Fairfield Bowls Club was formed more than 60 years ago by the Fairfield Hospital. However, when the hospital closed in 1999 the site was handed over to developers. All support, financial or otherwise, ceased, and the club was faced with closure.
Thanks to a small band of dedicated members who took over the management of the club at that point, it survived and continues to offer recreational and competitive lawn bowling to the expanding community of Fairfield.
Membership has increased year on year since the club reformed in 2007 and links have been established with other associations, clubs, schools and youth groups.
Now, in order to realise its objectives and provide a facility to meet the demands of the local community, which is likely to double in size over the next ten years, the club has drawn up plans to double the size of the clubhouse, enhance the grounds and offer additional recreational activities.
Planning permission was received last year and now the club is actively pursuing a fundraising plan to meet the costs, which are estimated to be over £60,000. In recognition of this, Fairfield Parish Council, a very keen supporter of the club, has generously awarded a grant of £10,000 towards the extension costs.
Fairfield Bowls Club wishes to thank Fairfield Parish Council for this award and for its continuous support.