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Green Bowlers see Red

February 22, 2012 8:06 AM

There is a proposal to close the bowling green at Eldon Square recreation centre. Residents of East Gosforth who are members of the club approached Councillor Henry Gallagher at his monthly surgery to discuss the matter.

"They were very concerned about the loss of this facility", said Henry. "I spoke with the chairman of the club to give my support. I attempted to ask a question in the council chamber but the Labour councillors shouted me down because they thought I was taking too long to ask it! This meant that the question itself had no context. So much for free speech!"

News has also come in that there are plans to close greens in Gosforth Central Park and other places across the city. As Henry tried to say at the council meeting this may mean bowlers displaced will find the Eldon Sq club handy for them and will therefore make it more viable. Meanwhile the club officers are talking to council officials to try and find a way to save it.