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Counthesthorpe Club ‘Bowled over’ by funding boost
13 October 2015
Countesthorpe Bowling Club in Leicestershire has secured a £7,167 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 

The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will install an automated watering system to the bowling green.

Currently Counthesthorpe Bowling Club (CBC) has a manually operated watering system which requires three volunteers and up to two hours to complete each time. The club will use this funding to install an automatic watering system to reduce the time and physical toll on the volunteers, improve water efficiency and the overall condition of the green. 

Dave Williams; Club Secretary said 

This is a major improvement to our facilities, continuing the work we have been doing over the past few years to make our Bowls Club a centre of excellence for the people of Countesthorpe and the surrounding area.

Keith Riddleston; Greenkeeper, said:

The time and work saved for my team of volunteers is invaluable. The automatic watering system will improve our playing surface immensely, and help make our experienced and novice members even better players.

Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:

“We’re pleased to support this project at the Countesthorpe Bowling Green, so that the volunteers can spend less time on maintenance, and more time on improving their game! This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve facilities for the community.”