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Last update on Monday 25th April 2016 at 12.30 hrs.
See:- Below, Club News (All Members please re. Pat Selley, RIP) and Pavilion Extension
ON SATURDAY 23rd APRIL WE WERE JOINED BY THE
MAYORS OF PEACEHAVEN AND TELSCOMBE TOWN COUNCILS
WHO TOGETHER FORMALLY OPENED OUR GREEN FOR THE 2016 SEASON.
THE OPENING WAS SYMBOLISED BY CUTTING THE RIBBON ALLOWING ACCESS TO
OUR RECENTLY COMPLETED TERRACE AND PAVILION EXTENSION.
THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY DELIVERY OF THE FIRST TWO BOWLS ON THE GREEN, IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION
THANKS TO OUR GEENKEEPERS EXTRAORDINAIRRE, KEVIN BRAY AND HIS DEDICATED STAFF.
Mayors Robbie Robertson (Peacehaven) and Wayne Botting (Telscombe)
Peacehaven Town Crier John in full voice and
demonstrate new earings for Club President Mike Gould.
An Exercise in joint operations, cutting the
Robbie shows off his experience with a smooth first delivery.
Wayne goes one better, smashing the jack out of site.
We gratefully acknowledge all those who have made our fantastic
improvements possible, including the Bruce
Wake Charitable Trust.
THE OFFICERS FOR SEASON 2016 :-
MIKE GOULD 01273 584011
TED GILES 01273 586217
TERRY WHENMOUTH 01273 587257
CAPTAIN CAROLE ALDER 01273 303165
MARGARET ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
PHIL ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
MARTIN GILL 01273 586109
MAINTENANCE MANAGER ERIC GLENNON 01273 588298
& EMAIL CONTACT: FRANK LEACH 01273 584741
Our Club was founded in 1981. Our present
33 Ladies and 54 Gentlemen.
We would like our membership to be at least
100. So if you ever felt the desire to bowl or
just enjoy pleasant
company in a friendly and welcoming environment please come and join us.
We need you.
Contrary to common misconception it is not expensive. See Club Facilities for prices.We are
affiliated to Sussex County Bowls and
through them to Bowls England
, the national body for the
sport. Some 85% of our members are now on email. Which is useful but by no means essential.
already superior bowling green,
ably maintained by Peacehaven Town Council Greens Manager Kevin Bray,
is the envy of many clubs in the County. And we know it will bowl as
well as ever in 2016. How does Kevin
and his team do it? We are most fortunate to benefit from his
dedication and expertise.
Ted and his excellent if small band of volunteers are now engaged
in finishing the interior of our extended pavilion. We hope our
members and all our visitors will find it attractive, accomodating, and
This will always be our aim here at Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club.
pavilion was erected in 1986 and sports excellent facilities including
fitted kitchen meeting the latest hygiene standards and comfortable changing rooms. If you're not a
member why not come and see what we have to offer? The club is
open for all our Home fixtures and you will be made most welcome.
Just take a look at our Fixture List. You might enjoy just sitting and
watching one of our home games. If the sun is hot enjoy a cold lager or
glass of wine with the bowling on our new North Terrace. If its not-so-hot perhaps a cup of tea
or coffee in our spacious pavilion would be more comfortable. Short Mat bowls will start in earnest in October 2016. The
funding to permit this has been provided by
Sport England Inspired Facilities
under the Olympic 2012 Legacy.
Their award to the Club of £31,280 to fund this project was announced in April 2014.
With contributions from Lewes District Council, the House Project and recently
the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust we can complete and fit out our expanded facility.
We are also very grateful for an interest free loan from Bowls England which has financed
the North Terrace, now nearing completion.
We are very fortunate.
the 2nd October 2014 our Peacehaven Town Council
commenced clearing the site
the lamp post which would have interfered with the
extension plans. They have replaced the hedge along the west side
of the bowling green with a mix of wooden close board fencing and steel
This will enable our townspeople to see where their bowling green
As always they are very helpful and encouraging to our
Our Members have now decided we want the suggested raised terrace from the new entrance to the Men's changing room.
would certainly finish the job very nicely and give the Club a total
Some 67% of our members expressed their approval for
this plan which we hope
to incorporate before the start of the outdoor
season in April.
