Maltby: Bowling green saved from closure threat

The bowling green in Maltby is to remain open following a rethink by Rotherham Council.

The green at Coronation Park is one of several across the borough, along with the town’s Herringthorpe Stadium, which are to stay open following a rethink by the authority on its proposals to cease operation as part of its latest budget savings.

Since the possible closure proposals were announced in February, the authority has consulted with users and other interested people, in the hope that ways could be found to avoid closure.

As a result of the consultation a number of bowling clubs, as well as Maltby Town Council, have indicated their willingness to step in to continue maintaining greens at four parks. The authority will be working with them to draw up agreements, and in the mean time, has agreed to continue maintaining the greens until the end of the current season.