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Bowls club receives £10,860 grant

A bowling club in Bristol has received a generous grant to fund windows & doors refurbishment improvements.

Work to improve Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club in Bishopston, will begin this January, thanks to a £10,860 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET). Work is expected to be completed by the end of February. 

The grant will help to improve the building energy efficiency rating and security through installation of new doors plus to replace the dozen dated/worn single pane windows in the lower changing room, upper veranda and x2 windows in the upper function room of which were not included in the major refurb via Enovert Community Trust a couple of years ago. 

Associated Windows, a local contractor of Gloucester Road North, Bristol have been chosen to undertake the works. 

Glen Wintle, leading the project said: “The club committee and our members are ever so grateful to IET for accepting our grant application, it’s only been a couple of years since the major refurb, so this is a delightful surprise for all. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the process so far, from the application stage, to the club user groups, local councilors and community, who provided letters of support”. 

The club currently has more than 60 members and also has provision to host private functions in the downstairs skittle alley and upstairs function room. We will be publishing regular updates throughout the project on our website and social media pages.

The historic clubhouse was opened in 1924, with an extension added to the building in the 1960s and a skittle alley installed in 1985, a £50,000 major grant was award from Enovert Community Trust in 2017, of which works were completed by Mogford Prescott of Westbury-on-Trym with solar panels also installed via Ecocetera also of Westbury-on-Trym – an official opening followed with a Bowls England team visiting the club in 2018. 

Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Ibstock Enovert Trust says: “This is just one of the many community projects Ibstock Enovert Trust has funded through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The scheme offers funding to projects that benefit communities living within 10 miles of a landfill site."