The Club

General information about the club and practicalities such as standard meeting times, meeting venue, subscription costs etc

Where to Find Us (normally!)

In non-Covid times, we hold weekly Thursday meetings from 7.30pm at the Cotswold Bowls Club from September to May and have a varied programme of competitions with guest judges, talks and lectures, and practical evenings. Now that we are unable to hold physical meetings, we are doing everything on Zoom.  Thank goodness for Zoom!  It’s working remarkably well and we are STILL enjoying a lively programme of illustrated talks and competitions.

Click on “Programme” on the website main menu to see what’s coming up each week.

In the middle of the year between May and September, Summer Club swings into action.
In “normal” times, this is an informal get together which takes place every Thursday evening throughout the summer. Each week we explore and photograph our wonderful county and end the evening somewhere sociable.  During lockdown, Summer Club took the form of an informal, fun competition via Zoom, with a different challenge set each week by our Chairman, Roger, choosing themes such as macro, portrait, landscape, nature etc.  Again, this proved a popular and successful format.

We are always keen to welcome new members and several have joined us in the last few weeks despite lockdown, and they’ve all been enthusiastically joining in via Zoom each Thursday evening.

If you too would like to join us, we’d love to hear from you, so please send an email to  We are offering full membership for a bargain £10 for the whole of the current season, which runs through to May 2021.  Membership will also give you full access to Summer Club from May to September, whatever form that takes in 2021.

For the record, our normal meeting place is Cotswold Bowls Club, Golden Jubilee Way, Dudbridge, Stroud. GL5 3HQ.

Map showing our location  

When operating normally, our annual subscription is around £32.00 for the full season with an additional payment of £2.00 for each meeting attended. This covers the hire of our meeting room and payment of our speakers. (Summer Club meetings are a bonus for members who have paid their subscription during the season and there is no charge for attending)

The Committee has decided that the current £10 subscription rate will remain in operation until the start of next season in September 2021.  Under lockdown we have not had the expense of hiring the room and many speakers are charging reduced rates for Zoom presentations. The downside? Well, we can’t have a chat over a drink in the bar at the half-time break. We haven’t managed to crack that one with Zoom!