A bowls club has confirmed it will leave its site of 61 years at the end of the year.

Borehamwood Bowls club will leave Meadow Park on December 31 and are expected to move into a new facility in Aberford Park in the new year.

Members of the bowls club have criticized the move with its current home being converted into a café, toilets, and a car park as part of the Meadow Park redevelopment.

The club had been told to leave by July 18 but were granted a reprieve so they could complete all of their scheduled matches.

The bowls club has accepted the move and confirmed it will not be closing; however it has reservations about the Aberford Park facility.

It will have four ranks compared to the six in Meadow Park while players will have to bowl on an artificial surface. There will be no changing room facilities or a clubhouse or a pavilion.

Hertsmere Borough Council is in discussions with Community Action Hertsmere (CAH) about CAH managing the new bowls facility but this has not been confirmed.

The Meadow Park regeneration is being carried out in a number of phases and the two children’s play areas have been completed.

A toddler park has been created including a roundabout, trampoline, spinning bowl, and a basket swing.

The junior play zone features an 8m tall ‘planet Meadow Space Ship’.

A second phase will start shortly and will see the introduction of an outdoor fitness zone.

The bowls club development is the third phase and the whole project is expected to be completed by next summer.

Hertsmere Borough Council has maintained that it wants to keep good relations with club and the new facility is being matched funded by the borough council and Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council.