Daventry town centre bowls club to be demolished next week

The bowls pavilion site lies between the tennis courts and toilet block
The bowls pavilion site lies between the tennis courts and toilet block

Demolition work on the former bowls club pavilion in Daventry town centre is set to start next week.

The work will remove what remains of the former New Street bowls club, after which the site will be levelled and finished with top soil and grass seed, increasing the Recreation Ground’s usable space.

The work is being carried out by contractors for Daventry District Council (DDC) and is due to start on Monday (October 5). It is expected to take three weeks.

Up to three spaces in the Tesco car park will be out of use while the demolition work is carried out, in order to give workers access to the site.

The former bowls club was managed by Daventry District Bowls Club until it disbanded in April 2011. DDC launched an appeal to find a new group to take it on but none came forward.

Daventry Tigers Bowls Club, based at Mayfield Park Sports Club, has benefited from the donation of a number of items from the pavilion since the decision was taken to demolish it, including pumps from its watering equipment, green baize and paving slabs.

Trees and overgrown hedges were removed from the site in March, to eliminate the risk of the demolition work causing a disturbance to nesting birds.