Fairwarp sports field wins new status as a Queen Elizabeth II Field
Fairwarp village sports field has been designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
A plaque, see left, commemorating the occasion was unveiled on Saturday the day of the annual cricket and croquet day held at the field.
The cricket match is between the village pub, the Foresters Arms XI and the Village XI.
Villagers joined trustees with a picnic and a Pimms to support the local teams and enjoy a family day out.
The sports field was entered in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, led by the Duke of Cambridge, to mark the Diamond Jubilee and was successfully designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
The trustees of the Fairwarp QEII Field are working with Fields in Trust towards their goal to protect 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces as a permanent, tangible legacy from both the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.
Pictured below, by Ron Hill, at the opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Field are Sussex FA executives Mr Douglas Austen and Mr Paul Hartman with field trustees Russel Davison, Helen Rowland and Emmett Jaques.
(Added to site Thursday, August 9th, 2012)