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Herga Indoor Bowls Club

 

CLUB CLOSURE

At an emergency Board meeting held today, your Board of Directors have taken the very difficult decision to close the club from Midday on Tuesday 17th March for the remainder of the indoor season. This decision has been not been taken lightly, but it has been decided that it is in the best interests of our members, to protect them from the Coronavirus that is rapidly spreading around the world. Obviously, this gives rise to a number of questions, all of which we will try to address over the coming days with further communications.If you wish to collect any personal belongings, then the office will be open as follows:
Tuesday Mornings between 10.00am – 12pm

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes but feel, in these exceptional circumstances, the priority is the welfare of our members.

Club competitions are to be frozen at their current state and the aim will be to complete these early in the new season. We understand that there will be many questions which we will try to deal with in a timely manner.

Please ensure that all questions are emailed to hergaibsc@btconnect.com

We would be grateful if you could pass this message on to any other members that you know who do not have email/internet access.


Herga IBC Limited – Board of Directors
17th March 2020


 

Herga Indoor Bowls Club is located in Wealdstone, Harrow, adjoining the Harrow Leisure Centre in Christchurch Avenue. To view our location, please view the Find Us page.

Herga Indoor Bowls Club
Outside view of clubhouse

The club was opened in 1984, and the membership now stands at about 320 men, ladies, social and junior members.

We are affiliated to the English Indoor Bowling Association, Middlesex County Indoor Bowling Association, and the London & Southern Counties Bowling Association.


Car parking facilities

Harrow Council has introduced pay and display for general use. The general public, including Herga members and visitors, will get one free ticket per day allowing a 3 hour stay. The parking meters allow visitors to add to the 3 free hours at 80 pence per hour up to a maximum of 5 hours (8 hours total parking). The cash can be paid at the first visit. The pay and display remains in force for 24 hours weekdays and weekends. The private car park in front of the club will remain for the exclusive use of Herga members and visitors.

Facilities

The indoor bowling green
The indoor bowling green

We have six rinks (36m x 4.7m) of Greengauge carpet laid on a wooden floor. The carpet is 'stretched' at the beginning of each season in order to maintain the highest quality County standard bowling surface.
Newly installed LED lighting ensures a bowling surface illumination of the highest quality.

Spectators are able to view the rinks from a raised area which comprises seating, a well-stocked bar and dining area. The catering is run by full time staff and the bar is managed by volunteers. Members and guests can enjoy pre and post-match refreshments of the highest quality.


Bowling at HIBC

Bar and lounge area
Bar and lounge area

During the day rinks are usually “booked” for members playing in various leagues or competitions. The leagues are organised into Men’s, Ladies and Mixed, either in fours or triples format. There are also evening leagues to accommodate those members who work during the day.

On weekdays some rinks are set aside for “roll-ups”. This is very popular with all members, even those who play in leagues.

Both ladies and men play friendly inter-club matches with other clubs and bowling associations. These matches are usually played on Tuesday, Thursday and weekend afternoons.

Herga is a very competitive club and enters teams for most County and National competitions. Individual members (men and women) are encouraged to enter all formats of County and National competitions.

Interested in joining?

The Bar
The bar

We are always seeking new members and whether you are an experienced or a new bowler you will be made very welcome. For new bowlers we organise a coaching scheme run by experienced county coaches.

For membership and any other enquiries, please contact the club at:

Fees

Annual subscriptions for the 2019/20 season are £125 (Full membership) and £15 (social membership).
There are special rates for juniors and up to age 18.
Session fees are £3.00 for 2 hours and 15 minutes.


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