Two local bowls clubs can safely open their doors again next season thanks to funding from Eastbourne Borough Council’s Devolved Budget scheme.
Devonshire Ward councillors Margaret Bannister, Neil Stanley and Steven Wallis donated nearly £6,000 in total so that the Parade and Royal Sovereign Bowls Clubs could carry out essential maintenance work. Both clubs are open daily throughout the season and are a popular place for people of all ages and abilities to play and socialise. In order to remain open the Parade Bowls Club in Redoubt Gardens needed to raise funds so that they could rewire and upgrade the electrics which were deteriorating.
The Royal Sovereign Bowls Club needed the funding for several items including a new boiler and two new fire doors.
Councillor Steven Wallis (pictured above with Royal Sovereign Bowls Club secretary Barbara Archer) said, “Both clubs play a vital role in the local community and are used by many residents throughout the season. We are pleased that we were able to support the clubs through the Devonshire Devolved Budget and would like to pay tribute to the volunteers whose time and experience are fundamental to their success.”
If there’s a project in your area which could benefit from the devolved budget scheme, contact your Ward Councillors.