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

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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 bookings@fiveriversibc.com

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.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fiveriversindoorbowlsclub/?invite=vy7yo3&referral-campaign=s2s

Subscriptions 2020/21 Direct Debit option

All members who wish to pay their annual subscription and locker rental via Direct Debit can do so by following the link here.

Sad news – Dave Geary

It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death of former member Dave Geary in the week commencing 3 August.

Dave was actively involved in the Club in its early days being a member of the Board of Directors under the previous limited company structure and had been heavily involved at Wilton Bowls Club for over 30 years.

We do not yet have any further details regarding funeral arrangements and will update when this is possible.

Five Rivers Open Day

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The next Open Day at the club will be held over two days on Friday 24 September between 2-8pm and Saturday 25 September between 2-4pm. Please see the poster here.

If  you have ever fancied giving bowls a go, or would like to come along and find out more about it, please do pop in and meet some of the friendly volunteers that run our club. All Covid-19 safety measures have been put in place in accordance with guidance from the Government and the indoor bowls governing body (English Indoor Bowling Association).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to e-mail info@fiveriversibc.com.

Sad news – Dave Gill

It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death of former member Dave Gill on Friday morning.

We do not yet have any further details regarding funeral arrangements and will update when this is possible.

Club re-opening – new rules

The Club is looking forward to welcoming members back to bowling. Our Chairman, Andy Wilson, sent a letter to the membership explaining the new measures to ensure all social distancing and government guidance is adhered to.

Letter from Chairman

New Rules (Covid-19 measures)

New lighting at club

Following several issues with the lighting last year, Five Rivers are proud to announce a new lighting system that was installed by SGS in Salisbury.

The old lighting system had been in place, with periodic tube replacements and inspections, since the club first opened in 1984 and so was in need of a refresh. The new lighting system boasts single tubes every 2-3 metres along the length of the green flooding the playing surface with light.

Blaming a bad bowl on ‘shadows’ should now be a thing of the past!

Some pictures, courtesy of SGS, as below.

View of the new lighting system across all the rinks

Up close picture of the new system

Club re-opening

The Committee are pleased to announce that the Club is due to re-open on Monday 27 July. This is of course subject to on-going Government and EIBA guidance.

We are awaiting delivery of a signage and card payment system and we will notify all members of the systems to follow by e-mail/post as soon as possible.