Community Field

6th Annual General Meeting of WDVGFA

West Down Parish Hall

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 7pm for 7.30pm


Join our dedicated group of Community Field Trustees and 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

Closing date for nominations – 18th February 2019


Please come along to show your support for this community project – an opportunity to make comments and suggestions.


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

Small plot – less than 50p per week

Large plot – less than £1 per week

No previous experience necessary!

For info phone Keith on 879599 or Di on 866396

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of West Down Village Green Field Association is being held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 in West Down Parish Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Please come along to hear about progress to date, to discuss future plans and to share ideas and suggestions.  As one of the topics will be the final phase of the Play Area, the opinions of parents will be most helpful.

If anyone is interested in becoming a Trustee please contact Di on 01271 866396 or email for further details.  Nominations must be received by 17th February 2017.

(Community Field Agenda)

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 Chairman: Dianne McGahran   Secretary: Dianne McGahran   Treasurer: Grazyna EllisRoy Drew, Martin Hodsman, Alison Hume, Carole King, Adam Kwiatkowski, Andy Lyons, Pete McGahran, Pauline Hart, Keith Oades
Paul Hillier.

Contacts:  John Stainer  – 01271 862236  or  Dianne McGahran – 01271 866396


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