Land owned and run by Balderton Parish Council
Off London Road at the end of Coronation Street there is a 17-acre playing field.
The field is next to the Newark Academy Site. A 6ft security fence surrounds the Council playing field on three sides.
The land was sold to the council by the Quibell family in 1932. The Quibells were a well-known local family who, at the time, owned Highfields House and much of the land surrounding it.
The playing field has three full size football pitches and three pitches for the under 10s, and two multi use games areas (M.U.G.A.s) providing hard surface kick about areas.
There is a cricket pitch and three practice nets, rented annually by Balderton Cricket Club.
A first-class bowls court is rented by Balderton Bowls Club.
The children's play area has a perimeter fence, anti-dog grids, child friendly self closing gates, and a wide range of play equipment designed for under 10's.
The field is subject to Dog Orders restricting where pets may be walked (i.e. they not be taken into the children's play area or on the M.U.G.A.s)
The Parish Council is proud of the fact that the playing field is considered one of the best kept in Nottinghamshire.
The Parish Council rents land from the Southwell Diocese to provide allotments at reasonable rates. Anyone living in Balderton interested in taking an allotment should apply to the Council Office, though there is presently a considerable waiting list. The current rent is £12.50 per year.