SEDLESCOMBE SPORTSFIELD. The Parish Council is the registered freehold owner of the Sedlescombe Sportsfield at Oaklands Park but the field is leased to Trustees of the Sports Association. The thirty-year lease with a peppercorn rent will expire in August 2030.


The Association is responsible for all maintenance and running of the field apart from part of the car park which remains in the Council's responsibility. The car park was doubled in size in 2012.

The Council is also responsible for contributing to the maintenance of the access road known as Ladybird Lane to the Sportsfield which belongs to the Pestalozzi Village Trust and is also used by other properties on the Estate.

Please contact: (Jan 2016: New details awaited) for further details and hire of the sportsfield.

A new pavilion was built in 2009.

PLEASE NOTE: It is most important that Sportsfield users do not park in Ladybird Lane which is the access road to the Sportsfield Car Park. Parking here is contrary to the covenant on the land and may obstruct the access to properties and to the Pestalozzi International Village. If there is no room left in the Sportsfield Car Park, park in the Sedlescombe public car park which can be found in Brede Lane, off the Village Green (turn right out of the road leading to the Sportsfield and the public car park is just a short walk away on the right).

It must also be noted that as the Sportsfield is leased to the Sports Association, it is not a public field. The public may use the footpath roughly adjacent to the River Brede but dogs must be kept on leads and cycling is not allowed.