Blackstone Playing Field Lease

UPDATED 18 NOVEMBER 2022

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. 

Sussex Cricket will be holding a residents meeting on 27 March 2023 at 6.30pm at the pavilion on Blackstone playing fields, Blackstone Lane and they welcome all Woodmancote residents to come along. Two further dates for residents meeting will be made available in due course by Sussex Cricket. Jon Filby, Sussex Cricket Club Chairman will be available to update residents and answer any questions. 

These meetings are arranged and run by Sussex Cricket. If you require any additional information, please contact Jon Filby at Sussex Cricket directly jon.filby@sussexcricket.co.uk