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.



Volunteers and Sponsors celebrated the end of the year with a thank you lunch, attended by 45 people,  back in December which now seems a long time ago.


The first Trustee meeting took place on Thursday 11 January at which two new Trustees, Gina Carr and Philip Garnett Clarke were formally co-opted.  Trustees identified a number of projects for  the early part of the year including-

  • widening the path inside the Community Garden to enable wheelchairs, prams etc  access to the main barn and new loo facilities. It was hoped  that this would be completed by the Summer Fayre  on 2 June 2018.
  • Tidying up the area round the Well incorporating the carved stone we have


  • Development of a wild flower meadow in the area between the ponds will be trialed. Natural England stipulates what types of seed can be planted.  It will be in a ratio of 80% grass seed and 20% wild flower. It was recognised that a wild flower meadow can take years to establish and does need perserverance however it was thought worth having a go. The planting needs to be done by the 3rd week in March 


  • Sharing  of an old recording taken when the Trust was being set up. It shows the Barn as it was and several of the original Trustees,  by putting it on the website and facebook pages.


Volunteer activities this month have included spreading wood chip on the muddy path areas and round gates. There is more foot traffic than 5 years ago when we took on responsibility for maintaining the Millinium Green. If people could try and walk on the grassy areas just off the paths where possible whilst it so wet and muddy. If you are planning any tree work , we always need woodchip so please do get in touch.


The Green Gym  - The Trust have always got projects large and small in the pipeline so if you enjoy working out in the fresh air with good company  and could spare a few hours on a Tuesday  morning volunteers are always welcome.  Just come along at   9.30am with warm clothing and robust gloves and you will be set to work.    Scrub clearance, pruning, log chopping and putting up rabbit guards on the apple trees in the orchards are typical jobs that need doing.     


Free to good home. The old portaloo [suit builders or farmers with picking gangs] is now surplus to requirements and taking up space , so it is free on collection. Not heavy. 


Dates for your Diary, Easter Celebrations 31 March, Summer Fayre and Dog Show 2 June, Plum pick and evening gig August 25th. More details will be published nearer the time – put the dates in your diary now! 






Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust Calendar, 2018


Featuring twelve beautiful new photographs of the village taken over the past 12 months, it will be launched at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 9 December, when Cleeve Prior prepares for Christmas. £5 per copy, also available from the Farm Shop. Mail order, at £6, from jkr@jkrgroup.com.

Fruit fest

Plum Pick Day – 26 August 

Thanks to all who came to pick plums and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the Community Garden at Field Barn. The weather was kind, there were still plenty of plums, and without many maggots!!


The Garden comes alive when there is a good crowd eating and drinking and chatting as if we have not seen each other for a year. We all enjoyed the evening event entertained right royally by Facta 5, playing their hearts out until 11 pm.


I am sure you will all be pleased to hear that when all the beer had been drunk [by the following Friday] and all monies counted, the Trust made over £1,700! 

So thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who worked so hard to make it a memorable day. We were all packed up by midnight, so we are getting quite slick at dismantling the marquee and putting things away. Mind you we spent most of the next Tuesday getting back to normal!!


We have several builders’ bags ready to go priced at £40.00 ea. Delivered by arrangement. Contact Brian.

Upcoming events

Easter Egg Hunt

31st March.


Summer Fayre and Dog Show

2nd June.


August Plum Pick with Music in the Evening

25th August.


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.


Give now - a one-off cash donation
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Give regularly - a monthly donation
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Give later - a gift in your Will
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Visit us

Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust

Field Barn
Evesham Rd  
Cleeve Prior,

 WR11 8JX



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