Chipping Sodbury Town Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for administering and overseeing over 200 acres of playing fields and sports grounds in and around the historic market town of Chipping Sodbury. The organisation works closely with local sports clubs to provide a wide range of sporting facilities to the people of Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding area. The Trust is also responsible for raising funds for current and future projects. You can learn more about the projects undertaken by the Trust on the 'Projects' page.
The history of Chipping Sodbury Town Trust
The Town Trust was first regulated by a scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Ancient Parish of Chipping Sodbury in 1899, varied in 1910, 1922 and 1950 to the current scheme for the general benefit of the inhabitants. The trust is managed by a body of thirteen trustees who meet bi-monthly to administer the charity. The Trust has responsibility for the playing fields and sports grounds situated at The Ridings in Chipping Sodbury and lets the 200 acres owned for cricket, football, golf, rugby, tennis and running clubs, also accommodating the local scout headquarters and a children's play area maintained by Sodbury Town Council. The Ridings were given to the inhabitants of the town by a charter dated round the year 1200 by two Lords of the Manor during the reigns of King Henry the Second and King John.
Location covered by Chipping Sodbury Town Trust
Chipping Sodbury Town Trust is responsible for the playing fields and sports grounds in and around Chipping Sodbury. The map below shows the full area covered by the Trust (marked in red).
How to contact the Trust
If you would like to contact Chipping Sodbury Town Trust for any reason please email us using the following address :
Chipping Sodbury Mace
Chipping Sodbury Seal
Town Seal and Mace on display in the Town Hall
Ancient Town Chest