Town and village greens


Town and village greens in East Sussex

Town and Village Greens are usually local areas of land used for sports and pastimes.

Unlike common land, there is no general right of public access over village greens. Access is reserved for the inhabitants of the neighbourhood or locality.

A town or village green may be privately owned, although in practice many greens are owned by the local parish council. Some greens may also have rights of common over them.

The registers of common land and town and village greens in East Sussex are held at County Hall in Lewes. The registers are a written record that describes each piece of land and a set of maps. These can be viewed by contacting the: