Outdoor bowling within the community


Welcome to



Our new gates are one of the

first things you see on arrival at

the entrance to the Green.

Then there is the new Welcome

Board which will advertise names

of the visiting bowls clubs.


The Welcome Board was kindly donated by our 2018 President
Susie Thurlow.

For further details on becoming a
member please call our Membership
Secretary, Peter Openshaw
on 01707 657812.

Club news/photos

If you have any photos or articles for possible inclusion in our next "View From The Green" newsletter.
Please send to Susie Thurlow, Press Officer.

Potters Bar Bowls Club's Website
Please notify the Website Officer of any errors, typo's etc.

That was a very special year, that was



Lucy's Bikeathon, raised

a final total of £734.

A big thank you to all

who donated and

in doing so supported

my charity.

Jan Southwell President PBBC 2020

New for Old

It was felt that following the donation of the new Welcome Board, the entrance could be further enhanced by replacing the old wrought iron gates. Resident carpenter Terry White and his trusty stead, Barry Bowman sourced the materials and Terry went to work, producing what can only be seen as a big improvement and a much more welcoming entrance to the Club.

This is also an important year for Terry Barker as he will be welcoming many County guests, so first impressions count!


The Old Gates

Photo call before starting work

Work completed


Click on title below for link to:




We now include a Bowls Club
Off-Site Rink Booking System on our website.

There are 3 rinks per session and 3/4 sessions each day: these are 10:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm; 3.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 8pm. NB: Monday, Wednesday and Friday rink booking is only available from 1pm.

Initially we ask that you do not book more than 3 sessions in a week to give all that want to play a chance to play. 

The booking calendar has been set up such that any attempt to book overlapping periods on a specific rink or in the changeover periods will not be allowed. 

Members are allowed to ADD bookings but NOT TO MODIFY OR DELETE entries.

Click on title at top of this column for further Instructions to book a rink.

A Message from your Club Captains

Potters Bar BC has opened its green for club members to play singles and pairs games. In doing so we are operating very closely in line with the guidance provided by Bowls England. 

Regrettably, however, the Management Committee has recently considered the practicality and desirability of playing friendly games (all men’s and women’s and mixed games) against other clubs and has agreed that there is little prospect of being able to safely play any friendly matches in 2020. So, in line with the action already taken by the County Association and many others, Potters Bar Bowls Club has decided to cancel all of its 2020 fixtures (encompassing both indoor and outside fixtures in 2020). We are of course very disappointed not to be able to safely play any external games in 2020; but feel we must put the safety and well-being of everyone as our top priority. Later this year, we will review the feasibility of playing the few 2021 club indoor games that we have in our fixture list.

In the meantime we wish all clubs and their members all the very best for the bowling that is possible in this very unusual year. 

Steven Jewell: Men’s Match Secretary
Diane Jewell: Ladies Match Secretary


Monday,18th May 2020 : WH Times


The brand new gates at Potters Bar Bowls Club are still closed to members but the Green Team and Maintenance Team, observing the government’s guidelines, are working hard as always to maintain the bowling green and keeping the surroundings in good order.

However Members have not been idle. Following the Virtual Opening Day, supported by over 50 members and the virtual celebrations of VE Day, when Members were invited to send appropriate celebratory photos for the Club web site, marking the day, 10 Members, one of whom, Eric Mariner, will be 90 in July, helped to promote the newly launched Potters Bar Radio Station. Mary Holt asked if some members could deliver over 1000 flyers to various roads in Potters Bar. The 10 volunteer members rose to the Project Postcard challenge, the flyers were delivered within 24 hours and a warm vote of thanks was received on last  Sunday evening’s radio show.

Also a  disabled Associate Member is undertaking a sponsored cycle ride, aiming to cycle 30 miles in five days, on behalf of this year’s President’s Charity, Fight Bladder Cancer.

Members are missing playing bowls but the main purpose of the Management Committee at this time is to ensure the safety and good health of its Members. The Management Committee will meet in due course to make a decision on opening the  Club and letting the Members know when bowling is likely to resume. Watch this space!

Susie Thurlow, Press Officer





Click on Events in Menu above and then the drop down menu for VE Day photographs sent in by members.


Click on Events in Menu above and then the drop down menu for Virtual Opening Day photographs sent in by members.

"View From The Green" Issue 10 

Introduction to the April newsletter available to view in "EVENTS" Menu. Click on "Newsletter" in drop down menu.