Recreational Grounds play an important role in communities as they provide an avenue for social interaction, sports and recreation. They offer the added benefit of facilitating healthier lifestyles as well as the pursuit of sport as a viable career for individuals inclined to do so. There are thirty-nine (39) Recreational Grounds under the jurisdiction of the Penal /Debe Regional Corporation. Twenty-nine (29) of these have been illuminated and function with automatic timers. In an effort to conserve energy, lights come on at around 6p.m. – 7p.m. and they come off between 10 p.m. – 11p.m.
In accordance with the Recreation Grounds And Pastures Act, Chapter 41:01: Recreation Grounds Rules, Section 2, 3(a) states: “The Council may “Charge a fee for the use of the recreation ground.” Section 4 confirms that: “Applications for permission to use a recreation ground shall be made in writing to the Council for the County in which the recreation ground is situated.”
Procedure TO OBTAIN use of the Recreational Grounds
- A letter requesting the use of the intended Ground addressed to the Chairman or the Chief Executive Officer of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation.
- The letter should state the nature of the event, along with the date and time it is scheduled to take place.
- Approval is sought from the Council through its committee meetings.
- Upon approval, an agreement is made between the applicant and the Corporation, outlining the terms and conditions for the use of the facility.
A rental and/or caution fee may be attached based on the nature of the event.