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The Claygate Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground was established in 1932, covering seven acres and is now used by tens of thousands of people every year.

The Claygate Recreation Ground Trust (CRGT) was set up in 1998 to manage and preserve Claygate’s Recreation Ground, adjacent woodland and clubhouse in an initiative set up between Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) and the community of Claygate, initiated by the late Cllr Hugh Ashton.

The CRGT is a registered charity (number 1180381) and is responsible for managing the finances of the trust and planning and implementing continuous improvements so that the recreation ground remains a focal point for the whole community.


The CRGT is also a proud member of Fields In Trust - a national organisation set up to protect our playing fields and park areas for future generations.

Our Work

Since coming into being, The CRGT has overseen a remarkable £500K of capital improvements made possible by a range of grants, awards and the generosity of the local community. 


Some of the works completed include; The building of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA or the ‘Cage’), improved drainage, fertilising, re-seeding of the entire ground, major woodland clearance, new steel palisade fencing, the planting of 2,000 daffodils, access to Claygate Primary School via a pathway at the rear entrance, the new Foley Road pedestrian gate and new wooden bins.


A major landscaping project is also ‘on the horizon’, plus other important improvements in the near future. See NEWS.


The most recent focal point of the CRGT’s work is the new Claygate Clubhouse, which was opened in May 2012 and replaced the old antiquated 1930’s building.  The CRGT raised over £360k and managed the building works, including mobilising volunteer labour and supplies (to the tune of £103K) to fit-out the building interior and install a new community cafe - a magnificent community achievement.

Group Discussion

Sadly in November 2016, the Clubhouse suffered a devastating fire as the result of criminal damage. The CRGT are working hard with Elmbridge BC to rebuild and improve the Clubhouse as soon as possible. 

Fundraising Opportunities
Chairty Drive


The CRGT is comprised of 16 volunteer trustees, nine from represented organisations and seven locally elected representatives. 

CRGT Chairman: Helen Maguire

CRGT Vice-Chairman: Tracy Scott

CRGT Treasurer: Sam Ahmed

CRGT Secretary: Fiona Chapman

CRGT Resident Trustees:

Helen Maguire

Gareth Incledon

Tracy Scott

John Snelling

Damian Ross

Sam Ahmed

Tim Nuthall

The following organisations represented on The CRGT are:

Claygate Cricket Club: Mike Roberts

Claygate Royals Football Club: Jon Harding

Claygate Youth Representative: Fiona Chapman

Claygate Village and Flower Show: TBC

Claygate Parish Council: None

Claygate Primary School: Caroline Bolshaw

Claygate Village Association: TBC

Holy Trinity Church: Helen Jones

Elmbridge Borough Council: Mike Rollings