Shortmat Bowls at the Town Hall
as we can not use our Club House and Green this week due to demolition work the club deceided to try out short mat bowls ready for our new Club house, we all had a great afternoon socializing, talking and discussing short mat bowls, and funny enough some players took to it like a Duck to water, made me feel jealous but I enjoyed the company , Bernd
Bit of bad news
Yesterday's game against Shoreham Bowls Club sadly had to be cancelled due to rain, today we played a Hove League match at Woodingdean, we lost the match, but with a little more luck we could have done it, the pairs of Alison and Simon won by 10 points, the triple lost by by 13 points,our rink was level at 18 ends and we had to play an extra end , we where holding 5 shots, till the opposite skip with his last wood managed to get the winning shot,so the end result Woodingdean won by 4 points,
very disappointing indeed
Report in The Argos Newspaper of Brighton on the 1st June
A SPORTS club is to leave its home of 59 years to be replaced with council housing.
The Portslade Bowls Club, in Victoria Road, Portslade, will move to a new location next year.
The club’s current home, which has been there for nearly six decades, will be turned into 41 council rented homes.
Plans for the housing were approved in November and will provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats.
The bowls club is currently based behind Portslade Town Hall, adjacent to office blocks which are also being torn down as part of the new development.
Its new home will be on the nearby Victoria Recreation Ground.
Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The homes are being developed through our New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme, building much-needed new rented council homes on council-owned land in the city.
“The development also facilitates building a new bowling green on Victoria Rec for the Portslade Bowls Club and a new sports pavilion for the use of the bowls club and local football clubs.”
The bowls club does not exactly when it will move but it will be in time for the start of the new season in April 2020, also its diamond jubilee.
Members said it would be bittersweet saying goodbye to their old home but that it would be for the best. Portslade Bowls Club treasurer Marion Whitney said: “It will be sad to leave it behind, particularly for our chairman Ray Aylward, 79, who has been a member for 40 years.
“It wasn’t a forced thing, they came and put the plans to us. “We prefer the move – it will be in a much more visible site “We will be able to play all year round and the pavilion will be big enough to play short mat bowling too. “We’ve seen the plans and are very pleased.”
New club Developments
Message from the Council
Following extensive consultation with Portslade Bowls Club, the council has reached an agreement with the Club to re-locate them into a new sports pavilion within Victoria Recreation Ground which will also provide enhanced football changing room facilities. This will enable us to bring forward a residential development under the council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods Programme on the former Housing Office site.
Demolition of the office block starts on Monday 13th May and the public meeting to which all members are invited is at Portslade Town Hall on 23rd May 3pm -7.30pm. It is a drop-in meeting with 3-D representations of the sports pavilion in Victoria Park, the architect and members of the regeneration team will be there to explain and answer queries. I am sure you will all wish to attend. This clashes with a Hove League Game and we are trying to arrange a preview for those playing in the match, if this is not possible we will be back at the Town Hall before it closes. as you can see they are getting ready,let's see how long it will take here is a snapshot of the building now, will update the progress
City Parks and North & South Portslade Councillors have given approval for full funding of the enhanced plans for the pavilion in Victoria Recreation ground and we are advised by Jo Thomson that it is full steam ahead! She and her team will arrange a public meeting in mid-May at Portslade Town Hall when all our members, users of the recreation ground, local residents and ward councillors can see the full plans and have the opportunity to discuss them. Hopefully I will have the date soon.
more news,we have been told this morning that the demolishion of the office block which we are attached too and the old cricketers changing rooms ( site of our new pavillion) in Victoria Park is going to start Monay 13th Mayat last it is going to happen
Captain versus Vice Captain
( Captain Vince's Team against Vice Captain Hazel's Team) A great day was had by all in beautiful sunshine and we enjoyed some great bowling on well looked after green's
Well done Captain , your teams won on every rink
Summer is coming at last and so is the new
Bowling Season 2019On Thursday 18th April the Mayor of Brighton and Hove ,
the right honourable Dee Simson came to Portslade Bowls Club to Bowl the first wood of the season on the greenin front of our members, Chairman Ray Aylward gave the Mayor some instruction on how to roll a Bowl and we all agreed she did realy well
After fifty nine years , this will be the last season at the present site of Portslade Bowls Club behind the old Town Hall in Victoria Road. Next year the Diamond Jubilee of the clubWill be celebrated at the new Club site in Victoria Park on an all weather Green
Members of Portslade Bowls Club look forward in welcoming next years Mayor of Brighton & Hove to open season 2020 on the new club site
at long last the B&H City Housing Department unamiously voted to build
a new Club House and Rinks across the road in Victoria Park for the Portslade Bowls Club.
we sat for two and a half hours in the spectators gallery to listen to the debate and hear the comments from various Councillors, it was amazing how many concentrated on our move with comments like , we deserve better facilities,rather than the new blocks of flats to be build on our present site.let's hope they get on with it soon so we can start bowling on an all weather pitch in 2020 our 60th anniversary year