Partnerships and Networks

Cheshire County Playing Fields Association

The Cheshire County Playing Fields Association (CCPFA) Vision:

“People of all ages and abilities in urban and rural communities should have access to good quality outdoor facilities for a range of sports and recreational activities including children’s play”

CCPFA Activities:

  • CCPFA has a direct link to Cheshire and all the boroughs in terms of the NPFA playing fields and the King George V playing fields including those in Cheshire East, Cheshire West,Warrington and Halton.
  • CCPFA continues to strive towards protecting playing fields, playgrounds and recreation areas within Cheshire and has developed links with  education departments with regard to the future of school playing fields.
  • CCPFA was an exemplar and held a leading role in the review carried out by NPFA/ County PFAs to justify the recently awarded Big Lottery Fund to NPFA.
  • CCPFA offer strategic planning and technical advice to parish, town and borough councils as well as community groups and local sports clubs. We developed a play area and a library resource facility for local parish councils.
  • CCPFA has an historical role within Cheshire and offers advice on grants, The Licensing Act and CASC.

For further information please contact Chris Davenport on 01244 400222 or use our contact form.

The Les George OBE  Memorial Award

This award is made in memory of Les George OBE, a former Chairman of the Cheshire County Playing Fields Association.

Entry to the competition is exclusive to CCPFA members. Not a member? Then why not contact us and join today. We offer a lot of great benefits and are always on hand to help with your playing field and sports ground matters.

Any member, whether Parish or Town council, sports club or organisation – indeed anybody or group involved in the management of playing fields, children’s playgrounds or sports grounds – is welcome to enter. 

To enter complete the Entry Form; send in with a minimum of 4 photographs of the area you are entering. Include a 100 word maximum explanation on the reason your playing field should win, please include the following points.

  • Usage
  • Community involvement
  • Quality of area

Equipment should be safe and well maintained. The safety surfaces should be well maintained and safe to use. Play equipment in the grounds of public houses will not be included. Fields should be well kept and free of litter and dog fouling.

All entries will be considered by an independent panel, who will pick out the final three for inspection by Judges.

The Award for 2016 was won by Eaton Play Zone represented by Mike Wilson and was presented by Karen Tonge MBE at the Community Pride Awards Evening in October .

Partnerships and Networks
Winners of the Les George OBE Memorial Award 2016,Eaton Play Zone, represented by Mike Wilson and presented by Karen Tonge MBE at the Community Pride Awards Evening in October

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

Action with Communities in Rural England, ACRE, represents the network of Rural Community Councils (RCCs) and their regional bodies at a national level by linking with public, private and voluntary sector agencies including political organisations and UK Government.  It has a role to raise and maintain quality standards of service across all RCCs.  It also exchanges information with its members in the national network to raise the profile of rural issues in Government Policy as well as developing opportunities to deliver projects that improve our rural communities at a local level.

For further information please visit www.acre.org.uk