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Annual National Conference

A "must" for anyone interested in the provision and management of local outdoor recreation spaces.

Every year the National CPFA Support Committee organises a National Conference for CPFAs, other interested organisations, such as local authorities including town and parish councils and other local managers of outdoor playing spaces, and committed individuals. The conference features:

  • Updates on new developments at national and local level
  • Speakers on a range of relevant issues
  • Networking opportunities
  • A forum for new ideas

Find out more about the national conference by contacting Meryl Smith.

National website all about playing fields and how best to manage and use them

The idea for The Playing Field website was conceived by The Playing Field Legacy Fund and the National CPFA Support Committee (NCSC). The PFLF have generously funded the initial stages of the project so that the idea can become a reality.
The Playing Field is designed to act as an open access source of advice, guidance, news and views for all of those who are passionate about community playing fields and the opportunities that they offer for sport, play and physical activity.
The Playing Field's editor is Nicole O'Donnell, the Community Development Officer of the Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association, working on behalf of the NCSC. She can be contacted here: editor@theplayingfield.org.uk.
Whether you are a local playing field manager looking for ideas and advice on how to run your field, a County Playing Field Association looking for support for your members, a local authority hoping to get more people out on your playing field, or indeed a local resident who loves their playing field, we hope you will find the answers you are looking for on the site. Indeed, we hope that you will be inspired by what others have achieved on their playing fields and play areas.