Pasty and Pint Event

The CCPFA are hosting a Pasty & Pint evening on January 18th. If you need help with the upkeep and maintenance of your Sports Pitch, Playground, Playing Field or Open Space then we can help. We will be covering a variety of topics and ideas such as Funding, Committees, Risk Assessments, Social Networking among other playing Fields and Spaces etc.

For venu, time and other information please take a look at our poster

Field Days 2016

Several Field Days have taken place over the course of 2016. These days are a chance for the community to come together in celebration of their Open Spaces, Parks, Sports Fields etc. and show appreciation for the staff that continue their maintenance and care of these vital areas. Congratulations to all those fields who celebrated this important date.

King George’s Playing Field, Perranarworthal
Mount Hawke Millennium Green
Mount Hawke Millennium Green
St Cleer Parish Sports Field
Thanckes Park
The Green, St Teath
The Green, St Teath

 

CCPFA AGM

Our AGM was held at the Indian Queens Pit building on Tuesday the 13th of December. As well as the election of Trustees and Officers, members were able to watch a YouTube video regarding the building of Indian Queens new playground (with commentary from local Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole on the way the Parish Council were able to fund the £100K project).

Dick Cole was also on hand at the AGM to answer questions from members on the highs and lows of the process and to make suggestions as to how other members might secure similar funding. Also on hand was CRCC’s Capacity Building Officers Diane Taylor and Alison Mitchelmore who were able to discuss governance and policy issues

 

Dealing with dogs on your playing fields

Interesting Government article on this issue including details of all relevant legislation and suggestions on how to deal with this ever increasing problem:

How to deal with dogs on the playing field is an eternal issue that many playing field managers and users face. Local authorities must take into account the fact that the community playing field is a resource for the whole community. They must therefore balance the needs of all users – people need to have access to dog free areas and areas where dogs are kept under strict control, (this especially applies to children’s play areas), but similarly, dog owners need to have places where they are able to exercise their dogs without restrictions. Dogs are in general friendly animals, providing much comfort and enjoyment to their owners, and rather than condemn dogs in general, we should look at ways for them to co-exist with the requirements of safe play and recreation. Continue reading

Sports England produce a guide to help those concerned about development on their playing field

The ‘Community Rights for Sport Guidance’ helps clubs and other local groups to protect their pitches, pavilions, bowls clubs and swimming pools by listing them as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).  By listing them as an Asset of Community Value, organisations can help safeguard them by giving the local community the right to bid for them at a later date.

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Cornwall County Playing Fields Association AGM 13 December

ccpfa-thumbAll are welcome to attend Cornwall County Playing Fields Association (CCPFA) Annual General Meeting, to be held on Tuesday 13 December, 2pm at the Pit Building, Indian Queens.

Guest speaker Dick Cole will be talking about the new Indian Queens playground and there will be an option to visit the site with him after the AGM.  There will be a questions and answers session on committee skills and trustee recruitment followed by mince pies and refreshments.

For further information, please contact Tina Bilkey on 01726 821904 or email tina.bilkey@cornwallrcc.org.uk

A Message from the Chair

Welcome to our brand new website!  The CCPFA have been helping protect open spaces (including those used for sport and recreation) in the County since 1965 (check)

We are now going through an exciting time for our organisation, revamping the service we offer and changing our constitution to better meet the needs of our members.  From now until April 2017 we are offering free membership ( and use of our services and resources ) to individuals, clubs, groups, charities and town and parish councils who are interested in supporting and protecting  open spaces in Cornwall for future generations.  We are also using this time to consult fully with members and potential new members on what they believe the role of the CCPFA should be.  Please take a few minutes to answer the survey at:  link to survey monkey questionnaire.  This will help us to understand what we can really do to make a difference and support you.

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