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26th May

The Bridlington Bay Bowling Club Green is now closed until further Notice.


Parking Charges to Return in East Riding.

Parking charges are to return to all council car parks and parking bays in the East Riding from Monday 1 June – but NHS and critical care workers will still be able to park for free when on official duty.

The County Council made all council car parks and on-street parking bays free of charge from 26 March to help frontline workers and volunteers during the coronavirus efforts.

But, in line with some lockdown restrictions being lifted, parking charges will now come back into force on Monday 1 June.

However, NHS and critical care staff, as well as NHS Covid-19 volunteers, will still benefit from free parking as long as they display their NHS permit. This is a nationally recognised scheme, permits can only be issued by your own employer. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Alongside the charges, parking enforcement will also continue in all areas.

Those with parking permits, who stopped monthly payments when the fees were waived in March, will receive individual correspondence explaining what they need to do.

Markets in East Riding Due to Re-Open .

Council-run markets in the East Riding are due to reopen from next week, after the latest Government guidance.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently working with traders to arrange a return for the markets it runs in Beverley and Pocklington, as well as the trader-run markets in Bridlington and Cottingham.

Yesterday, the Government announced markets could reopen from Monday 1 June as part of the latest measures to ease lockdown.

East Riding markets have been closed since March, but are now due to reopen as follows:

Pocklington Market will reopen on Tuesday 2 June.
Beverley Wednesday Market on Wednesday 3 June.
Bridlington Market on Wednesday 3 June.
Beverley Saturday Market on Saturday 6 June.
Bridlington Saturday Market on Saturday 6 June.
Cottingham Market on Thursday 11 June.

Both shoppers and traders will need to follow Government guidelines to maintain public safety.

There will be less stalls in each market and these will be rearranged to follow social distancing rules. Signs will be installed to remind shoppers of the 2-metre rule.

Traders will also be provided with the latest Government guidance.

Bridlington Bay Bowling Club

There is discussion’s taking place between all parties on opening the Bowling green in the near future. There are many conditions which have have to be in place and looks like we will have to follow Sewerby Hall who are looking at July 1st as a option to open. There has been much work to make sure we have all the parts in place at that date  ,we will let you all now as soon as possible. 

Work has been progressing on the repair or parts of the green and is looking better each day.

The rear of the clubhouse has been taped off to stop the public accessing that area.

Leo Graves has submitted his safety plans to the appropriate bodies outlining how we can open the green safely when possible. 

All the work being done is to make sure that when we are able to open ,we are set up properly and safely according to Goverment rules.



Lockdown restrictions to be eased allowing more social contact and shops to reopen.

Lockdown restrictions will be eased to allow greater “social contact” and the reopening of non-essential shops, Boris Johnson has suggested.

The Prime Minister on Sunday night promised to reveal details of less draconian measures – which could include more mixing between households – in the coming days.

The rules were relaxed slightly a fortnight ago to allow members of one household to meet a maximum of one person from a different household in a public place, provided they stay two metres apart.

However, the Government’s roadmap for lifting the lockdown raises the possibility of “bubbles” of social contacts once England moves to Step 2.

Speaking at the daily Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson said he believed the country to be “in a position to move to Step 2 of our plan”.

“We will set out what moving to Step 2 means for other areas, such as non-essential retail and more social contacts over the course of the next week,” he said, adding: “We are making good progress, but that progress is conditional, provisional.

“We must keep reducing the incidence of this disease.”

Mr Johnson will update the Cabinet on plans to lift the lockdown on Monday, but it is unlikely that any easing will come into effect before the start of next week.


This is a letter received from BCGBA

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers, Leagues and Members.

Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event should be suspended.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups – those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)


Opening Hours

The Clubhouse, Bowling & Putting Greens are open every day between the beginning of April and the end of September between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00

If you are intending to use the bowling or putting greens then please ensure that you start your game no later than 16.00

Party Bookings

The Club sometimes receives enquiries for party bookings to use the green.

Party bookings are most welcome but we do have to make our League Games and Club Competitions a priority so please contact our Secretary for further information.

How To Find Us

After admission into the Sewerby Hall & Grounds simply follow the footpath across the front of The Hall to the seaward side of the wall and beside the grassed areas.

The footpath will eventually lead you to the Bridlington Bay Clubhouse where you will be made most welcome.

Bridlington Bay Bowling Club
Sewerby Hall Gardens, Church Lane, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1EA
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