Drainage work will prevent flooding at bowling green

Drainage work is taking place at Pelsall Community Centre to prevent flooding to the bowling green.

Pelsall CA Bowling Club said rain water ran down the car park and down the steps to the bowling green, creating pools of water in the spot where visiting clubs have to stand.

An underground CCTV survey was commissioned by Walsall Council greenspaces team, which revealed a broken storm water pipe, among other problems, at the site in Station Road.

The £7,000 improvement work is due to be completed by tomorrow (Friday, March 11, 2011).

Bowling club committee member Paul Lines welcomed the improvements, which will be finished in time for the new bowls season which starts on 26 March and runs until 26 September.

Mr Lines said: “The bowling green is a council green but we work hard to look after it, maintaining it and building shelters for people to use.

“The rainwater collects where the visiting clubs have to stand and we have had problems for a good many years.”

Mr Lines said the club had around 120 members and was enjoying a new popularity.

Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure, culture and the environment, said: “I am delighted that greenspaces have been able to re-secure an element of funding to enable this worthwhile scheme to be carried out.”

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