The Wadhurst Parish Council thanks all those who gave their feedback regarding the closure of the Sparrows Green Recreation Ground and takes on board the comments and recognises the strength of feeling this topic has elicited.
This decision was reviewed in detail at the Full Parish Council meeting on Thursday 7th January. After careful consideration, the WPC made a difficult decision to keep the Sparrows Green Recreation Ground closed on the balance of safety concerns versus the understandable requests for the open space and play facilities to be reopened. The WPC realise that this will be disappointing for some residents and would like to reiterate that this is not a decision they take lightly.
Whilst some of the Sparrows Green facilities may be kept open under the national lockdown rules announced by the Prime Minister on the 4th January, some of the facilities must be closed, creating logistical challenges which the WPC felt could not be resolved safely at this time.
The WPC will continue to explore ways to overcome these safety concerns and the reopening will be reviewed at the next Full Parish Council meeting on the 4th of February.
In the meantime, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we trust that you understand that the WPC’s main concern is for the safety of our parishioners and we look forward to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.