A POPULAR bowling green has been forced to lock its doors and gates because of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Often the facility in Carrbrook would be busy with people taking time out to enjoy a session on it.
But because of the coronavirus outbreak and the measures the government has taken to prevent its spread, it has been left with no choice but to close.
A notice placed on the gate of the green, on Carr Rise in Carrbrook Village, confirmed the news – all the club’s matches in the Tameside Mens Veterans Bowling League are also on hold.
Club chairman John King wrote: “The Carrbrook Bowling Club committee following the government advice on the current coronavirus pandemic, have cancelled the Tuesday Fun Days until further notice and recommend that groups of players do not practice on the green.
“All league matches have been postponed. The club house should not be opened for use under any circumstances.
“We thank you for your co-operation in this and all look forward to returning to normal bowling when the current situation allows.”
All bowls leagues, which were scheduled to get underway in April, have been postponed.