The Common, Monk's Hill
The Common on Monk’s Hill was gifted to the people of Westbourne in 1859. The land is held in charitable status by the Parish Council and is registered as a Village Green which gives it protection in law from any future development. It is allocated for the exercise and recreation of the inhabitants of the Parish and neighbourhood.
It consists of four acres of open space overlooking the hills of the South Downs National Park, and is ideal for a range of sports and leisure activities. It includes a fenced off children’s playground, which was refurbished with the latest play equipment in 2018, adult outdoor exercise equipment, a number of picnic tables and benches, and a car park.
An oak tree was planted in 2018 at The Common to celebrate the achievements of Tim Peake – British astronaut from Westbourne. Tim also formally opened the refurbished playground.
The recreation ground at Mill Road is leased by the Parish Council from Chichester District Council. It includes a large open space with football goal posts, a children’s play area suitable for younger and older children, a skate park, a football/basketball pitch, and adult outdoor exercise equipment. There are also a number of benches and picnic tables and a car park.
The Parish Council owns the land used for the allotments and leases it to the Westbourne Allotment Association.