Wealden Community Sports Hub exhibition

A public exhibition on the new Wealden Community Sports Hub will take place this month.


It will be an opportunity for members of the public, stakeholders and representatives from local sports clubs to find out the latest on the Hub and an opportunity for Wealden District Council to gather thoughts and feedback.


Plans are moving forward with the Sports Hub on the Knights Farm site at Hellingly. 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.


The public exhibition is being held 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 will be held in the public access area of the Wealden District Council offices in Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, and will consist 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, “This will be a great opportunity for local residents to come and view the plans and discuss the project with officers involved with the development of the project.”