26 November 2020
Bromsgrove moved to tier 2 on 3 December 2020 - we will open on this date. Further details will appear here in the next couple of days.
7 November 2020
From a bowling perspective we are all currently in limbo with the national lockdown due to continue until the beginning of next month. Please stay safe and keep in touch with your friends and teammates. We wanted to keep you informed with our plans for post lockdown…..
A big thank you to all the members (some who have decided not to bowl) who have paid their annual subscriptions. Membership levels stand at about two thirds the 2019/20 level and with us only using two thirds of the available rinks clearly this has a significant impact on the club’s finances.
For those that haven’t yet paid annual subscriptions, a reminder that the final due date of 31 October has now passed. In the next couple of weeks we will be undertaking a review of the club’s membership list and would remind you that when we re-open you will need to be a paid up member to play in leagues, competitions or indeed just to roll up. Part of our review will focus on our email distribution list – if we are to adhere strictly to the data protection regulations, we will only be able to continue communicating with paid up members.
If you have made the decision not to bowl for this season but want to stay in touch you can do so by joining as a social member for this season. The fee is £10 and can be paid in the usual way.
A reminder that the bank details for making payments are:
A/C name – Bromsgrove & District Bowls Club Ltd
Sort Code – 30-91-36
A/C no – 01256225
The company AGM was originally scheduled for early December 2020. Given the logistical issues associated with finalising and distributing paperwork during the lockdown period, the date has been moved to Saturday 16 January 2021. Final arrangements will be determined once we understand the new rules post lockdown but it is very possible that it will be held as a virtual meeting.
You will be aware that the early rounds of some of our club competitions were due to take place between now and Christmas - this will not now be possible. Therefore, once we understand what the next stage of rules look like, we will sit down to re-schedule club competitions and also look to provide a full programme of weekend bowling for members including Super 6s, a singles league, fixed date club competitions and some friendly games against outdoor teams with sufficient BIBC membership to field teams of 4 triples.
In order to determine how many rounds of the various competitions are required (and therefore how many dates we need to assign) we need to have a clear view of the number of participants in each. Therefore we will look to close entries on Friday 20 November. You can still apply to take part in competitions by completing the attached application form and returning to this email address or directly to Daren Mallin at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have discussed alternatives for continuing with the winter leagues and provided Bromsgrove doesn’t move into tier 2 or 3 at the end of lockdown, leagues will continue in one way or another. A lot will depend on which areas fall into tier 1 as opposed to tiers 2 or 3 but we are committed to provide you with competitive bowling if it is possible to do so. We will keep everyone informed nearer to the end of lockdown.
We will stay in touch with you to provide any new information but in the meantime look after yourselves and stay safe.