Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

Covid-19 Notice

Most facilities of the recreation ground are now open for public use, with some restrictions in accordance with government guidance for mutli-purpose community facilities. Public access to the toilet of the pavilion remains closed due to the limited ability to keep it Covid secure.

During use, please follow the messages on signs as well as government advice at all times, including maintaining a 2 metre distance from people outside your household or support bubble. 

For enquries, including details of the special terms and conditions for hire of the pavilion facilities, you may use the "Contact Us" tab. 

The trustees of the charity hope you understand that some limitations remain in place to reduce the risk to everyone. 

Do you want to help run and improve the Recreation Ground?

The charity needs additional volunteers and trustees with the time and ability to help with the practicalities of running and improving the recreation ground. Due to several development projects being planned, someone with experience in managing the design, procurement and fulfilment of construction or other smaller projects would be most welcome, as well as people who wish to get involved with practical maintenance and admin duties. If you are interested, please get in touch using the Contact Us form.

 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

Click here for the latest community update about the Recreation Ground.

Trustees meet once a month in the Pavillion, starting with a session that is open to the public. Click here for planned meeting dates.

Minutes of previous meetings can be found 

A copy of the Charity's Constitution can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Other documents relating to the Recreation Ground can be found by clicking here.