Residents of Hurst Green have decided that we want to improve our existing outdoor recreation and sports facilities, to meet the community needs for all ages.

The Parish Council agrees, and have put forward Drewitts Field, home to Hurst Green Cricket Club and a site that many years ago was also used for tennis.

The idea is to enhance the existing facilities by improving the cricket facilities, and also creating a multi-use all-weather sports area, leveling and improving the existing football pitch, uncovering and repairing the lost tennis courts, and seeking to install an outdoor gym and a bike path.

We’re hoping to replacing the existing Drewett’s Field pavilion with a new multi-use facility that includes changing facilities and adjacent car & cycle parking facilities

But at the moment the area is just a blank canvas, waiting for inspiration and enthusiasm.

We’re hoping to establish a separate volunteer project to make this aim a reality, as well as hopefully working with partners, such as the Football Foundation, Sport England, The National Lottery Community Fund, Rother District Council and others.

Could you be the change? Fancy being part of a group of volunteers who will work together to devise and create something amazing, please do send us your details via the volunteer interest form.

Today’s challenges

“…areas such as cricket field should be a communal centre for village – but it needs improved access, lighting and facilities for young and old.”

LOCAL RESIDENT

Community event 2019

“what we need is a big recreation area with a football pitch, a place to ride bikes/skateboards, an outdoor gym, a basketball hoop and an area there where you can take dogs so that you can be with the children while they play or exercise.”

LOCAL RESIDENT

Community event 2018

“sadly there’s no proper football pitch in the village so the various Hurst Green teams have to use those at Lamberhurst fields and Vinehall school.”

LOCAL RESIDENT

Community event 2018