Yes we are running ‘Come and Try’ sessions on May 5th, 12th and 19th. Contact the Secretary for details of times etc. The Club provides bowls; all you need are some flat shoes.
Q WHO DO YOU CATER FOR?
A It is said that bowls can be played by anyone from the ages of 9-90 so you can see we cater for all ages and currently have around 100 members.
Q DO YOU BOWL ALL YEAR ROUND?
A Yes we have two seasons. One is outdoor and one indoor.
Our Summer (outdoor) season starts 1st May and ends 30th September.
We have a mixture of friendly and league games. Friendly matches are on weekdays and weekends and we have a Thursday Club morning
We play in Ladies’, Men’s and Mixed competitive leagues in Basildon, Brentwood and Chelmsford Bowling Associations..
The Club also plays indoor invitation games at local indoor bowling clubs from October to April.
Q DOES ANYONE LOOK AFTER NEW PEOPLE?
A Yes - each new member is allocated a ‘buddy’ to guide them through the early days and is also given one to one coaching by qualified coaches.
Q HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO JOIN AND BUY EQUIPMENT ETC.?
A Joining/Membership/Council Fees are roughly £130 p.a. Clothing say £60 and bowls £30-£180 depending whether new or second hand.
For further information please see our website – www.billericaybowlingclub.co.uk or contact Club Secretary, Rex Hobbs, on 01277 632018