A historic bowling club in Glasgow's South Side looks set to close after a decision by committee members last week. 

Reports online suggest that the board of Mount Florida Bowling Club, which has been operating in the community for 110 years, have decided to let the club shut its doors. 

In January it was reported that falling membership at the club could force it to close its doors. 

Later that month the club announced its decision to stop any consideration of new membership until after the AGM, which was held on Friday, March 15. 

Now, the site could be lost to the community, as rumours circulate that the bowling club and green will be sold to housing developers. 

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A letter written to a member of the Save Mount Florida Bowling Club group states that the decision to dispose of the club was taken as early as October last year. 

When contacted a representative from Mount Florida BC declined to comment on the club's future. 

Local residents have shared their disappointment online, as well as their committment to saving the site from housing developers for community use. 

Chair of Mount Florida Community Council, Chris Carus, said: "The community council was surprised and disappointed to find out in January was the bowling club experiencing difficulties with membership, but was considering closing. 

"Since then there have been extensive efforts to speak to the club. They are a very private organisation and have resisted continued efforts to engage."

Residents have been making efforts to boost membership of the club, which still have signage inviting applications until the end of February. 

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Mount Florida Community Council have claimed that as many as 120 new membership applications have been submitted in recent weeks.  

Mr Carus added: "It has emerged that they made the decision to close and dispose of the club in October but we are getting no official story from the club and they are accepting no new members. 

"We have worked with residents and have had the input of 200 at a public meeting and online and the community would like the site to be preserved sporting and community use for 110 years and more. 

"Residents are considering establishing a company that would seek the right to buy the club under the community empowerment act. We have some confidence they will have success and the latest indication is that any application for housing could be rejected as the site enjoys demand-led protection of open space. 

"Despite the club being private they have not communicated the situation and we are still hopeful they will find ways to keep going."

This feeling was echoed by members of the campaign to save the site, who updated the public on the rumoured closure on social media. 

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Chris Bryant from the Save Mount Florida Bowling Club group posted: "Looks like the fate of Mount Florida Bowling Club is confirmed - they have decided to close. Very sad that a 110-year-old club would not even enter into discussions to help save the club.

"We understand Noah developments are the developer and potentially the club will continue for possibly a year. I feel very disheartened for the community that a decision on a 110-year-old club when clearly there is support and financial help, to close allowing members to financially gain from a club which was in effect gifted to them I think is a travesty. At the least the profits should be gifted to a local community project or local church organisation.

"This is not the end of this campaign so keep supporting us, we have other plans which we will circulate soon which will be community-based - run for the community by the community."

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