A sports club whose home was threatened with demolition is holding an open day this weekend.
As YorkMix first revealed last August, New Earswick Bowling Club was set to be left homeless after owners the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust applied to demolish its HQ to make way for housing.
A ‘Save Our Community Asset’ petition followed, and the cause gained support from councillors and York Outer MP Julian Sturdy.
Following the outcry, the trust put on hold its demolition plans to look at ways to secure the future of the club, which is based at the Tanners Yard building, off Huntington Road in Huntington.
Ian Carr, from the bowling club’s executive committee, said: “Since JRHT removed the demolition threat to New Earswick Bowls club in September 2022 we have been getting on with bowling, lots of functions and keep fit classes and Slimming World.
“Talks with the trust will resume in the spring with hopefully a positive solution.”
In the meantime, he invited everyone to the club’s annual open day, which takes place this Saturday (28 January) from noon until 5pm.
People can try their hand at bowling. Refreshments are provided.
“It’s a game for all ages , genders and abilities – people are encouraged to come along and give bowls a go as well as looking at the facilities on offer at our community club,” Ian said.
Full details of the open day are here.