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Review of Hyndburn's greens after wet summer
2:20pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A DISAPPOINTING season for a borough’s bowlers has seen councillors tour greens to assess problems.
Hyndburn Council’s cabinet member for leisure, Ciaran Wells has visited bowling greens over the past month after bowlers got in touch with concerns.
Bowling groups had raised issues about the effects of the wet summer weather on the greens.
Coun Wells said: “We’ve had the wettest summer on record for a hundred years, which, whilst it has kept the sites green has also created drainage problems for some of them “We have a number of enthusiastic bowling clubs in the borough and it’s frustrating for them when playing conditions aren’t the best, so we’ve had a whistle stop tour of greens at Oak Hill, Mercer Park, Rhyddings Park and Lowerfold.
“We’re coming to the end of the season now, when our gardeners will be able to aerate the soil and put top dressing on the sites, which will improve drainage there.”
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