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Important Notice

Dear Members

We have been waiting for further directives from the government; and now we have them. We cannot open the green for any kind of play, and although the committee will be keeping this under regular review, it is doubtful if we will be allowed to open for any reason before July at the earliest. National competitions have been cancelled and Bowls Devon have put competitions on hold pending further government advice and restrictions.

As you will appreciate, we have not taken this decision lightly, but must bear in mind both yours and Venue hosts’ health as well.  Thank you for your understanding in such a difficult time.  Stay safe and remember, wash those hands! 

Stay home, stay safe, stop the spread’.


That’s the message from Bowls England to its members and clubs in response to the latest Government guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak.


Bowls England last week announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season including its National Championships, and now wishes to ensure that members and clubs play their part.


37 Chingswell Street


EX39 2NG

Telephone - 07518 903118

Club Secretary

Michael Blight

Telephone - 01237 472246

Mobile - 07713783902

Email - windyridge37@btinternet.com

Bideford Bowling Club was founded in 1889. It has been located adjacent to The Strand, Bideford since the early thirties and is now known colloquially as ‘Bideford Strand Bowling Club’.


It is owned by the members and has been a mixed club since 1997.

The clubhouse was rebuilt in 1993 and has a seating capacity for over seventy. It has a modern kitchen and fully stocked bar. The green is acknowledged to be amongst Devon’s best.

A tour in June is arranged most years and a tournament is held each year in early August.

Throughout the outdoor bowling season the club has a very busy schedule. Games at Club, County and National level ensure that members have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive selection of home and away games, ranging from friendly to competitive.

Short mat bowling is available during the winter months for present and approved past outdoor bowling members.

We give a high priority to ensuring that all our visitors are given a warm welcome and an enjoyable time whilst with us.

New members are always assured of a friendly welcome. Experienced bowlers and those new to the game will be given every assistance to ensure that they obtain the maximum benefits from the activities in which they choose to participate.

Social events are arranged throughout the year.

Celebrations for the Club’s 125th Anniversary were held during the 2014 season. The image is the Bowls England group photograph.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Brend Hotels.  

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