Bowlers and villagers alike are set to get an improved Clubhouse at the bowls club, thanks to a £50k grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money will be used to improve the whole of the interior of the Clubhouse and will provide a large function room which will be available to hire by local groups.

With heating being installed as part of the refurbishment, we will be able to use the Clubhouse throughout the year, enabling short mat bowls to be played at the Club for the first time during the winter months.

Frank Ashurst, Manager of the Long Crendon Centennial Project believes the improved facility will make a huge difference to the village community. He says, “This project will provide a real boost to the club which celebrates 100 years in 2021 but will benefit local community groups in the Long Crendon area which need to hire a large function room. It is fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we are really looking forward to our Clubhouse taking shape over the next few months in time to celebrate our centennial year”.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation’s local grant manager says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Bowls Club to improve a much-loved facility for the local community. The improvements couldn’t take place without the help of volunteers who are carrying out key pieces of work and we look forward to work starting on site shortly”.

The Clubhouse was originally part of the old Long Crendon School but was taken over by LCBC in 1985 and a number of bowlers remember going to school there before it was closed down.

Frank Ashurst hopes the new improved Clubhouse will be ready for use by 1st April 2021.



With the 2020 playing season cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we took the opportunity to start the renovations over 2 months earlier than originally planned. 

The work on the clubhouse is almost complete now. The heating system is in now, so gone are the days of seeing your breath inside the building. New floors have been laid in the large room, kitchen, bar, ladies changing room and corridor, doors and frames fitted, new kitchen windows fitted, new ceiling installed and insulated, walls painted, electrics completed and shutters for the bar and kitchen installed.

Installation of the new bar is complete and the new kitchen, generously supplied by Carol and Mike Evans, has now been installed - and it looks fantastic!!

Looking forward, a super newly renovated Clubhouse should give us all a much needed boost later this year.

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