The search by the trustees of the King George V Playing Fields in Congresbury for the key role of honorary treasurer is over with the appointment of Paul Short.

Paul, a qualified accountant who lives in the village, joins the trustees and takes over from Colin Edwards who has been treasurer since 2020.

Thanking Colin for his years of service, Les Owen, chair of the trustees, said: “I am delighted that Paul is joining the Trustees as we embark on the fund raising phase of the exciting project to construct a new pavilion and recreation club building. Paul’s experience of and commitment to sport and recreation at local level will be invaluable.”

The KGV Fields are central to village life and are a fantastic community asset providing sport and recreational facilities to people of all ages. The cricket, football and tennis clubs are all thriving and the prospect of a new, modern building with facilities for all represents an exciting future. Planning permission was granted recently for this new building.

The KGV Fields were established in 1935 under a trust with the core purpose of the provision of sport and recreation for those who live in the Parish of Congresbury. The fields were transferred to Fields in Trust and are administered by the Trustees of the KGV Fields, Congresbury which is a registered charity. 

The Trustees are also looking for other volunteers who can help with the new building project. 

“More local involvement is essential if the project is to be successful,” said Mr Owen who said that anyone who feels they could help in any way can contact him on email at