Residents are ‘bowled over’ by their Kenilworth home’s new rooftop green

Residents in Kenilworth have helped launch what’s thought to be Warwickshire’s first care home rooftop bowling green.

Complete with artificial grass, white picket fencing, mats, and traditional woods, the state-of-the-art green sits above one of the entrances to Castle Brook, run by county-based charity WCS Care.

Castle Brook is home to up to 84 older people and includes a shop, deluxe cinema, hair salon, relaxing spa, café, companion cycling, and traditional fully-staffed launderette.

Residents welcomed friends, family, and neighbours to the event on Thursday 5th July 2018 to mark the launch of the new rooftop bowling green, designed to encourage people to spend time outdoors which can have a range of benefits linked to sunlight, exercise, and fresh air.

Doreen Webb is a keen bowls player and is delighted that this open-air experience is now available at her Common Lane home.

She said: ‘It’s fantastic to be able to play my favourite game in my home and be able to share the experience with my friends and family, whatever the weather!

Doreen and her husband Bob have donated a personalised set of woods for people living at Castle Brook to enjoy.

Louise Goode, Home Manager at Castle Brook, said: ‘We’re really excited that the rooftop bowling green is now open. It’s certainly created a buzz around the home.

‘We have a few bowls players at Castle Brook who’ve been eagerly watching progress, as well as wannabe players who wouldn’t mind giving it a go for the first time.

We’d like to say thank you to Doreen and her family for the generous donation of the woods, which will go a long way to inspiring future fans of the sport and ensuring seasoned players feel right at home.’