News

    25 March 2020 Coronavirus pavilion closure

    Due to the current covid-19 restrictions, the pavilion is closed to all user groups. All football and tennis activities are cancelled till further notice. The field is open for exercise in line with government guidance i.e. alone or with one other person from same household only.


    19 April 2020 Fundraising event scheduled for Sat 25th April 2020

    Our HFA fundraising dinner planned for Old Black Horse on 25th April is cancelled due to the current restrictions.
    So you are invited to join an online evening of entertainment on Sat 25th April by doing the following (all of which are optional):-

    1. Order a takeaway dinner from the OBH directly with Mat and his team (tel 0116 2413486). 

    2. Sign up for Houghton Field Association virtual quiz on line

    This will start promptly at 8:00pm. The cost to enter is £5 and you have to create an account to enter. 
    Enter at www.virtualquizevents.com/quiz/?quiz_fundraiser=houghton+field#


    5 May 2020 Sport England Community Emergency Fund

    The HFA committee were very pleased to hear from Sport England that they have approved our application for support from their Community Emergency Fund set up to support organisations through the current coronavirus crisis. This will in part replace the income lost from loss of room hire and football pitch hire. This money is required for much needed maintenance of the pavilion and field.


    23 May 2020 Coronavirus - advice on visiting Houghton Field

    Be safe when visiting Houghton Field
    Our field is open for families and individuals to use for their daily exercise – but
    please do not gather in groups.
    • Please do not use play equipment for your own safety
    • You must not play team sports or socialise with more than one person from
    outside your household
    • Please do not visit the field if you are suffering with coronavirus symptoms
    • Please keep your distance if you’re running or on a bike, and let others pass
    Our field is a great place – please enjoy it and make sure you stay at least 2 metres
    away from other people.
    When you have finished your exercise, please go straight home. Please take your
    rubbish away with you from the field as litter is dangerous to other users.
    This will help to keep everyone safe. Thank you