The consultation period has now ended. The feedback from the consultation will be available here shortly.

Woodlands Community Hall and recreational ground is central to the Headley Down Community. The current play area and open space is over 20 years old and is overdue an upgrade.

The refurbishment will enhance this vital community facility, by offering opportunities for all residences in the community to use the space.

East Hampshire District Council secured a large proportion of funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy (a financial contribution from developers towards upgrading local infrastructure) alongside a contribution from Headley Parish Council and East Hampshire District Council Welfare Fund.

Woodlands MUGA
Woodlands Play Area

What can you expect to see?

East Hampshire District Council have used data collected in a resident’s survey in 2020 to prioritise the following areas to be developed;

  • an upgraded play area with a new accessible surface
  • a new and improved multi use games area
  • a new outdoor gym
  • new football posts
  • increased benches and seating areas

Headley Down community will be consulted on the project to ensure the design of the facility is driven by the residents.

Consultation for this project will open on Tuesday 8 August 2023 and close on Tuesday 19 September 2023.

The Woodlands Fun Day, Saturday 12 August 2023, is a perfect opportunity to express your views and ask any questions you may have.

Why are we doing this?

Improvements and an upgrade will enhance this vital community facility and give residents and visitors the chance to use and enjoy the area. Improvements will be beneficial to the health and wellbeing of residents, who will be able to make better use of their new outdoor space. This will allow residents to engage in more physical activity, whilst positively impacting their mental wellbeing.

Have your say

The consultation period has now ended.

The feedback from the consultation will be available here shortly.

Frequently asked questions

Here you should find the answers to most of your questions regarding the project.

What will happen to the memorial bench and stone?

In accordance with the wishes of the families, the memorial stone and bench will be moved to allow for this project to go ahead. They will be relocated to a safe, visible location outside Woodlands Hall.

Further information on when this will happen will be made available as the project develops.

Who is the open space targeted towards?

This development will allow a wide range of individuals to engage in the open space.

The play area will provide a place for young children to play and explore, whilst being physically activity.

The multi use games area will allow young people to engage in physical activity in a social way, developing their physical and mental health.

The outdoor gym can be utilised by many different groups and ages.

How can I find out more information?

To find out more information about Woodlands and the open space project, please continue to refer to this webpage.

Updates will also be available on the Woodlands social media accounts and through their regular bulletin.

When will this project be completed?

The project is aiming for completion in Summer 2024. Further information will be made available as the project develops.

Will Woodlands play area be more accessible? 

We are improving the surface of the play area to be more accessible for push chairs and wheelchairs and will be including more equipment for people with disabilities.