Wealden Community Sports Hub project moves forward

Plans are moving forward with the Wealden Community Sports Hub.


At a meeting of Wealden District Council’s Cabinet committee this week, councillors welcomed the progress made on the proposed hub on the Knights Farm site at Hellingly. A planning application is due to be submitted in the coming weeks.


Included in the proposals are two full size 3G floodlit football pitches, four dual use floodlit tennis / netball courts, two padel tennis courts along with a walking and cycle route, BMX Pump track, skate park, children’s play area, outdoor tennis tables, outdoor gym equipment and a community café.


Evidence shows, in Wealden, there is a need for more accessible sport provision, so the idea of a community sports hub emerged, to increase health and wellbeing opportunities for people right across the district.


A public exhibition is being held this week so residents and stakeholders can see the current plans for the Sports Hub, the facilities that are proposed for inclusion and to understand more about how the whole project has developed.


The exhibition is in the public access area of the Wealden District Council offices in Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, and consists of a number of information panels.


Council officers will be on hand to answer any questions on Thursday and Friday 16 and 17 March between 3pm-7pm and on Saturday 18 March from 10am-2pm.


Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden District Council’s portfolio holder for Leisure, said, “It is very exciting to see this project progressing. It will help address the current deficit of community sports facilities available across Wealden and more importantly, encourage healthier, more active lifestyles for all age groups.”