The Recreation Ground is a beautiful open space in the heart of the world heritage city of Bath. Located just 5 minutes from the main bus and train stations, the Rec provides for a wide range of sporting activities as well as events such as concerts, exhibitions and festivals.
The Charity Commission published a Scheme for the Recreation Ground on 12 June 2013. This gave the Trust powers to proceed with its proposals to resolve the issues arising from the occupation of part of the Recreation Ground by Bath Rugby. The Scheme also established a new, independent trustee body for the Recreation Ground.
The Scheme was amended on appeal by the First-Tier Tribunal, with the effect of limiting the powers of the Trust to grant a new lease to Bath Rugby. The Trust is appealing against this decision to the Upper Tribunal.
Information on the Trusts's proposals for the Rec, copies of the Scheme and the Tribunal's decision, and other relevant documents can be found in the section Future of the Rec.
Proposed lease to Bath Rugby
The Trust is proposing to grant a lease to Bath Rugby to enable it to continue to play at the Rec in the short term, whilst the Trust's appeal to the Upper Tribunal is being dealt with. A copy of the plan for the lease and the relevant public notice is also available in the section Future of the Rec.