Cash boost for bowling green
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