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Football and cricket pitch bookings Map of recreation groundsBurridge Recreation Ground Allotment Road Recreation Ground

Introduction
Weekly pitch availability
Using sports pitches and associated facilities
Making a booking
Booking cricket at Allotment Road
General information
Invoicing and payment
Safety announcement - Hunts Pond Road - Archery
Safety announcement - Sarisbury Green - Cricket

Introduction

Fareham has 27 football pitches; nine cricket squares and two rugby pitches, one of which is floodlit. Most of these sporting facilities have purpose built changing and shower rooms as well as car parking. The pitches are available for booking through the Council in most cases or directly with the clubs.

Following the Prime Minister's recent announcement regarding a national lockdown, the Council can confirm that all pitch hire from Thursday 5th November will be cancelled for the lockdown period scheduled to last through to 2 December.

Government guidance:

Please see the latest guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation External Hyperlink.

Cricket is now finished, no more games will be played this year.

Please see the ECB Guidelines External Hyperlink for the return of recreational cricket.

Please see the FA webpage External Hyperlink which issues guidance on return of grassroots football.

Weekly pitch availability

Football - From Thursday 5th November 2020 for the lockdown

period scheduled to last through to 2 December.

Pitch Availability
Wicor Rec CLOSED
Stubbington CLOSED
Seafield Park CLOSED
Burridge CLOSED
Hillson Drive CLOSED
Holly Hill CLOSED
Locks Heath CLOSED
Hunts Pond Road CLOSED
Titchfield CLOSED

Cricket Pitches

Cricket is now finished, no more games will be played this year.

All Cricket Pitches were playable from the beginning of May 2021. Please ensure that you book through the Council if you wish to use the pitches.

All clubs will need to provide a risk assesment.

Using sports pitches and other facilities

All new clubs and leagues must complete a registration form PDF (542 KB).

Please note Pre-season games may not be covered by the League's insurance. Clubs should contact Hants FA to request a copy.

All bookings and cancellations are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Hire PDF (675 KB).

Fees and Charges 2020-2021 PDF (787 KB)

Making a booking

Once your Club has been registered, you will be able to make a booking by emailing publicspacesfrontline@fareham.gov.uk or calling 01329 824831 with your requests.

Booking pitches directly with clubs (Allotment Road)

To book a Cricket match at Allotment Road Recreation Ground please contact Elaine Smith via email at smitth-e33@sky.com.

General information

The following pitch booking times apply to all grounds:

The Hirer shall be responsible for their  team and the opposition for keeping the pitches and premises, both inside and outside, clean and tidy and for ensuring that all lights, taps, showers and other equipment in the changing rooms are turned off; doors and windows are closed, gates and security shutters to the sports ground (where applicable) are shut before leaving.

Should portable electrical appliances be used in any changing rooms, the Hirer should ensure that the item of electrical equipment has a current PAT testing certificate.

Invoicing and payment

Invoices for football games played will be raised twice during the season – at the end of January for the period of Sept to December and in May for the period of January to May – and September for cricket games. Please contact the Streetscene team on 01329 824456 or e-mail parks@fareham.gov.uk.

You can pay in these ways:

Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption

This is available for schools, clubs, associations or organisations representing affiliated clubs or constituent associations (such as a local league) subject to these guidelines:

Safety announcement - Hunts Pond Road - football/archery

All clubs must observe these conditions and pass them to all teams playing here:

Safety announcement - Sarisbury Green - cricket

Cricket may only be played at Sarisbury Green if the protective netting system is put in place before each game and stays up during it. If this is not possible, you must not play. Failure to comply may result in a team no longer being allowed to play cricket at Sarisbury Green.

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01329 236100 or e-mail parks@fareham.gov.uk.

 




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