Category Archives: Marlpit Lane

Marlpit Lane bowling green, Coulsdon, re-opening Apr 19

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Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green. Headstart provides young people with opportunities … Continue reading

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Marlpit Lane’s Morris bowls along for volunteer award

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 … Continue reading

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Marlpit Lane Bowling Green open day, Sat Mar 28

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Volunteers day at Marlpit Lane bowling green, Mar 14

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon is seeking volunteers for its “action morning” and volunteers afternoon on Saturday March 14. The morning session from 10am will be spent preparing the green and equipment ready for the new … Continue reading

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Games of giant marbles begin at Marlpit Lane next week

“Mum! Mum! It’s just like giant marbles!” And with that, the new children’s bowls club at Marlpit Lane was named. It all begins next Wednesday. Giant Marbles is the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green’s family lawn bowls club in … Continue reading

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Park benches provide another boost to volunteers’ efforts

Two months into the summer season of lawn bowls and a re-opened putting green, and the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are looking for more help, this time to offer out-of-school-hours lessons for youngsters. Buoyed by the success of … Continue reading

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Hundreds turn-out to get Marlpit Lane’s season underway

Hundreds of Croydon residents – and quite a few from further afield – turned out to celebrate the reopening of the bowling green in Coulsdon Memorial Ground last Saturday. The event was organised by the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowlers tee themselves up to putt on golf

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are getting ready to tee off for a new season by offering re-opened pitch and putt and putting greens in the park from April 19. Yesterday, volunteers from the Friends were hard at … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green re-opens after council cuts

Marlpit Lane bowling green in Coulsdon, after facing possible closure when Croydon Council withdrew funding for the sports venue in 2011, is once again open. The green can be used by experienced players to enjoy a game of bowls, or … Continue reading

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