Beckingham Bowls Club

Sports facility · Southfield Lane, Beckingham, DN10 4QA

Valued

What and where?

Beckingham Bowls Club provides and promotes an outdoor sport for the benefit and healthy recreation of the local community of Beckingham and the surrounding area in the participation of playing outdoor bowls. It is located on Southfield Lane, Beckingham, DN10 4QA, just off the roundabout where to A620 and A631 In the past the Club has been well supported with as many as 200 members, however, like most outdoor bowls clubs’ numbers have fallen over the years but recent increases show an improvement in popularity as a result of recruitment campaigns by the Club Management.

The Club play league matches with teams in the Gainsborough Bowls League, Isle of Axholme Seniors’ League and Isle of Axholme Evening League. The season runs from April to September, and also has Club Cup Singles, Pairs & Triples competitions as well as an Open Pairs Gala Day attracting players from other far away Clubs.

Why should this be listed?

Beckingham Bowls Club is the only surviving sports club remaining in the village and has been running since 1948.

In the past the Club has been well supported with as many as 200 members, however, like most outdoor bowls clubs’ numbers have fallen over the years but recent increases show an improvement in popularity as a result of recruitment campaigns by the Club Management.

The Bowls Club is completely self-sufficient through membership fees and fundraising. The Green is maintained by Club Members and is recognised as one of the finest playing surfaces in the area being selected for many cup competition matches being played there, a testament to the ground staff.

Evidence shows there are residential developments being considered by the Planning Authority which may significantly affect the future existence of the Bowls Club.

Hence, the need to afford protection to this long standing and sustainable sporting facility for the community.

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Nominated by Beckingham Bowls Club on Monday 10 June 2019

Updates

    • What and where? Beckingham Bowls Club provides and promotes an outdoor sport for the benefit and healthy recreation of the local community of Beckingham and the surrounding area in the participation of playing outdoor bowls. It is located on Southfield Lane, Beckingham, DN10 4QA, just off the roundabout where to A620 and A631 In the past the Club has been well supported with as many as 200 members, however, like most outdoor bowls clubs’ numbers have fallen over the years but recent increases show an improvement in popularity as a result of recruitment campaigns by the Club Management. The Club play league matches with teams in the Gainsborough Bowls League, Isle of Axholme Seniors’ League and Isle of Axholme Evening League. The season runs from April to September, and also has Club Cup Singles, Pairs & Triples competitions as well as an Open Pairs Gala Day attracting players from other far away Clubs.
    • Photos updated

    Edited at 16:25, Monday 10 June 2019, “(detail, anonymous, photo)”