Centenary Field

Centenary Field

About Centenary Field

The Centenary Field is located at the end of Mill Lane behind The Globe Pub. The address is Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2AA. The What3Words location for Centenary Field is life.overture.defeat.

Centenary Field was purchased in 1994 to mark 100 years of Frampton Cotterell Parish Council.  Trees were planted by local school children as part of Forest of Avon initiative and Bluebell in (2012).  The wheel was installed to mark the area’s industrial past and the village beacon to mark the Millennium. It was purchased with the aim of providing a tranquil recreational area for all parishioners to enjoy. 

Nature at The Centenary Field

The Parish Council is dedicated to protecting and encouraging biodiversity and have agreed a Woodland 5  Year Management Plan and a Grassland 5  Year Management Plan.

You may notice some changes to how the field is managed as a result of these management plans.

You will see that the grass has been left to grow long across most of the field and will be cut in sections in September. One section will be cut this year, another next year etc. This rotational method is being implemented to ensure any wildlife using the long grass always has somewhere to go. The late summer cut also allows for the grasses and wildflowers to set seed and flourish the following spring. 

Sadly, many trees have been diagnosed with Ash Dieback. As part of the plan, you will notice some trees being removed to reduce the spread of this terrible disease. However, we will be planting lots more trees to replace these and create a mixed aged woodland. 

Natural Play

Did you know that nestled away in the trees at the Centenary there are some natural play areas?

You wont see any metal here, just stepping stones varying in size made from tree trunks.

These encourage imaginative play and promotes children to engage with nature. 

Stepping stones amongst the trees in Centenary Field.

Community Orchard

The new community orchard is taking shape. Although in the very early stages, we hope this orchard will bring delicious fruits for generations to.

There is also an established community orchard near the Mill Lane entrance where you are welcomed to pick delicious apples to cook with. The apples are usually ready to pick in September. Please help yourselves!

Sappling apple tree at the orchard in Centenary Field.

Using Centenary Field

Requests for non-standard use of Centenary Field must be made in writing/email at least 14 days before an event, and the use can only take place if prior permission is granted by the Parish Council.
To submit a request, please complete our Application To Use Green Spaces form