|Chairman||Secretary||Treasurer & Match Secretary|
|Chris Bird||Margaret Davies||Brian Parkinson|
|01564 637922||01527 66451||01527 893525|
3rd February 2021 - Jim Cowling - RSJC
It is with great sadness that I would like to notify you of the death of our Club Captain Jim Cowling on Sunday 31st Jan. Jim has been a key member of our club for many years and was our greenkeeper up until last year. He was very passionate about bowling and has done so much for our club RSJC. There will be a huge hole left in our bowls family. He will be deeply missed by our members.
Secretary - RSJC
30th January 2021 - John Roden - Central Edgbaston BC
John Roden passed away on 20th of this month after a long stay in hospital. a much loved member for many years.
Central Edgbaston BC
27th January 2021 - David Haigh - Ye Olde Knowle
David passed away on Monday morning at Heartlands hospital ending a prolonged battle of ill health. Outwardly you would have found it hard to detect what he must have been enduring over the last few years.
A full and active member of the club, he was always approachable and willing to help out, he has been a captain and served on the management committee.
David always had the best interests of the club at heart.
I trust that our thoughts and prayers will be for Susan, Amanda and the family.
18th January 2021 - John Swingler - R.S.J.C.
I would like to let you know of the passing away of one of our members, John Swingler on Sunday Morning. He was surrounded by his family. I am sure everyone that knew him will miss his banter. RIP John Swingler
14th January 2021 - Janet Walker - King George V & Grasshopper.
Richard has asked me to inform you that his Mother, Janet passed away on 4th December 2020. Janet played for King George V and for a short time at Grasshopper BC. She will be sadly missed by the many bowlers who came to know her.
9th November 2020 Graham Scarrott - Olton Tavern BC
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Graham Scarrott passed away on 6th November. Graham was an active and valued member of the Club and will be sadly missed by his fellow members. Condolences go to his family and friends.
Olton Tavern BC
5th October 2020 Cynthia Taylor – Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club
I am very sorry to have to deliver the sad news of the passing of a much loved life member of the club, Cynthia Taylor.
Cynthia passed peacefully on Wednesday 30th September at Solihull Marie Curie Hospice with her husband George and daughter Suzanne at her side.
She will be greatly missed and our love and thoughts are with George and the family
14th August 2020 Beth Richardson - Wythall Bowling Club
It is with great sadness we have to announce that Beth Richardson passed away on 5th August at Worcester Hospital.
Beth was a founder member of Wythall Bowling Club in 1986.
She was very competitive on the Green and won many of the Club trophies at different times. She also represented the Leagues on many occasions.
Our thoughts are with her husband Phil and their family.
Management Notice ~ 27th May 2020.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Derek Shortley sadly passed away on 1st April 2020. He had been one of the founder members of the Heart of England Bowls League and only our second President since the league started in 1973. In all the years of the league, Derek is the first standing officer of the league to pass away while still being in office. It was with sadness that his family did not have the chance to say their goodbyes. This is a sad time for the league so soon after the passing of Fred Vines who was a Life Vice President and the first president of the league.
The league has donated £50 to the Poppy Appeal on Derek’s behalf, any Club wishing to do so can donate directly to the Poppy Appeal.
The committee held a video conference last night and it has been decided that the Heart of England League fixtures for 2020 have now been cancelled. It was hoped that they could have been started up again in July but this seems unlikely now, and as there will be no insurance cover this year, we have regretably followed suit with the rest of the leagues.
The Management Committee wish to thank all clubs for going along with the league and paying their subs. The committee have decided that any fees paid will be held by the league and any adjustment will be made next year.
With regards to the presentation we will keep this on the table at the moment. If everything is opened up we will discuss whether we can meet and have a meal. There would be no presentation it would be an informal 2020 Get together.
The committee discussed nominations for a new President. The consensus from those present was for either Brian Parkinson or Peter Mole. Brian felt that it should be someone younger and Peter Mole accepted the post and felt very honoured to do so.
Hope you are all well and staying safe.
The Management Committee
3rd April 2020
It is with great sadness that Derek Shortley passed away on Wednesday 1st April. Derek was another of our Founder Members and only our second President. He will be sadly missed for his steadying hand on League matters.
Derek's cremation is on Friday 17th April at 3.30p.m. at Redditch Crematorium. I know we cannot be present but please just think of Derek and his family at this time. Any donations should be made to British Legion Poppy Appeal
20th March 2020 - Be aware of thefts to your equipment sheds and stores.
Please check your Clubhouse and equipment stores in these awkward times, as there seems to be people looking for opportunities to steal what they can whilst there is nobody about.
18th March 2020 ~ Coronavirus
Following the Government and BCGBA announcements we have no alternative but to suspend all activities of the Heart of England Friendly Bowling League, until further notice and with immediate effect.
We have been monitoring the situation for sometime and had various alternatives organised, but that has been taken out of our hands now.
We will be keeping an eye on the developing situation and if the situation improves may be able to organise some form of programme later in the season. With this in mind will all clubs please ensure that their fees are paid and players registered so that we will be able to take swift action. Any adjustment to subs will be made next year.
Should any clubs wish to have their handbooks, they may be collected from Brian by prior arrangement.
Stolen Equipment from The Baldwin - Hall Green
If any club is being offered a 2014 Ransomes Super Bowl 51 or a 2019 protea 630 groomer ( which was brand new this summer) please contact Jim Kernick. They had a break in on Monday night (16th December) at the Baldwin Bowls club in Hall Green Birmingham. The Baldwin would be grateful of any information / safe return of this equipment.