KNUTSFORD Bowling Club is looking to welcome new members following a refurbishment.

Like many sporting organisations, the crown green bowls club on Mere Heath Lane suffered greatly during the pandemic, with membership declining and the gardens being left to grow wild.

But thanks to a huge community effort, the club is looking its best once again after volunteers banded together to renovate and upgrade the facilities.

Committee member Jackie Poskitt, who has been involved with the club for around three years, said: “During Covid, things took a turn for the worst, as they did for everybody.

“Everyone has come together and demonstrated such a level of community spirit to help improve the club after what has been a very tough time for everybody.

“Everybody helped to clear the weeds. We’ve transformed the garden into what is now a really lovely space.

“We are really proud and we have had so many positive comments from other clubs and visitors.”

Knutsford Guardian: The club is now offering free ‘introduction to crown green bowling’ sessionsThe club is now offering free ‘introduction to crown green bowling’ sessions (Image: Supplied)

The bowling green and surrounding garden areas have been transformed with the installation of a new perimeter fence and visitors' shelter. 

Volunteers have also given the kitchen a refit and redecorated the clubhouse, ensuring popular events such as quiz nights and pie and pea suppers can continue to go ahead.

This refurbishment means the club is now in a position to offer ‘introduction to crown green bowling’ sessions.

The sessions are free, with no obligation while those who may wish to develop their skills at a more competitive level can receive further tuition.

Jackie said: “Bowling is a great way to gently exercise while having fun and expanding your social life within a friendly environment in beautiful rural surroundings

“It’s a sport that can appeal to a wide range of ages, particularly those looking towards retirement – this could be the perfect healthy activity.

“Just come and give it a go, it’s out in the fresh air. It’s a healthy way of exercising and you can put as much as little into it as you want to.”

For anyone who may be interested please contact Keith or Jackie Poskitt on 07801 430548 or by emailing