Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground

The Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground is dedicated to those who fell in the Great War and owned by the Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground Trust (Registered Charity Number 1055101). Members of the Verwood Town Council automatically become trustees.

Background

The recreation ground land was purchased by public subscription in 1920 as a memorial to local men who fell in the Great War. The parish council  was to hold the land to the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish of Verwood for use as a public recreation ground. To meet this obligation, the trust was set up with the members of the town council as trustees. In accordance with the original 1920 conveyance, which is the trust deed, there are no other trustees.

Although the trustees normally meet in the council chamber, they do not meet as town councillors but as trustees. They are required to act solely in the interests of the trust and must set aside corporate concerns when doing so.

The day-to-day upkeep of the recreation ground is administered by the Amenities committee of Verwood Town Council. Maintenance costs are paid by Verwood Town Council but are included in the annual returns to the Charity Commission made by the trust.

Verwood Town Council

Council Offices
Vicarage Road  
Verwood
Dorset BH31 6DR

 

Open 9.00 to 13.00 Monday to Friday

 

Tel: 01202 820880
Contact form.

NEXT COUNCIL MEETINGS

Full Council Meeting - Conference call to be held on Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 7pm

VERWOOD TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

 

TO CONTACT A MEMBER OF STAFF 09.00-13.00 PHONE: 07935 994825 OR 07897 220251

 

EMAIL: towncouncil@verwood.

gov.uk

 

FOR RECYCLING BINS (Glass or food): Please email or phone to book a collection slot

 

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

NHS Website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

 

DORSET COUNCIL WEBSITE:

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/home

East Dorset Citizens Advice (EDCA) has announced that face-to-face advice services will be suspended for the foreseeable future. Local residents can call EDCA on 01202 884738, leaving their name and telephone number and someone will get back to them as soon as possible. Alternatively, people can call the Dorset AdviceLine on 0344 245 1291 or email wimborne@eastdorset.cabnet.org.uk. Information and advice is also available via the website www.eastdorsetca.com or www.citizensadvice.org.uk.