Burton Ladies Bowling League 2020

Chairwoman Results Secretary League & Afternoon Secretary Treasurer
Mrs Eunice Ireland Mrs Marie Worthington Mrs Yvonne Sweet Mrs Iris Smith
39 Henhurst Ridge 207 High Street 225 Woodland Road 7 Woodview Road

Burton on Trent

Newhall, Swadlincote Stanton, Burton on Trent Newhall, Swadlincote
DE13 9TH DE11 0EA DE15 9SU DE11 0UG
Tel: 01283 542070 Mobile: 07429 086704 Mobile: 07904 994405 Tel: 01283 219128
email: lady.baby@hotmail.co.uk email: rienaz@sky.com email: yvonnesweet@sky.com email: i.smith3@hotmail.co.uk

Welcome to Burton & District Ladies Crown Green Bowling Website


Important Dates:


Latest information:

Thu Feb 25th 2021

Irene Bladon

The Committee are saddened to hear that Irene Bladon life long player at Henhurst has passed away.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Irene's family at this sad time

Tue Nov 10th

Letter to League Secretaries - November 2020


Below is a copy of the letter sent to all league Secretaries this week


Dear Secretary


Hope you are well?


As the global Covid19 pandemic continues and as we are now in a second lockdown the Executive Committee has had to cancel their planned annual November meeting where we discuss the forthcoming season. Instead the committee has held a conference call and I’m writing to you to let you know the outcome of that meeting and plans for the 2021 season.


As the 2020 fixture book have already been printed and paid for we are going to use them for the 2021 season. It will only be the dates that will need changing as the fixtures will remain the same.


So we will NOT be holding the usual AGM in February 2021, but depending on the pandemic we may be able to hold a March Management meeting ready for the 2021 season.


As there will be NO AGM we will not be accepting any nominations/rule changes for 2021 season as per rule 8 of the association rules


If during 2021 season there are any problems the executive committee will meet up to discuss them on a case by case basis.


We are hoping that all members and teams are able to continue to play but only time will tell.


On behalf of the executive committee we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and looking forward to a happy and healthy 2021.


Please keep you and your family’s safe during these difficult times.


Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021.


Yours sincerely


Yvonne Sweet

Secretary of Ladies Burton Bowls Association








Tue Sep 29th

Roll of Honour updated for 2020 for Cancelled League and competitions due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Mon Sep 7th

Sheila Townsend


The Committee are saddened to hear that Sheila Townsend passed away on Friday 4th September 2020.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Sheila's family at this sad time

Fri Jul 3rd

On behalf of the Executive Committee


Could you please inform your captains and players of the following information


After a great deal of thought and consideration we would like to inform you that we have regrettably taken the decision that no league or competition bowls will take place in 2020


We have also cancelled the prize presentation in November


Stay safe everyone and look forward to seeing you all next season, If you have any queries please get in touch with me



Kind regards

Yvonne (League Secretary)



Tue May 12th

Latest News from BCGBA regarding Opening of Bowling Greens


This Guidance is for English clubs only (at present)

Recommendations to consider before opening your green


Phase 1


�       Limited Green Opening, Exercise and Practice (Full Social distancing must be maintained 2 metres distance)

�       During Phase 1 only 1 group permitted on the green at a time

�       Bowling Greens can re-open, but you should only partake alone, or with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household, while practising social distancing.

�       Club Schedule of Attendance (names, dates & times must be recorded) produced to ensure limited attendance should be maintained (record of green availability should be maintained)

�       Club to appoint a central contact (To enable track and trace records should this be required)

�       Only Club members allowed on a Green

�       Ensure that your Insurance cover is up to date, Endsleigh Cover is dependant on membership of BCGBA (club fee £35.00)

�       Each Club will have to make their own assessment of the safety in opening your green

�       Arrangements should be made to manage the social distancing and all other hygiene procedures

�       You will need to ensure you have your landlord's permission to open the green if this applies

�       Maintenance schedule will need to be reviewed to ensure green is available for play prior to opening

�       Club Buildings and toilets to remain closed, will be reviewed as part of phase 2/3


Be aware that this guidance could change at any point and could be withdrawn if the risk level increases



Crown Green Bowls - The Opening of Greens


�  Only use your equipment brought from home (jacks, mats, bowls etc.)

