With the Bank Holiday there was no North Wilts Mixed game , however on Tuesday in the White Horse League Calne ‘A’ were at home to North Wilts ‘B’ in division 3 and managed to win 19-13, whilst Calne ‘B’ were away to BoAls at Bradford on Avon, it was a close game and on the 17th end Calne ‘A’ managed a 4 and hung on to win 15-12.
In the evening it is Club Night, all are welcome, so if you think you might like to try bowls, why not come along and have a chat with our members, you can be assured of a warm welcome, start time is 5-30 and it runs until about 7-30.
On Wednesday in the Mid Wilts Triples ‘Imagine Cruising’ Trophy, Calne ‘A’ were away to Broughton Gifford and managed a fine 53-35 (11-1 pts) win.
And now for some light relief – on the green on Thursday.
Thursday in the League, Calne ‘A’ are at home to Devizes ‘B’ and unfortunately went down on 1 rink 6-35, however they won the other 2 rinks and eventually only lost the game 50-53 (4 – 8 pts), on the other hand, Calne ‘B’ were away to North Wilts ‘B’ and came away winners 55 – 40 (12-0 pts)
On Saturday we have a friendly against Malmesbury, start time 2-30pm
An application from Calne Bowls Club for a licence to sell alcohol has been granted despite some local concerns.
At a meeting of the Northern Area Licensing Sub Committee yesterday, 27th April, the application was considered for the Calne Bowls Club to be allowed to sell alcohol to be drunk on-site between 12pm and 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends.
Concerns had been raised that the proximity of a second licensed establishment to the already licensed Calne Recreational Club could cause noise disturbance to neighbouring properties.
Mr Wicks representing the club told the committee: “Recently we applied and got our own lease so we are now separated from the Calne Recreation Ground.
“Over the last five years the Rec have made it very difficult for the Bowls Club, they have actively tried to close us down and made it awkward for us to use the Rec club, fees were put up to £47 per member, hence we applied to break away and have our own lease.”
Mr Wicks went on to say that the Recreational Club has applied for planning permission for an L-shaped extension around the bowls green which would make it impossible for them to use the Rec’s licence facilities.
In answer to the concerns raised of a ‘significant noise disturbance’ Mr Wicks commented : “It would be nice to have a drink after a match,
“There is very little noise comes from the bowls club. We are very responsible people, we are all local people and we just want to enjoy a game of bowls and a drink afterwards.”
Cllr Peter Hutton asked Mr Wicks to confirm that they weren’t intending to hold birthday parties or wedding parties or other outside functions not relating to the sport of bowls and would only use the licence for post-match drinks. Mr Wicks confirmed that would be the case.
Resident Fiona Cottrill speaking on behalf of several of her neighbours queried the time when people would be leaving the club, Mr Wicks pointed out that bowling can’t be done after dusk, and estimated that 10pm would be the latest time that people would be leaving the premises. He added: “We are not going to be a drinking establishment, we are a ‘have a game of bowls, have a drink and go home’.”
Chairman of the Northern Area Licensing Sub Committee, Cllr Stewart Palmen announced that the group had resolved to grant the application for a licence to Calne Bowls Club.
Calne Bowls Club granted a licence to sell alcohol
Calne Bowls Club has been granted a licence to sell alcohol to members and guests after matches.
The licence will allow the club to sell alcohol to be drunk on-site between 12pm and 10pm during the week, and 10am to 10pm on weekends.
A representation raised concerns over the “prevention of public nuisance”. They said that a second drinking establishment in the area – Calne Recreational Club already has a club licence – would cause significant noise disturbance for nearby residents.
The week started with a mixed drawn triples on Sunday, well attended and enjoyed by all. Steve P ran out the winner.
On Monday a Mixed team led by captain Rod, were away to Trowbridge Town in the North Wilts, the League is not running in its usual format due to Covid travel restrictions, no League table and teams playing 4 (if possible) to a rink without the penalty of not playing 2 ladies/2 men per rink. In the end Calne ran out winners 56-39.
Tuesday saw 2 games in the Men’s White Horse League, Calne A away to Devizes D in Div 3 with a win for Calne ‘A’ 19-13 and Calne B at home to Chippenham Town D in div 5, unfortunately they lost 15-20.
Earlier on Tuesday the club received confirmation that they had been granted an alcohol license, but back to Bowls.
On Thursday, in the Mid Wilts Triples League, Calne B were at home to Trowbridge Westbourne Falcons and on a very cold night won 56-35 (10-2). Whilst Calne A were away to Spencer Melksham B and managed to win 61-33 (12-0).
What can you say! Calne Bowls Club would not be able to get everything needed to be done without volunteers, so a big thank you to all those involved in getting the green and surrounds ready for the 17th April opening day, when the Chairman sends down the first wood and the season starts.