Council approves £80,000 redevelopment of bowling green at Fleming Park, Eastleigh

£80k bowling site upgrade

£80k bowling site upgrade

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CIVIC chiefs are spending £80,000 improving a town’s bowling facilities.

Councillors approved to dedicate £80,000 of developer contributions to a replacement artificial bowling green at Fleming Park, in Eastleigh.

A council report at the Eastleigh Local Area Committee, part of Eastleigh Borough Council, said the current facility is coming towards the end of its life and is very popular.

It recommended setting aside £80,000, which would cover any repairs to the concrete base, importing new sand and staff time to manage the project, but it is hoped that the cost could be less once the contract goes out to tender.

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12:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Southampton has the oldest Bowling Green in existence, it has been in use since 1299 and is situated near Gods House Tower, not a lot of people know that.
Southampton has the oldest Bowling Green in existence, it has been in use since 1299 and is situated near Gods House Tower, not a lot of people know that. OSPREYSAINT
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1:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jackois says...

Surely they should use their own staff to do this.

The article suggests that the cost may be lower when they tender it, but this is just another example of cost being so overpoweringly important such that another skill that the council was saw as a part of council duties is lost...
Surely they should use their own staff to do this. The article suggests that the cost may be lower when they tender it, but this is just another example of cost being so overpoweringly important such that another skill that the council was saw as a part of council duties is lost... jackois
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10:05am Sun 9 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Slow day? No link to an ice rink yet.
Slow day? No link to an ice rink yet. skeptik
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12:46pm Sun 9 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

skeptik wrote:
Slow day? No link to an ice rink yet.
you beat me to it! Someone just had to have a pop didn't they?
[quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Slow day? No link to an ice rink yet.[/p][/quote]you beat me to it! Someone just had to have a pop didn't they? 03alpe01
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