Enjoy the great outdoors at park in Hailsham

Hailsham Park
Hailsham Park

Residents in Hailsham are being encouraged to visit the town’s country park and enjoy the great outdoors as summer approaches.

Hailsham Town Council has launched the campaign to encourage visitors to Hailsham Country Park.

The council-maintained Country Park, situated off Gleneagles Drive, covers approximately 22 acres and incorporates woodland, a recreational grass area, two ponds and a lake.

A water course skirts the open field area and all-weather footpaths can be found throughout the park to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the open space area.

Karen Moralee, clerk to the town council’s Parks, Open Spaces and Sports Committee said the park is a great place to ‘get away from it all’ and for children to play.

She said: “Offering magnificent views and with so much to offer, the Country Park is an ideal place to get away from it all.

“Residents and visitors can bring their family and have a picnic, do a spot of fishing at the Gleneagles lake, jog, spot wildlife, exercise their dog or encourage their children to let off steam using the open space to fly a kite.”

A spokesman for Hailsham Town Council said it is proud of its many improvements to the site in recent years, including the construction of a new path around Wentworth Pond and other area-specific projects.

The spokesman added: “Furthermore, the park’s high level of maintenance by town council works staff, together with regular monitoring of the area by a Water Bailiff, has ensured that the site remains a safe and clean public green space for the whole community to enjoy.”

Town Clerk John Harrison said: “The town council maintains over 20 acres of public space, which includes a variety of formal parks and recreation grounds,woodland, lakes and heathland.

“With the compliments of the town council, I would encourage people to take a stroll around Hailsham Country Park and enjoy it during the summer months.”

For more information about the park or any upcoming events in the town visit Hailsham Town Council’s website at http://www.hailsham-tc.gov.uk

You can also follow the council on Facebook by searching for Hailsham Town Council.