During the summer months of 2001
a questionnaire was sent out to every household
in the village asking what the youngsters would like as a new facility. The answer was a skate park. Then the hard work of fundraising began
It was decided that the skate park should be at the playing fields and situated near to the Pavilion and next to the cricket nets.
A very hard working committee was formed and together with the help of the youngsters in
the village, arranged fundraising events, such as Safari Suppers, Jumble Sales, Discos, Penny Miles, Carol Singing and Quizzes.
With the aid of grants from Action in Rural Sussex, Southern FM, the Police, Parish Council and donations from generous individuals and local groups, the dream came true.
This facility cost in the region of £30,000 and has proved to be a very welcome addition to the village, not just for local youngsters but also for those coming from nearby villages.
The skate park was opened on 10th October 2004 and is a lasting tribute to all those who worked so hard to raise funds, in a very short time, to provide a much needed facility for the youngsters of the village.