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.
We are 4 Trustees and 12 volunteers who have no financial interest in the charity that is Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust.
We manage the parcels of land vested in the Charities Commission on behalf of, and for the enjoyment of, present and future generations of Villagers.
We prune the trees, and harvest the fruits
We clear the scrub, and nip off shoots
We keep ponds clear, and fences sound
We look out for wildlife, where bugs abound
We coppice the Ash, and the Hazel too
We try not to burn it, sometimes we have to
We manage the land, we preserve and sustain
We Flail and Mow, often in the rain
We have fun with Easter Egg Hunts, Craft Fairs as well
We have Plum Picks and Cider Pressings, tickets for funds we sell
And all in all it is well worth the effort
Future generations of Villagers will surely benefit
Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust