Collings Park Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charities Commission (Reg. No. 1163248), with stated objectives as follows:
To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Plymouth Compton Ward and surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, or for the public at large, in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.
To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of Collings Park in Plymouth.
To advance the education of the public, in particular pupils from local schools and preschools, by providing facilities and opportunities within Collings Park for learning about the natural environment.
In the short to medium term the Trust will be focusing on creating a community garden on the site of the former lawn tennis courts in the south-east corner of Collings Park, as shown below on site plan link below. Ownership of this area has now passed from Plymouth City Council to the local community through the Trust.
In the longer term the Trust hopes to become more involved with the stewardship of the playing fields that make up the remainder of Collings Park, our aim being to ensure they stay available to and for the benefit of the local community.