Former world champion David Bryant to officially open new bowls club

Bowls legend David Bryant CBE, three-times world champion and four-times Commonwealth Games champion, is to perform the opening ceremony of the new Bradley Stoke Bowls Club on Saturday 1st May. Representatives of  the City & County of Bristol Bowling Association and the Gloucestershire  Bowling Association are also expected to attend the event. The sport is returning to the Baileys Court

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Northavon bowls team runners-up in county championship

The men’s team of Northavon Bowling Club (pictured above) finished runners-up in the final of the Gloucestershire Championship on Sunday (31st August). The bowlers, led by captain Mike Humphries, won all of their matches in the Bristol section, making them Bristol champions. In the semi-final they faced the Stroud section champions, winning through to the final on the last “end”. A close-fought battle

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End of the road for Baileys Court bowlers?

Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council brought confirmation that no agreement has been achieved between the Town Council and Northavon Bowls Club in the dispute over increased rental charges at the town’s Baileys Court bowling green. Councillor Mark Forsyth reported that no correspondence had been received from the Bowls Club before the Council-imposed deadline of midnight on

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Lib Dem Kiely accuses BSTC of being “the most unhelpful Council in England”

In his latest press release concerning the actions of Bradley Stoke Town Council at a Special Council Meeting on 8th May, John Kiely, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Filton and Bradley Stoke, claims that “Bradley Stoke Town Council is fast gaining the reputation of the most unhelpful Council in England.” Following the meeting, Mr Kiely announced that he had written

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Tesco in remarkable U-turn over town centre naming while Town Council ploughs on regardless in bowls dispute

A remarkable U-turn by Tesco public affairs consultant Dan Bramwell has seen the supermarket group agree to hold a public consultation over the naming of Bradley Stoke’s new town centre currently under construction at Savages Wood Road. The move comes less than two weeks after Mr Bramwell stated on Radio Bristol that “having a competition now would delay the building

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