Making a difference where you live

Transforming Newhaven Recreation Ground

We have secured £2.4 million from the Towns Fund to undertake major improvements across Newhaven Recreation Ground in Fort Road.

A dedicated council officer has been employed to focus on this transformative project and we will soon be sharing designs showing how the existing buildings will be redeveloped and how the park will be remodelled to accommodate new recreation opportunities and a new playground.

Following consultation with local stakeholders a planning application will be submitted. We hope work will be completed in 2024.

This extensive redevelopment follows the creation of a very popular pump track and complete rebuild of the skate park.

James MacCleary

Councillor James MacCleary, Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council, said:

“I came into politics to make a difference in towns and villages across the district and so it gives me great pride to know this investment is going to bring great improvements to our recreation ground. Living in Newhaven with two young children I know how important this facility is to local people and I can’t wait to see local people enjoying the new facilities.”