Salisbury City Community Lottery – support your club!

Five Rivers IBC has successfully applied to be part of the Salisbury City Community Lottery. Taking part costs just £1/week and Five Rivers will receive 50p of every £1 raised!

Please use the following link to sign up and support your club during these trying times. The first draw will take place on Saturday 27 March 2021. – digital.pdf?updated=637465658139200000

Still a chance to win a year’s membership!

There are still some tickets left in the raffle to win a year’s membership to the club. Please see the available numbers remaining and details of how to enter here.

Club closure – Tier 3

Following the Government’s announcement today that Wiltshire will be Tier 3 with effect from 31 December 2020, the Committee has taken the decision to close the club from 31 December until restrictions are eased.

If you have any questions regarding the above please direct them to

Sad news – Dennis Shipp

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Club has to announce the passing of Dennis Shipp on 15 December. He passed away peacefully at his home.

Dennis was a stalwart member of the Club and actively participated in national and domestic competitions and leagues. Dennis won a large number of domestic competitions during his playing career at the club, including winning the Over 60s Two Wood Singles every year since it was introduced.

The funeral will be held at Salisbury Crematorium on 30 December at 11am. Due to Covid Tier 2 restrictions numbers will be limited.

Singles slots available

Further to the Chairperson’s e-mail last week please note that the Club is now open for Singles Play only at certain times.

Please check out the rink booking calendar for available times.

Your chance to win a year’s membership!

Continued club closure post lockdown

Following the Government’s announcement that Wiltshire will be Tier 2 when lockdown ends in the UK on 2 December, the club will continue to remain closed for the forseeable future.

Unfortunately the costs of running and operating the club will outweigh any potential income from individual or same household bookings. Therefore to ensure the continued financial prosperity of the club there is no alternative other than to remain closed at this time.

If you have any questions regarding the above please direct them to

Club Closure

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, and subject to Parliamentary approval on Wednesday, the national lockdown will come into effect from Thursday 5 November. The Club will be closed throughout lockdown and we will look to reopen on Thursday 3 December, subject to government guidance and easing of lockdown restrictions.

All members will be able to visit the club until Wednesday to collect any belongings but all bowling is suspended and club facilities will be unavailable from Thursday onwards.

We urge all members to take care during this worrying time and remind everyone to follow the current guidance around stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Club Coaching opportunity


Two of our club coaches, Ros Corke and Diane Makepeace, are running a coaching session from 2pm – 4pm for members on the following Saturdays in October:

Saturday 3 October
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 17 October
Saturday 24 October

This is a great opportunity to work on your bowling skills in a relaxed, Covid-secure environment.

To avoid disappointment please reserve your space by e-mailing

Support the club through easyfundraising

The Club has signed up to easyfundraising which means people can support the club when the buy from over 4000 retailers online.

Please check out the link below on how you can help support the club during these difficult times.