The Ogilvie Pavilion and Sports Ground provides a base for a number of regular sports clubs and other groups, as well as ad hoc activities. Read more about their activities here.
The facility is managed by The Ogilvie Pavilion and Sports Ground Charity (CIO) which has been established to provide sporting and community facilities for use by people of the surrounding area.
The Pavilion and Sports Ground are the home of a number of user groups including Cricket, Croquet, Model Aircraft Flying Club, War Games Club, Rifle Club, Fun Quiz and Tea and Toast, plus regular annual event such as Classics at The Pavilion and the Coastal Fun Run. It is also available to and used by the community for many one off events.
If you wish to use the Pavilion or the Sports Ground for a meeting, function or event please contact:
Eric Atkinson - 01728 830497.
News from the Ogilvie Pavilion & Sportsground
It is our great pleasure to inform you all that we have formally started the process of transferring the assets from the Ogilvie Trust to the new charity. Now the hard work begins! The discussions of what we build and what we renovate can start in earnest, and by the time you read this article we should have had our own trustees meeting where this will all be initiated. It is our aim to provide a facility for the whole community to use -something the village sadly doesn't have at the moment. The new charity is composed of members of the community and the present user groups, and they will all have a say in what we do. No one group will take precedence over another, and all decisions will be by majority vote. The new trustees will be organising a celebration to which the whole area will be invited along with members of the press. We want to make it a very high profile event where the retiring Trust will publicly hand over ownership to the new Charity, and of course we want you to be there as well to make it a real celebration. Notices of time and date of this event (the where is obvious) will be well-advertised, so do please come along if you can.
Looking back, we have had a very successful summer this year. Many of you came to our Sunday lunchtime drinks and nibbles during July and August, something we hope to continue during 2018. Our Classics at the Pavilion on Bank holiday Sunday was a tremendous success this year, due in no small part to the glorious weather but also to the many of you who either exhibited your classic vehicle or who just turned up to enjoy the day. Thank you so much for your support. Thoughts are already underway for next year's event and we hope to add even more attractions for your enjoyment.
The pavilion building is seeing the usual winter slow-down in its use, and during this time we hope to make a good start on some of the improvements, a spot of decorating and smartening up will hopefully have been undertaken and by spring it should look a lot smarter inside. One event which will take place during December is the Christmas talk and celebration by the Thorpeness and Aldringham Heritage Group (TAHG). Many of you are members so I hope to see you then.
Sue Atkinson - secretary