Hope you are all well and safe,
As you are probably all aware due to the information being put out on Facebook the club no longer working with Roots2Shoots. This has all been explained in a recent email from Peter Bainton, but in short hand. The two clubs Thurrock and Grays Town were not impressed by the way Roots2Shoots have conducted themselves with no appearances at the greens since 27th January and with multiple attempts at contacting them via phone calls, texts and whatsapp, they did not reply. So from there the clubs concluded on ending their contract with the company and have looked elsewhere.
Contact has been made between a number of companies and was decided to contact Premier Sports Turf Contractors. However, they said it would be to expensive to for them to visit the greens 3 times a week, but would be willing to act as a Consultant. Therefore, the clubs have spoken to Gregg Luxford who is a member of Grays Town BC with a view of looking after the greens under the guidance of Adrian Smith of Premier Sports, of which both parties have accepted.
i have attached the letter in full so people can read and understand the entire situation.
The club has been invited to participate in a small competition, involving many clubs and teams. This is being arranged by Essex County due to the lacks of competitive bowls this unusual season.
The preliminary round in the competition we have drawn Essex County, the selected players to represent the club on Monday 27th July at 6pm, with one triple playing at home and the other playing away, consists of:
Some support for the players would be fantastic, but remember social distancing is still in place and the safety of the bowlers and supporters is most important.
Hope everyone is healthy and keeping safe. As you have probably all heard by now that bowls clubs are aloud to now re-open with restrictions. This all comes into action as of 1st June 2020, i have been in communication with the board and rink bookings have been taken for roll ups. a page has been created to show booking times and who has booked. This will be updated weekly while the lock down is still in force but a better system will hopefully be implemented in the coming future.
Like many I am over joyed with the announcement that bowls can finally return, but please remember we are still in a critical time within the lock down and government guidelines still have to be followed.
To All Thurrock Bowling Club Members and Social Members,
Hope everyone is healthy and following the governments guidelines on isolating, this is just a general message/update regarding the bowls clubs and bowling green.
All public sites and the bowls green will be shut until further notice but with being a self managed green, the clubs will still be maintaining the playing surface so when the government advise us, we will be able to commence immediately. The green should hopefully be available for use beyond September, so with a later start to the season the clubs will be able to still bowl later into the year.
Thank you for your patience and hope everyone is doing well.
You can now find all club friendlies and events on the website (under friendlies heading), the calendar has been updated with with all league games, friendlies and you will also find (under matches & events heading) complete Mens and Ladies Essex Schedules.
Hope you all find these easy to understand.
You can now find all 2020 league fixtures for both men and ladies teams, under team selection (just hover over and a drop down bar with fixtures and team selection will appear).
I will be putting all club friendlies and county schedule on in the comings days.
Thank you, for your patience.
Apologies for the late update, but as some of you may already know, Group 9's presentation night is being held Saturday 25th January 2020 at 7:30pm. This is being held at Tilbury Community Centre, with trophies to be collect it would be great to have as many people there to represent and support our winners.
To reserve tickets please contact Peter Madgewick.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have a brilliant New Year, looking into the future Drums Social Club will be hosting 3 nights packed with events, drinking, food and socialising. All event will take place on a Saturday Evening and will require £2 per member to help cover the buffet.
25th January- Bingo Night
22nd February- Race Night
28th March- Quiz Night
Can all members interested in attending these nights please inform Phil Johns, with number of guests so enough food can be laid on.
All Information on Social Events Page!
Welcome to the new Thurrock Bowls and Drums Social Club website, where everything from friendlies to competitions to social events will be updated to the new website www.thurrockbowlsclub.com.
Wish everyone well during the indoor season and watch this space for more information regarding the clubs social evenings during the winter.
The defence of the League Knockout continues after a closely fought semi final against Springhouse Bowls Club at Mopsies Park this morning. The final will be played against Aveley on Sunday the 8th September at 10am at Aveley Bowls Club.
Well done guys and let's get it won and go out with a bang!