Longer Slots from Monday?

With the addition of Pairs and Triples play being permitted, we intend to increase the playing slot times to 2 hours as from Monday.  Just keep an eye out when booking in case the start times change slightly.  If there is a 30 minute difference to what has already been booked, we’ll contact you. Ann …

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Bowls England – Updated Guidance 2nd June – Pairs & Triples Now on the Cards!

COVID-19 UPDATE – 2ND JUNE 2nd June, 2020 by Alistair Hollis The Government confirmed yesterday (Monday 1st June) that groups of six can now meet outside provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying at least 2m apart). This is good news for bowls, as we are aware many of our clubs that have opened, or wished to …

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We’re Free!

That was the subject heading from Dick & Di‘s email! For the first time in nearly 10 weeks, they were able to venture outside their front gate and took a walk in Bushy Park.  Di said it was lovely to able to do the simple things that had been taken for granted, like sitting by …

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Spectators – Update

A lot of you will be waiting for this news, so I hope you have a disinfectant spray and cloth ready as you step out of your door!  There are restrictions and guidelines of course, but I’m sure you’ll follow them – they’re for everyone’s benefit. On 27th May, Ange  supported by Jacquie Elkin, the …

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Update on Decreased Subs!

The Board have been discussing the subs again as obviously not all the facilities (clubhouse, matches, leagues, competitions etc) are available but the green is and it’s playing well! In the light of this, Laurence has advised the subs for those who started playing before 25th May will be £90 and new outdoor members starting …

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Mixed Views Friday

Laurence had a response to a general enquiry about permitting spectators during the sessions but I’m afraid the answer is still “no”, but Alistair Hollis has said that Bowls England will be approaching the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media & Sport) regarding this.  We are aware this is Mental Health Awareness Week and we want …

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Thursday is Shopping Day!

There were quite a few roll up sessions yesterday and plenty tomorrow and Saturday, but today is clear.  Although I am not Miss Marple, I surmise that today is the day you’re all off to the supermarket or the corner shop to stock up for the week.  Or maybe you are socially-distance meeting a friend …

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Happy Birthday to Ann Halliday!

Happy Birthday to Ann H!  What a glorious day for a birthday but it’s a shame it will not be an all-family affair garden party.  Maybe there will be a chance to physicallyl meet up with family for everyone.  There will be a lot of cake and prosecco all round, I’m sure. After another rubbish …

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Monday Again – Week 9 or is it 10?

Well, after a flurry of emails and phone calls, the outdoor green opens today.  14 members  have already booked sessions to play.  If you think  you’d like a go, for today please email David Hale david.hale@blueyonder.co.uk  We are just doing the final testing on an online booking system which will work through the Members’ section …

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Skating Memories

  Out on an early cycle ride on Sunday, I came across the storyboard beside the Thames on the Twickenham side of the Thames.  I posted this on my FB page commenting that I had private lessons from Betty Callaway, who didn’t give up in despair with my efforts, as she went on to train …

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More Member News!

It was great to receive along email from Peter Judge last night. “Sorry I’ve not been in touch sooner, but it’s been pretty busy at work over the last 6 weeks – our company (Bidfood) is one of the 2 delivering the government care packs to all the isolated vulnerable people, so we in IT …

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Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Chris Squires!

Chris plays indoors at the Cambridge Park and outdoors at Hampton.  News from Kevin (thanks for the update) this week included…. Congratulations to Chris and Maggie Squires who celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary last week helped by the family providing flowers and the ingredients for a special celebration meal. Chris also heard from an old friend, age …

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From Ron Bavin

Ron is in lockdown in Ham unable to return to the Idle of Wight because of restrictions. His new neighbours have been delivering various food items to his door from the recently opened Swiss Patisserie. Bad news for the waistline but he said they are absolutely delicious! IMG_1249 The above link should you give you …

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It’s Finals Weekend!

So by now, we would be sitting down to whatever the ‘kitchen staff ‘ had prepared for lunch, Barry, Teresa & Tricia may have already played Kevin K, Richard D & Richard H .. or not.! Club Competitions 2019-20 – Draw Template You should be able to click on the link to open the draw …

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Different Sort of Day

Firstly, I must congratulate Ann Dale for completion of her first NHS worker’s headband  -nice  and  cheerful  too.  Keep  going! Instructions are below and I will email them out too.  Thanks, Ann.  We will find a contact at Teddington Hospital for them. Cut a piece of cotton fabric 16.5” x 6” Sew along the long …

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Better Late than Never!

Apologies if you logged on earlier.  It’s been somewhat manic at work, so taking a quick break for lunch now. Following on from yesterday’s post, thanks to Shiley O and Ann D, if you Google “Love of Scrubs YouTube”,  you should see various tutorials on making drawstring bags, headbands and ‘scrubs’ if you have the …

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Local Challenge?

I was listening to the radio this morning about Captain John and his 100 mile walk around his garden for the NHS to coincide with his 100th birthday.  His original £1,000 target  was surpassed when he was interviewed on Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2 and his daughter was interviewed on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio …

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Poetry & Prose. The Prose.

Out of the blue, I was contacted by Ahmed Shooble, a Sports Journalist (who was the first recipient of the SJA sports journalism diversity scholarship in 2019).  He works for the SW Londoner and. although his passion is football, he was keen to learn about Cambridge Park and its members during lockdown.  The article was …

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Getting Creative!

