The Trust

The King George V Playing Fields and Hall site is registered as a charity called Effingham Village Recreation Trust and is governed by its Trustee, Effingham Parish Council.

This means that, on behalf of Effingham residents, the site is looked after and managed on a daily basis by a small group of dedicated people.  The Trustee, volunteers and professional support staff work together to fulfil the charitable mission, which is:

‘for the public benefit, to provide or assist in the provision, support and or maintenance of facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupation for the inhabitants of the area of benefit, in particular through the provision of a village hall and recreation grounds’.

In other words, to support Effingham’s community health through the sport and fitness, recreation, relaxation, social contact and wellbeing available from a visit to the site.

The process by which the Council became the Trustee is described here.

The Trustee

The Charity is governed by Effingham Parish Council as Sole Trustee.  

This role is entirely separate from the Council’s role as a tier of local government. When acting as Sole Trustee the Council operates in compliance with the Charities Act 2011, whereas when acting as a tier of local government it operates in compliance with the Local Government Act 1972.

Persons elected to the Council (i.e. Councillors) automatically become members of the Trustee but are not individually trustees.

Under the Standing Orders of the Trustee the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Charity are the persons who also serve as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council.


CHAIRMAN : Ian Symes
VICE-CHAIRMAN : Arnold Pindar

The Charity’s current Charity Scheme may be downloaded here

The Charity’s formal annual Accounts may be downloaded here

The Charity’s Privacy Notice may be downloaded here

The Trustee may be contacted either by email: ku.gro.trve@eetsurTeht

or in writing to

The Trustee
c/o King George V Hall
Browns Lane
Surrey KT24 5ND

Other Useful Links

Effingham Parish Council’s website is

The Charity’s formal email address is