GATE ACCESS FROM St ANNE’S DRIVE

Notice to Redhill Bowling Club Members

Following recent negotiations with the Greenspaces Allotments & Sports Officer from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, this notice is to confirm the revised arrangements for the use of St Anne’s Drive entrance gate which is subject to shared access between RBC and the allotment holders.

Please would all members take time to read this notice and then follow these gate arrangements going forward. Please also take note of the information on the notice board and any signage that is placed on the gate for events.

Background

The current situation is that the St Anne’s Drive gate is used for access to the Wiggie Lane allotments and for access to the gates to RBC. RBC have a right of access to use the track and also the responsibility for the maintenance of it.

Gate Procedure

In order to accommodate the needs of RBC, it has been agreed that on certain days and for regular events, where there will be a significant amount of traffic accessing RBC, the gate stays not only UNLOCKED but ALSO OPEN.

This procedure will be in respect of the following:

17:30 – 20:30 – Thursday evening Border league Matches

18:00 – 20:30 – Friday Night Roll-up

13:00 – 19:00 – Weekday/Weekend match days; special events

However, outside of these regular events where traffic volume is not expected to be great, or where only a few people attend the club for casual play or socialising, it has been agreed that the gate, whilst being shut, will not be locked during the day if the main green RBC gate is open (i.e. when members are on site).

This will still enable members and visitors to access and exit the club premises. Therefore, I would ask members to follow the request to shut the gate after entry and exit. The last RBC member out will lock the gate if they have locked the RBC gate. The gate should always be locked at the end of the day and overnight. However, the allotment holders are being requested not to lock the gate if the RBC gate is still open.

The Council will be posting this list of days and times on the allotment site notice board and have written to the allotment holders advising them of the new arrangements and procedure.

RBC will also put up a notice by the gate to alert allotment holders when there is either a match or an event that requires the gate to stay open.

You will appreciate that a degree of compromise is necessary between RBC and the allotment holders. I believe these new arrangements are clear and should appease both parties.

Please use this procedure with immediate effect and exercise common sense and politeness should others forget or appear unaware of these arrangements. If there are any problems please let me know as soon as possible in order that I can discuss them with the allotment steward and/or the council.

If you have any questions about the above please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any member of the Committee.

Bryan Gaunt

 

SURREY LADIES v SUSSEX LADIES AT RBC TOMORROW

 
RBC are delighted to host this County Match on Weds 16th May starting at 1.30 pm using all 6 rinks. We expect the car park to be quite full and the clubhouse to be very busy but members are welcome to come and spectate.

AWAY CHANGING ROOM

The refurbishment of the Away Changing Room is well advanced with the roofing due to be completed this week. The room has been tidied up internally and was used for the match v Newdigate yesterday.

 

FORTHCOMING SURREY MATCHES AT RBC

Tomorrow evening (Friday 11th May) RBC will host the Surrey County BA Senior 4’s Area 3 Finals. The winners of the two Area Finals tomorrow will go forward to the County Quarterfinals. Details of the draw can be found using this URL:

http://www.surreycountybowls.co.uk/areas-comps/area-three/over-55-s-fours/

We have given SCBA full use of our green so there will be no casual play tomorrow evening.

On Wednesday 16th May RBC are hosting Surrey Ladies v Sussex Ladies and all rinks will be in use for the match that afternoon.

Both matches are listed in our Fixture Card.

YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW

An excellent turnout for our Charity Drive yesterday – 28 bowlers plus lots more spectating. Lovely cream tea after bowls – thanks to Gill Jarrett for putting this on helped by Pam Wilkins on the day. Our charity will receive £180 so thanks everyone for their generosity.

RBC participated in the Borough Festival of Sport today in Priory Park, Reigate. Well done to Bryan Gaunt & Alex Gaunt for bringing the equipment first thing, setting up and manning our stand all day. Then the reverse to pack up and transport the stuff back to RBC. Thanks also to Marion GatlandRoger Gatland, Ann Pannell, John & Lyn DavisonAnthony Guiness& Kieran for helping on the day. Gorgeous weather and some potential new members identified.

We are open as normal tomorrow afternoon and evening (Bank Holiday Monday).

REIGATE FESTIVAL OF SPORT

Message from Bryan Gaunt:

The Reigate Festival of Sport is taking place this coming Sunday (6TH May), starting at 10:30 in Priory Park, Reigate. The Club has secured a pitch near the Pavilion & Park Office.

This is an opportunity to showcase our Club and potentially pick up some new members. However, we need your help.

Could I ask for some volunteers to help on the day. I will be at RBC at 9:00 on Sunday morning to load up the equipment we need. However, I may struggle to get everything in my car, so I need some volunteers to help load, transport, unload and set up at our pitch.

It was also be helpful if some club members could come along on the day to help on our stand. This will involve talking to people, trying out the game of bowls and encouraging them to come along to the club. This is a great opportunity some please do try and come along.

The Festival is due to finish at 3:30 and I will need some help to transport everything back to the club.

Thanks to everyone. I hope to see as many people as possible on Sunday

Bryan Gaunt

CHARITY DRIVE

Our next Social Event is a Charity Drive – details below.
Sign up on the list in the Clubhouse or contact Sam Cates or Lyn Davison. Please arrive in good time for a 2.30 pm start – dress is Greys. Raffle donations would be welcomed. All for a good cause.

CLUBHOUSE PHONE

Openreach eventually visited site unannounced this morning. Thanks to Gary Parsons for giving them access. Fault diagnosed as corroded equipment on a pole near the allotments.  The phone is now working again.

OPENING DRIVE

39 members plus lots of spectators enjoyed great weather and a good afternoon of bowls at our first event of the season. Top rink were Roy Wren, Lyn Davison, Alan Beaver and David Rigg. Tea and home made cakes were enjoyed afterwards. Thanks to Lyn Davison and Sam Alan for the organisation and those who made cakes and helped wash up afterwards.