As we countdown to next year's Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls events taking place at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa, the Bowls Clubhouse in the park has received an extensive refurbishment.
This is in preparation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The refurbished clubhouse provides a world-class facility for national and club players. The comprehensive renovation includes redecoration throughout, new lighting, flooring, carpets and fully refurbished toilet facilities as well as the addition of enhanced Wi-Fi provision, an upgraded PA system and a new café patio.
The refurbishment of the Victoria Park Bowls Clubhouse is one of several projects the council is involved in to support the growth of participation in Lawn and Para Bowls in the District. Warwick District Council has partnered with Bowls England to promote the Junior Bowls Challenge in the district’s schools, providing children of all ages an opportunity to get involved in the sport.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, Councillor Liam Bartlett said:
“We are very proud at Warwick District Council, to be hosting the Lawn and Para Bowls at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the work carried out to improve the Bowls Clubhouse in Victoria Park will provide Royal Leamington Spa with a world-class facility for Bowls players in the District, the wider community and the next generation of players.
“Our partnership with Bowls England in the Junior Bowls Challenge has provided children in the District with a unique opportunity to try lawn bowls for the first time and hopefully see some of these players at Commonwealth Games and National Bowls Championships in the future.”
Sarah Windrum, Chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership said:
“This work will be an important legacy of Royal Leamington Spa hosting part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games because it has further improved the facilities and will introduce more players of all ages to the sport as a result.
“This fits in with the CWLEP’s Strategic Reset Framework to drive activities that make a real difference to our communities and make Coventry and Warwickshire a highly attractive place to live, work, study and invest.”
The work carried out on the clubhouse is part of a package of public realm improvements being completed in Royal Leamington Spa, in preparation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, when Victoria Park will host the Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls events.
These improvements have been managed and delivered by Warwick District Council and made possible by grant funding of almost £1.6m allocated from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).