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About Us


The Recreation Ground is located in the very centre of the beautiful world heritage city of Bath.  It plays a valuable role at the heart of the community, providing for a wide range of sporting and recreational activities and events.  It is also the home of Bath Rugby. 

The site has been used for sport and recreation for over a hundred years and played an important part in the development locally of cricket, football, rugby, tennis, bowls and croquet.  The Recreation Ground was conveyed to the City of Bath Corporation in 1956 and for many years was managed alongside the Council's other recreational facilities. 

The Trust

The trustees are currently; Derwent Campbell (Chair), David Durdan (Vice Chair), Stephen Baddeley, Liz Bloor, Simon Emery, Geoffrey Fairclough and Michael Laughton, Angela Lewis and Chris Watt.   Background on the Trustees is given here

The objectives of the Trust

A new Scheme was issued for the Trust in December 2016 and the objectives are described as:

the provision, with or without charge, of property in or near Bath (including, but not limited to, the Bath Recreation Ground) for use as outdoor recreational facilities for the benefit of the public.

Our plans for the future

The Trust has adopted a strategy based on a vision of recreation for all in the heart of Bath, delivered through sport and community events. 

The four themes of the strategy are to:

  • optimise the use of the Recreation Ground through providing sport, leisure and entertainment opportunities for beneficiaries while recognising the special and iconic nature of the location,
  • improve and develop the Trust's relationships with key partners, users, neighbours and other interest groups,
  • increase the opportunities for underrepresented and disadvantaged groups within the community to participate in activities at the Rec, and
  • put in place the resources, management and governance infrastructure to deliver the Trust's ambitions.


The Trust's Report of the Trustees and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 as submitted to the Charity Commission are attached here.


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