Maurice Thornton fields cleared ready for weekend games

Volunteers and officials from Hailsham United Junior Football Club have pulled together to clear grass cuttings left behind by contractors, making the pitches unplayable.

Due to a number of key games and training this weekend, three pitches needed to be cleared of grass after Maurice Thornton received the first cut of the year on Thursday. It appears that because the grass was so long, machinary failed to pick up the cuttings.

However, games did begin this evening (Friday) after several volunteers spent the day clearing them.

A number of verges and open spaces throughout the Town Farm estate have been cut and left in a ‘poor state’ according to residents.

A Marshfoot Lane resident told Hailsham News and Talk; “I’ve contacted the council today who advised me to offially write in to complain about the work, then it can be investigated. So, I’m urging anyone who is unhappy to do the same”.

More than a 150 visitors are expected at Maurice Thornton Recreation ground this weekend due to a number of activities. There are now plans by contractors to cut the grass weekly for the rest of the year.

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