Wollerton Bowls and Social Club

Access to our green in response to COVID-19

When the British Government announced the lockdown in March it included the closure of all sporting venues. Following the Prime Minister’s statement in early May, the British Crown Green Bowling Association [BCGBA] issued guidance for the reopening of greens in England from 13 May. That same day the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport issued more specific guidance, which included information on the use of outdoor sporting facilities.

For the next few days the Club’s officers worked hard to remotely carry out a Risk Assessment to enable us to allow our members to access the green as safely as possible. Our Risk Assessment was finalised on 15 May, enabling us to allow the green to reopen from Monday 18 May.

Access to the green is restricted to club members and all sessions have to be booked in advance. Detailed information on the procedures to be followed has been supplied to our members.

Following successive changes to guidance by the Government, and additional guidance from the BCGBA, we have updated our Risk Assessment accordingly. The current version is dated 11 June, and covers the period starting Monday 15 June.

The club’s officers and members look forward to the day when we will be able to resume competitive bowling, but wish to reassure our neighbours that in the interim we will do all we can to ensure that we use our facilities responsibly.

Wollerton’s members are drawn from across the Market Drayton area. The club is situated in Mill Road, Wollerton (map) and offers a warm welcome to anyone interested in playing crown green bowls.


Founded in 1932, the club is one of the oldest bowling clubs in Shropshire. Our green overlooks open fields and it is thought to have been the first in the county to have floodlights installed.

The club offers a free six week trial membership to anyone interested in coming along regularly. Our annual membership fees are £20/year.

When new players are ready to join our league teams, we operate a system which ensures that everyone plays on a regular basis.

For further information about the club, membership or free trial membership, please contact either Randall Hardy tel: 01952-540970 or Jenny Morgan tel: 01630-685251. Alternatively you can email us.

2020 Season
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic competitions have been suspended

Out of season on a Monday evening the club holds a relaxed, indoor short-mat bowls session. There is also a recreational snooker session on Thursday evenings during these months. All members are welcome at one or both of these.