Sign-up for Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020

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LineBall Tennis/Siva
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Sign-up for Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020

Postby LineBall Tennis/Siva » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:32 pm

As some in the neighbourhood will know, the Clapham Common Bowling Green is due for closure. A fifty-years plus heritage of surbaban-charachter of Common Westside no less.
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As a Committee member of Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee - CCMAC, I undertook to pushback against alternative commercial development of the two green-bowling pitches (under the bull of austerity!).

A SINGLE re-development proposal has been submitted to turn the landmark characteristic pavillion clubhouse into NEW cafe with alchol-license and the bowling-greens into mini-golf or crazy golf putting!

As pushback campaign I have to submit palns / interest to maintain and use ONE of the bowling-greens. Instead of mounting full-on campaign which would be arduous as I already work on the adjoing tennis courts as the local tennis coach, I am seeking interest of support for the re-instatemnent of a SINGLE bowling-green. Not oblivious of golf-putting enthusiasts or commerce, I suggest side-carting with the current proposal.

In this valuable local social-network thread of NappyValley please put your name and email adress to indicate signing-up for the Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020, or indeed that you will support its existence and use - all ages sexes welcome.

I personally assure YOU that this game is competitive and skilful, I played when I was younger age 8+ and wish to do so again as I am older, given good bowling green where the bowl actually turns in paraboa curves.

What are you waiting for? Or please email YOUR support personally: ksiva@talktalk.net

Krishna
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Re: Sign-up for Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020

Postby Clare Lupton » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 pm

We go and use it for Crown Green bowling at the moment - despite it's ragged surface it's a blast - more people should do this, it's GREAT fun & perfect core strengthening low impact exercise.  Good for pre-skiing strength too...
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Re: Sign-up for Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020

Postby LineBall Tennis/Siva » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:41 am

Hello Neighbourhood,

I am slightly concerned that the said bowling green will change its designation of use and simply disappear!

We have a duty to preserve its use for future generations, for the elder ages and young (viz. Extinction Rebellion); despite the Council having failed to maintain bowling-green condition and let the greens get into the problem cycle of disuse-reinvestment-dilema.

The petition for potential Bowling Green League 2020 and simply supporting it continued exixtence has garnered ONLY a handful of emails to me. This CAN ONLY simply mean people don't care about  legacy of 50 years or so, that made this part of Clapham Common an idylic serene spot on border of Wandsworth and Lambeth where they came to live; or that people don't know of its proposed plight as alchol-licensed cafe and "tacky" putting-green.

I hope its the latter reason, hence I am re-posting, and will do so again. As well as stepping-up activism to save our bowling-green (just one of the twogreens from re-designation as artifical putting-green). Email me support on: ksiva@talktalk.net

Krishna Siva
Local resident of 40+ years
and tennis coach at mentioned venue
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Re: Sign-up for Clapham Common Bowling Green League 2020

Postby this_is_cat » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:08 am

Why is a putting green tacky?

The one in Battersea park is wonderful. Used by old and young, in keeping with the surroundings and busy all year round, with a wonderful daytime cafe

Bowling greens are closing because they aren’t of interest to people any more.
They shouldn’t be preserved as museum pieces for NIMBYs who can’t comprehend change.

If there is a viable - financially and footfall - plan for the space, I’m all ears

Fake leagues solely to oppose a planning application is so dishonest and small-minded.
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