Marlpit Lane’s Morris bowls along for volunteer award

Peter Morris, foreground, has done much volunteer work to re-open the bowling green at Marlpit Lane

Peter Morris, foreground, has done much volunteer work to re-open the bowling green at Marlpit Lane

Peter Morris, one of the people behind the re-opening and running of the Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon, has been selected as one of three finalists as Volunteer of the Year in the Croydon Community Civic Awards.

“It’s great to acknowledge of all his hard work over the years to keep the green open,” the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, the group who have managed the local amenity since 2012, said.

“Last year, Peter and his wife Pat turned their hands to any number of roles to keep it in good condition for the community, even training as coaches in their own time so they could coach groups on the green.

“In 2014 Peter was everything from the head coach to the greenkeeper, demonstrator, fundraiser and even managed equipment and events on top of this. In 2015, after telling us he was telling he was taking a step back, Peter has remained a key volunteer. Coaching children’s groups, giving talks to the Coulsdon Manor Rotary Club and managing contacts with Coulsdon college, he’s always busy and always cheerful.”

The winners of all the Community Civic Awards, organised by Croydon Council, will be announced in September.

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