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Dear Members,

Please be advised that the Revised Summer Programme comes into operation on Monday 31st May, based upon the responses received from members.

Please follow this link to the Programme. They will also be available to collect at the Club

Please note the revised opening times.

The programme includes:-

Drawn Triples Leagues;Singles Sets Leagues; and all Spoons sessions.

All other sessions are available for Social bowling

The DIBC Management team will be contacting participating members shortly with information on League timetables etc.

We realise that this is a departure from the norm, but I am sure you understand the reasons behind these changes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Club

Mick Goodyear (Chair)

Important Information

We are now able to confirm that we will re-open Durham Indoor Bowling Club on Monday 17th May in accordance with Government guidelines.

All Bar and Catering services will be available from this date, providing an indoor ‘table service’ as required by current restrictions.

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The plan is that from Monday 17th May to Saturday 29th May, the Club is open for ‘Social Bowling’ only, permitting members to book to practice or play, or to participate in the Spoons sessions as set out in the Initial Programme.

(Spoons are: Weds 1 – 3 pm; Fri 10am-12 noon; Sat 10am – 12 noon and Sat 1-3pm)

(Please Note: if you have already told us you want to play Spoons, you still need to contact us again to book your place on specific sessions)

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All sessions have reverted to 2 hours in duration, with 1 hour between each session to attend to customers and to undertake the sanitising regime.

Please see the Summer Bowls Programme posted on the Website for Opening hours

Bookings can be made up to 6 days in advance.

In line with the previously agreed pricing policy, the Green fees for 2 hour sessions are now £4.00, and bookings for other durations will be charged ‘pro-rata’

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Changing Rooms are only to be used for access to lockers and to change into bowling shoes. The Dress Code has been temporarily relaxed.

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Finally – the Closing date for entry into any of the Summer Leagues is Saturday 22nd May. (This will allow final arrangements to be organised, draws to be made and Members to be informed), before the Summer League Programme starts on Monday 31st May

Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you very soon.

A quick reminder for DIBC members (24th April 2021)

Just a timely reminder that at this stage provided there are no delays or other restrictions imposed in the interim period, the plan is to re-open DIBC on Monday 17th May 2021.

We are working hard to make sure we provide a clean, safe and secure environment for you all.

Initially, for the first 2 weeks, ( i.e. from 17th May until the 30th May) the Club will re-open for ‘Social bowling’, with catering and bar services available.

It will also allow members to finalise / confirm their intentions regarding participation in the Summer Leagues, Spoons or Drawn Triples sessions.

We have already received a number of responses via email and telephone from members in this regard, with some of the options proving popular.

So please note:-

It is really important that you let us know what your likely intentions are.

• You can let us know by contacting us by email on admin@durhamibc.co.uk or telephone the Club any Monday or Wednesday between 09.00 am and 11.00am.

• The closing date for letting us know what you want to do is Saturday 22nd May, and based on your feedback, a revised / agreed Summer Programme will be produced, with teams, leagues and draws made and members informed.

• The Summer Programme is expected to commence on Monday 31st May.

• There will be some limits on the numbers allowed to participate, to enable social distancing. So if you want to play – tell us as soon as possible.

• No League Entry fees will be required for members; for this Summer Programme.

Note: These dates may change and are subject to confirmation. We hope to see you very soon

Mick

Covid-19 Update for members, 5th April 2021

There is a glimmer of hope for us all to get back into some sort of normality over the next couple of months if the data monitoring is deemed to be acceptable.

So, provided there are no delays or other restrictions imposed in the interim period, there is a plan to re-open DIBC on the Monday 17th May 2021.

We have been here before, but we need to plan and prepare for re-opening the premises and also to plan and prepare the Bowls programme on offer for Members for the Summer season, in a manageable and cost-effective manner and we need your help to do this!!

How you can help

1. Please help to spread the word about this message to those friends and relatives who play bowls alongside you, but who do not have access to / or rarely use the internet or emails

2. A Draft Summer Programme (click), sets out what the programme might look like, provided there is sufficient demand by members for participation.

Please have a look at the Draft Summer Programme (click) and talk to your friends and relatives who play alongside you, about what parts of the programme you would be interested in playing.

It is then really important that you let us know what your likely intentions are.

You can let us know by contacting us by email on admin@durhamibc.co.uk or telephone the Club any Monday or Wednesday between 09.00 am and 11.00am.

(If there is insufficient demand for some leagues – they will not run). Based on your feedback, a revised/agreed Summer Programme will be developed.

3. Initially, for 2 weeks, ( i.e. from 17th May until the 30th May) the Club will re-open for ‘Social bowling’ only, BUT it will also allow members to visit, socialise and allow members to indicate / confirm their intentions regarding participation in the Summer Leagues, Spoons or Drawn Triples sessions.

4. Please note – it is planned that the Summer Programme will commence on Monday 31st May, for a maximum of 13 weeks. There will be some limits on the numbers allowed to participate. So if you want to play – tell us as soon as possible.

5. We will not charge League Entry fees for our members; for this Summer Programme.

Note: These dates may change and are subject to confirmation

Mick

The club is a vibrant mix of both bowling and social activity. There are internal leagues, knockout competitions and inter-club matches as well as social bowling.

The Sport of Bowls can be played by almost anyone with or without a disability

Training and coaching courses are available for new members from the club's own squad of qualified and experienced coaches.

On the social side are dancing classes, whist and bridge sessions as well as quiz and fun occasions.

With its location on the edge of the City, its large free parking area and excellent catering capacity, private rooms and bars it is a popular venue for conferences and business meetings.

Durham Indoor Bowls Club has:

  • Fully-licensed bar with coffee and snack facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Large Conference / Events room with dance floor
  • Catering facilities for small and large functions
  • Viewing Area
  • Parking for 84 cars

These facilities are available to hire, please contact the club tel. 0191 3840700 for more information.




Part of the lounge area