Welcome to our new Website developed by John Collis during June and July 2020 with the support of the Management Committee using software supplied and supported free by HugoFox, .
The HugoFox software is recommended by Bowls England as a good website development and support platform for Bowls Clubs. and is used by many bowls clubs and other sports clubs both locally and across the UK.
The key difference between this website and our previous one is that it has much more in the way of dynamic rather than static pages, as we are now able to add, delete and edit all pages ourselves. It has been developed initially to replicate our previous website, thus keeping the changeover simple and familiar to all before adding any new features. Over the Winter periods we can and will develop the site further, but for now, it's just good to be back up and running.
Some pages do have a slightly different look and presentation, but the content is basically the same. However, please be aware that due to Covid - 19, a lot of the page content is missing or out of date until normal play can be resumed. The fixture pages only show how the pages will be viewed in the future and the gallery is just showing one or two example photo's from previous years.
Our website name remains the same and when logging on, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org or just epkbc.org.uk.
East Preston Bowls Club is a mixed club, primarily an outdoor bowls club but also has indoor facilities in our Clubhouse using two 45 feet long mats for playing short mat bowls though out the winter months. We have a whole range of social activities during the year many of which support our members during the gloomier days of winter. We are a growing community club in both numbers, and the ambition to provide facilities and events which meet the needs of existing and potential new members.
New people from complete beginners to seasoned players are most welcome and we provide the woods to borrow to try the game and have fully qualified coaches for beginners and intermediates alike.
With the exception of our green maintenance and cleaning, we are a club run by volunteer members who take pride in keeping what we think is the best Club in the area.
Maintenance to our buildings and surrounding areas is also provided by a small band of men who volunteer to carry out various small jobs throughout the year. Of course, we must mention our ladies who provide the lovely refreshments we all enjoy after matches, which are always ready and waiting when we come in off the green. They also provide and prepare almost all of the refreshments for our social evenings, lunches etc.
When Coronavirus distancing rules permit, we would love to meet you, show you around, and let you try bowling on the outside green or on the indoor mats (according to season). Whilst our open days and evenings are cancelled this year due to the virus, please keep checking our website for news and information on dates when or if we can resume these events in 2021. Hopefully at that time, if something like normal play is possible, it would be an ideal time to think about taking up playing bowls as a hobby/pastime, out in the fresh air and of course hopefully joining our club. All you need to do is keep checking our website for the latest news, give us a call or come down to our club one morning and speak to one of our members. To start, you only need a pair of flat shoes with no heels. We provide free coaching and have woods available at the Club to get you playing. The cost of membership is very reasonable so please explore this site and contact us to learn more.