Clackmannan Bowling Club has been awarded a grant of £3000 by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) to replace the club’s 30-year-old glazed windows.
The club not only serves its membership, which totals 76 including a youth section under two coaches, but also acts as a crucial meeting venue for local groups such as Clackmannan Community Council. It is the only local facility available for social hire which is fully accessible and equipped with disabled toilets.
In recent years the clubhouse has undergone extensive refurbishment to accommodate a significant projected increase in social function bookings. However, it has retained its thirty-year-old glazed window units, which, while structurally sound, have assumed a misted appearance due to water ingress. With the grant awarded by the CRT, the club plans to replace the windows with new units which can be opened, creating a better experience for match spectators.
Ricky Bond, president of the Clackmannan Bowling Club, said: “This will make a huge difference to spectators of the game which there are many. Clackmannan Bowling Club will be the county green in 2023 where all major competitions will be held so to have the windows replaced will make a huge difference.”
Bob Young, CRT Scotland Trustee, said: ‘It’s a privilege to be able to help maintain and improve the clubhouse, which acts as an important community venue, both in its role as the heart of the Clackmannan Bowling Club and its position as an accessible facility for social functions.”