Belvedere Social Bowls Club


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But it is not just about Bowls!

Sometimes we think: “Are we a bowls club that’s very sociable?” or “Are we a sociable club that plays bowls?”

We have a very active membership, and we like to enjoy ourselves off the green as well as on it! BBQs, Race Trips, Quizzes, Coach Trips, Dances, with Winter Breaks, Bingo nights, Coffee mornings, etc. all feature in our programme.

The green (and pavilion) itself is looked after by a dedicated team of members and is deservedly considered one of the best in the Borough, if not the County. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens, which, again, are looked after by volunteers, and for the last few years has earned a Gold Award in the Ruxley in Bloom (formerly Bexley in Bloom) competition. We had the honour of a visit, in 2017, by HRH Prince Edward, as Patron of the London Gardens Society, who, with other dignitaries, was visiting special gardens in Bexley. (See Royal Visit)

dinner dance 2019

We actively support local charities, making regular donations to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, as well as occasional donations to other charities, such as the Alzheimer’s Society and Dartford Parkinson’s Association.

Annual Presentation Dinner and Dance

The annual dinner and dance takes place in early November with a sit down dinner and a disco. The bowls club has competitions through the season and this event is used for the presentation of the trophies. Some people dress up for the occasion, but the vast majority are dressed smart casual. A nice relaxed colourful evening that is always well-attended.

Belvedere Social Club (Affiliated to CIU)

As the Bowls Club operates as a section of Belvedere Social Club in Nuxley Road, members of the Belvedere Bowls Club can join the Social Club, although this is not a condition of our membership. There are joining fees, and yearly subscription fees. Members of the Social Club may enter CIU competitions as well as having access to other CIU Clubs throughout the country.