As part of its obligation to ensure that the Hailsham Country Park is well maintained and accessible to the public, Town Council staff will be working in the coming weeks (weather dependent) to set about tackling future flooding on the site.
At the 22-acre Hailsham Country Park, situated off Gleneagles Drive, two sections of footpath at the southern end of the site are prone to flooding and sometimes impassable during the autumn and winter period, restricting access to some parts of the open space.
Town Council works staff will work to counter the problem by installing land drains to help discharge excess water into the existing ditch system. This will include the construction of culverts.
“Hailsham Town Council is responsible for a number of areas of public open space within the town,” said Councillor Richard Grocock, chairman of the Strategic Projects Committee. “Most of these have designated footpaths to provide access to and around the area and a number of them, particularly at the Country Park site, have experienced flooding over the past few winters.”
“As it appears that the large amount of rainfall has become the norm for the local weather during the autumn and winter months, the Town Council will be taking the necessary steps to ensure that future flooding of footpaths is prevented.”
Hailsham Town Council is proud of its many improvements to the Country Park site in recent years, including the construction of a new path around Wentworth Pond, replacement of boundary fencing and other area-specific projects.
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.
Copies of the Hailsham Country Park map are available to members of the public free of charge at the Town Council Offices, Inglenook, Market Street. For further information, call (01323) 841702.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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