Councillors were invited to discover the health and wellbeing benefits of a game of crown green bowls when they were invited along to have a go at the popular sport.

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults Councillor Linda Leach, Bilston North Councillor Olivia Birch and Ettingshall Councillor Beverley Momenabadi visited Springvale Bowling Club in Bilston for a game or two.

The club has been a fixture of the local community since 1923 and provides an opportunity to members of all ages, particularly those who have retired, to take part in activities and to socialise. A number of young people also attend the club, developing a strong bond with its older members. 

Councillor Leach said: “Being and staying active is such an important part of health and wellbeing for us all.

“Organisations like Springvale Bowling Club play a vital role in enabling our older residents to stay mobile, have fun and socialise. The sport also helps with intergenerational integration, as many younger people love to play the game alongside them.”

The club will be hosting a Bowling Opening Day on Friday 27 September from 6pm, with people interested in learning how to play bowls invited to come along. For further information, please email

Sadly, Springvale Bowling Club suffered a spate of break ins, vandalism and anti social behaviour in recent months, resulting in hundreds of pounds worth of damage, and Councillor Momenabadi is supporting members to look at potential funding to help improve security.