Allington Playing Field is owned and managed by Allington Parish Council. The land for the field was acquired in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The field is used on a regular basis by Gonerby Youth Football Club which provides football for 6 – 18 year olds at a variety of locations around Grantham. The local Primary School uses the field in summer for general sporting activity and its play facilities are popular throughout the year. The play equipment is a mix of traditional and modern and broadly caters for most age ranges
A Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) was provided in 2008 at a cost of just under £70,000. This was funded partly by the Big Lottery with a grant, via South Kesteven District Council, of £58,000. The balance was secured through local fundraising efforts. The most recent additions are trim trails for younger and older children.
Three porta kabins provide changing, kitchen and storage facilities. These are showing their age and refurbishment is under consideration. In addition to the porta kabins there is a brick built toilet block and a garage that dates from the days when cricket was a regular activity at the playing field.
The field is also popular for general exercise and there is a dog walking route around its perimeter. In recent years tree planting has improved the aesthetic qualities of the field and a recent extension provides a community woodland.
Hiring The Playing Field
Subject to availablity the playing field, or parts of it, can be hired by contacting the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Playing Field Fundraisers
The Allington playing field fundraisers work throughout the year to secure funding for improvements to the playing field. More information is available on their page.