Ashmore Park Bowling Club – “Will Play In The League!”

If you have been following the story about the Ashmore Park Bowling Club, you will know that the club suddenly lost access to water when a pipe that supplies the club toilets and the kitchen, became defective.
The outcome was that with just a week or so to the start of the Bowling League fixtures taking place, the Club was without running water.
Your team of Councillors discussed the way forward and we then approached the City Council Parks team. They listened to our arguments on behalf of the Bowling Club, and drew up a plan to replace the water pipe that was damaged.
This has all been done at amazing speed to allow the bowls club to take part in the League.
This morning I received this email from the Bowling Leagues Welfare Officer.
“Fantastic result, a digger and workmen were down the green today (Monday) .
When I left at 3.00 this afternoon they were well underway excavating the trench for the water pipe.
Thanks again for your very effective and timely intervention in this matter. We all had our grave doubts as to whether we would be competing in the bowl leagues this year. It is great that you have helped us secure the greens future.
I will update you when they have completed the job. It would be great if you could come down the green sometime and meet the guys. If you do, you are welcome to have a go Crown Green bowls.”
Well on behalf of our Wednesfield North team of Councillors, we thank you for that information, and when the Sun is up and the days are warmer we may just take you up on that offer of a game!
In the meantime Councillor Mary Bateman, Rita Potter and I, are very pleased with the way that our Parks Management has worked on this issue. Well done everyone!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more