Cash boost for bowl­ing green

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Martin Mere -

LATHOM & Burscough Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Bowl­ing club has ben­e­fit­ted from a dona­tion from Redrow to­wards re­fur­bish­ing the his­toric green.

The bowl­ing green, dat­ing back to 1897, had long been in need of re­pair work and Redrow – which is build­ing its Grange at Yew Tree Park de­vel­op­ment nearby – do­nated funds to re­vi­talise the sur­face.

Funds have helped to­wards a pro­gramme of works in­volv­ing spik­ing, top dress­ing, over-seed­ing, scar­i­fy­ing and then fer­til­iz­ing the lawn.

The re­sults have pro­vided a qual­ity sur­face for the venue fit for club mem­bers, op­po­nents and spec­ta­tors to ap­pre­ci­ate.

Les­ley My­ers, sales man­ager for Redrow Homes (Lan­cashire), said: “We have an affin­ity with the com­mu­nity of Burscough, where we are pro­vid­ing a range of fam­ily homes at The Grange at Yew Tree Park, and have ad­mi­ra­tion for the le­gacy Lathom & Burscough Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Bowl­ing Club has pro­vided over the years.

“We were de­lighted to be able to con­trib­ute to the re­fur­bish­ment of the bowl­ing green, which has seen some ac­tion over the years – and can now con­tinue to in the fu­ture.

“We are told that up to 2,000 peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties use fa­cil­ity each year.”

The bowl­ing green, in the cen­tre of the vil­lage, is used by its mem­bers, but also other com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Scouts and var­i­ous church groups.

John Mar­riott, the chair­man of Lathom & Burscough Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Bowl­ing Club, said: “On first visit to the club and green it gives the im­pres­sion of a real se­cret gar­den in the cen­tre of what is now a grow­ing and vi­brant vil­lage.

“With­out such fi­nan­cial help, the bowl­ing club mem­bers, vis­i­tors and the Burscough com­mu­nity would have lost a great re­source in the area.” the

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