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.
There will once again be FREE TENNIS for under 16s during the
school summer holidays between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. (Under 10s
must be accompanied by an adult.)
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
Chelmsford City Council's Community Sport & Wellbeing Team ran
a Play in the Park scheme at the Recreation Ground again in 2014,
offering two hour multi-activity sessions during the Easter and
Summer school holidays.
These were FREE
to all children aged from 6 to 11,
as the Parish Council subsidised the cost. There were sports, arts,
crafts, games and free play and sessions were supervised by trained
and experienced staff.
We look forward to a further scheme for 2015 and will post details
as soon as they are available.