Request to Play Cricket in the Recreation Ground

The Parish Council has been approached by a cricket club requesting to play Saturday cricket in the recreation ground for children’s, ladies’, and league three matches as there is currently a shortage of cricket pitches in the area. Initially, one artificial cricket wicket was requested, but the cricket club has been keen to explore whether additional grass cricket wickets would also be possible in place of the adult football pitches on the field furthest away from the Pavilion. The cricket club would fund all costs for an artificial wicket and additional grass wickets.

Following information published on social media, HHPC has received several objections to cricket being played in the park, and a few letters of support, but is aware that not all residents of Hockley Heath Parish have had an opportunity to voice their opinion. The Parish Council has not entered into any agreements so cannot confirm whether there could be one or several cricket wickets. As a result, the Parish Council is keen to hear whether you are favourable or not to cricket returning to the park. Please contact the Clerk to HHPC before 6th February 2022 with any views you have on this matter, please state your address as HHPC wishes to hear from residents that reside within the Parish.