Last autumn, Merton Council announced that, due to cost cutting, it would not be maintaining either Morden or Merton Bowls Greens from 2016, and Mitcham is likely to close at the end of the year.
The Wimbledon Park Bowls Club, together with those in Merton Park andRaynes Park, has healthier membership numbers, and all three are safe for the moment, although the council is not prepared to say for how long. Wimbledon Park Bowls Club is supporting Merton Bowls Club in its campaign against closure, and a petitionhas already attracted 800 online and 1,000 paper signatures. To sign the online version, go to www.change.org and search for ‘Save Merton Bowls Club’.