Local bowls club sees in 2023 season with new amenities

May 18, 2023

Rothley Bowls Club, in Leicestershire, has been able to upgrade its facilities, thanks to a £9,450 donation from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. 

With the fencing surrounding the club’s bowling green damaged during a storm and starting to rot, it had become inadequate in keeping out rabbits causing further damage to the pristine lawn used to host matches. 

As well as replacing the much-needed fencing, the welcome donation allowed the club to improve access for disabled users by widening the gates and the path around the green, to make them more useable for wheelchair users and those with walking aids. 

Trudi Porter, from Rothley Bowls Club, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the donation from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. The new fencing and disabled access have made a huge improvement to the club. We are now very proud of the look of our improved surrounds and look forward to attracting additional members and visitors.” 

Rob Lees, senior operations manager at Mountsorrel Quarry, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help Rothley Bowls Club with this donation. It is great to see local groups doing their best to make activities more inclusive for existing members and those looking to get into the sport.” 

Interested in joining Rothley Bowls Club? Find out more here. 

Through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, Tarmac donates around £1 million each year to community projects UK wide. The fund is open to applicants who meet the criteria for projects delivering community benefit. 

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