1/  The Club shall be known as Hellingly Sports Club, Bowls Section, Hellingly Recreation Ground, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4DL.

2/ The Officers of the Club shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, and shall consist of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Captain and Vice-Captain of the Men’s Section, Captain and Vice-Captain of the Ladies Section, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Match Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Grounds man, and six Members of the Club elected at the A.G.M. to serve as the Club Committee.

3/ The Chairman or in his absence the Vice Chairman, or in his absence the Captains or Vice-Captains shall preside at the Meetings of the Committee.  Five Members of the Committee shall form a quorum.

4/ The Annual Subscription shall be such sum as is agreed at the A.G.M., plus the subscription to the Hellingly Sports Club. The subscription becomes due on the 31st January in each year after which date only those who have paid this sum shall have the privilege of using the Greens and Equipment.  If the subscription is not paid by the due date a surcharge of £3.00 (Later was altered to £5.00) will be applied.

5/ Membership shall be open to all persons resident in the Parish of Hellingly and such other persons as the Committee shall think fit.  The Committee shall have the power to accept or reject any application for Membership.  Persons making an application who are, or intend to be Members of any other Club, WILL BE RESTRICTED TO PLAYING MATCHES AND CLUB TOURNAMENTS FOR ONE CLUB ONLY.

6/ Visitors accompanied by a Member are allowed to play at a fee of such a sum as the Committee may from time to time decide.  The member will be responsible for seeing that the Visitors Book is signed and placing the money in the box provided in the pavilion.

7/ The Committee shall meet as often as required and shall be responsible for the management of the Club, with the power to co-opt and to fill any vacancy which may occur during the year and to appoint such Sub Committee’s as may be necessary.

8/ No persons shall be allowed on the greens unless wearing the regulation bowling shoes.  Dress for all matches shall be either Greys or Whites as designated with white tops or (Club tops agreed at a later date) above the waist.  Ladies will be allowed to wear regulation tailored Grey trousers for mixed matches, but for Ladies Matches white skirts or trousers may be worn.

9/ Any person alleged to have been guilty of conduct derogatory to the welfare of the Club shall be requested to attend a meeting of the Committee to explain why his or her membership should not be withdrawn.  In the case of non-attendance of such person the Committee may reach a decision on the matter in his or her absence.

10/ The A.G.M. of the Club shall be held as soon after the close of the season as circumstances permit.  All members will be given Seven day’s notice of the meeting.

11/ Special General Meeting of the Club shall be held when considered necessary by the Committee or on requisition signed by TEN members.  All members shall be given Seven days notice of such a meeting.  The nature of the business to be transacted shall be included in the notice of the meeting.  

12/ Any member wilfully causing damage to the property of the Club shall be liable for the extent of said damage.

13/ All member’s property left in the pavilion or changing rooms is entirely at the owner’s risk.

14/ A Complaint should be made to the Honorary Secretary in writing for consideration by the Committee.

15/ The selection of players for matches and competitions shall be left to the Selection Committee.  In Club competitions the Member whose name appears first is responsible for arranging a suitable date with an opponent and appointing a marker.

16/ No alterations or addition to these rules can be made except at an A.G.M. or an Extraordinary General Meeting. Seven days notice stating the nature of any such alteration shall be given by the Honorary Secretary to all Members.

17/ Hellingly Bowls Club are committed to promoting a safe environment in which children and vulnerable adults can enjoy taking part in games of bowls.  It will seek to underpin and ensure this commitment by following and promoting the joint child protection policy and procedures of the National Governing Bodies.




  Affiliated to BOWLS ENGLAND


Hellingly Bowls Club fully accepts its legal and moral obligation to exercise its duty of care and to protect all children and vulnerable adults participating in its activities, and to safeguard their welfare.

We are committed to do this by acknowledging that:

 the welfare of the individual is paramount;

 each individual irrespective of age, gender, religion, race or disability has the right to protection from abuse;

 each individual has a right to be safe, and to be treated with respect and dignity

We shall use our best endeavours to ensure that:

 all allegations of abuse are taken seriously;

 the response to them is swift and appropriate;

 the effectiveness of our policy is reviewed annually;

 a responsible person shall be appointed annually as Welfare Officer  to whom members can address any concerns

Mrs. Fran Doe      

Club Welfare Officer   




Hellingly Bowling Club is committed to encouraging our members to take part,in the health, well-being and safety of each individual. The Health and Safety of all members and guests who use the Club facilities is a major concern of the Club. The Management Committee recognises that achieving and maintaining high standards of safety requires that the Club’s Management Committee, members, visitors and contractors are aware of and discharge their respective responsibilities. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires all members, including contractors working on the Club premises, to conduct themselves in such a manner as to ensure that they pose no risk to their own or any other person’s health & safety


To support our Health & Safety policy statement we are as far as is reasonably practicable committed to the following duties:


• To provide and maintain a safe place of work, safe systems of work, safe equipment and a healthy and safe working environment.


• To ensure that hazards are identified and regular assessments of risks are undertaken.


• To provide information, instruction and training as is necessary to ensure personnel are assured of a safe and healthy working environment.


• Promoting the awareness of health and safety and encouraging health and safety best practice throughout the club.


• To ensure we are taking the appropriate protective and preventative measures.


• To ensure that we have access to competent advice and are able to secure compliance with our statutory duties.


In order that we can achieve our objectives, and ensure our personnel recognise their duties under health and safety legislation whilst at work; we must ensure that they inform them of their duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others that may be affected by their activities.


Adopted by Club Management Committee  23rd May 2016


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