When the CCPFA re-launched in November 2015 one of the topics needing urgent review was the need to ensure the organisation was properly funded and sustainable. In order to address this issue and after consultation and research, the Trustees have decided that membership for the coming year will be based on donations.
Over the last 18 months the CCPFA has:
Provided 10 training workshops
engaged with 25 organisations and 59 individual Trustees and Committee Members
Hosted 2 networking events
Supported 6 playing fields
Set up a website and Twitter account
Set up a support network
Sent regular newsletters
Become a Charitable incorporated organisation
Engaged with 4 new Trustees
Any community organisation in Cornwall with an interest in recreation is eligible to join. The benefits to members are the services provided by the CCPFA, plus the option of becoming involved in managing the Charity by attending the AGM and nominating Trustees. If you have benefited from free CCPFA membership in the past or you feel it is vital that an organisation such as ourselves continues to exist and protect our open spaces for the future, then please help by making a membership donation. Individuals and organisations making donations will be entered onto our new database and will continue to receive regular updates and benefit from our services.
If you have any suggestions regarding additional help that you would like the CCPFA to consider providing for its members, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Payment can be made by cheque, payable to CCPFA and posted to (CCPFA 2 Princes street TRURO TR1 2ES. Please provide your organisational name, contact details and donation amount.
CCPFA future plans include:
Updated Fact sheets
You tube videos with “how to’s”
Set up a devolution advice strategy
Continue to develop the support network
Continue to develop and enhance the website
Continue to send updates and information
A heritage lottery project documenting the history and work of the Cornwall CPFA
Fields in Trust’s Centenary Fields initiative (http://www.fieldsintrust.org/centenaryfields.aspx), in partnership with The Royal British Legion, has seen landowners working with Field sin Trust to protect sites with a tangible link to The Great War. The UK-wide project, running concurrently with the 100th anniversary of World War I has seen landowners protect flagship memorial parks, gardens of remembrance, memorial orchards or any green space that has a tangible link that the community value. As with all of Field sin Trust’s protection, ownership, management and maintenance stays with the landowner. The deadline for applications for this not-to-be-repeated commemoration project is Armistice 2018.
Fields in Trust’s Active Spaces project (www.fieldsintrust.org/activespaces), in partnership with The London Marathon Charitable Trust is engaging with local projects getting communities active on green spaces. By agreeing to protect a green space that will host new, or planned physical activity projects, landowners will receive £5,000, subject to a successful application, for the project. Time is limited, so please check out the link and contact your Fields in Trust Development Manager if you have any questions, or would like to apply. The deadline for applications is 27th April 2018, with projects to be delivered by September 2018.
Nominate your favourite local green space as UK’s Best Park.
Do you think that your local park is the best in the country? Here’s your chance to tell others; national charity Fields in Trust are encouraging people to nominate their favourite local green space for the UK’s Best Park as voted by YOU! Award. Nominations are now open with public voting from 14th October. Visit the Fields in Trust website
simply name the park, identify what makes it so special and attach a picture in all its glory. tell others why your place is so special on social media #LoveYourLocalPark.
Start your favourite park on the path to being named as the UK’s best by nominating it today!
We have had a fantastic year offering a whole range of training to our members and to celebrate we are having a drop in event on Tuesday 4th July. Come along any time between 12.00 – 2.00 at the CRCC offices 2 Princes Street Truro. Drop in, hear what we have achieved and help us […]
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.
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.
These are the approved minutes from CCPFA’s AGM meeting on the 18th October. Issues discussed include what programs and training the CCPFA should look at providing in the future, a report from the treasurer, Awards for All and currant website status. Please click here to view the PDF
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
The Morrisons Foundation makes grant awards to UK registered charities in support of specific projects which make a difference to peoples lives, with special consideration for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
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 →