New Pavilion

Plumpton’s playing fields are located on Station Road, Plumpton (opposite the railway station) formally known as King George V Playing Field. KGVPF is a designated Fields in Trust field.  The playing field is owned by Plumpton Parish Council.

On the KGVPF site there is a pavilion which is also the home of Honeybees Preschool, playpark, skatepark, basketball court, cricket, stoolball and football pitches plus archery.  The pavilion at KGVPF has been a well-used and loved building for over 80 years. In 2010 there were plans drawn up to replace the building but for financial reasons at the time it wasn’t viable.  In 2017/8 a grant was achieved with Leader for £50,000 plus fundraised money from various user groups and the Parish Council to refurbish the kitchen/communal areas/changing rooms and clad part of the outside that was dilapidated. During this refurbishment it was noted that the life of the building would be in the region of about ten years.

Honeybees Preschool has grown from strength to strength having achieved an Ofsted Outstanding report in 2023.  Honeybees are in desperate need of a more functional setting but still within the accessibility of the parish so parents can walk their children to the setting. The King George V Playing Field is registered with the Charity Commission and the Parish Council are sole managing trustees of the charity.  The Parish Council formed the Playing Field Committee which is made up of representatives from various sports clubs, Honeybees Preschool and Parish Council members. 

The Parish Council along with the users of the pavilion have over the years worked very hard to maintain the building and in November 2023 the Parish Council after having assessed the building and the cost to maintain the building it was agreed that a brand new pavilion would be the way forward.

A working group has been formed.  Invitations to the parish and user groups were sent out asking for members to sit on the working group.  There were few responses and the working group consists of three parish councillors, two members of Honeybees preschool and one member representing the sports clubs.  The first meeting of the working group was held on 23rd January and in order to start the project a wish list needs to be created by way of surveys to the users, residents and neighbours.  Please click on the link that is most relevant to you.

Neighbours Survey

Users Survey

Residents Survey