BEVERIDGE Park Bowling Club is to remain open - but is to lose one of its greens.
At a recent Extraordinary General Meeting members decided to take over the maintenance of the bowling club from Fife Council. The move follows on from the Council’s 2010 review of bowling greens which decided that the running and maintenance of clubs were deemed to expensive for the Council and would be offered to the clubs themselves.
Colin Morrison, Club President, said: “Under the auspices of Fife Council we were bound to provide public bowling facilities at the club and we intend to carry this on this season charging nominal fees for adults and children.
“Coaching, if required, will be provided free of charge and sessions will be available most afternoons.”
The club will be in charge of maintaining the clubhouse and one of the two greens: “It would not be financially viable for us, at this moment, to fully maintain two greens,” said Mr Morrison.
“We are hoping that by increasing our membership subscriptions, obtaining sponsorship from local businesses and various fundraising events that we will be financially viable and be able to carry on for many years to come.
“We also hope to attract more members as we see this as the best way forward for the future.
“Most of our friendly games have been arranged for the season and we look forward to these enjoyable events.”
A greenkeeper has been appointed and arrangements have been made for cutting the green using equipment provided by Fife Council.
The club is now looking forward to the new season, beginning on April 21. Mr Morrison said: “We would encourage anyone, young or old to come and have a go.
“It’s not just a game for grans and granddads!”