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Newsflash:  Veolia Environmental Trust has provided funds for our new fence on the eastern boundary.  Work will start in early May.

Latest update on boundary position

Boundary issues - frequently asked questions

2015 AGM

Our 2015 AGM will be held on 13th June 2015 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Hall, Fitzjohn Road, Lewes

2015 AGM notice and agenda

2015 Annual Report

2014 AGM minutes

Sussex Express article - "Fun in the snow"

Following the article that appeared on 20th December 2013, a number of people have been in touch with us to clarify what was meant by "public ownership".  It is not publicly owned as described and this may have arisen from the fact that the company is both a company and a charity.  Baxter's Field is a private field owned by Baxter's Field Company (a registered charity) and which is open to the public.

We hope this clarifies the matter.


A short history of Baxter's Field.

In 1923 the then owner of The Field, Mr H J Powell sold the field, less the copse to W E Baxter Ltd, a Lewes printing firm.  He imposed a covenant that Baxter Ltd would not erect on the land, any other building than a pavilion, to be used to extend the enjoyment of the field for recreational purposes.  In 1928 Mr Powell conveyed by deed of gift to the parochial Church Council of St Anne, Lewes, the copse area (now called the Tythe Copse) at the top of the field, subject to and with the benefit of the lease to W E Baxter Ltd.

The Baxter's Field Company was incorporated on the first of October 2003, based on the original concept of The Baxter's Field Trust, which had submitted a successful bid of £78,000, to purchase The Field, put together with pledges received from residents.  The purchase was completed on December 22nd 2003 and The Field was opened to the public on June 27th 2004.

The Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum of Association can be found here

Community history is often soon forgotten, and in Lewes there are already examples of buildings and land left to the people of Lewes for specific purposes, which are no longer being used in that way.  The Baxter's Field Company wish to keep the land they own and the copse they lease safe from any development, for the people of Lewes to enjoy for many years to come.

The Baxter's Field Company is a registered charity and relies upon the generous donations of individuals.  Some Lottery funding has helped with the construction of fences and a nature walk through the Tythe Copse

The whole field is maintained by volunteers, who welcome any support, financial or otherwise. View Dates for the working party - everyone welcome.

There are many committees running all aspects of the field


Rules of the field
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