Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

LATEST NEWS

COUNTRY FAIR - THANK YOU!

A huge THANK YOU to all who came to support this year's Country Fair - it was a brilliant day full of sunshine and smiling faces. Special thanks to all of the wonderful folk who helped to set-up and run the fair - we couldn't do it without our band of lovely volunteers.

Our sponsors - Sheasby Trees Ltd, First Design Web Print, Maitland Walker Solicitors, Beaver Ford Garages, CJ Lynch and Sons, Toucan Wholefoods, Miles Tea & Coffee, Squires of Porlock and A&P Farmer - helped us towards the costs of running the fair and publicity in the local area. We are more than grateful to all of them for their continued support.

Next meeting of the Porlock Recreation Ground CIO

The next meeting of the Recreation Ground Management Committee will take place after the first Annual Community Meeting (ACM) on 4th September, 7.30pm in the Pavilion. Further details of the ACM and Election of Trustees can be found in the Events and News panel on this page.

Community Update

To download our Summer Community Update in pdf format, please click here.

ABOUT THE RECREATION GROUND

Set in some 5.5 acres, Porlock Recreation Ground is without question the green centre of this popular Exmoor village. Situated in a conservation area and within easy reach of the entire village, the Recreation Ground contributes significantly to the social and leisure needs of residents and visitors of all age groups.

Facilities include a well-equipped children’s playground, 2 football pitches, a cricket pitch, floodlit tennis court & multisport court and a dog exercise field, as well as a large pavilion with a meeting and function room, kitchen, changing rooms, showers, disabled toilets and baby changing room.

The Porlock and District Bowls Club is situated beside the Recreation Ground.

The pavilion, marquees, football and cricket pitches are available for hire. You can check availability of the pavilion and pitches on our Bookings Diary page. Costs and how to make a booking are also on this page.

Tucked behind the pavilion is the peaceful Porlock Garden of Remembrance commemorating those who fell in both World Wars.

Porlock Recreation Ground CIO is a registered charity with the aim of preserving, maintaining and improving the facilities for the ongoing benefit of the village and local area.

The annual running costs for the Recreation Ground are around £15,000. It is funded mainly through the income raised at the annual Country Fair supplemented by rents and hire charges from regular and occasional users of the various facilities.

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Events and News

The Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is now operational

On 1st June 2018 a deed of transfer was executed which enables transfer of the Charity (Reg no. 304615) to the CIO (Reg no. 1176921). Consequently the Charity will now operate as the CIO according to its modern constitution which you can read here.

First Annual Community Meeting - Election of Trustees

The first Annual Community Meeting (ACM) of the new Charity will be held on 4th September 2018 at 7:30pm in the Pavilion.
Elections will be held for four vacant trustee positions. For more details read the ACM Notice.

All are welcome at the ACM. To vote you must be above the age of 16 with an address in the parishes of Porlock, Selworthy, Oare or Luccombe.

Trustee nomination forms and guidance notes are available here or on paper from the Parish Rooms and Visitor Centre.

The next meeting of Recreation Ground Trustees will take place after the Annual Community Meeting on 4th September 2018 at 7:30pm in the Pavilion.

Minutes of previous meetings can be found 

  • in the Library
  • at the Visitor Centre
  • in St Dubricius Church Porch
  • on the Contact Us page on this website.