Upwell Playing Field Committee

The committee meets for an evening every month to discuss issues regarding the playing field and to plan our events. You can read our minutes of our latest meeting here:


New Road, Upwell, WISBECH CAMBS PE14 9AB

Tele: 01945 773604

Email: upfc@talktalk.net

Meeting held 10th April 2021

Venue: outside of the pavilion, due to ongoing restrictions.

Present: Mark Elliott (Acting Chair), Ros Shorting, John Spikings, Pat Moat, Liz Thorpe.

Apologies: Steph Thorpe, Nigel Carter and Pip Read.

Minutes of previous meeting: principle point regarding April meeting to be amended.

Treasurer’s report: Two accounts; the larger sum is in the General Account. Year ending 31st March accounts need to be audited this year by a professional. The Blunt Trust Donation, although it has not gone through the UPFC account, is classed as an asset.

MAR: Teen Shelter – Ros, took this to the Parish Council to review its minutes of April 2009, where the body agreed to pay £100 per year for maintenance of the field. UPFC has never claimed anything. The original request for painting, then included for repairs to frontage ground – XXX (Redacted) quoted Fibrefall, rubber mulch £839, XXXX (Redacted) was £1,600 approximately; XXX (Redacted) quoted £310 for painting, including anti-climb paint and signs. The Parish Council agreed to pay.

GARDEN AGREEMENT: Mark had sent updated agreement to the Parish Council but, at the recent meeting, it was deferred until May. John: realise that £1,500 is too much in today’s pricing, but we have to be realistic. Ros: a fee for the brick store that the Council use was quashed several years ago, so it has the garden and a store for £20 at present. Mark: perhaps we put gym equipment in the wrong place? Pat: what does the old WCC agreement say?

CONSTITUTION: Mark reported that Christine A has agreed to continue working towards a new constitution for UPFC.

NEW CHAIR OF UPFC:  Mark proposed that Ros be elected chairperson, Liz quickly seconded and this was carried. Mark would send a formal note of thanks to Christine A.

CARBOOT: John would be available 5 out of 8 weeks. Nigel will also be available. Pat will come if home Christine and Ros to cook. Re-open as soon as restrictions allow.

H & P SHOWS: May 22nd, June 26th, July 10th, July 17th, Sept 4th, Sept 11th, Oct 2nd. All to be confirmed. Tack sale would be held on 8th May (to be run as a carboot day).

WEEKEND EVENT: Raffle – Pat to order – first prize £50 cash. Garden Ornaments etc., Bands times tbc; three to four bands (email circulated re times). Meeting closed 18.00hrs.

AOB: Woodland Trust - Ros has tried to contact the body as we have been 17 months without a hedge; Liz to ask Adrian to get a price for Hawthorn, Blackthorn (email circulated).

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 4th May 7.30pm Apologies to Ros by 6pm or any agenda items.



Ros Shorting – Chair

Mark Elliott – Vice Chair/Secretary

John Spikings – Treasurer


Other current members of the committee are:

Christine Bidwell

Nigel Carter (representing Upwell Bowls Club)

Liz Ferris

Pat Moat

Pip Read

Liz Thorpe

Steph Thorpe

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We are always looking for new members to join the committee or to help at our events. Please help our community by getting involved.


You can contact the committee by 


01945 773604.