A Little Information.
Our official title is Hastings Rosemount Bowls Club, but we are better known just as Rosemount Bowls Club.
We are a small mixed club consisting of approximately 30 Members which unfortunately are mainly men, we are are always on the lookout for new members especially Ladies of whatever standard from complete beginner to the accomplished player. You would need to enjoy being outdoors in a pleasant, friendly & social environment & also enjoy meeting, mixing & making new friends.
All of our Club Fixtures against other Bowls Clubs are what are classed as Friendly Fixtures & are played mostly on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 2pm), which allows for those that work to play.
A few of the Rosemount Committee also organise the Sunday Morning Bowls League (better known as the Pub League) which are Teams of Triples which may be made up of Mixed or Single Gender Players & Currently has 2 Divisions of 10 Teams each, but for those that are a bit more competitive we are affiliated to both Bowls England & Sussex County Bowls who have their own Fixtures & Competitions which you may apply to play in or enter.
We are situated in White Rock Gardens in Hastings within a 15 minute walk from the town centre, where we share a reasonably sized Clubhouse with White Rock BC which is run by the Main Pavilion Company (PAVCO) on behalf of the 2 clubs.
The clubhouse itself consists of Mens and Ladies changing rooms & washroom facilities with lockers that can be obtained for reasonable fee, there is also a seperate Visitors changing room and a Veranda runs almost the entire length of the building which is very nice to sit on when the weather is kind. There is a reasonably roomy Lounge Area with Colour TV, Bar and a small Catering Area which Members may use to make Teas & Coffees etc.
There are 4 greens in the gardens which are Public & apart from Rosemount & White Rock they are also used by Hastings BC (Green 4) & the Visually Impaired BC (Green 3), plus Freedom Leisure have their Gym also in the gardens.
There is a small car park in within the grounds but unfortunately it is Pay and Display with a limit set at 4 hours, if you are a member or a visitor to any of the clubs & you think you are going to be more than the 4 hours you may obtain a free Overstay Permit from the club you are a member of or are visiting. There are another 2 car parks within a very close walking distance (less than 5 minutes), one in Falaise Road and the other in St Margarets Road, both of these are also Pay and Display, unfortunately you cannot obtain an Overstay Permit for The St Margarets Car Park as it is charged at a higher rate than the White Rock Gardens & Falaise Road Car Parks.
Memership Forms can be found under the MEMBERSHIP DROPDOWN LINK.
Our Membership Fees are very reasonable & for the 2021 Season which lasts from the last Saturday in April until the last Sunday in September are:
Full Member: £30 of which £10 is payable to PAVCO.
Social Member Only: £15 of which £10 is payable to PAVCO.
Locker Fee: This is set by PAVCO & is currently £3 per locker required. (You have to supply your own padlock for a Mens Locker).
Match Subs: £2 for every Club Friendly Match you play in.
Green Fees: As the Greens are Public & therefore subsequently run & maintained by the Local Council we are charged a Green Fee per Club Match, Competition per person which is usually charged @ the Junior,Senior Citizen rate which for the coming season is £4.40 per match.
Any other games, Matches that you play that are not classed as Club Matches,Competitions etc. i.e Sunday Morning Bowls League or Casual Roll-ups are charged at the Councils current rates which are set out below.
We also hold a small Raffle and Bus Stop Ticket on match days for which you may need a couple of pounds.
Members are also asked if they are able, to donate at least One Rafflle Prize per Season.