Pavilion and Playing Field

The Pavilion and playing field are located at the eastern end of the village, accessed from Back Lane. Sports facilities are available on a large playing field, along with a multi-use games area with goal-posts, and a great play area for small children.


The Pavilion is suitable for a wide range of events, e.g. private parties, public meetings, charitable and fundraising events, child-based activities, keep-fit and dance classes, lectures, quiz nights, bridge competitions, weddings, christenings and corporate events.

The Pavilion can be hired for hourly or longer periods and has recently benefitted from a new commercial kitchen, which is fully equipped.

The hall can accommodate 100+ people seated. It is fully licensed for public entertainment.

There are changing rooms and shower facilities for sports teams.

Playing Field

The field area is well-used for football in cooler months, and cricket in the summer. There are 2 tennis courts on the playing field, which are run by the Tennis Club. Community events are held on the playing field from time to time, including, Jubilee celebrations, bonfire night and music events.

There is a Dog Control Order that places a total ban on all dogs using the Playing Field. The field is well-used by children playing, and cricket and football teams, so the dog ban is in place to protect all human users from the potential adverse health effects of skin contact with dog faeces. The Dog Warden is authorised to prosecute those who infringe this bylaw.


There are two car parks, one at the Pavilion and one at the playground/Tennis Courts

Hiring the Pavilion or Playing Fields

Please check when the Pavilion is available from our calendar (see tab marked NPPFF Events)

Newton Poppleford Playing Field Foundation (and the Parish Council)

The Parish Council is the Trustee for the Pavilion and Playing Field Charity,
(the Newton Poppleford Playing Field Foundation), and at present, Geraldine Swan
manages the facility; she can be contacted on email:
or via 01395 567450;

Financial queries, invoicing, and payment details should be directed to the Clerk to the
Parish Council, Paul Hayward.

Hire rates for the Pavilion (as at May 2021)

Youth Community – regular user - £7 per hour
Adult Community – regular user - £9 per hour

Youth Community – one-off use - £8 per hour

Adult Community – one-off use - £10 per hour

Private Use - £17 per hour

Additional total charges for kitchen use

No use of the kitchen or teas/coffees only - Free of charge

Use of kitchen for up to 2 hours - £10 (for use of oven, hob, dishwasher etc..)

Use of kitchen for more than 2 hours - £25 (for use of oven, hob, dishwasher etc..)

All users must clean the kitchen before they leave and remove any foodstuffs from the premises.
Rubbish must be tied up and put in the black wheelie bins outside.

The Pavilion Regular Events

Various activities take place in the Pavilion on a regular basis
As at May 2021 the regular users are:

MondayLast MondayParish Council Ordinary Meetings 7-9pm
Tuesday10.00 - 12.00
13.30 - 14.30
18.30 - 20.30
Weekly - Art Group
Weekly - NP Playgroup
Weekly - Tap Dancing Class
Wednesday10.30 - 11.30
19.00 - 21.00
Weekly - Dance / Exercise Class
Weekly - Table Tennis Club

14.00 - 16.00

Weekly - NP Arts Society
Friday12.00 - 15.00
18.30 - 21.15
Monthly, 2nd Friday - Lunch Club
Weekly, Dog Training Session
Sunday 14.30 - 17.30 Weekly, Dog Training Session