A VILLAGE bowls club wants to be able to serve alcohol to players during matches.

Wellington Bowls Club, situated next to the primary school, does not have a club house so is unable to supply aloholic beverages.

It has therefore submitted an application to Herefordshire Council to be able to have an alcohol licence.


"Normally Wellington's facilities are very basic in that we don't have a club house," said Mel Lea, captain at Wellington Bowls Club.

"Most of the club houses and bars and offer a drink to players. We won't be having draught beers - it'll just be cans and small bottles which is what most people do these days. It will be quite a good fundraiser for the club."

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The application states that the club only intends to have alcohol on the premises, and sell it, during matches throughout the summer, two to four times a week. A table, the club says, will be set up for the purpose and drinks will only be consumed within a fenced area.


Mr Lea, who plays bowls alongside his wife, Kay, says that the sport provides a lot of benefits.

"I used to captain Herefordshire Golf Club and was chairman for a couple of years before starting to play bowls," he said.

"The mat at Wellington is easier to bowl on because it's artificial, so it appeals to people of a certain age. It is hugely important to people because it's a key form of exercise, but there is also the social aspect."