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Formal notice of BCGBA 2021 fees

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As previously reported this information wasn't due to be circulated until next week but has been leaked and is now available on a variety of websites and we now join that list by including the full notice below.

Formal notice circulated by Marc Bircumshaw, CEO BCGBA

British Crown Green Bowling Association Fees 2021

I have been asked to write to you following the recent BCGBA Executive meeting regarding the fees for 2021. The rules of the Association indicate a fee of £35-00 being the annual fee payable by Member Clubs.

The BCGBA Executive committee is not able to alter the fee without a rule change at the Annual General Meeting, so the fee therefore remains at £35-00. However, following analysis of the current financial position and to help struggling clubs we have agreed to subsidise the fee for 2021.

Member clubs who have paid the fee for 2020 (to be confirmed by Members Counties by 31st January) will therefore have a subsidy in 2021.

Clubs who have not paid the 2020 fee to their County association by this date will not be able to take advantage of the subsidy and must pay full fees for both 2020 and 2021. Clubs who have not paid will remain on the suspended list until the fee for 2020 and 2021 is paid and will not be able to enter any competitive bowling until this has been paid.

Member Clubs who have paid the 2020 fees in full, will pay just £20-00 in 2021 adding up to a total of £55-00 over the 2 years in question. This £20-00 must be paid in accordance with normal County Association collection methods and submitted to BCGBA as per the rules.

Many thanks,

Mark Bircumshaw (On behalf of the Executive Committee)

5th January 2021

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Jan 07, 2021

Helpful to Clubs to have a £15 reduction for those who paid their 2020 fees, particularly as I understand their income is basically fees from Clubs and they weren’t eligible for Government aid.

Presumably the publication of their Accounts in due course will highlight the loss of fees from some Clubs exceeded by reduced expenditure on not having competitions etc.

Philip of Lindley

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