The John Arlott Playing Field

The John Arlott Playing Field is situated in the centre of Timberscombe, adjacent to  Bemberry Bank, TA24 7TY. The Play Area is open all day and is available for everyone to use free of charge.

The Play Area has a range of play equipment, along with some benches and a picnic table.

There is also space in the adjacent school playing field which can be used outside of school hours for ball games.

There is nearby street parking if required. There are no public toilets in the village but we do have a local pub with facilities.

The Timberscombe John Arlott Playing Field is a registered charity and is run by a village committee.

If you experience any problems with the Play Area please contact the charity clerk, Lesley Webb by using the  Parish Council Contact Form


When using the play area please follow social distancing guidelines at all times:

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should not enter the play area.
  • Users are asked to keep the number of parents, carers or guardians accompanying children inside the play area to 1 where possible.
  • Please do not spend any longer than 30 minutes in play areas during busy times to help reduce the amount of people within the space, and ensure everyone gets a turn.
  • If the play area is busy and social distancing is not possible, please do not enter the play area. Instead, please form a queue or come back later.
  • If queuing to use the play area, please do so observing social distancing guidelines and not preventing other people using paths.
  • Please clean children’s hands before and after use of the play area.
  • Please do not consume food or drink within the play area.
  • Please dispose of all litter including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves properly in litter bins, taking it home where a bin is not provided.
  • If signage is damaged or unreadable, please report to JAPF committee via the parish council clerk at:

About the John Arlott Play Field Committee

The JAPF committee is an independent organisation which must raise its own funds for repairs and new equipment. If you would like to help us raise money to maintain and improve the area please contact the clerk at the above address.

JAPF Constitution 2004

The minutes of the last  JAPF meeting:

Minutes Monday 29th November 2021 DRAFT

Click on this link to visit our Timberscombe Play Area Facebook page.  Please note this Facebook page is run by interested parents and is not the responsibility of the JAPF committee.

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