25th May 2021

Hedge Planting at BoA Bowls Club

Over the past few weeks activities other than bowls have been going on at the Bowls Club in Culver Close.  Members John Griffin, Nattakan Kojarnsri, Philip Sutton and Lesley and Derrick Hunt along with Barton Farm Volunteers have created a wildlife habitat which will provide food and shelter for birds, mammals, insects and reptiles.

There are now three new hedges, with underplanting of wild strawberries, alongside the railway, behind and beside the Club House.  The whips were provided by Bradford on Avon Town Council.  They are mixed native species which will mature and obviate the need for the Leylandii which currently screen the Clubhouse.

Longer term, the plan is to realign the fence behind the Bowls Club to create a larger new space, with seating, for people to relax beside the river.

Lesley Hunt, President of the Bowls Club said:

“The hedge planting is part of the Green Agenda of the Bowls Club.  The bowling green is now managed by an organic methodology; we are currently installing a borehole for watering our green and the adjacent cricket pitches.
We are grateful to the Town Council for providing the whips and  their Green Spaces Officer, for providing the training”.

Members of the public are welcome at the Bowls Club on Friday evenings from 5.45pm and at an Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May as part of the national Bowls Big Weekend, from 11am until 4pm.

For more info or to book your place visit: https://bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk/events/event/bowls-club-open-day-2/