About the Playing Field

We are very proud that our Playing Field is a Field in Trust. Our Plaque is proudly displayed on the Pavilion Building

You can find out more about the Fields in Trust organisation at https://www.fieldsintrust.org/

This is our listing:

  The Protection Type that our Playing Field has is ‘Queen Elizabeth II Fields’:

In early 2010 involvement with the Fields in Trust (FITs) organisation’s ‘Queen Elizabeth II Fields’ scheme began for AHSRA with the signing of a Trust Deed with the Parish Council and FITs. It was a key step forwards, giving confidence to partners and funders.

The signing of this Deed of Dedication has ensured that the Playing Field has been protected since July 2011, with the legal agreement in place that it will be retained for use as a green space in perpetuity.

In 2012 the AHSRA playing field won first prize out of 200 entrants at the inaugural QEII Playing Fields Awards as the ‘Most Improved QEII site, Supported by SITA Trust’.

A trophy, a new plaque and a bench were presented at Lord’s Cricket Ground in recognition that a first-class recreation ground had been developed, with a play area, football pitch, outdoor gym, carbon-neutral pavilion with car park, a perimeter path, nature area and picnic areas. The fully accessible pavilion provides excellent facilities for changing, with showers and toilets and was built to a high environmental standard to feature a 10kW bank of solar panels and heating via an air-source heat pump.

Ongoing seasonal jobs are undertaken by volunteer working parties – from raking to pruning, clearing and painting.

Autumn 2022 Working Party to prune the apple and plum trees

2019 Working Party – New wood chippings for the playground being spread