ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
Please see Latest News Page for Club updates on Covid-19
The Club is now closed until further notice in line with Government Rulings and Tier structure.
Watch this space as we will post any news on re-opening here in the first instance. 23/12/20
If any Member of the CIBC hears or knows of any illness or deaths of any of our Members, past or present, then please do not hesitate to advise the Hon Secretary as soon as possible.
Thank you all.
Welcome to Colchester Indoors Bowls Club, established in 1982 and located in Colchester, Essex. The Club is affiliated to the English Indoor Bowling Association Limited (EIBA) and the Essex County Indoor Bowling Association (ECIBA), together with the London & Southern Counties Bowling Association.
The Club caters for all ages although children under three years old would not be allowed into the bowling area or bar. The Junior Section is very active and there are special sessions run on a Sunday evening throughout the winter season. There are reduced rates for juniors (up to age 25) and the Club has a good selection of bowls to suit.
The Club has six bowling rinks, a restaurant, bar, shop, changing rooms and the unusual feature of an excellent viewing gallery for spectators to watch the bowling. The Club also has full facilities for disabled members, including toilet facilities, specialist wheelchairs, access ramps to the green along with adequate free parking with disabled spaces.
During 2017/18 we made significant changes in the Club to improve our carbon footprint and power usage. We have installed LED lighting throughout and and replaced our gas heating installation with an electrical air source heat pump system. We can see and feel some of the numerous benefits of this switch. The lighting is now first class and both the cooling and heating elements of our ASHP system are working well. We have also installed a MVHR system which provides 4 complete air changes throughout the Club and has the ability to recover most of the heat produced within the Club. The full system has been running continuously during operational hours and is a vast improvement on the old system. We have recently installed solar panels on our roof and have reduced our power take up from the grid substantially. This in turn has reduced our carbon footprint and utility bill even further allowing us to reinvest some of our savings into the refurbishment of many areas of the Club.
The Club is open all year round for bowling, with times as detailed below:-
Winter Season - See Latest News for opening hours during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Summer Season – As above
The details below relate to our normal routines prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Club is closed for bowling at weekends in the summer months, although some social functions may be held; these will be published on our “Social Events” website page.
The Club is managed by Club Steward, Keith Cullis and his four Assistant Stewards. We currently have a bowling membership of 751, plus 157 social members.
Club Coaches are available to give instruction, usually at the lunchtime “Roll Up” sessions. Lessons are bookable in advance with the Coaching team and other times can be accommodated if agreed with your Coach.
Updated 16th December 2020