RICHMOND Bowls Club showed off their new look green at a special open day following an investment of more than £20,000.

The club has replaced the boundary ditches thanks to a £15,855 grant from Richmondshire District Council’s Community Investment Fund (CIF).

The £22,650 scheme has future-proofed the green which is vital to the running of the club.

To showcase the new look, club members held an open day on May 28 as part of Bowls England’s plan to get more people into the sport.

Jen Capewell, club secretary, said: “It was an opportunity for local residents to try out the sport and for us to show off the new boundary ditches for which the District Council’s Community Investment Fund played a big part by donating 75 per cent of the cost.”

The CIF grant scheme has £250,000 to allocate to community and social projects across Richmondshire this year.