Photo Special: Opening of Walshes Park

Selection of photos from the official opening on Saturday 1st September and the family fun day.

Bench unveiled by Chairman of Wealden District Council, Councillor Chris Hardy. Also present is the Mayor of Crowborough, Councillor Greg Rose. Display birds of prey. Dog show. Welly Wanging. BBQ. Tea & Cakes. Archaeological and Ecology Tour.


Original Article: The official opening of Walshes Park in Crowborough, is taking place on Saturday 1st September.

Wealden District Council invite you to enjoy the variety of free events and attractions.

Things to see and do include face painting; a falconry display; ecological walk; photographic competition; dog show; as well as food and local produce stalls.  Dogs are most welcome but must be on a lead at all times due to the falconry display.

Councillor Ann Newton, Wealden Cabinet member for Planning and Development said:

It’s a great location with some splendid open scenery and wildlife.

We hope local residents will enjoy this natural recreational area for generations to come.  It’s the ideal place to picnic, play and relax, and we hope to see lots of families doing just that on the 1st September.

Walshes Park located to the south of Alderbook.  There is currently only a six space car park until the new larger car park is built, so please walk.  Access from Stone Cross Road, Adam Close, Alderbrook Way, Nightingales (opposite Culverden Vets on Walshes Road).  See the map:

The Family Fun Day on Saturday 1st September starts at 12.30pm.

Walshes Park in Crowborough: User Code

Walshes Park is Wealden’s new open access countryside area.  Wealden District Council acquired the site in late 2015.  It is paid for through contributions from housing developments taking place in the area.  Walshes Park provides an alternative recreational venue to the Ashdown Forest, helping to protect the flora and fauna of this important heathland.  In planning terms it is known as a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS).  There will be a second SANGS called Owlsbury Park, on the side of the A22 Uckfield bypass, designed to mitigate against visitor pressure from the 1,000 homes development at Ridgewood Farm.

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