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More community bowling at Longton VM

Funded on Spacehive 26 May 2023 Delivered 23 February 2024

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More community bowling at Longton VM

More community bowling at Longton VM

Longton VM By Longton VM

Improve and maintain the outdoor bowling facilities and start indoor bowling for all ages within the local community at Longton VM.

Longton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 May 2023!

We have two outdoor bowling greens which we want to be used by all ages within the local community. They need annual maintenance to be playable throughout the year, which we need funding for, as one unfortunately had to be closed last year. We also have a function room big enough for an indoor bowling facility that can be used throughout the winter months to help keep people active. To achieve this we will need to purchase a mat and sets of indoor bowls. We will also need to purchase sets of junior bowls for use by the local primary schools. The aim is to give more members of the local community access to a facility enabling them to undertake a moderate degree of regular and enjoyable activity. We are also planning a Family Fun Day to attract all ages to the club on a day where we can promote the facilities. There will also be an end of season get to together to further cement the relationship with the community and to launch the indoor facility.

What we'll deliver:

  • Two well maintained bowling greens playable throughout the year
  • An indoor bowling facility for use in winter
  • New bowling equipment for use by the appropriate age groups
  • Family Fun Day and End of Season get together to further promote the facilities

Why it's a great idea:

More members of the local the community can become regularly activity by being involved in a fun and gentle easy to play sport.

Steps to get it done:

  • purchase of indoor bowling mat September 2023
  • second green open for social and community bowling April 2023


Location Longton

About the space

Custom Location


Lancashire County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £18,780

water - £5,000 (27%)
micro tining - £2,700 (14%)
Family Fun Day - £1,940 (10%)
indoor bowling mat - £1,500 (8%)
Servicing machines - £1,300 (7%)
end of season Evening - £1,040 (6%)
Regular Feed - £1,000 (5%)
wetting Agent - £960 (5%)
out of season feed - £760 (4%)
Grass Seed - £640 (3%)
Other - £1,940 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

micro tining
Family Fun Day
indoor bowling mat
Servicing machines
end of season Evening
Regular Feed
wetting Agent
out of season feed
Grass Seed
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • 2 sets of junior bowls
  • Moss Control
  • Fuel
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Improve the local environment, with trees, plants, bulbs etc

Total £18,780

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