The Bramshott War Memorial Recreation Ground is a registered charity (charity number 301766). It is situated in London Road and consists of an area of 8 acres and was purchased by public subscription as a war memorial in 1920. It was run at first by publicly elected Recreation Ground Committee but was handed to the Parish Council as Custodian Trustees in 1937 and registered as a Charity on 17th November 1939.
There is a younger children’s play area near the car park. These facilities have in recent years been enhanced with a rubberised safety surface and new fencing. On the far side of the Ground is an older children’s play area which includes a zip-wire and also benefits from a new safety surface.
The Recreation Ground is home to the Bowling Club, Liphook United Football Club and the Tennis Club. Fitness classes are also permitted as long as they meet certain criteria and have regard to the general public use of the area.
The Recreation ground is open from 9am to 10pm in the summer and 9am to 6pm in the winter, seven days a week.
Ideas being considered for future use includes an all-weather fitness area, Basketball facilities and a Pétanque facility. There are plans to demolish the old Pavilion building and tractor shed once the ground staff are relocated to a new facility at Radford Park.
Recreation Ground Trust
The land and buildings within the Recreation Ground are subject to any restrictions imposed generally by virtue of it being a charity and any covenants in the trust deed. The Parish Council are the sole trustees of the charity.
The following is an extract from the original Trust Deed:
Trust Deed for Bramshott War Memorial Recreation Ground
- The above mentioned Charity and the endowment thereof consisting of land specified in the Schedule hereto shall be administered and managed subject to and in conformity with the provisions of this Scheme by the Parish Council of Bramshott, as the Trustees of the Charity.
- The said land shall forthwith vest in the said Council for all the estate and interest therein belong to or held in trust for the Charity.
- The said land shall be appropriated and used by the said Council as a recreation ground, for the inhabitants of the Parish of Bramshott.
- Subject to the trust for the use as a recreation ground and so as not to interfere with the same, the Trustees may set apart and let in allotments in a manner prescribed by and subject to the provisions of the Allotment Extension Act, 1882, any portion of the land belonging to the Charity other than buildings and the appurtenances of buildings.
A piece of land containing 8 acres or thereabouts, situated in London Road, Liphook, in the Parish of Bramshott, and known as the Recreation Ground, being the land comprised in the above mentioned Declaration of Trust.
Signed by Order of the Board this 17th day of November 1939