Community Field


West Down Community Field
Sunday 7th July 2019
11am to 4pm 

Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Entertainment,
Music, BBQ, Bar, Cream Teas

West Down Annual Fayre this year is being held on Sunday 7th July in the Community Field and again will be hosting the Ilfracombe Running Club’s annual TURBINE TRAIL RACE – details click here.

The Dog Show will be run by West Down School – details below.

Entries for Races and Dog Show can be booked on day.

We invite any person or organisation that would like to have a stall or similar to contact John Stainer on 01271 862236 and we will send a booking form.

The event is organised by the Committee/Trustees of the Community Field to raise funds and raise awareness of the work we do in keeping your Community Field open and available to all.

If you have any ideas and/or would like to help in any way, again please contact John above.


Entries from 11am, judging starts at 12.
£1.50 per dog per class
Rosettes to 6th place

(1)  Best Puppy aged 4-12 months
(2)  Prettiest Bitch
(3)  Most Handsome Dog
(4)  Best Veteran over 7 years
(5)  Waggiest Tail
(6)  Best Child Handler
(7)  Best Biscuit Catcher
(8)  Fancy Dress



Many thanks to all helpers, sponsors, performers, stall holders and attendees of the Fayre and Dog Show held on Sunday 9th July 2017.  This successful and enjoyable day raised £1,785.60 towards the upkeep of the Community Field.


The Dog Show judge had an unenviable task in selecting winners of the various classes!  The dogs were all wonderful and very well behaved.  As were their handlers as, despite the number of dogs present, no unsavoury deposits were left behind!  Thanks to all  the responsible owners for picking up after their pets.  For photos of Dog Show see West Down Community Field Facebook page.


Posters produced by West Down School children, reminding people of the need to pick up after their dogs, are now being displayed around the Community Field.  Their original ideas and works of art are well worth seeing and will hopefully help towards keeping the site clean and safe for all users.  We are grateful to the school and the children for undertaking this worthy project.



In West Down’s Community Field

Grow your own vegetables, fruit and flowers!

Exercise & Healthy Eating

Large plot – less than £1 per week

No previous experience necessary!

For info phone John Stainer on 01271 862236

West Down Village Green Field Association

West Down Village Green Field Association (aka The Community Field) is managed by a team of elected Trustees/Management Committee members who meet monthly to oversee the running of the field. These volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring financial viability of the site, plan various fund-raising events to cover the on-going maintenance costs and to raise funds for specific projects.
Alongside the Management Committee there is a Members’ Association, comprising individuals who support this worthy project and have the right to vote on issues at AGMs and any other public meetings.  Any interested persons can join at a one-off membership contribution of £1.


For over 30 years residents of West Down had actively campaigned to overcome the shortfall of a recreational field within
West Down.  When a suitable field, Chapel Meadow, became available Fullabrook C.I.C. was approached, and after various discussions generously purchased and gifted this five-acre field to the residents of West Down in perpetuity.

March 2014
Mr Paul Ginnings, Chairman of the Fullabrook CIC, Mrs Susie Batstone, Director of the Fullabrook CIC and Mr John Stainer, Chairman of the West Down Village Green Field Association shake hands after the transfer of the field.

Community Field Trustees

Chairman: John Stainer, Vice Chair: Sara Hodsman, Secretary: Susi Batstone, Treasurer: Tony Verney, Grazyna Ellis, Roy Drew, Carole King, Pauline Hart, Keith Oades and Paul Hillier.

Contacts:  John Stainer  – 01271 862236


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