Stenalees Bowling Club, celebrating its 90th year is a highly successful Lawn Bowls Club in Cornwall. With a rich history of producing national and county champions, as well as England representatives, the club has established itself as a prominent force. However, despite its achievements, the club faces limitations in terms of facilities, hindering its accessibility to the wider community. The green itself only accommodates 4 rinks, which is uncommon in the bowling world where most greens have 6 rinks. This restricts the ability to play in both directions and limits the number of people who can play simultaneously.
The clubhouse is located away from the green, making it difficult for spectators to watch matches comfortably and the current facilities are inadequate, lacking separate changing rooms and the ladies’ toilets situated outside without cover. Furthermore, the current layout restricts disabled facilities and fails to attract younger members.
Adjacent to the existing bowling green, there is an unused tarmacked area that presents an excellent opportunity for the club to expand the green and build a new clubhouse. This expansion and construction will not only enhance the club’s facilities but also make it more accessible to the entire community.
The bowling club has successfully obtained funding from the Community Capacity Programme to initiate Phase 1 of their plan. This involves conducting a feasibility study including project management, architectural plans, building control documentation, mining and ecological reports, and energy assessments. By completing Phase 1, the club will be able to explore further funding opportunities to proceed with the further phases of expanding the green and constructing the clubhouse.
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