Blackstone Playing Field Lease


Woodmancote Parish Council would like to update residents on the position of the negotiations with Sussex Cricket in relation to a new lease at Blackstone playing fields.  As residents are aware, the Blackstone grounds is the centre for Sussex Cricket’s youth development and unfortunately, due to financial uncertainties with funding for youth cricket they have informed the Council that at the current time they are not in a position to proceed with a new 30-year lease; although this position could change when the financial position becomes clearer towards the end of the year.  We would note that the current lease still has 10 years remaining. 


2023 Sussex Cricket Residents Meetings  Sussex Cricket have arranged 2 further residents meetings following the meeting held in March 2023 at the pavilion. The dates are Monday 10 July at 6.30pm and Monday 16 October at 6.30pm. All residents are welcome to attend.  These meetings are arranged and run by Sussex Cricket.  If you require any additional information, please contact Jon Filby at Sussex Cricket directly  Fixture list with dates are available to view on the noticeboard at the entrance to the playing fields.