We have an agreement with the Parish Council, who are the hold the Lease for the Recreation Ground from the Duchy of Cornwall, for the management and maintenance of the Recreation Ground on West Street.
We look after the grass cutting and grounds maintenance, pitch marking, maintenance of the pavilion, upkeep of the BMX track and the skateboard park and this costs approximately £15,000.00 per year. We get a grant from the Parish Council for this work and the balance required is raised through fees for using the facilities – mainly from the senior and youth football clubs – and from other fund raising activities, such as the Charity Shop and the May Fayre.
We provide an Annual Maintenance Plan to the Parish Council, that details the planned work to be carried out to keep the grounds and facilities in a safe and useable condition.
We are required to conduct routine inspections of the facilities, which are carried out on a weekly basis by members of the Trust and reported to the Parish Council on a monthly basis. We also have a contract with South Somerset District Council for the provision of three quarterly Operational Inspections and one Annual Inspection and Risk Assessment. On each occasion, South Somerset District Council provide us with a report, a copy of which is provided to the Parish Council.
For details of the latest Facilities Maintenance Plan, please go to Annual Reports