Most of the bowls clubs in Peterborough area play in midweek, weekend and over 60 leagues.
Also they run club competitions and enter county competitons, with National finals being held at Skegness and Leamington.
We are a small county, but are represented every year at both these National finals, which says a lot for the bowlers. The club that I bowl for has a large bowling membership and we are open all round to associate members. We do have our own greenkeeper and any help he needs with the green, the members willingly provide. The green and surrounds are kept in good order in this way.
If our club is closed, there will be many retired people left without their only source of exercise and company during the summer months. It would be a very sad day for us, as our club has been running successfully for 70 years.
Bowling is not just for retired people and we try to encourage as many youngsters as we can to participate in it.
I appreciate that there are budget constraints, but could the council not give clubs the option of looking after the greens themselves, instead of closing clubs. I feel that the health benefits alone (especially for older people) should be taken into account before any decisions are made.
A concerned bowler