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Bowling club unveils results of £50,000 face lift

The results of a project to refurbish Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club have been unveiled, just in time for the start of the new lawn bowls season.

Funded by a £50,000 grant from Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain), the refurbishment project has greatly improved the dilapidated state of the building and its interior.

The improvements have included major replacement of the club's main roof, with removal of Asbestos sheeting, as well as new energy efficiency measures, including the installation of new doors and windows. The comprehensive works have revitalised both flat roof stairwells, significantly improved the balcony, and seen the installation of much needed electrical and security upgrades. Ground at the far end of the club has also been levelled.

Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club has more than 50 members. The historic clubhouse was first opened in 1924 and boasts a large function room with licensed bar and fully fitted kitchen on the first floor, plus a skittle alley with its own bar on the ground floor.

Glen Wintle, project manager and club member, said: "These improvements were essential to safeguard the club's long-term future and we are indebted to Enovert Community Trust for its generous grant. We are thrilled with the results of the refurbishment project, which has transformed Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club and provided all members with first-rate facilities."

Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary at Enovert Community Trust, said: "The Trustees were delighted to fund the much-needed refurbishment and improvement works at the club, which have helped to create a much safer and more attractive environment for members of Bristol St Andrews' Bowling Club and all those who use the facilities."