Sidley Recreation Ground

The project seeks to create a hub of new and improved free, accessible, community facilities at Sidley Recreation Ground for both casual and organised sport and recreational activity. It is the first in a number of sport and recreation-related projects which the Rother District Council hopes to help facilitate in the coming years in partnership with local clubs and organisations.


The proposed facilities are:

A unique and ground-breaking facility for BMX-ing providing opportunities for organised races, coaching, skills development, and casual riding. To include a floodlit racing track and funding permitting, an adjacent ‘Jump Area’ with challenging jump lines for experienced riders and starter jumps for novices. This will be designed by an experienced specialist contractor in association with the BMX Club.

 A floodlit concrete skatepark for freestyle BMX-ing and scootering as well as skateboarding designed by Canvas Spaces, a leading contractor in the industry, in conjunction with the local skateboarding community.

Improved access to both facilities and supporting ancillary facilities promoting safe, year-round use.