Roadworks in the town

The A22 (Lewes Road) has two-way rolling signals from the 26th of July – 19th of December.

Moat Road access from the A22 will be closed from Monday 5th September for three weeks due to emergency SGN gas works at Sandy Lane.

All the above road closure are being managed by West Sussex Highways, who can be contacted on 01243 642105.

Sports Development Group (Sports Council)

The Sports Development Group were set up by the Town Council for all sports clubs to come together and share good ideas, best practice and how sports can be developed across the town. East Grinstead is fortunate in that it has a plethora of top quality varied sporting clubs. All clubs and groups are invited to attend the meeting (and if you are new or have not come across the group before,  just come along and make yourself known, you are welcome to attend).

The group meet quarterly to receive an update on what is going on in groups, opportunities for grants, advice and how to access this.  The meeting is currently chaired by a Town Councillor however this is a meeting facilitated by the Town Council and is there for the clubs and groups to get something out of this and voice any concerns or needs.  The Town and District Council both send officers who can help signpost to bodies who may be able to help resolve a problem.  Sometimes the groups can help each other out.   This is networking, advice, help and camaraderie,  but so much more.


Sports Development Group

Our next quarterly East Grinstead Sports Council meeting will be on Wednesday 28th September at 7.30pm. We are kindly being hosted by Weir Wood Sailing Club.

The Clubhouse address for sat nav users is Weir Wood Sailing Club, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HT. That postcode covers many houses and farms once you are in the “no-name” lane off Priory Road, about half a mile up from Forest Row. There are plenty of signs to Weir Wood Sailing Club.

NB – It is important that you approach from Forest Row as Priory Road is closed for long term gas pipe road works if you try to approach from the Hindleap Warren side.

Introductions and News – Bob Shelley

We’ll introduce ourselves to each other and I’ll bring you up to date with some of our local sports news.

Afghan Resettlement Update 

An update on how our local sports clubs are trying to provide opportunities to get involved with Afghan families’ wellbeing as they adapt to their new home.

Acorns Leisure & Gym Club Fire – Martin Reuter

Following the recent disastrous fire at the Acorns Club in Copthorne, a local squash and racketball club has come to the rescue for Acorn’s members. Their actions are an excellent example of mutual support amongst our sports community and we will hear why.

SportsAid – Alice Radford

SportsAid is the only national charity of its kind – helping young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and World champions. It has supported many of our biggest sporting names in the early stages of their careers. Alice will explain how the charity undertakes this important work and her own role within it.

Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation

A representative from East Grinstead Rugby Club will update us on the great work that the Foundation is doing for community and school’s rugby.

Sports Volunteer Award

One of our regular participants at Sports Council has won an award from the local governing body for his work with one of our junior clubs. He will overcome his natural shyness and tell us how this came about.

Club Updates

Our  Club representatives will share with us their current situation, their successes and any challenges they face.

Any other Business

Your chance to raise, share or discuss anything you want with our group, of a sporting nature.


The groups that currently attend the meeting and a contact for each is shown below: