Playing Field Trusts

We do not allow commercial activities to take place on either of the parish’s playing fields unless it has been agreed with the Trusts first.  There is at present no fixed scale of charges as we base them on attendance and anticipated use – please make contact with the Trust Administrator/parish clerk to discuss.

You will need to have Public Liability Insurance and a full activity Risk Assessment prior to any use being agree.

Mawnan Parish Council acts as trustees for our two playing fields with the parish clerk acting as Administrator. Usually any meetings are undertaken together – rare exceptions are noted.

21.1.19 signed

minutes 27.6.19

signed 30.9.19

draft minutes 5.2.20

draft minutes 22.7.20

draft minutes 12.8

add on from PC meeting 17.9.20

draft 22.10.20 minutes

draft minutes 26.11.20

Agenda – 2.8.21



The play area is situated between Grove Hill and Carwinion Road. Constituting just over half an acre and situated in the village center, the objective of the Junior Playing Field Trust is to provide and maintain a recreation ground for the benefit of younger children of the parish.

Currently the equipment varies from a zip wire (for the more daring), swings, a roundabout, climbing frames, balance beam and swinging bars to a rocking animal and climbing fort for the youngest. Today the children’s play area is used extensively by all age groups with picnic tables for the whole family to make use of.

The Junior Playing Field has just re-opened (8/7/20) following a temporary closure due to Covid-19 restrictions to all our users after having been thoroughly cleaned and additional signage put up . We cannot arrange to have the equipment cleaned down after each user so are asking that ANYONE showing symptoms refrain from using the play area and that anyone falling ill within 72 hours of using the equipment let the Parish Council know so we can close up and arrange to deep clean again (equipment will be regularly disinfected on Monday mornings).

We have also undertaken an new post-covid Risk Assessment, additional to the general document.

We would like to remind people that the Junior Playing Field is a dog free area and that this includes use of the footpath from Shute Hill which goes through our site, as this is a permissive path not Public Right of Way.  We ask that dog owners refrain from coming onto our field.



The playing field is one of the last spots on Carwinion Road as you head out of the village and has a soccer pitch and cricket pitch. It also boasts a clubhouse run by the Mawnan Community Association and is home to the Mawnan Pre-school.

During Covid-19’s  general social distancing restrictions if any group of less that 6 want to use the space at Carwinion Field to allow them to meet up in a socially distanced manner you are all welcome; if you do have a group/bubble meeting socially we ask you try to make a boundary  so it’s doesn’t look like large groups are forming. You can bring camping chairs, towels or mats to sit on but we ask that you take everything home with you. Remember there are currently no toilets or hand-washing facilities available.

We have also risk assessed the Carwinion Field (post covid-19 reopening) and have asked all regular user groups, such as football, cricket and the pre-school to include access and shared spaces to their own risk assessments prior to them reopening and to pass these onto the Trust.

A special request to users of Carwinion Field:

Currently we are asking that anyone not actively participating in an organised group activity  to remain at home as spectators are not advised. 

Groups should try to have a fixed boundary for their activity – ideally this should be marked off in some manner. We ask that where possible a further 2m boundary be put in place to keep other users outside of the ‘group-of-6 bubble’  being used by your group.  We are looking to differentiate between the organised group and others outside of the activity, remembering this field is open to all parishioners at any time.

There are no facilities provided for handwashing on the field unless specifically agreed with the MCA / Preschool in advance. Likewise, toilets are also only available at their discretion. The Carwinion Playing Field Trust is not responsible for their separate hygiene standards.

We ask that any waste is taken home by the individual.


Every year we need to report to the Charity Commission our trust activities over the past year. If you wish to view our accounts as a whole please contact the parish clerk.

CPFT trustees report – holdover period

JPFT trustees report – holdover period

CPFT trustees report 2018-19

JPF annual report 2018-19

CPFT trustees report 2019-20 draft

draft JPF annual report 2019-20


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