Recreation and Environment Committee

2020 Recreation & Environment Committee

Dates Agendas Minutes                          
04 June 2020 Agenda Minutes

03 March 2020

Agenda Minutes
Supporting Documents
04 February 2020 Agenda Minutes
14 January 2020     Agenda

2019 Recreation & Environment Committee

Dates Agendas Minutes

26 November 2019

Agenda Minutes
Supporting Documents
29 October 2019 Agenda Minutes
8 October 2019 Agenda Minutes
16 July 2019 Agenda Minutes
11 June 2019 Agenda Minutes
12 March 2019 Agenda Minutes
29 January 2019 Agenda Minutes

2018 Recreation & Environment Committee

Date Agendas Minutes Other Documents
23 October 2018 Agenda Minutes  
25 September 2018 Agenda Minutes  
26 June 2018 Agenda Minutes  
1 May 2018 Agenda Minutes Traveler Encampment Preventative Measures
24 April 2018 Agenda Minutes  
27 February 2018 Agenda Minutes  

2017 Environment Committee

Date Agendas Minutes
30 October 2017 Agenda Minutes

2017 Recreation Committee

Date Agenda Minutes
30 October 2017 Agenda Minutes
1 February 2017 Agenda Minutes
18 January 2017 Agenda Minutes


Recreation & Environment Committee

Cllrs Andy Sprott (Chair), Russell Gordon-Smith (Vice Chair), Ann Bean, Michael Byrne, Sarah Cavell, Barbara Jeffs, Jay Jones

The Committee meets every two months and is responsible for recreation, sport and environmental issues in the town. It looks after all the parks and open spaces in Council ownership, Arlebury Park, Stratton Bates Recreation Ground, Sun Hill Recreation Ground, Memorial Gardens and the allotments at Spring Gardens. Responsibilities include grass cutting, tree planting and management, maintenance and development of the play areas and skatepark, park benches, litter picking and dog fouling amongst others. 

Every recreational project undertaken by the committee has had the cooperation and support from Alresford sports clubs and the numerous organisations that use the facilities and we would like to thank them for their continued co-operation and assistance. 

You can also view information about our local sports clubs.

The public are welcome and encouraged to attend the Committee meetings


The vast majority of Alresford’s allotment plots are much loved and well-worked by plot-holders. They are delightful and the result of years of improving work by a dedicated band of gardeners.

Like many towns Alresford has a long queue of residents patiently awaiting an available plot. Therefore it is imperative that existing plot holders regularly work and maintain their allotments. The committee is disappointed that this year it has had to write to a number of plot holders about the state of their plots and, in at least one case, spend public funds to restore a plot to a useable condition.

There is an identified need for more allotments and a new site in Alresford is proposed under the draft Local Plan


The Council employs the services of the lengthsman and we are allocated 5 days a year. The lengthsman can help with the clearance of overgrown footpaths, cutting back vegetation overhanging footpaths, strimming and general 'Village/Town upkeep'.  If you know of any problem areas that need attention please contact

Litter Pick Day

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Litter Pick event on 29th April 2019.  It was a great success! Special thanks to Alresford Ladies Group, Rotary, Alresford Boy Scouts, and Girl Guides.