Dungiven Bowling Green gets an upgrade

Working in conjunction with members of the local club, Limavady Borough Council has completed “considerable” maintenance work to the bowling green in Dungiven, writes Sheena Jackson.

“The excellent work that was completed at the Bowling Green, Dungiven, was a joint effort between Limavady Borough Council and the Bowling Green Committee,” said mayor, Sean McGlinchey. “The work is a perfect example of how groups can work together and I wish to congratulate all those who contributed and hopes other groups in the borough follow this lead.”

A spokesperson for Limavady Borough Council explained what was involved.

“Firstly a consultant was brought in to identify exactly what work needed to be completed. Council then obtained permission from adjacent land owners to remove leylandii trees that were having an adverse affect on the land,” said a spokesperson. “The 5 foot boarded fence that surrounded the ground was also removed and replaced by an 8ft high ibex fence to help provide better security. Members of the Bowling Club, in conjunction with Council’s in house Greenkeeper now plan on completing powerwashing and painting work at the Bowling Green. Council also fitted a number of seats and litter bins and work is still ongoing.”