I was looking out for the predicted pink moon last night but apparently it wasn’t visible in the UK, or in London anyway, due to the clouds.  I was hoping to get a stunning photo but it wasn’t to be! Now on to photos, Laurence has been baking – Barbara P watch out as you …

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It’s the Weekend!

Old Saturday mornings.  Good for washing, housework, baking, nipping to the supermarket and checking out your kit for the afternoon game. Current Saturday mornings.  You can do all of the above, although nipping out to the supermarket can take a while by the time you’ve queued.  I haven’t been to Sainsbury’s for 3 weeks.  Considering …

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20 C on Sunday????

Well that would be good, wouldn’t it?  We could all do with a bit of warmth following on from the cold winds this week. I had an email from Barry and Amanda up in sunny Southport.  They are both well and said hi to everyone and to stay safe.  Barry qualified as a Bowls Umpire …

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Sockgate and Fruit/Veg Boxes

Sorry for the delay as I’m sure the excitement has been building up over the last few days!  Will she/ won’t she? Despite the mounting excitement, first there’s something much more useful for you if you’re unable to get out. Nadine has let us know that  https://novablooms.com/products/Fruit-and-Veg-Boxes  are putting together fruit, veg, salad boxes and …

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Bowls England – YouTube

Received this notification recently so some of you might be interested in signing up as it will help while away another few hours!   News release – Friday 27th March 2020  Note to County Administrators: Please circulate widely SUBSCRIBE TO BOWLS ENGLAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW Bowls England has today launched its own YouTube channel as part …

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Cheese on Toast Anyone?

Morning! Good to hear everyone (or nearly everyone) clapping last night.  My flat is in a higgeldy piggeldy complex so the balcony looks over part of a communal garden and the front door is over some of the garages.  There were a few of us looking over the back and clapping but then I went …

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Happy Mother’s Day

I wonder what my Mum would do today?  Many of you remember her – June Mansell – played lead with a set of 00 brown bowls.  She was tiny with a terrible habit of smoking(!) but a heart of gold and definitely a do-er.  She would knuckle down and get on with it and put …

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How to Stay Active While At Home – Sport England offering lots of hints, tips, exercises for all

https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home There are vigorous exercises for those that want them and sedentary ones for those who don’t or can’t.  Lots of different ideas.  Give one or two a go and let us know how you get on.   Check out the Cambridge Park Bowls Club Facebook page too – I can post things on there …

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Shutdown – 5 Days On

Is it really only 5 days since we shut the club?  It seems like months since a bowl left my hand and I’m sure most of you feel the same. I hope you’re all still well and are being sensible, keeping up the handwashing andng that all import 2 metres from the next person.  This …

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AGM Notice for 16th January

CAMBRIDGE PARK BOWLING AND SPORTS CLUB LTD. CO.NR.00171735 C.A.S.C.   Cambridge Park East Twickenham TW1 2PG   Year Ending April 30th, 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE NINETY THIRD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS TO BE HELD ON   January 16th, 2020 AT 7PM   IN THE CLUB HOUSE CAMBRIDGE PARK BOWLING & SPORTS CLUB …

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Derek James RIP

We were very sorry to learn of the passing of Derek James last week at the grand old age of 95! Derek had been a club member for many many years and a bowler of some standing who passed on his knowledge to new bowlers when starting out. Over the last few years, he hadn’t …

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RIP Ken Wilson

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ken Wilson yesterday. Ken was a month short of his 91st birthday and had been poorly for the last couple of months and had been admitted to hospital recently. Ken was a true gentleman, a great sportsman – cricket being one of his …

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Subscriptions 2019-2020

Subscription invoices will be sent out at the beginning of May. The Board of Directors has agreed the following subscription fees for 2019 – 2020. Combined Outdoor and Indoor membership – £215 (Including £10 towards the indoor green and £5 for a new locker). Indoor membership only – £105 (Including £10 towards the indoor green …

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Potters Tour 2019

This year’s Mid Week Festive Break runs from 25th-29th November.  There’s a list to sign up and booking forms to complete at the club.  Please return both – one form per person and deposit of £40 per person by end February latest. Any questions, see Dawn or Laurence Many thanks. You may be able to …

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What a Middlesex Weekend that was!

It all started on Friday when the Middlesex Ladies took on Surrey across all 6 rinks.  The groundsman assisted with extra watering from Jane, Terry & Laurence during the previous fortnight, had the green in a fantastic condition with 90% grass visible and only the odd patch of brown. There were up and down scores across …

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**NEW** – ABC Sports Injury Clinic in Partnership with Cambridge Park Bowls Club

Opening on Monday, the new ABC Sports Injury Clinic will be launched. Stiff muscles, sore back, creaky knees?  Book an appointment with one of the highly-skilled therapists.  Special rates for CP members but the clinic is also open to non-members. More information from scottcumine@yahoo.co.uk or 07794 304 336 or 07973 654 877 ABC Cambridge Park …

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Potters Tour

We had a great week at Potters and were a bit heavy headed on this our last morning – Congratulations to Steve G, Tricia G, Barry & Teresa F who WON the whole competition – fantastic bowling!  Thanks to Laurence for organising the: Table Football competition – winners Laurence  & Ann M Kerling competition – winners …

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