Bowlers and Villagers alike have now got a vastly improved Clubhouse at the bowls club, thanks to a £50k grant from FCC Communities Foundation.
The money has been used to improve the whole of the interior of the Clubhouse and now provides a large function room for bowls activities. It is also available for hire by local groups.
With central heating installed as part of the refurbishment, we are 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 provides a real boost to the club which celebrates its centenary this year. It 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 fully using our beautiful Clubhouse over the next few months whilst we 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 would not have taken place without the help of volunteers who are carrying out key pieces of work”
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.