GOOD news today for the bowlers of Huddersfield.
Kirklees Council has agreed to replace two 1950s pavilions which were taken down last year as part of the regeneration of Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park.
The delay in replacing the old buildings has forced the park-based Greenhead Grasshoppers team to find a new home.
And though causal bowlers have been using the greens, the absence of a permanent team appears to have encouraged other visitors to the park to use the surfaces for cricket and picnicking.
Police say young people have used the greens to play cricket on and that families have been using it for their picnics.
Neither is good for a bowling green or for the likelihood of its returning to full use by bowling teams.
The council’s decision to replace the pavilion with a modern building which will be ready for the 2012 bowling season will surely encourage bowlers to return and enjoy a facility which has been cherished by generations of bowlers.
In the meantime, it is hoped that everything possible will be done to prevent people from abusing the greens and leave them for people to enjoy for the purpose for which they were intended, bowling.