The Parish Council owns the two fields at the junction of Fillingham Lane and Stone Pit Lane. The grass-keeping of these fields is put out to tender each year, with anyone who lives in the parish of Willingham eligible to tender. The period of occupancy is from 1st April to 31st December inclusive. This gives a three month winter period when the fields are unoccupied, to allow time for the grass to recover.
Whoever is successful in the tendering process signs an undertaking not to resell the grass or allow a third party to enter the fields with stock. It is a requirement that the hedges are trimmed, the south field (containing the small pond) is kept tidied of thistles etc and that any feeding and watering of stock is undertaken from the main gate in the north field, leaving the stile entrance in the south field clear and accessible.
The process of tendering for 2013 has now been completed.
Tender forms for rental of the fields during 2014 will be available early in the New Year and will be opened at the March meeting of the parish council. Anyone wishing to obtain a tender form should contact the Clerk or download the form attached. All forms should be returned to the Clerk by 5.00 pm on the day of the March meeting.