Playing Field

A risk assessment has been completed for the re-opening of the children’s play area.

Charney Playing Field is situated at the top of the Bridle Path, off Main Street and can be accessed via walkways from the Bridle Path, New Road and Buckland Road. There is a football pitch and an enclosed children’s play area

Information about the history of the field can be read online.


Climbing crab for small children.

Children’s play area

Children's climbing frame and slide.

Children’s play area

An annual inspection is undertaken by an independent company

Weekly safety inspections are carried out by the appointed field safety officer.


For the safety and enjoyment of all users large notices are placed at all the entrance points to the field stating

  • Young children must be supervised by a responsible adult while using the play equipment
  • No motor vehicles are allowed on the field without permission of CHAFT
  • Horses are only permitted to use the bridle path
  • All dogs must be kept under control
  • Dogs are not allowed in the children’s play area
  • Please clear up your dog’s mess and dispose of it at home or in a bin
  • Please take your litter home with you
  • Charney Field is regularly inspected, but if you spot a fault or any damage please report it by email to:

There is no public telephone in Charney Bassett.  The nearest postcode to Charney Field is Bridle Path, OX12 0EW.  In emergency the nearest A & E Unit is at the John Radcliffe Hospital, OX3 9DU

There is a Minor Injuries Unit at Abingdon Community Hospital, OX14 1AG.

If you are involved in or witness an accident on the Playing Field, please would you complete the Accident/Incident form found online. Completed forms should be emailed to or handed to one of the CHAFT Trustees.