Contest to name Peacehaven Park

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A competition is being launched to name the new park which will be built in Peacehaven.

The Big Parks Project team will be inviting entries at the Peacehaven One Show at the Meridian Centre on Wednesday May 28.

A panel will then shortlist the entries and the community will be asked to vote for their favourite.

Big Parks Project spokesperson Michelle Porter said: “The name of the park should represent the whole community and reflect the history and archaeology of the site or the landscape and environment that surrounds it.

“We will simply be asking for a name suggestion and a brief description of why you chose it.”

The new park will include a state of the art skatepark, playgrounds, football pitches, cycling and walking paths.

There will be a cafe and a renovated sports hub area at the existing Piddinghoe Sports Park.

Project organisers said they thought asking residents to name the park would be in keeping with the town’s history.

Michelle added: “Peacehaven was established by entrepreneur Charles Neville, who purchased the land to develop the town.

“In January 1916 he launched a competition in the national press, inviting the public to name his new town.

“The first prize was a plot of land worth £100 and a further 50 plots worth £50. The winning name was New Anzac-on-Sea.”

To enter visit www.bigparksproject.org.uk or visit Peacehaven Town Council offices.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday June 11.