A COMMUNITY CLUB has had entry to its grounds bolstered because of a serious £10,000 grant from a close-by wind farm.
Getting into its one hundred and twenty fifth yr, Douglas Victoria Bowling Membership is now in a position to welcome folks with mobility points to its in style bowling and social membership, having been awarded £10k from South Lanarkshire Council and Banks Renewables.
The brand new entry set up has been made attainable by the Renewable Vitality Fund (REF) – native funding that’s managed and distributed by South Lanarkshire Council utilising funding from Banks Renewables and different builders’ close by renewable initiatives.
Ian Tweedie, Treasurer of Douglas Victoria Bowling Membership mentioned: “As a rising membership, there was an actual want for accessibility for some time now in order that aged folks and people with mobility points can have full entry to our amenities – we’re very grateful for the REF funding to make that attainable.
“Bowls is a particularly inclusive recreation, it lends itself to the ageing inhabitants and people who battle with mobility on account of its excessive well being advantages and low damage danger, that’s why an entry ramp has proved so essential to maintain the membership thriving.
“The funding ensures we are going to proceed to offer an inclusive expertise for all of our members and maximise the utilization of what actually is a wonderful facility for Douglas.”
Nicknamed the villa, the bowling membership bolsters 50 members and acts as a significant group hub for the members in and round South Lanarkshire.
The membership, which was based in 1887, competes within the Lanarkshire Bowling Affiliation in addition to the Bowl Scotland leagues and gives a wide range of teaching and are available and take a look at periods for all. With 13 committee members, the membership is totally run by volunteers.
Robin Winstanley, sustainability, and exterior affairs supervisor at Banks Renewables mentioned: “It’s extremely necessary to us to help very important group hubs that function social factors for all members of communities.
“It’s extremely rewarding to see how positively the funding from the Renewable Vitality Fund has been used on the Douglas Victoria Bowling Membership and is yet one more glorious instance of how small communities can get large profit from close by wind initiatives.”
The REF comes from renewable developments throughout South Lanarkshire which helps communities inside 10km of taking part wind farms.
Councilor Robert Brown, Chair of Group and Enterprise Sources at South Lanarkshire Council, mentioned: “The bowling membership is an important useful resource for the folks of Douglas, bringing social in addition to sporting advantages, and it’s nice to see that this funding helps to make sure that all members of the group will be capable to take pleasure in it to the total.
“This can be a nice instance of how partnership working and mutual help between the council and Banks Renewables could make actual and optimistic adjustments to the lives of individuals in rural South Lanarkshire communities in addition to the wind farms themselves contributing to a extra environmentally accountable future for us all.”
Banks Renewables is a part of the Banks Group and has at present secured funding for fourteen wind farms with seven at present in operation throughout Scotland.
The REF fund is a part of Banks Renewables’ Connect2Renewables initiative, by which the household agency commits to maximising the financial, social, and environmental advantages of all its wind farms in South Lanarkshire.
To search out out extra about Banks Renewables, please go to: https://www.banksgroup.co.uk/renewables/
To search out out extra about Douglas Bowling Membership, please go to https://douglasbowls.membership/