Celebrating 100 years of creating, improving & protecting playing fields, playgrounds and sports grounds across Essex.

Donate or renew your membership, join us, or pay your Best kept Playing Field competiton entry fees via our SHOP.

Essex Playing Fields Association Working with our members to help with their playing facilty needs.

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Our History

The founder of The Essex Playing Fields Association, Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Achey Lofthus. A truly remarkable man who recognised the need for space so people could exercise and play sport.


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Support and Donate

We are completely self funded and receive no governement or local authority help whatsoever. We rely soley on our members and supporters to help us continue to improve, create, promote and protect the playing facilties of Essex.

Please use the QR code above by simply using the camera on your phone. This will take you directly to our Just Giving page. Every donation, big or small, means so much. 

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Centenary Year 1924 - 2024

Celebrating this incredible achievement. We are the oldest County Playing Field Association in the country. 

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Click here to see the latest edition

The Playing Field

See what's been going on with our members and supporters in the latest edition of our quaterly publication.

What we do

Ever wondered exactly what we do? Here's a little taste....

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Annual 'Best Kept Playing Field' Competition

Our team of highly experienced judges analyse every swing, slide, football and cricket pitch, thus resulting in the prestigous awards presented in October at our AGM and Awards evening.

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Field Officer

Our members can benefit from the expertise of our Field Officer Jamie Foyster. A highly experienced and qualified groundsman, he's on hand to answer your turf problems!

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Legal Issues

Peppercorn is a sauce put on steak and nothing to do with leases, right? If you're struggling with the legal aspects of your facilties - rent, leases, building regs etc, then we are here to help our members get back on track. If we don't know the answer, we will know someone who does!