Welcome to Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust


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 asset’s.


We also organise events at specific times of the year to raise funds whilst at the same time bringing our local community together.

News from Field Barn




The Garden project moves on well thanks to the herculean labours of two key volunteers. 



We had our first official educational visit by Pebworth primary school, which bodes well for the future. It was a joy to see them enjoying the November sunshine, discovering the difference between apple and pear trees by looking at the bark and the fruit buds. 




Peter Howe used the Field Barn complex for his Bird Box making day on Sat. 3rd Nov. Peter is to be commended for his enthusiasm  and commitment to bird life.  The facilities are great for this type of activity and we welcome enquiries for similar country craft or environmental activities.


The Millennium Green – A Bit of Background


The Cleeve Prior Millennium Green Trust, (CPMGT) was set up in 1999 to purchase then farm land on Quarry Lane, and establish a new village green as part of the Millennium Celebrations. The idea being that the land would be held in perpetuity for the benefit of parishioners, for recreation and education. 

There is grass to be cut, frequently, hedges to maintain, gates to be painted and repaired or replaced when vandalised, wood chip to be spread when paths get muddy, the crescent mound and Lime Kiln to be strimmed, Cow Parsley to eradicate, paths to be kept clear of brambles and briars, and a pond as well. 

Since the inauguration the CPMGT have devolved the maintenance of the ‘Green’ to the Cleeve Prior  Heritage Trust, because they have the body of volunteers necessary to do the physical work. Twice a year the Heritage Trust organise a working morning to help with specific tasks in the Autumn and Spring. Unfortunately the clear up on Sunday 4th November elicited a very poor response which was very disappointing.  Hopefully this is down to a last minute change of date due to poor weather on the original date. However thanks to funding from the Parish Council the pond has been scraped and trees and weeds removed. 


We rely heavily on the goodwill of our volunteers but it is a limited resource and it is important that those who benefit from the Millennium Green who are able to spare a few hours come and show willing a couple of times a year. So please next time you see a working party request do try to come along and help. 


Note to dog owners– there are only a few who don’t pick up the poo and make it unpleasant for all and dangerous for small children using the Green. Please don’t be lazy go out with bags and use them!!!




Cider for Sale

Try out last year’s brew.   We have medium sweet in 500ml bots.@ £3.00ea or £15.00 for 6 pack.


Volunteer Projects

We have several projects on the go this autumn , so if you feel in need of fresh air check out the following ! We do need more volunteers so please consider making Tuesday morning one where you have some fresh air and exercise whilst making a contribution to your community. Oh and its fun too!!



We are extending the Plot 8 orchard this Nov/Dec., but we have to prepare by felling old and diseased trees and clearing mature scrubland. Much of this will be done by hand.  Ongoing maintenance means  Logs are for saleat £40 per  builders bag, delivered by arrangement. Kindling also available .



The Community Garden is having a major redesign. We intend to pave the internal paths for ease of access for pushchairs, wheelchairs and the less agile amongst us!  Again a lot of this will entail manual labour.


And Finally  - Plum Pick Day – Thankyou


This years events went well in spite of the weather, and surprisingly there were still plums on the Community Orchard, although the best one were on the Earl’s Lane Orchard. We hope you found the gap in the Millennium Green hedge and were able to pick some. We are leaving the orchard open so you can enjoy the apples that are now ripening.


Our grateful thanks to all our volunteers and friends who worked so hard to make the events, both afternoon and evening so enjoyableand worthwhile. Thank you to all our supporters who spent so freely, we do hope you had a good time.


Dates to Remember:-

Apple Pressing 14thOctober and Millennium Green Path Clear 28th October

both events start at 10am


Brian Taylor  -Trustee



Upcoming events

Millennium Green Path Clearance 

Sunday  28thOct 10am.



Make A Nestbox Day

Saturday 3rd November

10am - 4pm

Limited spaces contact

Peter Howe



Support Us

We are a non-profit organisation and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the support us page for more information or select from the donation options below.


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Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust

Field Barn
Evesham Rd  
Cleeve Prior,

 WR11 8JX



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