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MP Toby Perkins tried his hand at bowls alongside members of the Staveley King George V Crown Green Bowling Club

MP Toby Perkins tried his hand at bowls alongside members of the Staveley King George V Crown Green Bowling Club

Toby Perkins MP joined club members of the Staveley King George V Crown Green Bowling Club to celebrate the lottery funded Sport England Award of £50,000 to enhance and develop the facilities.

Toby said ‘I am absolutely delighted to hear that club members working alongside Derbyshire Sport have secured this grant which will see the sport of Crown Green Bowling prosper in Staveley for many years to come.’

Many Bowling Greens have suffered from a fall in numbers following factory or industry closure, and a corresponding increase in vandalism. The Staveley King George V has shown initiative in working with local schools to introduce young people to the sport and to bring back a sense of pride in the park facilities. The award will pay for a club house and increased security, and further applications will be made to develop the area for spectators.

Jim Marriott of Staveley King George V Bowling Club said ‘We had a really enjoyable time explaining the upcoming improvements to the green facilities and the plans for the future of the green and park as a whole. We are trying to encourage more local people to come along and try out the game and hope this day will help advertise our intention to revitalise the club and hope more people will come along’.

Keen sportsman Toby Perkins had a quick tutorial before firing off bowls for a couple of ‘ends’. Toby said ‘putting together the application required great skill, team work and a competitive edge, all great skills for a bowler!’

To contact the club please call Mick or Jim on 270793 or 275884, Email:

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