Coronavirus Update

UPDATE 12th October 2020


We are planning to have bowling on Tuesday evenings from

20 OCTOBER    6.30pm – 8.00pm

If you wish to play  you MUST pre-book your place, we do not permit club members to come to the club without pre-booking their rink.  If you are coming on your own we can put you on a rink with other members.

PLEASE NOTE:  The session will only go ahead if we have enough members who wish to play,  and it will be at the clubs discretion as to whether we think it is viable to run this session, and if there is not enough take up,  then we will notify anyone who has pre-booked that it will be cancelled for that evening.

We appreciate that this is very restrictive,  but in the current climate we have to be accountable for everyone who comes to the club,  so the strict guidelines must be adhered to.

Please call Traci or Kim at reception on 01273 514664


UPDATE 26th September 2020

Following Tuesdays statement from the EIBA, we are delighted to confirm that we can continue to stay open.

We are following all of the COVID-19 secure protocols, based on the EIBA’s ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance and can therefore,
continue to provide organised bowls sessions for our Members.
The EIBA’s full statement can be viewed on their website.

We would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all of you that have returned and are supporting us in keeping Our Club a friendly COVID secure

If you have not returned yet, but would like to see the measures we have put in place, please phone Traci or Kim to arrange a time.

We would love to see you, but please do not just pop in as we need to be very strict with the number of Members in the building
at this time.

UPDATE 7th September 2020

Check out the dates for our Winter Leagues


UPDATE 27th August 2020

Please see below the newly updated guidelines for Indoor Bowling from the EIBA

Face Coverings 

The Government on Friday 21st August 2020 made the wearing of a face covering mandatory in Indoor Sports Stadiums. As a result, any person entering an Indoor Bowls Club will need to wear a face covering at all times, until they leave the premises.
Once in the Club individuals would only be permitted to remove the face covering for the following actions: –

• When on the rink bowling with 2 metre social distancing in place, due to partaking in exercise.
• Due to a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

If you are using the social distancing of 1 metre, rather than 2 metre, then the players need to wear a face covering to provide a mitigating action to reduce the risk of transmission.
Please remember that face coverings do not replace the need to social distance and maintain continued washing and or sanitising of hands.

Missed Bowling?

Don’t forget that we are open everyday for pre-booking with up to 4 on a rink.

Hoping to see you all soon
Best wishes


UPDATE 4th August 2020

Dear All,

We are delighted to announce that the club will be reopening from Monday 10th August.

If you wish to bowl on either Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th please phone the club number to book by Friday 7th, from Monday 10th the phone will be manned mornings only.

Initially there will be two 11/2 hour sessions starting at 9.30am or 11.30am. If, on any particular day there are no bookings made the club will not open. So please make sure you book ahead. Because we have to strictly control how many people are in the building

Please do not turn up without a booking.

See the document below with the updated information from the Board.

Looking forward to seeing you all back bowling very soon.

Best wishes



UPDATE 27th JULY 2020

The club will be able to offer appointments for bowls collection this Thursday 30th July from 9.30am until 1.00pm and Sunday 2nd August 9.30am -1.00pm.

Please phone the club number below to book an appointment.

The infra red thermometer that we will be using is non-invasive and can be done from a safe distance.

Please do not just turn up as we have to allow for strict social distancing.


UPDATE 29th JUNE 2020

Dear Members

I hope you are all managing to keep well during these trying times.

This is just an update to let you know how things are going at the club.
We have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for when we can

There will be lots of changes from how it operated before, most
of which we are still working on. With the latest information from Boris
we still haven’t been given the green light and feel there are a lot of
unanswered questions on making bowling safe for you all.

We are waiting or a visit from our Health and Safety advisers on the best way to
proceed. Also we are looking at the Bowls England guide lines. When we
have obtained all the necessary information and guidelines, this will
enable us to make informed decisions going forward.

The safety of all our members are paramount. The board will keep you updated on any
decisions that are made.

We would also like to say a special thanks to Traci, Kim and Nigel for
keeping everything going.

Keep Safe

Kim Ransley

Jean Dickson

Ann White

Christine Page

Ray Boakes


UPDATE 24th APRIL 2020

I know that some of you have been concerned about the finances of the club, I just want to let you all know that we have now received the £25,000 Business Cessation Grant promised by the Government.

Other financial help had also been obtained from Lewes District Council with a rates holiday and we have taken advantage of the Government Furlough scheme too. This is going to go a long way in keeping the club in great shape for when we are able to open the doors again.

