Polegate War Memorial Recreation Ground has been given protection for the people of the town.
The green space has become a Field in Trust and is the first in the south east to be given such status.
This is welcome news as residents and councillors have campaigned against development on the site. This new status gives the recreation ground the protection it needs to stop any building.
A group set up to protect the ground, called KORGI, tried to obtain village green status a few years ago but this was unsuccessful. They are now celebrating the recent good news.
Paul Woolmer, chair of KORGI, said, “I thank our councillors for their decision and the loyal supporters who stayed the course. KORGI has closed its book.”
An unveiling ceremony with the Lord Lieutenant Peter Field will be held at 10.30 am on the ground. Residents are invited.