Hassocks Parish Council would like to thank everyone who completed the survey on the Adastra Park Masterplan. Much interest was shown by those who visited the Parish Council stand at the May Day event where the Masterplan was on display.   Many questions were asked about the proposals and the event provided a really valuable opportunity for Councillors to engage with the community.

In excess of 380 survey responses were submitted including 160 from the pupils of The Windmills Junior School.

The overwhelming response supported the vision for the park and many ideas were forthcoming from those who completed the survey. Pleasingly, a number of people have also volunteered to assist with improving the Garden of Remembrance.


Some great news is that, since the consultation the Parish Council has received confirmation that it has been successful in a bid to secure external funding from developer contributions (s106).  A total of £75,000 has been awarded from Mid Sussex District Council towards the skate/wheel park which will now enable the progression of this part of the project. Thank you, Mid Sussex!

The Council is in the process of prioritising other areas of the Plan, drawing on the suggestions and outcomes of the Consultation. The next stage is to explore the feasibility of various options with suppliers.


Updates on the progress of this project will be posted on the Parish Council website,, which also feeds posts to its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Email may also be used to send updates to those who have provided email addresses for this purpose.  Please do let the staff at the Parish Office know if you would like your email address to be added to this list by emailing:

May 2018


Adastra Park is a real asset to Hassocks Parish Council and to the community as a whole.  The Parish Council is keen to ensure that the facilities in the Park meet the needs of a changing and growing community.  Therefore with this in mind, a “Masterplan” has been drawn up with a range of proposed improvements to make Adastra Park a Park for All.  

The Parish Council is seeking the views from as many members of the community as possible through a Public Consultation.  The Consultation is running from Monday 7 May, for a six week period, until Monday 18 June 2018, please view the proposals.  THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

However, the MASTERPLAN proposals can still be viewed online by clicking the link.




The Garden of Remembrance in Adastra Park was created by Edward Stafford, who donated Adastra Park to the Parish Council.  Edward Stafford’s eldest son, The Frederick John Ewart Stafford (known as Ewart) was killed in the First World War, and the Garden of Remembrance was to commemorate Ewart and other comrades from the village.  Further information about the history of the Adastra Garden of Remembrance and other War Memorials in Clayton and Keymer can be found here.

The Parish Council would very much like to initiate a plan to refresh this special area and to provide ongoing maintenance and care.  Therefore it is hoped that it might be possible to create a team of volunteers who would be prepared to roll up their sleeves and help to bring this beautiful garden back to full glory.

If you feel you might be able to give your time even for just a couple of mornings per year, please let the Parish Office know by completing a VOLUNTEER FORM and dropping it into the office (address as above) or emailing at

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