About us

The CCA is a Registered Charity (no. 270312) formed in the 1970s to improve the life of the residents of Cullompton. It was set up by a group of Cullompton residents in order to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Cullompton by working with other interested local parties to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare, recreation and leisure.

The Association is custodian of 32 acres of beautiful open countryside, right in the heart of Cullompton and with easy access – the CCA Fields. The Fields are owned by the people of the Town and play host to many events - from the circus to whippet racing, dog shows and the Cullompton Town Fayre.


 If you have any ideas, or suggestions as to what the CCA could do to achieve its Objects, please contact us.

How you can help

The CCA Fields do not benefit from public money. They aren’t owned by any Local Authority and they are not maintained by one. They are maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers, who do what they can - from cutting the grass, to raising the money to buy and maintain play equipment. We are always keen to hear from anyone that may be able to help us to do this – by helping to organise events, by raising funds, or by getting their hands dirty by maintaining the CCA fields. If you have any ideas, or suggestions as to what the CCA could do to achieve its Objects, please contact us.

History

The CCA was set up in 1970 by a group of Cullompton residents in order to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Cullompton by working with other interested local parties to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare, recreation and leisure. The current site was recommended so that the water meadows would not be used for development and so reducing flooding. In addition, the cricket and bowling clubs already owned land in this part of town.


The thirty-two acre site previously belonged to two different farms and was bought at a cost of £11,500. Some of the money to pay for the fields came from dormant club and charity bank accounts with the permission of the Charity Commissioners.

The work to make the site suitable for public use began in 1971, with volunteers donating their time and skill to the work. Fund raising events were organised to help to pay for materials. One major part of the work was the draining of the land. During the construction of the M5 in return for John Vicary providing bulldozer training, some hard core and a bulldozer were provided which became the base for the car park and access road.


(Adapted from the entry in the Book of Cullompton by Mrs Eileen Andrews)

Website

On this website you can see photographs taken in the fields, which show you the wonderful area you can enjoy in so many ways - walking (with or without a dog!), picnics, new playground for young children, sitting and enjoying the views and wildlife... We also have here surveys of the Trees and Flowers in the CCA Fields, which may help you explore.