Don't sacrifice bowls club
3:31pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Letters
WHAT a crying shame to learn that a number of prominent bowling greens might be lost, for, I assume, the lack of finance.
Without wishing to put social groups into “boxes”, it seems as if the ones who this will hurt most are those of retirement age, which is about par for the course in this dreadful age when a lifetime’s investment in one’s town seems to count for little. Strapped for cash? They protest, when in front of me is a publication from Newport City Homes celebrating its fourth birthday, and before this joins the same resting-place as the regular other useless publication Newport Matters, I cannot help but wonder if it is these and similar elements of waste which should be sacrificed before the worthy community institutions of the bowls clubs. Surely a favourable course of action would be for Newport City Council to strike a partnership with the voluntary sector? Then at least there might be a chance of maintaining this service.
Jan Preece Wolseley Street Newport