New cricket pitch for Hilly Fields

Cllr Sue Luxton has the story that Hilly Fields will get a new cricket pitch:

Funding totalling £600,000 has been secured from the Big Lottery, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the London Marathon Charitable Trust to regenerate the pitches both at Hilly Fields and in Mayow Park (Sydenham).

Congratulations are due to Peter Rankin from local social enterprise Envirowork Lewisham, who has played a key role in driving this project forward, together with Teachsport and officers from Lewisham's parks department... The pitch will be on part of the flat bit by Francis Drake Bowling Club, alongside Hilly Fields Crescent. I believe this is where a cricket pitch was originally located in the park, many years back.

About a year ago, we spoke to Peter about this project and he explained that it would happily co-exist with the football that's regularly played in Hilly Fields. It's great to hear that it's finally going ahead - an important step forward in improving the range and quality of local sports facilities.