Funding ready for field’s new future as community Jubilee Field

There’s cause for celebratory fireworks in Devon this November thanks to national charity Fields in Trust. Fields in Trust have awarded a grant of £1,900 to the Dalwood Jubilee Field. The Dalwood Recreation Trust will use the money to renovate a building on site to use as a sports pavilion.

The Jubilee Field was eligible for this funding as owners, the Dalwood Recreation Trust, nominated it for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Becoming part of the Challenge means the Jubilee Field will be preserved for future generations to use and enjoy forever. With the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, and the support of principal partner Asda, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to create a living legacy to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by protecting open play spaces across the UK. The programme gives communities the chance to engage with and celebrate these two historic events in their local area and to benefit from them for years to come.

“We’re delighted to have received this funding from Fields in Trust for the Jubilee Field. With Fields in Trust’s support we have been able to make sure the Jubilee Field will always be there and are in better shape for the future. We have agreed to purchase the playing field and the building for use as a sports pavilion. The sale documents with Devon County Council should be completed by the end of the year,” said the Dalwood Recreation Trust.

“Saving outdoor space is crucial for the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere and I am delighted that the Trust is embracing the opportunity presented by the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect, and improve their locally protected QEII Field. By safeguarding and improving this area, the Trust has shown how much they value the quality of life of everyone in their community both now and in the future,” Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said.


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