We are constantly
seeking new members, from all sections
of the community.
ages and all ability levels will be made most welcome.
You might be a Champion just waiting to be discovered.
In 2016 we welcome new members:-
Chris Atkins, Adrian Lingard, Jim Warne, Ray Hillman,
Elizabeth and Peter Kight.
We say Farewell and nice to have known you to
Alan Gray and Dave Elphick
We have an excellent development program run by Vence Thomas, with assistance fromAudrey Kirby and Margaret Armstrong when required, on Monday afternoons during the season which runs from late April till the end of September.
Why not come and try your hand? You might enjoy it and you might be good. Just turn up. We'll do the rest.
Our club coaches will be happy to instruct you in the basics of the sport or advise on how to improve your game.
If you don't try you will never know.
Bowling is as much a
activity as a sporting one and to enforce this aspect there are several
functions arranged every year, from coffee mornings to quiz’s, from
dances to fish and chip suppers,
barbecues to candlelit bowling.
closed season our Social Team of Martin and Lesley Gill organize various events including Club
social evenings on Wednesdays which prove quite
popular and raise much
needed revenue for the Club. The more who attend the more successful
Cards, darts, dominoes, etc., you name it.
If you are
at all interested in taking
part in the sport of bowls please
contact any member of the club whose names and numbers appear
TOURING TEAMS from all over the
country visit us during the summer. We welcome
them most warmly and can help arrange accommodation in Brighton, just 8 miles west and/or Eastbourne, just 14 miles east, where the Langham Hotel offers bowlers unrivalled service and superb cuisine. It’s a great day
out on the Sunny South Coast. PEACEHAVEN is exactly where
the Greenwich Meridian
intersects the coastline so its not hard to find us. If you’re in the
western hemisphere and on the UK
mainland, drive south to the sea and turn left. If in the eastern
hemisphere do the same but turn right.
Our Fixtures Secretary Phil Armstrong
will be very pleased to hear
from anyone thinking of touring Sussex in
2016 and later. We have excellent parking facilities for cars and
East Sussex is home to many world famous sites such as the
white cliffs, Cuckmere Haven and the Fishermens' Cottages of Atonement
fame and featured on almost every calendar with photos of Beautiful Britain,
the fantastic Brighton Pavilion and lovely old villages such as
Alfred reputedly burned the cakes, Rottingdean, home for years to
Kipling, and Batemans, nestling in the South Downs at Burwash Common where he lived out the rest of
days. The County remains one of the few areas where you can find old
pubs which welcome you with a bygone warmth and hospitality. Most sell Harveys Sussex Bitter, a brew of International fame and alone worth traveling many miles for. Sound like
Heaven? Try it. You'll think you are in Paradise.
(Which can be
found just down the road at Newhaven. Our local Garden Centre, coaches
and children welcome and worth a visit on its own). If you prefer to
walk when your partner is bowling on our green just walk out of the
green and turn north. You will very soon be in the South Downs National
Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. What more could you ask for
on a warm sunny South Coast day in East Sussex?
If you are organizing a tour and can think of a good reason for not visiting Peacehaven I would like to know what it is ( email@example.com ).
help you to
enjoy a memorable tour.
bowling side we have a team in the Brighton and Hove District
only), in Division 2 and one in the Newhaven
Evening League, the Peacehaven
Peregrines, so there is plenty of opportunity for
competitive bowling. For up-to-date information
leagues please see our Competitions
winter bowling we are fortunate to be within a couple of miles of Denton Island Indoor
where the facilities are unrivaled. For links to many other local Clubs go to our Meet the Neighbours page. For those who enjoy the increasingly popular Short Mat
bowling we will have our own facility operational in October 2016. For progress on our extension to provide this go to the Pavilion Extn page.
suggestions to improve or add to this site will be welcomed.
Frank Leach ( firstname.lastname@example.org
01273-584741) for further information of any kind.