All but one of the Private functions that had been booked in for the from March to the end of June have either been booked in for later in the year or in the case of the weddings have been deferred to next Summer. The roof funds raised by you remain untouched and will be in place for when we are able to start the renovations to the roof in the hopefully not too distant future.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Keep well.



UPDATE 16th APRIL 2020

I have had a number of you contact me regarding the health of the Club.

Please don’t worry, the Club is managing fine, we are looking after the building and Kim and Nigel are doing a brilliant job of keeping the shrubs and weeds under control and making the place look very smart.

The Board and I are beavering away in the background to carry on with the process of the roof funding and I have been in touch with the Council and have arranged a payment holiday on the business rates. We have reduced as many of the overheads as possible and we are in process of applying for the Government business interruption grant. The private functions that were booked in for the summer have been rearranged for later in the year, so as long as this doesn’t go on too long, we should weather this storm.

Obviously this is still early days in this awful pandemic and we are watching a fast changing situation very closely, but please be assured, we will be opening Denton Island Bowls Club as so as we are able too.

Best wishes to you all

Keep well


You are all aware of the Government directive announced on the
16th March which left us no choice but to close the club from 1 pm today.

This action is sadly for the foreseeable future but you all will be able to contact me and the club using the club number

01273 514664 between 9 am – 5.00 pm everyday.

If I don’t answer right away please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as I can.

For further advice and information on Coronavirus please see the NHS guidelines on the link below.

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club

Winter Leagues (Covid Style)

Following our opening on the 10th August, we are pleased that numbers are increasing week on week as many members are returning to bowling.

In addition to hopefully re-introducing the Monday drive and a possible Tuesday evening session, we are looking to get our normal winter club leagues up and running sometime in October if the response is good. Details of how these will be played will follow.

It has not yet been confirmed, but it is likely that there will not be any matches with other clubs at least this side of Christmas and more than likely that these will be abandoned altogether, so in order to keep some competitive play, if you have not played in the leagues before, this is the time to do it.

If you have a team you want to enter or just to put your name on the list for selection, you can either email

or phone 01273 514664 or speak to Traci or Kim at the club to register your name or team.

MONDAY: Ladies league (randomly picked)

WEDNESDAY: Mixed league (teams put together)

THURSDAY: Mens League (teams put together)

FRIDAY: Mixed league ( randomly picked)



As time goes on we hope to be able to arrange some internal matches, which will need to be within the current guidelines, so check your emails, the website and notices around the club.

Discount On Bowling Subscription (extended 1st June)

Dear Bowlers,

I hope you are all well and staying safe indoors.

Unfortunately, we had to shut up shop before most of you had a chance to renew your full membership for the 20/21 season at the discounted price of £125.00 as opposed to the full price of £135.00 due in September.

Fear not!

If you wish to take advantage of the £10.00 discount please click this link.

To make it as easy as possible and so that you can all stay safe you can either;

1) Download the form fill it in by tapping or clicking on the fields, save and then send it back via email and pay by bank transfer using the sort code 40 18 22 and account number 71551051 please put your surname in as a reference.

or if you don’t bank online

2) Print out the form, fill it in and send it and a cheque made out to Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club or DIIBC to the address below.

Social renewal is not due until September.

Looking forward to better days very soon and hoping you all stay safe, well and sane.

All my best wishes


Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club
Denton Island

coronavirus chat

Hello All,

We all know how hard Social Distancing is going to be over the next few months. I just wanted to let you all know that if you are any having difficulties or just need a quick chat, please phone the club number below ¹between 9.00am – 5.30pm on any day I will be able to answer your call, there is an answerphone for the rare occasion that I can’t get to the phone, please leave a message and your name and I will return your call shortly.

We are a community and a family and during this difficult time, although we can’t get together, we are working really hard so that we can return to the club as soon as possible.

Stay safe and well

All my best wishes


Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club

corona virus online resources

Dear All

Hope you are all well.

If you are anything like me you will have already got fed up with what’s on telly below are some online resources that might help amuse for a few minutes.

Please don’t forget phone the club number if you need anything.

Best wishes


History with Dan Snow ( free for 30 days)

Science with Professor Brian Cox and guests 

Fun maths class with Carol Vorderman

Fantastic online streaming of stage shows

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club
Denton Island

1/2 Marathon cancelled

Dear Member

It is with regret that the Board has decided, this morning, in the interests of the health of club Members , that due to COVID 19 updates, we will postpone the SORT 1/2 Marathon. This was due to take place on the 5th April 20. A new date will be agreed.

Thank you to all the Members , who actively committed to this event. We ask for your support, including the sponsors, for the new date to be confirmed.

The Directors regret this action and trust that you understand that your well being is our first consideration.

Kind regards

The Board