Issue 11, January 2018


Woodland facelift at Clair Hall Recreation ground

We are starting work in early February 2018 to make the woodland at Clair Hall Recreation Ground, Haywards Heath more visible, open and accessible for the public.

The woods next to Clair Hall Recreation Ground in Haywards Heath have become overgrown and covered with brambles and shrubs. The thick foliage means it is an unwelcoming place for most residents and the cover it provides makes it a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

We are cutting back the overgrown brambles, Laurel and Holly shrubs in the section of woodland that runs alongside the cricket pitch. The larger trees will have branches that are lower than 6ft from the ground removed and the shrub cover around the Cricket Pavilion will be trimmed.

Removing the undergrowth will allow woodland flowers like bluebells, snowdrops, and daffodils the sunlight they need to grow and spread. It will make the area much more open, attractive and visible, which in turn will help to reduce anti-social behaviour and help local people to feel safer.


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