New club house for Wirksworth bowlers thanks to a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund

June 16, 2022

Bowlers in Wirksworth in Derbyshire recently celebrated the opening of their new club house thanks to a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. 

Wirksworth Memorial Bowls Club received £53,450 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund to replace the old clubhouse and construct a new one, incorporating a small kitchen. 

Club members worked hard to remove the former clubhouse and fit out the new one once the replacement structure was in place. 

Dennis Barron, Chairman for Wirksworth Memorial Bowls Club, said: “They say that all good things come to those who wait, and our new clubhouse clearly falls into that category.  

“We had the shell of the building erected just before lockdown in March 2020 and, but for the efforts of various members from within the club, things would have ground to a halt. 

“We are very grateful to our members for all their endeavors getting the clubhouse to where it is today, and to the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund for the funding that made this project possible.” 

John Bradshaw, strategic planning manager for Tarmac who attended the opening, said: “We are pleased to have been able to support this project through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. It is great to see this well-established bowls club be given a new lease of life with these new facilities.”