Community Field


West Down Village Green Field Association
8th Annual General Meeting

By Zoom

To be held Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 6.50pm for 7.00pm

VACANCIES FOR ENTHUSIASTIC TRUSTEES!!!

Join our dedicated Group of Community Field Trustees, help ensure the success of this village asset now and into the future.
Any association member wishing to stand for the next term of office, please contact the current Chairman, by letter to:

Sunrise, Croftswood Gardens, Ilfracombe, EX34 9PR
Or email: johnmstainer@btinternet.com  Mob: 07773339323

Closing date for nominations – 20th February 2021

EVERYONE MOST WELCOME TO JOIN THIS PUBLIC MEETING

Please ZOOM in to show your support for your community project – an opportunity to make comments and suggestions.

Email:  johnmstainer@btinternet with your details for registration

 


West Down Village Fayre and Dog Show 2017

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.


Dog Posters

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.

 


Allotment Plots Now Available

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.

History

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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