Swanland Bowling Club benefit from Commuted Sums

Mon, 30 May 2022

Swanland Bowling Club have completed works to improve the club using £16,303.91 awarded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments. The club also spent £1,811.55 of their own funds towards the £18,115.56 project. The club were presented with a plaque to commemorate the completion of the works.

The funding has allowed Swanland Bowling Club to refurbish both the ladies' and gentlemen's toilets, and install a supply of hot water to both the kitchen and the toilets. The club also purchased new green maintenance equipment to continue to keep the greens in good order.

The works to the toilets included completely removing the existing interior, supplying and fixing new ceiling and wall coverings, installing new hand wash basins with water heaters underneath, installing new toilets and vinyl floor coverings. The refurbished toilets are now also fitted with new PIR controlled timed LED lighting.

In the kitchen, an Instantaneous water heater was installed under the sink and the existing consumer unit was upgraded.

The green maintenance equipment purchased was: a scarifier, 21" roller drive mover, a cordless brush cutter and hedge trimmer with two batteries and charger, Sorrell roller cassette for Dennis FT510 and a pedestrian aerator.

David Mitchelson, Committee Member at Swanland Bowling Club, said: "The supply of hot water to the kitchen sink and toilets has improved the hygiene when using the facilities. The refurbished ladies' and gents' toilets provide a much healthier environment for members and visitors, and the new green maintenance equipment will ensure that the playing surface will be prepared efficiently and the club will not be subject to high maintenance costs. The timing of the completion of the project could not have been better, as everything was ready for the opening of the green."

Councillor Claire Holmes, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, added: "These improvements have made a significant difference at Swanland Bowling Club, and I am delighted that they have been largely brought about through Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval."


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