The Playing Fields in Sproughton can be found in Church Lane just before the Sproughton Primary School. The Playing Fields are host to a number of different sports clubs Bowls, Football and Tennis. There is also an Outdoor Gym and Childrens Play Area. See also the Village Organisations page for contact information.
The Playing Field Management Committee
This committee administers the Sproughton Playing Field Charity, a Charity set up to provide sporting and recreational facilities for the benefit of Sproughton residents. The Management Committee consists of Appointed Trustees and Elected Trustees representative of village organisations, all of whom must be Sproughton residents. The current Chairman is Damian Lavington.
The Parish Council is the Custodian Trustee of the playing field. The Custodian Trustee holds the Trust Deed (which includes the conveyance) but does not itself own the land. The Appointed and Elected Trustees own the playing field on behalf of the charity.
Amongst the clubs that currently use land administered by the Playing Field Management Committee (PFMC) are:
- Sproughton Bowls Club (contact Michael Austin on 01473-682937)
- Sproughton Football Club (contact tbd)
- Sproughton Tennis Club - see: http://www.btinternet.com/~sproughtontennis/ (alternatively contact Brian Samuel on 01473-221996)
- Sproughton Sports & Social Club (contact Damian Lavington on 01473-809512)
The children's play area has been equipped and managed by the Parish Council. The Parish Council completed a programme of repairs in 2016.
There are also indoor sports organisations in Sproughton, such as Carpet Bowls, Badminton and Short Tennis. These organisations use the Tithe Barn.
Update/Advice for all visitors to Sproughton Playground
This Playground is not supervised or reguarly cleaned.
Social distancing of 2m MUST always be maintained (or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not possible).
Only one child is allowed on each piece of equipment at a time.
No eating or drinking in the playground
Parents/Carers: You will need to clean the equipment before your child uses it. Use hand sanitiser or wipes to clean your children’s hands before and after use.
Do not touch your face. Remember to cough or sneeze into a tissue. Take tissues home or put them into the bins provided (use an arm if a tissue is not available).
Children’s clothes should be washed when they get home.
Families with clinically vulnerable members: Do NOT use the equipment without first cleaning it.
Please dispose of all litter including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves properly in litter bins.