Staverton Playing Field will be 50 years old in 2019. Here’s the story of its creation, by Kieran Farrell.
The George Clake Pavilion and playing field are located between the railway station and the village, providing the venue for the annual Garden Show and many other events, such as weddings and parties. It is also used as the sports ground for St Christopher’s Prep School.
There is also a children’s playground on the site which is popular with local children.
The pavilion and playing field are owned by the Parish Council and run by the same management committee which is responsible for the Court Room. Originally, there was just a wooden hut on the site, but in the early 1990’s the community worked together to raise £6,000, and together with funding from the Lottery Sports Fund, the Foundation for Arts and Sport and South Hams District Council, a new pavilion was built. The new building was opened in 1996. It is named after George Clake, who lived in the village all his life and was a much-loved local character.
The pavilion has full disabled access, kitchen and toilet facilities, changing rooms and parking. There is a good-sized meeting/social room and the pavilion and/or the field can be hired for parties, meetings and other events. It sits in a beautiful setting and makes a lovely venue for weddings. It is also great for children’s parties, with the playground right on the doorstep!
If you are interested in hiring this venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit stavertonhalls.org