North Curry Village Hall
The Village Hall (right) is run by the North Curry Village Hall Management Committee which comprises elected members and nominated representatives of user organisations.
The Hall is available for public and private hire and full details of the facilities available can be found on the Hall’s own website http://www.northcurryvillagehall.org.uk/. For bookings go to hallbookings.northcurry.com.
Greenway Playing Field and Pavilion
Set on the edge of the village, the playing field boasts an attractive and recently redecorated Pavilion, playground equipment for young children, an all-weather and floodlit Multi-Use Games Area, a football pitch, a brick-built BBQ and a large car park. These facilities are available for all to enjoy and we host several thriving local groups; they also make a great venue for celebrations, children’s parties and meetings.
Visit the North Curry Playing Field and Pavilion website for further details and photographs.
White Street Sports Field and Pavilion
The 12 acre White Street site (right) was acquired by North Curry Parish Council in 2006 by means of an agreement drawn up under the terms of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
West of England Developments agreed to fund the building of a changing facility, access and associated car park and these have now been completed. The site is now fully operational for both cricket and football.
To find out more about North Curry Sport Ltd. and the White Street Sports Field click here.
Town Farm Community Stable
The dilapidated stable block that is now known as Town Farm Community Stable (left) was acquired by North Curry Parish Council in 2003 by means of an agreement drawn up under the terms of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. It is run by the Parish Council as a community facility. It currently accommodates the Parish Council office, parish archive, coffee shop and hairdresser. More detail on the background is available here
For more information contact North Curry Parish Council.
The Community Woodland
This area of about an acre in the far corner of White Street Sports Field was planted by volunteers in the spring of 2009 with about 25 species of native trees and shrubs. It also contains a small orchard with apple, pear and plum varieties and an area of hazel and walnut trees. At the centre is a circular seat, a good place to sit and watch birds coming to the nearby bird feeders.
Recently, the site has been extended with a pond, shrub bank and south-facing ‘butterfly bank’, and several structures have been built to provide shelter for invertebrates and small mammals. You will also see nesting boxes for the many birds that visit the site, including two owl boxes in the large oak and ash trees. A living willow arch grows over one of the pathways and there is a willow tunnel in the hazel grove for children to explore.
The site is looked after by North Curry Wildlife Group who do the routine tasks of grass cutting, scrub removal and tree pruning, put up and check bird boxes, feed birds in winter, count bees and butterflies, record flowering plants and monitor the wildlife of the site.
For more information about the group’s projects and other wild areas around the village, please see www.northcurrywildlife.com