Titchmarsh Playing Field is an area of recreational land situated at the south-west end of the village at the top of Dryden’s Close. The facilities include two full-size football pitches; a securely fenced-off children’s playground with slides, climbing frame, swings and a balance/obstacle course; and wide-open grassy spaces for general activities. The pavilion was completed in 2008 and incorporates changing and showering facilities and a multi-purpose function room with full catering facilities for up to 70 people.
The Playing Field Association was formed during the 1960s and manages the playing field on behalf of the Parish Council. Its primary role is to raise funds to cover the running costs of the playing field, these include grass cutting, water and electricity charges, and the maintenance of the equipment and playing areas. There is an active Committee — all volunteers — who endeavour to raise funds through a variety of events in the village; including the Titchmarsh 10km Road Race and 3K Fun Run held annually in May, the Mid-Summer Music Festival in June and the Street Challenge Quiz in September. The Committee meet every month at the Pavilion, and the minutes are reproduced on this site.
Regular organised users of the Playing Field include local football teams. The Titchmarsh Rounders team also use the field for their home games during the summer months. Should anyone representing a formal organisation wish to use the facilities please contact any committee member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Playing Field is a facility meant for the enjoyment of all villagers – all we ask is that the facilities are used in a responsible manner and left in a state you would wish to find them. If anyone sees any misuse of the Playing Field or the changing rooms, or wishes to report any damage please contact a committee member. A special plea is made to dog owners to ensure they clear up after their dogs.