Tuesday, 14 July 2015

St Paul's Bowling Club

l-r. Cllr Billy Rotherham, Cllr Phil Kelly, Mr Ken Wright,
Club Chairman, Yvonne Fovargue MP & Cllr Paul Kenny
Cllr Paul Kenny was delighted to be present at the official opening of the new bowling green and pavilion located on the Wainhomes 'Vicarage Park' development off Warrington Rd, Goose Green.

The new 'state of the art' facilities were opened by Yvonne Fovargue MP and she was joined by Worsley Mesnes ward councillors, Billy Rotherham, Phil Kelly and Winstanley ward's Paul Kenny.

The £100k+ investment is the result of a planning agreement between Wainhomes and Wigan Council to replace the bowling green at the former Bulls Head Pub. The new housing development resulted in the loss of the bowling green and agreement was reached on a new facility ensuring the future for the club and bowling in the Goose Green area.

Club Members join Yvonne Fovargue MP
Local councillors have also assisted the club via grant funding and in glorious sunshine club members were present to witness the official opening.

Yvonne Fovargue MP said, “Bowling continues to play a valuable role in local communities and at a time when many bowling greens have been lost to development it is heartening to see St Paul’s Bowling Club take to their new green and pavilion.”

“It is a growing sport and can be played by all ages and thanks to this ‘state of the art’ facility the future of bowling in Goose Green is secure.”

“The health benefits of bowling, ensuring that people stay both physically, mentally and socially active, are clear and must run into millions of pounds worth of treatment that the NHS doesn’t have to provide every year.”