The Mapledurham Playing Fields Foundation

The object of Mapledurham Playing Fields Foundation, a charity, is to provide or assist in the provision of facilities at Mapledurham Playing Fields in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation where such facilities are to be available to members of the public at large, with the object of improving the conditions of their lives.

The Charity with local residents who are invested in the community as Trustees was created in 2016 to support the refurbishment, improvement, running and maintenance of the Playing Fields and the Pavilion in order to ensure is becomes and remains a self-sustaining resource for the entire community.

Charity Number
1167739
Date Registered
2016-06-20
Contact Name
MR MARK CORBETT
Telephone
0118 9481542
Address
11 ALDBURGH MEWS, LONDON, W1U 1BT
Email
info@protectmpf.uk
Trustees
MRS ELISA MILES, MR GORDON WATT, MR MARK CORBETT, Daniel Mander, Martin Brommell, David Maynerd, Steve Ayres
Charity Commission Classification
THE GENERAL PUBLIC/MANKIND, RECREATION, PROVIDES OTHER FINANCE, PROVIDES ADVOCACY/ADVICE/INFORMATION, PROVIDES HUMAN RESOURCES, OTHER CHARITIES OR VOLUNTARY BODIES
Governing Document
CIO - Foundation Registered 20 Jun 2016

Fit4All Programme

This proposal is to enhance the facilities and operations at Mapledurham Playing Fields (MPF), without need to sell land to fund it. It is put forward, on behalf of a large group of volunteers who have collectively committed to dedicate their time, energy and expertise to ensure its implementation and sustained success, as an alternative to the proposal submitted by the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

In contrast to the EFA proposal this is not a one-time fix, which will eventually be exhausted, but a transformation to safeguard the long-term sustainability of the object of the trust, the provision and maintenance of a recreation ground. It builds on ongoing voluntary initiatives, which have already realised substantial achievements and demonstrate the strength of commitment of the community to the protection, maintenance and enhancement of MPF.

The History of Mapledurham Playing Fields

In 1938 Mr. C.E. Hewett gifted The Mapledurham Playing Fields on the understanding they be used forever for outdoor games, sports, and past-times for the purpose of a Playing Fields and Recreation Ground. Some information on the Charity, named Recreation Ground charity. Charitable trust number 304328, can be found either here or on the Charity Commission website at www.charity-commission.gov.uk As stated on the Reading Borough Council website, Reading Borough Council is committed to preserving and improving Reading Borough Council's parks and open spaces for generations to come. There are also many groups and committees in Caversham and Reading who are also committed to preserving the playing fields and seeing the Pavilion brought back to a good and usable condition. Mapledurham Playing Fields – Short History

MPF Users and Support Groups

Displaced MPF Users