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Bowling Green

Background

From the opening of the Park in 1966 the bowling green had been maintained and managed by Local government. In 2016 Dudley MBC announced that from 2017 due to financial pressures, it would no longer maintain the Bowling greens under it's jurisdiction. The Friends of Huntingtree Park believing that the bowling green is an integral part of the Park and important in the lives of local bowlers who use it, negotiated a ten-year lease of the green from DMBC thereby taking over responsibility for it's upkeep and management. Since 2017, the Friends as a not-for-profit organisation have collected annual subscriptions from bowlers who use the green and used the generated income to contract a professional Greenkeeper to maintain it to an improving standard.
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Covid 19 restrictions

Under the guidelines issued by Bowls England, the following rules apply;

1   No more than thirty bowlers on the green at any time and bowlers must comply with social distancing restrictions at all times.

2   To minimise the risk of infection, only essential items should be utilised during any session:
● Mat
● Bowls
● Jack
● Gloves
● Scorecards (these should be retained by one person

3   Hand sanitization must be practiced after using any shared equipment (jack, bowling mat, measuring tape, gate padlock.)