Market Drayton Leisure Centre re-opening Monday 19 October 2020!

Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Ltd has announced plans for Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness Centre to reopen on Monday 19 October 2020.

The centre has been closed since March, when the Government instructed all leisure facilities in the UK to shut due to coronavirus. When restrictions were eased in July, safety assessments highlighted issues around air ventilation, which would need to be addressed for the site to reopen and be COVID-19-safe. This work is due to be completed very soon, ensuring the facilities will be COVID-19-safe.

Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Ltd has introduced a series of social distancing and safety measures at all its sites, including one-way systems, a reduction in workout class sizes, more space between gym equipment and a greatly increased cleaning schedule.

For the full list of safety procedures to follow at each centre and how to book into sessions when they do open, please visit the Trust’s website:

Whitchurch Swimming Centre site remains closed, as it is currently not possible to enforce Government social distancing guidelines within the ageing facility.

More Opportunities to 'Give Bowls a Go'

The crown green bowling season has started and Wollerton Bowls Club is offering the opportunity for people to try out bowling. Six free “Give Bowls a Go” are being held in May and June, starting at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoons. Dates are:

  • May 11 & 18
  • June 1, 8, 15 & 22

The sessions are open to anyone who would like to try their hand at bowling. No need to book, no obligation to join the club, all ages welcome.
The club will provide all the equipment needed for the sessions, but visitors are welcome to bring their own woods. The only requirement is that those coming along wear flat shoes for the benefit of the green.
More information about the club, membership and contact information can be found on the club’s web page.WBSC Give Bowls a Go 2019

Quiz and Presentation Evening

Wollerton Bowls and Social Club
Friday 16th November, 7:30pm
At our clubhouse on Mill Road, Wollerton.
Maximum number in teams – 4.
Come as a team or join in with others when you arrive.
Entry fee – £1 per team member.
Winning team will be awarded half the total entry fees as their prize.
Trophies from our in-house competitions will be presented during the interval between rounds.
Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.
Bar Drinks / Teas & Coffees / Bar Snacks available for purchase throughout.
Join us for a relaxed evening of fun and entertainment.
For more information please contact Randall on 01952-540970 or by email

Maurice Chandler Community Games Event

Shropshire Council’s Leisure Services Newsletter circulated this week has announced that a Community Games Event is to be held on Saturday July 11th, at the Maurice Chandler Sports Centre, Stoke Health.
The announcement reads:

To celebrate the official opening of the brand new Roller Skating Rink, Football Pitch and general improvements.  Maurice Chandler Sports Centre is hosting a free fun event for the whole community on Saturday 11th July, 11am to 4pm.
There will be FREE ‘Have A Go’ sessions which will be led by qualified staff and volunteers, so why not bring the family and try activities that you have always fancied having a go at.  There will be plenty of food available too.
The Centre will be celebrating their two successful grant applications from Sport England Inspired Facilities Programme and The Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant. Both grants have enabled the Centre to complete much needed improvements and has facilitated the integration of forces personnel, their families and the local community.

For more information contact the Sports Centre direct on 01630-638508 or by email. Their website is

Holiday Roller Skating at Maurice Chandler Sports Centre

Monday 8th April, 2:00 to 4:00pm – For children aged 6-12 years
£4 per child which includes skate hire, or £3 per child if they bring their own skates.
Organised by Shropshire Leisure Services as one of a series of children’s holiday activities.
All sessions have a limited number of spaces available, so please call Leisure Services on 01743 255071 to secure a place.
The full list of activities can be found on the Shropshire Newsroom here.
Running between Wed. 3 April 2013 and Tue. 9 April in various sports centres and village halls across Shropshire, other activities include Messy and Multi Play sessions and a walk.  Of the other sessions the next nearest is a Messy and Multi Play session in Tilstock Village Hall. This is take place between 10am & 11:45am on Wed. 3rd Apr.

Wollerton Bowling Club Open Day

Saturday 30th June, from 2.00pm

Wollerton Bowls and Social Club, Mill Lane Wollerton

Members of the club invite everyone to come along for a relaxed afternoon of “summer” fun. The main activity will be an opportunity to try out crown green bowling. Practice sessions are free and no experience is required – we just ask you to wear flat shoes or trainers. Friendly tuition and equipment will be provided. All ages are welcome.
Other activities will include novelty bowling, cake, bric-a-brac and raffle stalls. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and, in case of wet weather, indoor shelter will be available.
For more information please contact Randall tel: 01952-540970 or email
See the club web page.

Do come along and give this popular sport a try!

Hawkstone Fun Ride

Sunday 12th September 2010 – Start at 10.00 a.m. final riders away at 2.30 p.m.
In region of 50 senior and 30 junior jumps, all of which are optional, with the rare opportunity to ride through 11 to 12 miles of the most beautifully unspoilt Shropshire countryside. Come and enjoy a fantastic day out full of adventure and excitement
Ticket costs:   Adults £15.00    Juniors £12.00
Refreshments available
All proceeds in aid of Hodnet 2000 Educational Trust