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Monday Night is “CLUB NIGHT” -Again

Following the relaxation of guidance Monday’s Club Nights are back from tonight. Although Social Distancing is still the order of the day the Clubhouse and Bar will be open and tables and chairs will be available for a drink and a chat. And there will be the usual roll-up. Come and join us.

Ember Social Distancing Bowls – Off to a Quiet Start

Ember’s Social Distancing Bowls was off to a prompt, if quiet, start at the stroke of midday on Saturday.

Jenny Gets the Season Under Way. Malcolm Offers Direction!

Ember’s Green is now open for Bowls, subject to Social Distancing Rules. If you want to participate you will need to book a rink. Full details of how you may use the Green under Social Distancing rules are here and the page will give you a link to the booking system.

Please note that the Clubhouse and Changing Rooms remain closed.

Please Use the Washing and Sanitising Equipment Provided

BOWLS – WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

We are opening our Green for Social Distancing Play from Saturday 23rd May. 

Playing conditions follow Bowls England and Government advice and include the need to pre-book a rink.  Full details are on  our website page Social Distancing Bowls – Playing Arrangements.

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK SATURDAY 16th MAY 10.00am till 12.00

It looks like we will not be able to open the Clubhouse for a while yet but at least we can start to use some of our facilities.  To celebrate we are holding a FLASH SALE to help clear our BAR STOCK in readiness for a full resumption of services.

TURN UP AT THE CLUB AFTER 10.00am ON SATURDAY (BUT REMEMBER TO OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.)

WE ARE SELLING OFF BIN ENDS OF WINE, BEER, LAGER and SOFT DRINKS AT DISCOUNTED PRICES. 

Here’s some samples: Strongbow and Fosters Cans @ 90p, Bottled Beers at £1.10, Coca-Cola Cans @ 50p, Wine and Prosecco from £7.00.  There’s also J2O, Appletiser and Dr. Pepper.  THERE’S EVEN SOME FREE STUFF!  IT’S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED SO DON’T DELAY.

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK        SATURDAY 16th MAY                    10.00am till 12.00

Keeping It Green

To Get a Green To Look Like This
You Need to Spend Time Doing This

Just to let you know that a small group of volunteer workers are keeping our Green in playable condition while the club is in lock-down. It is being cut three times a week, aerated once a week and sprayed & irrigated regularly to feed, weed and treat it against disease and fungal attack. The pictures above were taken over last weekend. Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen.

Mike would appreciate any additional help he can get, particularly with the spraying and irrigation. It’s not too physical but does require a methodical approach and a bit of patience. Working on the Green is allowed under the Government rules so, if you fancy a break from your own four walls, why not give him a call on 020 8398 4549.

COVID-19 (The Corona Virus)

Some information from EIBA which is relevant to all members

Getting to the Root of the Problem…

Work started this morning to install an effective root barrier to prevent further damage to the Green from the neighbouring Leylandii hedge. The work will take a couple of days and involves digging a narrow trench, cutting existing roots and installing the barrier to prevent further ingress. Some of the larger roots can be seen laid on the tarpaulin. Afterwards new turf will be laid in readiness for play next season.

Pre-Season Ladies Lunch

Ladies, clear your diaries for Wednesday 18th March.
Captain Anna Hughes invites you to join her and your fellow lady bowlers, old and new, at La Orient, Esher, for the traditional pre-season lunch. Get there for midday to sit at 12:30pm. More details from Anna or in our newsletter.