Louie Memorial Fields & Pavillion

The land of the Louie Memorial Playing Fields was given to North Hinksey Parish Council by the Kingerlee family in 1939. The area consists of three main areas: an upper playing field, a lower playing field, and Hutchcomb’s Copse lying on a downward slope towards the West and North of the lower field. The upper and lower fields are divided from each other by Arnold’s Way. 

Louie Memorial Playing Field Deed

Facilities include Upper Field: the Pavilion and Scout Hut, marked football pitch, Trim Trail exercise equipment, Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) and youth shelter; Lower Field: children’s play park, seating, car park.

A Community vision for Louie Memorial Fields

Nortoft planning consultants (www.nortoft.co.uk) were appointed to carry out the first phase of master planning work on the Louie Memorial Fields and Pavilion. Since January Nortoft have explored feasibility (space, cost, environmental considerations, evidence of need) for a variety of new or improved facilities, including a replacement building for the Pavilion and Scout Hut. Following their presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting on 22nd March they ran a live consultation event on Saturday 28th April at Louie Memorial Pavilion and slides and videos were made available during and after. A feedback survey was open and publicised after the event and received over 260 responses..

This was the first phase of consultation to consider a variety of options and to identify which ideas should be taken forward as community priorities.Ideas for consideration:

  • Replacement building for Pavilion and Scout Hut
  • New adventure play / exercise area in lower field
  • Additional car parking space
  • Relocation of football pitch in upper field
  • Provision of skate park in upper field
  • Any other suggestions
Documents relating to the consultation:

Playing fields: results of 2017 public consultation

In late 2017 a public consultation was held asking for views on a proposal by Matthew Arnold school to use the football pitch and hard-surface games area (MUGA) at the Louie Memorial Upper Field for PE lessons and afterschool football fixtures. 100 people took part, 93 from North Hinksey parish. The full results are available to download here. The proposal was discussed again at the September Council meeting focusing mainly on how much MAS would be charged for after school football pitch hire and details of the football pitch maintenance schedule). The proposal was passed at the 19th October meeting and the trial period began on 8th January.

Copse/Fen – Projects and Management
Playing Fields – Projects and Management

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