The Hemingford Abbots Playing Fields have Charity Status.
As set out in the schedule of this scheme:
- The objective of the charity is, in the interests of social welfare, to improve the conditions of life for the inhabitants of the area of benefit without distinction of political, religious or other opinions by the provision and maintenance of a playing field.
- The land identified in Part 1 of the schedule to this scheme must be retained by the administrative trustee for use for the object of the charity.
Part 1 – Land situate in Hemingford Abbots abutting on Royal Oak Lane and having frontage of approximately 380 feet forming the greater part of plot 244 on the Ordnance Survey Map together with a strip of land 7 feet wide running alongside the Village Hall from the High Street to the Playing Field.
The Hemingford Abbots Parish Council are the Administrative Trustees of the Playing Fields. In addition to any other powers which they have, the administrative trustees may exercise the following powers in furtherance of the objects of the charity:
- Power to make rules and regulations consistent with this scheme for the management of the charity. The rules may include the terms and conditions upon which the playing field may be used by persons or bodies other than the administrative trustee and the sum (if any) to be paid for such use.
At the 24th October 2022 HAPF meeting, the Parish Clerk has confirmed that the quarterly trustee meetings do not need to be advertised across the parish or held as sessions open to the public. It was therefore agreed that in future, the agendas will not be posted on the website or on the notice boards, and that the administrative trustee meetings will follow directly on from the parish council meetings on a quarterly basis. In the event that any parishioners still wish to attend these meetings, then they will be allowed to do so.