The Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust looks after 27acres (11 ha) of old pasture, traditional orchards, woodland and ponds that have been acquired by the village over the years.
A Charitable Trust started in 1997, it is based in the Grade ll listed Field Barn. Local volunteers meet every Tuesday from 10.00am until 1.00pm. During that time we carry out a wide variety of jobs depending on the time of the year. From time to time we also undertake projects in order to maintain and develop the assets. We also organise events at specific times of the year to raise funds whilst at the same time bringing our local community together.
The Trust was formed with the following aims.
To preserve, conserve and improve the traditional orchards, open spaces, woodland and buildings in our possession for the benefit of local residents and to encourage their use for recreation, education and an appreciation of natural history, local wildlife, the environment and our agricultural Heritage.
The ultimate goal is to develop the Field Barn complex as a visitor centre which will be self sustaining.