The Parish Council and Youth Council jointly funded the
installation of a basketball goal which was supplied by the Sports
Lottery Fund. This is freely available for use and has proved very
popular with young people.
A grant from Chelmsford Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund also
helped us to provide a new kicking wall and basketball goal in
Hard and grass tennis courts are available to hire. In 2000, two
grass courts were converted into All Weather Sports Pitches, to
enable use for other sports as well as tennis.
The football pitches are in great demand and are used by a number
of local adult and youth teams.
The all weather sports pitches provide excellent facilities for
5-a-side football and training sessions.
have been working in partnership with Great
Baddow Parish Council since 2001 to deliver a community football
session at the Recreation Ground. This football session has engaged
over 500 children and young people over the years, providing a
positive sporting activity for them to engage in at a minimal cost.
Long may this partnership continue.
Great Baddow Cricket Club lease the wicket from the Council.
Arrangements can be made with the Cricket Club for young people to
have coaching sessions at the practice nets.
The Parish Council installed a
set of outdoor gym equipment in the Recreation Ground in summer
2011. This equipment is free for all parishioners to use and we
hope plenty of people will enjoy using it to keep fit.
Please click here
to see charges for tennis, bowls,
football, all weather sports courts and changing rooms.
Play in the Park and Teen Rec Scheme 2013
Chelmsford City Council's Sports Development Unit ran Play in the
Park and Teen Rec Schemes at the Recreation Ground again in 2013,
offering two hour multi-activity sessions during the Easter and
Summer school holidays.
These were FREE
to all young people aged from 6 to
16, as the Parish Council subsidises the cost. There were sessions
for children aged from 6 to 11 (Play in the Park) and separate
sessions for young people from 11 to 16 (Teen Rec).
There were plenty of takers for the younger age group and we hope
they all enjoyed the sessions, but attendance was disappointing at
the sessions for the older age group. We hope to be holding more
sessions in 2014, so watch out for details next year.