Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

Covid-19 Notice

Following the most recent advice from the Government concerning the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus, the use of the facilities are now limited.

• The main Recreation Ground and courts remain open for exercise in line with Government guidelines

• The Children’s Play Area is closed

• The Pavilion is closed

All users of the Rec should follow Government advice at all times, in particular:

• Maintain a safe distance (2m) from other people

• No social gatherings of more than 2 people

The trustees of the charity hope you understand the reasons why we had to take these actions to reduce the risk to everyone. We will review this situation on an ongoing basis and hope to reopen all our facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.

Stalls available for the 2020 Porlock Country Fair 

Last year's Country Fair saw an estimated 2,100 people attend - so don't miss this year's opportunity to reach such a potential audience on Sunday August 2nd. For more information and bookings, you may contact Ivor on porlockcountryfair@gmail.com or 07836 575 500.  The fair is tentative and subject to government guidance about the Covid-19 virus.

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.