Deangate Ridge Golf and Sports complex wax formally closed in 2018 by Medway Council. The Deangate Community Partnership was formed at that time to fight to keep it open. That fight was lost but the group succeeded having the whole site registered as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism act. The site is now still partially open for users of the running track, football and for walkers to use unsupervised.
New proposals are being brought forward following the Council’s successful Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid to now develop the site. Initially this will include a new spur road being driven through the western end of the old golf course to easy traffic congestion. The Council also talk of Parkland Living at Deangate with a view to developing the site for housing.
Deangate Community Partnership are firmly against these proposals and are petitioning the Council to keep Deangate open as a country park and retain and improve facilities. If you would like to add your weight to the Save Deangate petition please follow the link. Save Deangate Petition