Batley bowling club set to host open day this weekend

Soothill Bowling Club will be holding an open day on Sunday afternoon in an effort to gain new members.

By Jessica Barton
Friday, 10th June 2022, 3:31 pm
The bowling club has been able to continue due to the efforts of a small group of member volunteers.
The bowling club has been able to continue due to the efforts of a small group of member volunteers.

For the past four years the Soothill Bowling club has been able to continue due to the efforts of a small group of member volunteers.

In 2018 Kirklees Council Parks department wanted to close the ground due to the cost of maintenance and the continued Council cuts.

The alternative was for the club members to take on the task of cutting and maintaining the bowling green with Kirklees Council Parks department supplying the equipment and materials.

Due to their efforts the club has been able to continue despite the problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    A spokesperson from Soothill Bowling Club said: “The Bowling Green is the last little oasis remaining in Soothill. In the past the football field and cricket field have been lost - It's a case of use it or lose it.”

    In an effort to increase the membership and to create awareness of the benefits of the bowling green, the club is set to hold an open day and invites anyone interested in the sport to come along and try the game.

    The club welcomes all members of the community to the open day to see what they have to offer.

    The open day will be held on Sunday, June 12 at Soothill Bowling Club, France Street, Soothill, Batley, WF17 6NU.