Addressing our Residents' Concerns: Meadow Park & Borehamwood Bowls Club
We are aware that some residents are concerned about the improvement programme for Meadow Park & Borehamwood Bowls club. The regeneration of Meadow Park will provide benefit to the whole community and is the single biggest investment by your council in a park in Hertsmere in a generation. A £750,000 investment.
The improvement programme makes use of the existing Council owned pavilion, the provision of new 21st century equipment play equipment, a band stand and the provision of a public all year round Bowls facility at the Community Centre, in Aberford Park.
Historically, the Council has not provided free facilities to private sports clubs. Borehamwood Bowls Club has uniquely been the exception. For many years the club has been gifted the council owned facility on a rent-free basis. This is to support the Bowls club which is important to the community.
This overall improvement programme will not only provide better facilities but also increase the opportunity for members of the public to participate in playing bowls in Borehamwood.
The facilities in the refurbished pavilion will include a café, public toilets and public event rooms, with a band stand also now under consideration being funded by the town council. The development of the park will lead to much greater use; dedicated parking will be required, to allow ease of access for park users as opposed to general public use.
A potential new public bowling facility at Aberford Community Centre would be jointly funded by Hertsmere Borough Council and Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council; it will be built to a world bowls standard and available to all. The new facility would increase the sports and leisure on offer to residents, and with an artificial surface it would be available to use all year round.
Whilst we understand the concerns and the upset raised by members of the Club, Hertsmere Conservatives hope to reassure residents that the Council is continuing to do its very best for all the community.