Hampden Park Shows Off Bowling Facilities

Sunday 5th June 2016

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Hampden Park Bowling Association (HPBA) invited local councillors to celebrate improvements funded by several council departments.

More than £7,000 was donated to the club to provide fencing and disability access.

The money came from a number of sources. Hampden Park councillors Pat Hearn, Colin Swansborough and Jim Murray pledged £1,414 from the Devolved Budget, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Parks & Gardens department gave £3,000 and Bowls Club members provided a further £1,000.

The Eastbourne Homes Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees Area Panel also donated £1,710 to provide funds for a new security gate which will allow access for wheelchairs.

Cllr Pat Hearn said: “The Bowls Club is an important community social hub. Many groups use the club and the committee is keen for membership to include all age groups and sections of the community. We were pleased to play our part and help fund the new security fence, along with the council and club.”

The fencing improvements will provide a deterrent for vandalism and also provide disability access for all bowlers at the club, which was founded in 1912 and has 12 bowling rinks.

HPBA club secretary, Terry Cowley, said: “It is so nice to see so many departments working together and creating something that will benefit so many people for years to come.

“I cannot praise high enough the support and advice we have received from so many people, and hope we will be able to show our appreciation when hosting our Mayor Pat Hearn's Charity Bowls Day on Sunday 24th July and supporting The Hampden Park Family Day on Sunday 21st August. Thank you from all at Hampden Park Bowling Association.” 

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