Borough BC receives £10,000 makeover

Manor Road Bowling refurbishment.Mick Gates looks forward to the new year.Picture Richard Ponter 135137b
Manor Road Bowling refurbishment.Mick Gates looks forward to the new year.Picture Richard Ponter 135137b

The pavilion at Borough Bowling Club has been given a make-over worth more than £10,000 - including a new kitchen, toilets, carpet and seating.

Cash for the revamp came from Awards for All, Yorventure, Scarborough Lions, the Mayor’s Fund, Proudfoots Make A Difference scheme - and from the club funds.

Local contractors have done plumbing, upholstery, electrics. lighting and tiling work in the club house for the Manor Road-based crown green bowlers. Members also helped with the work.

Guidance for grant applications came from Seachange Community Trust at The Street in Scarborough.

“This is the first major refurbishment of the clubhouse since 1991,” said committee member Mick Gates. “It was looking tired and old and we wanted to bring it into the 21st century.”

Both the ladies and gents’ loos have had considerable improvements installed - including disabled facilities and hand dryers.

The kitchen has new cupboards, work surfaces and hobs. Windows have been double-glazed and low energy lighting put in.

“We have had a great job done on the clubhouse,” said Gates.

The revamp was 18 months in the planning with Gates and club chairman Peter Charter applying for grants. It is hoped that local groups will apply to use the club house for their meetings.

Borough BC has more than 70 members who use the club house every day, especially during the season which starts next month.

The club holds its open day on Saturday from 10am.

This is a chance for people to see what the club can offer and for members to renew their yearly subscription.

For information on use of the clubhouse or how to join call 368367.