Bowls club agrees takeover

A bowls club could get financial support from the council at the start of a new 25–year lease.

Monday, 17th March 2014, 1:58 pm

Matlock Park Bowls Club has agreed to take over the maintenance of the bowling green and pavilion in Hall Leys Park.

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In return over the next four years, the club, which has more than 50 members, could receive an annual grant from Derbyshire Dales District Council starting at £6,000 a year and reducing by £1,000 each year to a final £3,000 in 2017/18.

In a meeting of the council’s Corporate Committee today (Thursday), councillors will be asked to give the club a new 25–year lease that requires the club to maintain the green to a good standard.

Non–club members will continue to be able to use the green.