On July 3rd 2016 between 10am and 4pm Darlington Neighbourhood Watch are running a free event in an attempt to battle against all the negativity around the cuts in the town at the moment.
We have been asked to participate and invite you all to join us on the bowls green free of charge. Along with this we will be advertising free membership until the end of the season and encouraging people to join.
Or aims for the day:-
1. New Members
2. Public Participation (all day if you wish)
3. Aiming for a new ladies team (need 9 new female members)
4. Aiming for new mixed team (need 9 new bowlers of any gender)
5. Any donations towards our security problems welcome
6. Show people some of the history of bowls at South Park
7. A days enjoyment!
8. Raise awareness of the sport and its availability for the towns people
South Park Bowls Club can announce that as of 3rd June 2016 not only are the South Park Vets part of our club we have also become our own CASC that will collect green fees for the bowlers from January 2017.
These fees will allow the club to start working towards securing the green, improving its facilities and also promoting the club in a modern way to attract new bowlers. Its only the beginning but all bright futures started somewhere!
We are now in discussions with the Council about some kind of Victorian perimeter fence to enhance the green as a spectacle and to assist with our problems.
On another note there is progress on our ongoing problems with youths harassing the bowlers. We have had meetings with the Council, the Youth Offending Service and also the PCSO’s. We have numbers to call for the CCTV team, also are being given extra patrols by the PCSO’s who have already attended some of our games to help ease our problems.
On top of this we cant thanks Francis Jones and Sparta Security enough who have been helping us and are on call whenever problems arise, we are very grateful for their help which they have volunteered.
Unfortunately we are not able to thank bowling clubs who haven’t supported us whilst we have these security problem, 2 clubs have already shown unwillingness to bowl at South Park and only Darlington Woodland have kindly offered us temporary accommodation. This lack of support may cause us no end of problems but we have to keep battling to ensure bowls at South Park remains popular.
On a social note we have 2 events coming up in Archery and Quoits – both great fun, please contact me if you would like to come!
Saturday 9th July – Archery – Dolphin Centre 5pm then drinks afterwards.
Wednesday 27th July – Quoits – Darlington Quoits Club 7pm