Save Leyland Bowling

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The future of bowling in Leyland could be under threat after a price hike at the town's green.

With around 70 bowlers and 11 teams at the club, a number of members are concerned for the future.

The change will see the current £40 a year fee scrapped and replaced with a £20 registration fee, with a £2.50 an hour charge per person, per practice session. There is also a match day cost of £3.50 per person for both home and away teams. 

Chairman Les said: "We are just disappointed in the way this has come about. There's been no consultation over the change to introduce the pay to play system. It's been really stressful over the last three to four weeks. We are reasonable people; all we want to do is play bowls."

South Ribble councillor for Leyland, Claire Hamilton said "I've met with member of the bowling club and am very concerned about the new costs. I have written to the Director of Leyland Sports Association to hear their side and I am still waiting on their response."

"This could have a detrimental impact on some members of the community because they can't play the sport. It's all about the social aspect."

Please sign this petition to support the Crown green bowlers locked out/ priced out by Leyland Sports Association