Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

COMMUNITY UPDATE AND QUESTIONNAIRE

In February 2017, Susan Taylor bequeathed a legacy to Porlock Recreation Ground. In total we received around £759,000, the last instalment of which was received in May 2018.
In March 2017 the Trustees distributed a questionnaire to local residents asking for their ideas for use of the legacy. We received 141 responses giving a range of views and ideas, some of which have already been actioned.
As promised at the time, Recreation Ground Trustees wish to consult the community again before further decisions are made.
Find out about what we’ve done so far, the approach proposed by Trustees and let us know your thoughts on our proposals by following this link: COMMUNITY UPDATE AND QUESTIONNAIRE

Completed questionnaires should be submitted by 28th February 2019.

COURT RESURFACING WORK - TENNIS AND MULTI-USE GAMES AREA

COURTS ARE NOW OPEN

The Tennis and MUGA courts have now been resurfaced with new permeable asphalt, replacing the original degraded surfaces. The court and pitch lines are currently temporary - permanent line and surface painting will be carried out in Spring 2019. The fencing has also been 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. Many thanks are due to all the hard-working volunteers who have repainted the fence posts over the past few months and made a huge difference to this well-used facility.

Porlock Country Fair 2019

The time has come to start planning for next year's big event of the summer - Porlock Country Fair 2019! It will be held on Sunday 4th August. If you wish to book a stall or gazebo or if you would like to get involved with the planning and organisation of this much-loved local event, please use the form on the Contact Us page.

Next meeting of the Porlock Recreation Ground CIO

The next Trustees' meeting is 26th February 2019, 6.30pm in the Pavilion.

 

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

4th August 2019

Porlock Country Fair

The ever popular Country Fair with great arena attractions, a range of craft and trade stalls, hog roast, beer tent, activities for all ages, childrens races, family/fun dog show, demonstrations of rural crafts.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Recreation Ground Trustees will take place on 26th February 2019 - 6.30pm in the Pavilion.

Minutes of previous meetings can be found 

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