�  Sterilize equipment before and after use

�  Keep strict social distancing measures in place - you must remain at a safe distance (2 metres) from people outside of your household

�  Follow strong hygiene practices at every opportunity - wash your hands when you get home

�  You must have permission from your club to use the green

�  Your club will have an agreed process for you to agree a time for you to access the green

�  Once you have completed your session, please depart as soon as you safely can to enable others to access the green.

�  You may only play on green if you are a member of the club


�  Do not enter clubhouse, or any facility which is part of the club (including toilets)

�  Do not use club equipment

�  Do not organise any competitive bowls.

�  Do not turn up at the green without prior agreement from your club


�  Being careful about touching solid surfaces e.g. gates, seating, doors, etc.

�  Wash your hands as soon as you get home, avoid touching your face and take hand sanitiser with you to use while out if possible


�  Your Club most have written authority from the landlords of the green that you can gain access to the green under the strict guidelines laid out in this document and then follow all guidelines

�  It is the clubs, responsibility to decide if your facility is open.

�  Please check that your insurance is valid

�  You must have a clear process for knowing who Is playing at the green, make this as clear as you can for your club members to understand and abide by.

�  Please place a sign in clear view of all visitors of the guidelines set out above.

�  Do not use clubhouse and any toilet facilities connected with the Club, ensuring there is clear signage to state this

�  Do not use club equipment

�   Do not organise any competitive bowls - No Competition's, Leagues Matches, or Tournaments

�   Only Club Members will be allowed on your Green.


Green opening plan Club Risk Assessment - post corona virus (Some points for consideration).


Date of risk review...

Compiled by:                  Date:

Green opening plan post corona virus

Reviewed by:


Risk (from risk assessment)

Actions to treat risk

Person responsible

Timetable for implementation

Monitoring of risk


Social distancing

Only partake in such activities alone, with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household, while practising social distancing


Clubs/ Committee


To Be Agreed


All Players




Players should bring their own equipment, bowls, jacks and mat where possible. This should avoid inter group contact. Equipment should be cleaned prior to and after

a session.



Clubs/ Committee



To Be Agreed



All Players



Under 18's should only play within a household group, maximum 3 people.


Clubs/ Committee


To Be Agreed



Family Groups

Family groups can play together but should minimise potential contact with any other group on the green. (Single Household)


Clubs/ Committee


To Be Agreed


All Players







Over 70's

This group have additional risks due to the nature of the virus and additional conditions should be adopted to keep everyone safe.

Mixed age groups should be avoided until it is agreed safe to do so.




Clubs/ Committee




To Be Agreed




All Players



Opening of buildings

Risks should be assessed once permission is agreed to open club facilities. Opening of toilets will need to be assessed separately along with facilities for handwashing

and cleaning.



Clubs/ Committee



To Be Agreed



Club Committee

Risk (from risk assessment)


Actions to treat risk

Person responsible

Timetable for implementation

Monitoring of risk


Spectators / Markers

As there is no competition no spectators or markers permitted


Clubs/ Committee


To be agreed






















Use additional boxes to record any local issue that may relate you to your green

Mon Mar 16th

Announcement from the BCGBA

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers, Leagues and Members.

Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)

Mon Mar 16th

March Management Meeting - Monday 30th March 2020

Due do the announcement from the BCGBA which has suspended all bowling because of the Coronavirus.

The committee has cancelled the March Management Meeting at Henhurst Bowls club on Monday 30th March.

A decision about the April Meeting and whether the league will commence will be made at a later date,  but we will be guided by Sport England and the BCGBA.

Stay Safe and Healthy, follow the guidance and we hope to see you soon !


Fri Mar 13th

Coronavirus - The latest information regarding Coronavirus from the BCGBA www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector

Tue Feb 18th

Division 3 - Supplementary League

The fixtures for these can be found under 2020 cup fixtures

Please note if you club/green is being used for these fixture as they are played on a Neutral Green which may or may not be in division 3

Mon Feb 17th

Fixtures now Live !!

Both the Tuesday League and the Friday Afternoon League fixtures are now live !

Please note that if you have ordered a fixture book these will still have to paid for at the March Management Meeting !