Founded in 1907 Luton Town Bowling Club is the third oldest Flat Green Bowling Club in Bedfordshire, having celebrated its Centenary in 2007, yet it remains forward thinking and imaginative. We were one of the first clubs in Bedfordshire to adopt coloured shirts as an alternative to the more traditional white… and we were also the first outdoor bowling club in the county to set up a Web Site.
We will be very pleased to hear from potential new members, male or female of any age or ability. We are a friendly club with ambition, but don't take our word for it, join and find out for yourself.
2021 Update – LTBC Leave Bowling Green Lane!
First off we'd like to apologise about the lack of website updates as the website's server was being migrated and lead to some back end tech difficulties afterwards. Now everything is back to normal hopefully things will be a lot more stable and easy going forward!
Now the website is in working order we can start giving you more up to date news in regards to the club and what is going on. With everything going on in the world lately and all the bad news LTBC unfortunately have their own bit of bad news to share. As a lot of people may know by now the club has been battling against our landlords in regards to certain disputes.
This lead to the club having to go over to the extremely accommodating Luton Cricket Club down the road for our post match drinks and food, which as you can imagine isn't the best or most convenient! Luton Town BC would like to thank Luton Town Cricket Club for having us over the past few years! During the past year or so the committee and more importantly the trustees of the club have been battling behind the scenes in coordination with our lawyers to try and secure Bowling Green lane as our home once again and with a some-what affordable rent.
Unfortunately negotiations broke down and Luton Town BC were left with an unfavourable outcome. This has meant us as a bowls club couldn't function in the long term and a unanimous decision was made by trustees and the committee to leave Bowling Green Lane and seek pastures anew. The decision wasn't made lightly and we (the committee and trustees) spent months going over options, scenarios and ways to make Bowling Green Lane work but in the end we had to make the sad decision to leave our home.
With the sad news of Luton having to leave Bowling Green Lane, we now had the task of trying to secure a new green and secure the future of LTBC all before the new season starts! We approached a couple of clubs in the hope of co-sharing a green for the mid to long term and we do appreciate all the clubs that spoke with us and offered their green/premises. After many sleepless nights we eventually found a green! The guys over at Ashcroft BC in all their kindness have let us co-share their green and thus insure the survival of our club! Luton Town BC look forward to working with Ashcroft and hopefully a great partnership can be formed between our clubs. This move over to Ashcroft Bowls Club's green and premises allows the club to grow, thrive and be stronger than ever. They have a tidy bar & dining area, fantastic changing facilities that are a lot bigger than the ones we currently have, ample storage and big area to park your car.
Even though it is sad we are leaving Bowling Green Lane this presents an amazing opportunity for the Club to grow and no longer be limited to what we do in the future. Exciting times are ahead!
New Life Member & Social Media Helper
With everything going on there has been one man that's been instrumental to the club's survival over the past years. As well as his help behind the scenes he has been a loyal member for many years and always flying the LTBC flag high. After a unanimous decision by the committee we would like to congratulate Roger Manning on becoming a Life Member of Luton Town Bowling Club! Thank you for everything you have done for the club to insure it's survival. With the current social media manager now taking over the treasury position for the club this has left him with less time to focus on Facebook and Twitter unfortunately and we now have a new member on the social media team to help out (mainly with Facebook). Thanks Joe Hannon for stepping forward and helping out!
After a long year and half of no bowls due to COVID-19 hopefully this year will be different as the vaccines are rolling out and we now have an end in sight where we can get back to normal. With LTBC moving green over to Ashcroft our Match secretary has been hard at work making sure our games don't clash. The fixtures have now been revised and you can now check them out over on the fixtures page.
If you want to try your hand at a great sport, want to meet new friendly people or just want to get out the house then bowls is the game for you! You are more than welcome to contact us over on our contact page, we welcome any age, gender, race and religion. Remember we have a Twitter & Facebook page too so be sure to go check them out.
Stay safe everyone and hopefully see you on the green soon! #LTBC #playbowls