A .The Green - Important machinery has been repaired which has allowed a more thorough Autumn/Winter maintenance programme to be completed. Longer solid tines have been purchased the use of which will improve green drainage and consequentially deeper root growth. This should have a marked effect on eliminating the problem of bouncing bowls. Spring maintenance is now in progress. It is proposed, weather permitting, to open the green for bowling on Saturday 23rd April. The ladies section will be informed, a notice to be put on the club web site as well as on the notice board in the club house. Members were again asked to be aware of notices indicating whether protective mats are to be used before starting bowling sessions. This rule does not apply to competitions and matches. There was a marked improvement last year with members being more aware of the requirement.
B. Work to Pavilion – Undergrowth at the rear of the pavilion was cleared along with the gutters. Repairs have been completed to the removable section of timber decking. Replacement of the entire timberwork/decking should be planned for winter of 2017.
Brian Parker and John Newton have completed re-decoration of the male and female changing rooms. Installation of a canopy over the front entrance door has been completed. Consideration is being given to improving the location of the front keypad.
An order will be placed with the Crockford Cleaning Services who submitted the most competitive quotation. Work will be undertaken on 19th April starting at 7am. The floor is not to be walked on until the next morning. Furniture will be move into the changing rooms on evening of 18th. Volunteers are required to move furniture back on 21st April.
Re-decoration of the outside of the pavilion has been commenced and is planned to be completed over 11/12th April. During the same period benches will be treated and mastic pointing, to window frames, will be renewed. Volunteers were requested.
Sample table made out of pallets still to be completed. John Holmes offered a supply of old pallets if required.
C. Playing arrangements – In a recent Board reshuffle, Alan Frost has taken over responsibility for bowling activities from Alistair.