CURRENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS Updated : 28/5/2020

UPDATE 28/5/2020

Several member have requested a time to be able to enter the club to pick up their woods and shoes as some outdoor clubs may soon be opening soon with social distancing restrictions in place.  Kevin will open the club between the hours of 5.00pm and 6.30pm on Monday 1st June . Please help to spread the word to any members who may need to retrieve any belongings as this will be the last opportunity to gain access until such time as the club can be safely reopened.

Important Information Regarding Club Parking Permits

If you receive your parking permit renewal notice, we have been advised by Harlow Council that you should renew as usual. They will then give you a credit the next time you renew the permit by issuing a short term permit to cover the time the bowls club was closed. At this time the Civic centre is closed to the public but payments can be made by debit/credit card on 01279 446655

UPDATE 13/5/2020

Unfortunately we do not have any firm news  yet regarding the reopening of the club. The first stages of relaxing the lockdown are now underway and the next few weeks will very important in showing how the virus spread is being controlled and hopefully numbers are continuing to decrease. As we progress through the remainder of May and June the government will issue further instructions on how they see the leisure industry reopening.

As you are probably aware, until an effective vaccine is found, it will be very difficult to return to life as we once knew. However we will do our very best to reopen the club as soon as :

  1. The government relax the lockdown to include the reopening of indoor sports clubs and licensed venues.
  2. The management committee agree  a set of rules and regulations of how we can manage the reopening including the difficulties of social distancing and ensuring all members are kept as safe as possible.

UPDATE 24/3/2020

After the latest news from government sending the country in to lock down, the last opportunity for members to retrieve personal items from the club for the foreseeable future will be Wednesday 25th March between 10am and 12.00pm.

Please stay safe.

URGENT UPDATE 20/3/2020

The government have announced today that all pubs, restaurants, sports clubs etc. are forced to shut from midnight tonight. Therefore Tye Green Indoor Bowls Club will close this evening Friday 20 March 2020 at 11.00pm.

As previously mentioned below we have a committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 9th April 2020 to discuss the action to be taking after this initial 4 week closure.

We understand members may have belongings they need to collect from the club. To assist these members we will arrange for the club to be opened between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00pm on Wednesday 25th March and Saturday 28th March.

We are all hoping and praying for a swift resolution to this crisis but please think about your friends and team mates from the club. If you have contact details please check in on the most vunerable and assist where you can.

Thank you.

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PLEASE NOTE :

Following a meeting of the committee this evening, the clubs response to the ongoing threat of the Corona virus is as follows :

The Club will be closed from 8pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020. This closure will be for an initial period of 4 weeks. The committee will meet again on Thursday 9th April to decide on the action to be taken past this date.

All league games are cancelled with immediate effect.

The Easter Tournaments are cancelled and refunds will be issued.

Club Competitions are postponed and further updates regarding their conclusion will be given at a later date.

Summer Leagues are cancelled. Depending on the length of shutdown forced by the Corona Virus we may have the opportunity to organise a mini league in the late summer but this will be decided when we know more.

The AGM is postponed and a new date cannot be set until we have confirmed the reopening date.

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Urgent Note Regarding 2020/2021 Winter Leagues and County / National Competitions.

Please help us to safeguard next winter seasons leagues and competitions by ensuring your League Entry Forms and County / National Entry Forms are handed in to the bar / office before Sunday 22nd March 2020.


We understand members may have belongings they need to collect from the club after Sunday. To assist these members we will arrange for the club to be opened between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00pm on Wednesday 25th March and Saturday 28th March.

As a committee we are in a position where we must focus on keeping our members healthy and ensure that we do everything in our power to do our part to fight the Corona Virus threat. We would like to thank all our members for their understanding on this matter and are praying for a swift resolution to the global pandemic.

Next update due on Friday 10th April 2020.