Boules Court Opens at Brockholes

A further opportunity for Holme Valley residents to enjoy a game of boules has been created with the opening of a new court at Brockholes Village Hall. 

Developed by a sub-committee of Brockholes Village Trust, a registered charity that owns and manages the village hall, the boules club opens to the public on Saturday 22nd May. Lifetime membership of the club will cost £15 per household and application forms are available by contacting brockholesboulesclub@gmail.com or completing an application form, available from Brockholes Convenience Store on Brockholes Lane.

Development of the facility was carried out through the support of Network Rail, Syngenta, Holmfirth Rotary Club and a number of individual donors, with labour construction costs provided, without charge, by Brockholes business, GF Landscaping. 

A grant of £2,000 from Holme Valley Parish Council enabled fencing and a coded gate lock to be installed and, in addition, two picnic tables and benches have been provided.

Chairman of the Village Trust, David Wyles, said, ‘this area was previously an overgrown and unused former school yard. It’s transformation as a boules court will provide a relaxing and enjoyable facility for the community, and a game that all age groups can enjoy playing.’

The photograph shows (l to r): Neil Drake (BVT), Les Bailey (BVT), Cllr Michael Pogson (HVPC), Cllr Rachel Hogley(HVPC), David Wyles (BVT), John Battye (BVT), Dr. Paul Richards (Holmfirth Rotary Club)

Photographer: Sean Doyle