Questions and Answers


Q: Local residents have applied to register our cricket field, which is owned by the council, as a Village Green under the Commons Act. The council is making worrying statements about the potential implications of village green status on the normal activities of the cricket club. Published material makes extensive reference to cricket traditionally being played on village greens and suggests that there are approximately 3,650 registered village greens in England. Do you know how many of those are used by cricket clubs and how I can identify those clubs?

A: Sorry, we don't have that information. Would suggest it may be best to have discussions with a local solicitor about the situation and possible implications of the registration and provisions of the Act