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Overton Recreation Centre


Since 1965, the ORC has managed and developed a wide range of sport and recreational facilities for Overton.

Overtonians have a unique involvement with and responsibility for, their own leisure options, independent of Borough and Parish Council.

The result is: over 30 acres of green open spaces and excellent facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Support this unique organisation by joining ORC today and be part of the monthly with over £2000 in prize money.

What is the Overton Recreation Centre (ORC) ?

Formed as a registered charity in 1965 from a group of visionary local residents, to provide for the sport and recreational needs of Overton and the surrounding area.

Income from memberships is the main source of of revenue for the ORC to support 3 sites and over 30 acres of green space, playinf fields and 3 halls.

It is a Charity by Trust Deed which is its document of governance.

The Charity manages the following grounds and buildings:

The Ken Hogan sports pavilion: 1965 and 2003

ORC leased this ground from De la Rue (then Portals and Laverstoke Estates). It was the original Overton football ground. Berrydown, the whole Berrydown site will shortly have a 50 year lease until c2060 from B&DBC 
The Pavilion is the ORC HQ and may be booked via our Administrator.

Bridge Street (Church Road): 1960`s

Land leased from Portals and Laverstoke Estates, now De la Rue and developed from a water meadow. ORC has a lease until 2048.
The ORC hall may be booked via our Administrator.

Town Meadow: 1972

Land acquired in 1972 from Colonel Hoare, a local benefactor, as part of providing support for Overton Scout and Guide groups. This land is now leased from B&DBC until 2018.
A building for Scouts and Guides and the Golf Section.

Overton Junior School: 1993

ORC began its association with Overton Junior School and has a mutually agreed arrangement on the use and maintenance of the School grounds.