(18 Sep 2020)
Administrative control of the County Website has been handed over to David Jarrold (St Chads BC). For a limited period I will have joint editorship with David whilst he settles into the role. I am sure all members will join me in wishing David good fortune for the times ahead.
(4 Sep 2020)
There are two important notices on the dedicated Coaching page.
Advertisement for Coaching Safeguarding Officer. County Development Officer. County Coach.
Coaching News update
(3 Aug 2020) (Updated 19 Aug 2020)
RONI WILLIAMS RIP
The death is announced of Mrs Roni Williams, Past President 1990. Her funeral will take place under the current Covid-19 restrictions at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 3.45 pm. Donations can be made to Dementia UK in her memory.
(6 Aug 2020)
PROVISIONAL DATES 2021
(6 Aug 2020)
PRESIDENTS EXCURSION 2021
(6 Aug 2020)
AFFILIATION FORMS 2021
Affiliation Forms for 2021 season have been sent to Club Secretaries.
(4 Aug 2020)
ECWBA OFFICER VACANCIES
There are several vacancies for County Officers for 2021. The attached poster has details.
(3 Aug 2020)
COVID-19 ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE
Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued 31 July 2020
Bowls England recommends that all clubs consider this document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements. This is applicable from Saturday 1 August and replaces all other guidance that we have issued.
(3 Aug 2020)
RONI WILLIAMS RIP
The death is announced of Mrs Roni Williams, Past President 1990.
(24 Jul 2020)
After 21 years as a member of the ECBA Executive Council, I have notified the County Secretary and the County Administrator that I will not be seeking re-election, as Press Representative, at the November Annual General Meeting. Arrangements will be made to transfer ownership of the website.
(10 Jul 2020)
SPORT ENGLAND’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND
(2 Jul 2020)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE SPORTS SECTOR
Bowls England COVID-19, Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued: 2nd July 2020
(30 Jun 2020)
REOPENING OF CLUB BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Bowls England has updated advice following the Government’s announcement that licensed premises, including bowls clubs, are allowed to open from Saturday 4 July in their capacity as bars and restaurants.
GRANT FUNDING FOR YOUR CLUB
Bowls England invites attention to a free webinar to assist clubs seeking external funding for their Club. Full details at https://www.bowlsengland.com/grant-funding-for-your-club/
(23 Jun 2020)
NEW PAGE COACHING
Following the adoption of the Coaching Strategy, the website has a dedicated page for the subject. This was one of the many recommendations in the report.
(15 May 2020)
SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE FOR LAWN BOWLS CLUBS
Covid-19: Bowls England Supplementary Guidance for Lawn Bowls Clubs Approved by Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – May 14th 2020
(12 May 2020)
HOLDING STATEMENT ON REOPENING OF BOWLING GREENS
Bowls England have issued a Holding Statement which can be viewed on the Bowls England site:-
(4 May 2020)
REFUNDS FROM BOWLS ENGLAND
Bowls England refunds are underway and Clubs will receive back the following.
Men’s £5 affiliation to Bowls England
Ladies £5 affiliation to Bowls England
Men’s National Competition fees that lead to Leamington Spa, at £4.70p per head (£2.50 under 25).
Ladies National Competition fees at £2.50p per head (ECWBA will be repaying their competition fees separately).
(24 Apr 2020)
BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT
The County Administrator wishes to remind Clubs of the above Business Support Grant. If club Treasurers have not already applied for a Business Support Grant, they should do so as soon as possible. Application forms are via the Clubs local Council. It is a very easy form to complete all that is required are the Clubs Banking Details and their Business Rates Account Number. The grant is for the sum of £10,000 and is normally paid within five working days. The other stipulation to obtain the grant is that the Clubs Current Rateable Value is less than £51,000. Any further questions do not hesitate to contact Tony Ellis County Administrator. Tel: 01245 256730.
(1 Apr 2020)
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CLUBS
Sport England and the Government has put in place a number of initiatives to assist clubs and small companies during this period of uncertainty. Full details on the link below.
(18 Mar 2020)
Following an Emergency Meeting of Board members, Bowls England has announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season in response to Government advice and growing concerns from bowlers about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact lawn bowls. The National Championships are cancelled in their entirety for 2020 (including all County Championship qualifying rounds). This decision has been taken because most County Associations hold their qualifying rounds leading to the National Championships from May to July and we believe it is impractical for these to be completed this season. The full statement is on the BE site
(10 Oct 2019)
ECWBA TREASURER – VACANCY
At the April Council Meeting, it was announced that Wendy Coldham would be retiring from office at the November AGM. So far, no-one has come forward to take her place. A job description can be viewed from the link below with contact details of Wendy.
(1 Oct 2019)
UNBADGED POINTS FINAL TABLE 2019
End of year Unbadged Points. The new table will be posted in April 2020.