To mark Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 an initiative has been entered to put local green open spaces under permanent protection. The areas protected will retain their existing names but also be known as Queen Elizabeth II Fields (QE2) and will be created across the nation.
During the autumn of 2010 local councillors were asked to nominate areas for entry into the scheme. By the end of 2010 names of six nominated areas were passed to Fields in Trust (FIT) the guardian body. A further fourteen sites were nominated in 2012. FIT was formerly known as the National Playing Fields Association.
After confirmation of all the legal details of land ownership and community input the recreation areas are now all due to be protected through a Deed of Dedication held by FIT.
Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Eastbourne
Twenty sites have been nominated under the scheme in Eastbourne.
Site maps of all the locations can be found by following the links from this page.
More information about FIT and QEII Fields
The paperwork is currently being processed by FIT and anticipated to be completd during 2013.
All the parks and recreation grounds can be viewed on the Fields in Trust website by selecting Eastbourne Borough Council or by entering your post code.