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The spring treatment of our Greenside green is now in full swing . After the initial scarification process last week and the subsequent removal of vast amounts of grass , we “brushed” the green on Monday . This helps to lift most of the finer grass that was not picked up when the initial mounds were raked up . The green has been raked once more and will now receive its first cut from our mower . The mowing should pick everything up , level the grass surface and allow the next step to be undertaken which is the application of fertiliser and other muti along with some serious watering to ensure that all of this good stuff sinks in to the soil.

Some social bowlers had created a rather precarious , meandering “walkway” down the grass embankment from the deck towards the bank of the Greenside green. Our playing member of many years , resident builder and good samaritan , Malcolm Sampson , felt that every possibilty existed that someone could injure themselves quite badly should they fall down /off this walkway . As a result Malcolm went ahead and built a far safer structure of steps to replace this route using concrete and a number of cement paving slabs . Well done and many thanks , Malcolm .

The Old Parks trips tournament comes to an end this Saturday . We’ve had two sides representing us and, as always, they have kept the Pirates name flying high .

Our AGM will be held at the bowls clubhouse on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 10.00 a.m.  All potential bowlers and interested parties are most welcome to join us .