Blackstone Playing Field Lease

UPDATED 11 AUGUST 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 Wednesday, 7th September 2022 at 6.30pm at the pavilion on Blackstone playing fields, Blackstone Lane and they welcome all Woodmancote residents to come along. Jon Filby Sussex Cricket Club Chairman will be available to update residents and answer any questions.

If you require any additional information, please contact Jon Filby at Sussex Cricket directly jon.filby@sussexcricket.co.uk