LEMON TREE BOWLS ROW ROLLS ON
Dave Bull / 2009-07-24 10:35:17
Following the report in last week’s paper concerning the Lemon Tree bowls club I had an interesting and informative chat with CBBA president Brian Pocock who confirmed that the club will be able to continue playing games, albeit away from home, until they get the correct licence for the use of the land as a sports area.
A few other minor matters may need to be taken care of but, after Brian’s helpful call, it seems the main stumbling block is the issue over the legal use of the land.
I received a couple of emails last week concerning my report on the state of affairs at the Lemon tree bowls club, both from one person, Len Chance the former president of the club who, lets just say he wasn’t too happy. His main problem seems to be that he felt the story had ‘many inaccuracies’.
The article followed the story of the committee’s resignation and the expulsion of the club from the league and how the owners of the club felt they had been harshly dealt with.
I balanced the article by speaking to the President of the federation, Steve Westall who told me that the paperwork currently held by the club did not allow it to compete in the league and before we went to print we asked Mr. Chance for his comments on the matter - but he refused.
As far as I am concerned the article reflected two sides of an ongoing disagreement that is of interest to a lot of ex-pats and not just the bowling community.
We contacted all the people that were involved in the matter and with the exception of Mr. Chance everybody was very helpful and contributed towards getting the story down on paper as accurately as possible.
Following one of his emails I offered to meet him and discuss whatever problems he had with the article, his (constructive?) reply is as follows…
As you are the author of the story that contains so many inaccuracies I really can't see any point in meeting you. I would however agree to discuss the subject with any other person.
Tags: Bowls, Lemon Tree Bc, Cbba