The club is situated in Oak Hill Park, which is owned and managed by the London Borough of Barnet. We have a long-term lease with Barnet Council, but are responsible for managing all other aspects of the club. We hire a specialist company (Amenity Sports Management – ASM) to look after our bowling green in consultation with our Green Manager.
How to Reach Us
The main entrance to Oak Hill Park is in Parkside Gardens, on the East side of the park. From the car park, walk along the path by the stream and cross the bridge over the stream. Our entrance is just 50 metres along the main path on the right hand side. The club has a beautiful setting within the park. Indeed, from our club-house and green there is a lovely outlook of the Oak trees on the hill opposite, from which the name of the park is derived.
We have four main categories of membership –
- Full-playing members
- Associate members
- Junior members
- Social members
The majority of club members are full-playing members, so can represent the club in friendly and competitive matches, and may also enter club, district, county and national competitions.
Associate membership is intended for those members who only wish to take part in occasional informal play.
Junior membership entitles the under 18’s to the equivalent of full-playing membership, but with a substantially reduced subscription.
Social membership is available to non-playing members who wish to take advantage of the club’s facilities and, in particular, to attend the club’s various social activities.
The club committee is responsible for deciding the level of subscription for the various categories of membership each year. We pride ourselves on our inclusiveness and a welcoming attitude free of all prejudices.
Hertfordshire Senior Fours Winners 2018
From left to right: John Abson, Terry Doe, David Bowler, Chris Gray
The club has a relaxed dress code for most internal club games and events, i.e. games that do not involve other clubs. However, footwear must comply with the Bowls England regulations, i.e. flat-soled bowling shoes normally in brown, grey, or white. The only guidelines regarding dress code are that the clothing must enable freedom of movement when playing and must not distract or offend.
For fixtures with other clubs the Bowls England dress code applies. This means – a ‘club top’ with ‘white or ‘grey’ below the waist dependent on the fixture. In 2018 we introduced a new club shirt with a modern design, made of a lightweight breathable polyester fabric. A lightweight shower-proof jacket in a similar design is also available.
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From mid-April through to the the end of September the club is open from 10 am to Dusk
Our club is now open for play. The bar will be open from 6th July, but the remainder of the clubhouse, including the kitchen, will not be open. Social distancing must be strictly observed at all times.
We can arrange free coaching sessions for anyone wishing to try bowls for the first time. Please complete your details in the Get in Touch box at the bottom of the Home page and we will contact you to make a mutually convenient time.
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