Recreation Grounds & Public Open Spaces
Bedford Road Recreation Ground, Bedford Road, Sandy, SG19 1EY.
Sunderland Road Recreation Ground, Sunderland Road, SG19 1RQ.
The Council owns two principal recreation grounds in Sandy at Bedford Road and Sunderland Road which are maintained by Town Council staff.
Bedford Road Recreation Ground includes children’s play facilities for a range of age groups, a youth shelter, open space and a football pitch which is leased to Sandy Football Club as is the Football Pavilion on this site.
Sunderland Road Recreation Ground includes children’s play facilities, open space, senior, junior and mini football pitches, cricket pitch, car parking, a youth shelter and some skate board equipment (which is owned by Sandy Skateboard Association). The football pitches are allocated to local clubs on a seasonal basis but occasional games may be permitted. The cricket square is leased to Sandy Cricket Club but is available for public use. Please contact please contact Stevenage Leisure Ltd on 0300 300 8075 for all cricket and football pitch bookings.
The Town Council owns the Bowling Green on Sunderland Road Recreation Ground, Sandy. Although it is on a long-term lease to Sandy Town Bowling Club it is available for public use. The cost is £3.90 per person, per rink, per hour. Please contact the Bowling Club if you'd like to use the facilities.
Sandy Town Council owns Beeston Common which is ancient common land and therefore a registered village green. In addition the Town Council has adopted several parcels of public open space which it maintains on behalf of the community, eg the public open space in the Fallowfield development.
These areas of public open space are maintained either directly by Sandy Town Council staff or by our contractors eg much of the grass cutting is undertaken by Amey.
Keeping the Recreation Grounds tidy
At least once a week, litter will be picked up and litter bins emptied.
To report any problems please contact the Council on 01767 681491.