306. Charities.

306.     Charities.

Charities1 may be set up for public enjoyment of land or for conservation or both2. Many recreation grounds3 in villages are established as charities, sometimes under the Charities Act 20114 and often with the parish council as charity trustee5. Charities may own or acquire land already registered as a town or village green6, and if inhabitants of a locality use land belonging to a charity as of right for recreation for 20 years that may create a green7.

The Charity Commission8 has published guidance