Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

LATEST NEWS

COURT RESURFACING WORK - TENNIS AND MULTI-USE GAMES AREA

Courts will be closed from mid-October for approximately two months

The Tennis and MUGA courts are to be resurfaced with new permeable asphalt, replacing the original surfaces which have degraded significantly and are in need of renewal. Preliminary work will start mid-October with the surfacing work scheduled to begin w/c 22nd October. It's hard to be certain (due to weather) how long the work will take, but it's likely to be up to two months. Permanent line and surface painting will be carried out in Spring 2019. The fencing will also be refurbished as part of this project, along with new fittings for the tennis nets - giving us a much improved facility that will last for many years to come.

Next meeting of the Porlock Recreation Ground CIO

The next Trustees' meeting will be in November - date TBC. Minutes from the September Trustee meetings can be downloaded here.

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.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Recreation Ground Trustees will take place in November - date TBC.

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.