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Mid Sussex District Council is committed to managing all public parks and open spaces to the highest possible standards.

Parks improvements

London Road Recreation Ground, Hassocks

We would like to know how you currently use London Road recreation ground, also known as Belmont Park, and how you would like to use it in the future.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities across the UK. As we emerge from the pandemic we are planning ahead and preparing a plan for future improvements to London Road recreation ground. We need your help.

To start to help us, please fill in this questionnaire by the end of 31st October 2021.

Your answers will help us prepare the long term plan for London Road Recreation Ground which we are preparing over the next few months. We will share a draft version of the plan and will ask for your feedback before we start delivering the improvements throughout the Park.

We will also consider previous information we gathered from other consultation events about the Recreation Ground.

Your support will help inform decisions about what to improve and how the future of the park might look and feel in years to come.

Please encourage as many people as possible to fill in this questionnaire and please keep looking out for updates here

Brooklands Park, East Grinstead

Thank you to everyone who filled in the questionnaire about how you currently use Brooklands Park and how you would like to use it in the future.

Our Landscape Architects have listened to everyone’s comments and come up with a masterplan for future improvements to the park. These works will happen in phases over the next few years.

Come along to the park on Wednesday 27th October, 1-4pm to have a closer look at the plans and share your thoughts with the designers. There will be a trail to follow around the park helping bring the plan to life.

If you miss that event, don’t worry, you can share your views online until November 7th.

Click here to see the plans and then fill in this questionnaire.

Click here for even more information about the process we’re going through.

2020 park masterplans

In Spring 2020, we asked you what we could do to improve four of our parks (Victoria Park, Haywards Heath; St Johns Park, Burgess Hill; Mount Noddy, East Grinstead; Hemsleys Meadow and Finches Field, Pease Pottage). Landscape architects prepared draft designs based on what you said.

The designs showed long term plans for how the parks could be improved over time.

In Summer 2020, you had the chance to comment on these designs, thanks to everyone who did. Landscape Architects have refined these draft masterplans and made suggestions for priority areas for improvement based on your feedback. We will publish the plans once we have identified available funding.

Events in parks

The Council's Parks and Open Spaces play host to a varied programme of events throughout the year. These range from:

  • Fairs
  • Circuses
  • Fetes
  • Village days
  • Bonfire nights
  • Fireworks displays
  • And more

We accept enquiries from all organisations. Our aim is to put on events that will be positive for the local community.

Events take a lot of planning. We can offer you help to do this – but you need to contact us as early as possible with a minimum of 28 days' notice before the planned event.

If you think your event may be higher risk in terms of safety or community impact – please fill in our Safety Advisory Group – event notification form.

Useful documents


Please note: Barbeques are not allowed unless booked with us as part of an organised event.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477379

Last updated: 25 October 2021