2023 membership fees/park permits
updated 15th November 2022 - committee
Our Club's AGM has been arranged for :
Wednesday February 8th 2023 at 12.45 for 1pm start
at Astley Bridge Conservative Club.
Please send in any proposals to your team captain or committee member by the end of the year.
We will be voting on the following:
proposals for membership remain at £12
match playing fees remain at £2
council permit fees (for match players ) will be subsidised by 50%
(an additional £5 discount for payments made at AGM meeting)
non-match players (i.e. social players)will not pay permit fees
[for 2022 AGM + details click 'HERE']
The latest (11/11/2022) on Council permit fees are likely to be £80 this year which is £8 higher than last year's £72
- we are looking at reimbursing permit paying members 50% as we look after our own facilities and get 50% refund from the council - so the permit fee payable by team playing members will be £40 with an additional £5 reduction if payed at the AGM on 8th February
Also, social and casual membership (non team players) will not be required to pay a council permit fee to play on our club - as we want the community to utilise the club green and facilities and to encourage existing/new members to occasionally play or learn to play bowls or join in club social competitions/hiring out the green for functions - as we consider that anything more than social/casual membership charges will be off-putting for low income/youngsters/learners/families/infirm /non-team players to enjoy this sport.
Our club has volunteers amongst its membership who carry out work for the club including looking after the bowling green/clubhouse and to help the club in all its bowling/social activities - saving the council some four thousand pounds per year and providing the club with much better bowling green and club facilities.
This voluntary work allows our club to recover 50% of the permit fee payable to the council - (which has gone towards the upkeep of the green in the past ) and also to apply for funding as a community group.
This year the permit fee refund is a lot higher because the permit fees are - so the committee is proposing that club members are further helped by keeping our club membership to £12 membership.
Also all club members or guests of members who do voluntary work for our club (12 hours per year minimum) will enjoy a Christmas party and goody bag as a thank you for the efforts put in for the club, during the year, so that these benefits can happen.
a)all members can bring guests with them to the club.
b)members not playing in a team do not need a permit to play on our bowling green.
c)anyone in the community can play on our green for £1
b)council permit players from the borough can play for free on our bowling green.
c)organised events will have their own rules - so that our members' families/friends and the local community can enjoy our club's facilities.
thank you committee