To survive and thrive as a bowls Club, structural change is required.

The Club plans to become a Large Membership "Not for Profit" Community Interest Company from 01.01.25.  This is subject to a vote of the Club to change it's constitution in Autumn 2024.

Change will mean that the Club will be self-sufficient, just four years after being reduced to five members, although the Council will not be charging a commercial rent as part of a new 10 year lease for the Club in the Park.

Leasing and restructuring as a not for profit business will help us to generate income from grant fundraising and integrate our local community in the new entity, hopefully drawing in local volunteering talent.  As a social enterprise, we will be improving our "outward facing product", such as Junior Bowls, Adults with Learning Difficulties bowls, public events and the Clubhouse Cafe, and also will be improving facilities for members, in particular the clubhouse and the green.  If we do not adapt, we may face closure within a few years when self management is forced on local sporting clubs, in particular bowls clubs in municipal parks, like our own.

We have a great story with potential funders, and have already engaged in activity beneficial to the local Addlestone community.  We believe that if we can run the bowls club effectively as a social enterprise, we may be able to develop new facilities in the park for locals, such as mini-golf.

We do need your help though.  We need a new C.E.O. and Finance Director to run the C.I.C. as well as event organisers and fundraisers.  If you are interested, please call Albert Tapper on 07427 664 600 or email albert@addlestonebowls.com for more information.  You will be joining a friendly and dedicated group of people devoted to bowls and the local community.