Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

 

New Committee

The committee has now met, having been elected at the Annual Community Meeting on 19th April, and has the following members:

Nora Maw (Secretary), Lesley Thornton (Treasurer), Andy Briggs, Kim Ely, Ian Fraser, Terry Gable, Duncan McCanlis, Sue McCanlis.

The role of Chair was discussed and we decided to rotate this role for the time being.

We welcome engagement from the community. Our trustee meetings are held on Tuesdays at 18:30 in the Pavilion. Upcoming dates are: 21st June, 19th July, 16th August.

 

Covid-19 Notice

There are no longer any restrictions to the use of the recreation ground and all its facilities, but we kindly ask all users to follow the most up-to-date government guidance.  

 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 community updates 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. Annual reports and accounts can be found by clicking this link.  or going to the Charity Commission website and searching the register of charities for "Porlock Recreation Ground".

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