Residents of Hurst Green have decided that we want to increase public access to green space and to create a new nature reserve.

The Parish Council agrees, and have put forward Stage Field, an underused area of public land located just a short walk from Hurst Green village via footpath.

The idea is to open up acres of public land by planting a new wood, sowing a wildflower meadow, installing accessible footpaths and trails, providing information boards and picnic facilities to encourage families and individuals to connect with our area’s history, and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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 Sussex Lund Foundation, and the Woodland Trust and others to create a stunning haven for wildlife and residents.

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

“Would be great to have somewhere local other than the woods to walk the dog.”


Community survey 2019

“We need more accessible green spaces, we’re surrounded by fields, but they are all in private ownership.”


Community event 2018