Due to the Covid-19 pandemic only the bowls greens at the Polegrove recreation ground and Sidley recreation ground are open for use at the current time.

Until further notice, the permitted times of play are:

LocationOpening Times
Polegrove recreation ground, Brockley Road, Bexhill-on-Sea.Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, 11am to 4pm
Sidley recreation ground, Canada Way, Bexhill-on-Sea.Daily, 10am – midday and 2pm to 4pm

The greens at Rye and Egerton Park may open in the coming weeks subject to demand and further discussion with the bowls clubs.

To protect the health of participants and staff, government guidance must be followed at all times and the formats of play are currently restricted as below: 

  • Only alternate rinks will be available for play.  There will be 3 available rinks per green.
  • A maximum of six people will be permitted on the centre rink. 
  • A maximum of two people will be permitted on all other rinks.
  • A maximum of two people may wait to play per available rink.
  • Participants must provide their own equipment. 
  • There will be no access to the pavilions and any hand washing or toilet facilities within them.
  • Only one to one coaching will be permitted.

Tickets to play at these facilities can be booked through the council’s grounds maintenance contractor, idVerde and the Sidley Martlets Bowls Club, as detailed below.  A monthly ticket is being offered instead of a season ticket this year.  Once purchased, this will be non-refundable.

LocationBookings and Opening Times Information

Polegrove recreation ground, Brockley Road, Bexhill-on-sea.

Telephone: ID Verde on 01424 729384

Sidley recreation ground, Canada Way, Bexhill-on-sea.

Telephone: Sidley Martlets Bowls Club on 07450056170 (Club Secretary)
2020 Fees and ChargesJuniorsAdults

Session per hour

£3.00

£3.00

Monthly – Bexhill

£15

£18

Monthly – Sidley

£15

£18

Monthly – Rye

£15

£18

Bexhill Open Bowls Tournament

Regrettably, the tournament is not being held this year due to restrictions relating to Covid-19.