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5th November 2019.


Hi Everyone

I am sorry that some of you have been waiting a long time for expenses etc payments to be paid to you, and others to have payments you have sent in progressed.

As you know the Treasurer resigned which in itself caused a delay. This was enhanced by the necessity to assemble all the paperwork etc.

I had hoped then to be in a position to at least keeping things ticking over, but fate intervened and I have had to spend a few days in hospital. Now I am at home I am starting to make some progress to 'get things sorted' (with the help of some of the EC) so hopefully we will at least be able to get a 'skeleton service' up a running in the next couple of weeks.

Phyl Jones

11th October 2019.

Mrs. Sandra Cooper has resigned as Treasurer of this Association as of 25 September 2019. An Officers meeting has been held where it was decided to call a Special Executive Committee meeting as soon as practicable.

Mavis Wellington, Chairman.

11th September 2019

Indoor National Finals 2020

Are you a national grade umpire looking to gain experience?

We are in the process of assembling the umpiring teams for these events at Nottingham I.B.C. for 2020

Next year they are running from

16 March to 28 March 2020


1 April to 9 April 2020

We will probably be dividing the first period into two halves to give more people an opportunity to gain experience, so please don't be stopped from volunteering by the length.

You will be expected to work as part of a team (under two team leaders) and stay throughout the period to which you are allocated in pre-booked hotel rooms. You also need to be aware that the days are long, and it is a tiring experience for those involved.

If you are interested in these duties, please contact me by 28th September 2019 (at stating which period you would like to be considered for.

I will be issuing the usual applications to mark at these events nearer the time.

Phyl Jones

10th September 2019

Email Problems.

Phyl Jones has been having problems with her email. She sends an email and her laptop tells her that it has gone but it never arrives at the person that she sent it to.

If you sent her an email before 10th September 2019 and you have not had a reply, please send the email to her again.

It would appear that this may be a problem affecting multiple BT Email Accounts.

13th August 2019

The Treasurer's Report to the 2019 AGM is available here.

Treasurer's Report to the 2019 Annual General Meeting

7th August 2019

The Secretary's Report to the 2019 AGM is available here.

Secretary's Report to the 2019 Annual General Meeting

30th July 2019

Val Coldwell

The Association would like to send congratulations and all best wishes to Val Coldwell of Blackpool who has been made a Life Member of Bowls Lancashire.

Val was the EBUA Area Secretary for Area One for many years [ our girl in the North ] as well as being a Tutor and a member of the EBUA Development Committee. It will be strange next week at Leamington for the National Finals not to see her in the Umpire's office.

Val Coldwell

The photo shows Val being presented with her certificate of life membership by Bowls Lancashire President, Martin Gale at the Lancashire County Finals Day on Saturday 27th July 2019.

4th June 2019

18 Ends

Members are reminded that the following Bowls England Competitions and Championships will be played over 18 ends.

Tony Allcock Trophy - National Club Mixed Over 60s Double Rink Competition

Ladies Senior Pairs - Over 55

Men's Senior Pairs - Over 55

Ladies Senior Fours - Over 55

Men's Senior Fours - Over 55

Ladies Junior Pairs - Under 25

Men's Junior Pairs. - Under 25

4th June 2019

New Policies

At the Executive meeting held on Sunday 2nd June 2019 the following Policies were approved.

General Data Protection Regulations GDPR

Use of Measuring Equipment.

These can be found on the Documents and Polices page. or downloaded below.


General Data Protection Regulations Policy

Measuring Equipment Policy