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PASSING OF IVAN CROUCH

3rd July 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of one of our former members,Ivan Crouch, husband of Ann Crouch, who sadly passed away on Wednesday 1st July.

Our thoughts go out to Ann and her family for their sad loss.

LATEST UPDATE FROM THE ENGLISH INDOOR BOWL AS AT 23RD JUNE 2020.

24th June 2020

THIS IS THE LATEST INFORMATION AS AT 23RD JUNE 2020.

 Dear EIBA Club Correspondent

 Re: Government’s further easing of COVID-19 Lockdown

 Following the Prime Minister’s statement earlier today on the next steps of easing the lockdown I wish to advise that unfortunately Indoor Bowls, along with other Indoor Sports and Gyms, were not included in the permitted activities. 

Therefore, Indoor Bowls Clubs are to remain closed.

The EIBA will continue to liaise with Sport England as they work closely with the Government to ensure that Indoor sports facilities can open as soon as possible.

In addition, we will be studying the Government’s guidance, when published, relating to the new social distancing of 1 metre plus, so that we can update our ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ document so that Clubs can continue to make appropriate preparations for when the sport can re-commence.

As soon as we have further information in these matters, we will update our affiliated Clubs and County Associations.

Yours sincerely

Peter Thompson

Chief Executive

PASSING OF ROY ALDEN

12th June 2020

It is with sadness to let you all know that my dad Roy Alden died on Tuesday 9th June. Dad was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder in February and died peacefully at home with his wife and 3 children by his side.
Dad had been a member at AIBC for almost two years and regularly rolled up on a Monday morning, and enjoyed a post roll up apple pie or sometimes liver and bacon. He always commented how friendly everyone was at the club and he was always made to feel welcome.
His colourful bowls will continue to grace the rinks under my ownership.
Ruth Rogers
Receptionist AIBC

BRIAN GUNN - FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS - 12 JUNE 2020

10th June 2020

BRIAN GUNN’S FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2020
Brian’s funeral will be taking place at 3:00 pm at H.D Tribes Private Chapel on the Old Shoreham Road in Shoreham.
Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 situation members from the club and family friends, unless already invited by Carrol, will not be allowed to attend.
So, although many club members would have liked to have been there to say their goodbyes in person this will not possible.

However, the fact that the ceremony is taking place within the H.D. Tribes premises means that members and friends who wish to be involved can be by way of a web cam system that is set up within their chapel.
To access this facility members need to go onto the H.D. Tribes web site which is https://www.hdtribe.co.uk/our-chapels/shoreham-chapel/
And then open up the “view a funeral webcast.”
You will be asked for a password
This is: -
gunn12b.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT LOG ONTO THE SITE UNTIL ABOUT 15-20 MINS BEFORE THE FUNERAL TAKES PLACE.
Brian was a well-loved member of our club for many years and will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Carrol and her family at this sad time.
R.I.P Brian

DONATION CAN BE SENT TO H.D.TRIBE OR DIRECTLY TO ST BARNABAS HOUSE. 

IN BOTH CASES PLEASE RELATE IT TO BRIAN GUNN.   

 

A27 RESURFACING WORK ON ADUR VIADUCT

1st June 2020

A27 Adur Viaduct - Resurfacing
There is going to be resurfacing work being carried out to address carriageway defects at the A27 Adur Viaduct.
Work will be carried out between 9pm and 6am utilising full east and westbound carriageway closures on the A27 and from 8pm to 6pm utilising full slip road closures at Adur Viaduct.
The work will be carried out between Monday 8 June and Thursday 25 June 2020 and are weather dependent.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FULL COPY OF THE Highways England information then please contact the club's Marketing Director who will e-mail it to you.

A POEM FOR OUR TIME.

20th May 2020

AS HUMANS GO INTO HIDING BIRDS COMEBACK OUT GLIDING
BACK TO EARTH AND THEIR RIGHTFUL HOME
BACK TO THE LAND WHICH HUMANS HAD CLAIMED AS THEIR OWN
THEY BUILT UP CITYS AND CRAFTED HOMES
WANTING MORE BUILDINGS TO CALL THEIR OWN
THEY LAUGHED OVER THE COST
BUT NOT RECOGNISING WHAT THEY HAD LOST
ALL THEY CARED ABOUT WAS THE MONEY
BUT TO THE ANIMALS THIS WASN’T FUNNY, SPECIES DIED AND HUMANS THRIVED.

BUT THEN ONE DAY A VIRUS WAS RELEASED AND THE HUMAN POPULATION DECREASED
ANIMALS SHOWED THEMSELVES ONCE MORE IN GARDENS, PARKS, HILLS, AND MOORS.
HUMANS REALISED THAT THERE WAS MORE TO OUR PLANET THAN GAMES, COMPUTERS AND MONEY, 
FOR WHAT WE REALLY LOVED HAD VANISHED.
WHAT WE REALLY WANTED WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS NATURE, NOT MONEY, GAMES AND WINNING.

IT WAS EMBARRISING FOR THE HUMANS THAT IT TOOK A VIRUS TO STOP IT.
THERE WAS SO MUCH POLLUTION FROM TRAINS, PLANES AND EVEN A ROCKET.
THEY KNEW A LOT OF CLEANING UP HAD TO BE DONE SO CHILDREN AND AMIMAL COULD ONCE AGAIN HAVE FUN.
THIS TIME THEY WILL TRY REALLY HARD BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS KNOW THE WORLD WOULD BE SCARRED.

WE HAVE HAD TIME TO PAUSE, THINK AND REFLECT,
NOW WE KNOW THAT THERE IS BUT ONE WORLD TO GUARD AND PROTECT.

BY JAMIE HARTLESS.

OUTDOOR BOWLING UPDATE as at 18.5.20

18th May 2020

OUTDOOR BOWLING UPDATE
Some outdoor bowling clubs are beginning to open their clubs up for their members, now that the Government lock down has been relaxed.
With that in mind John Smyth will be opening the club up from 9:00 – 11:00 every Tuesday morning until further notice for members to pop in and pick up their bowls and any other items from their locker's.

BOARD UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

12th May 2020

Board Statement

The Directors have discussed the recent Government announcement concerning the restrictions in force due to the Coronavirus.
Sadly there is nothing within the statement which give us any hope of an early opening of the club.
We shall issue further notices as the situation changes, meanwhile we hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

PASSING OF MARGARET LAMBERT

5th May 2020
RECENTLY RECEIVED FROM HER DAUGHTER - Kathryn Bolsover
Margaret Lambert passed away on Saturday 11th April.
Mum was a very active member of the club for many years up until about 2010 when she sadly developed Alzheimer's. She made many friends at the club,
if anyone would like to make a donations to either Cancer Research UK or The Alzheimer's Society UK they can do through Ian Hart Funeral Directors at Broadwater, Worthing.
Thank you for giving Mum many happy days shared with friends at the club.
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