Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington bowled the first wood of the belated season at Workington Bowling Club, Vulcan’s Park.
Mark had been contacted earlier in the year by the club who had raised doubts about their future due to questions over its maintenance contract that had been inherited by Workington Town Council from Allerdale Borough Council when the park was transferred.
Workington Town Council, now has overall responsibility for Vulcan’s Park and finally agreed to purchase a specialist mower to ensure the maintenance of the green could be sustained and bowling at the bowling club could resume.
Mark said: “I am very pleased that the club was able to re- open. The purchase of the specialist mower by Workington Town Council enabled that maintenance of the green could continue.
“It was wonderful to meet the members and bowl the first wood of the season. I want to see the club grow and I would encourage anyone of any age who might like to take up the sport to give it a go.”