One of the most popular areas, and considered the jewel in the crown by many, is The Heath. This area covers some 69 acres of land together with a 22 acre pond.
The Heath is just a short walk from the Town Centre and is the site of the annual Taro Fair, which is held on 6 October every year (unless a Sunday). This was originally a horse fair but is now a large fun fair with many sideshows and is enjoyed by many in the area every year.
Boats are available for hire during the summer and you can purchase light snacks, beverages and ice cream from the Heath Kiosk (The Plump Duck). You can also fish at the Pond – a water bailiff will ask you to buy a day ticket for fishing. For more information on Fishing please contact The Heath Pond Association on 07920 102623. The Pond also provides a home for many species of wildfowl.
The Children’s play area is very popular with families.
The Town Council is very grateful to the Friends of Petersfield Heath who take a very active interest in all that happens on the Heath.
To find out more please follow this link: www.petersfieldheath.org
If you are already a current licence holder, or would like to sign up for a licence, please read the Government Guidelines before commencing this activity using the link below.
Please note that only enclosed vessels are permitted. Paddle-boarding is not permitted.
Day Licence £6.48 per vessel
Email email@example.com to inform us that you wish to purchase a day licence with the date you require it.
We will send you a confirmation email that this day is available (4 private boats max per day).
We will provide you details of how to make payment which is either by BACS or by credit/debit card over the phone Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm .
Once you have made the payment, please confirm this to us by email and we will confirm receipt with our finance team.
We will confirm that payment has been received, and this payment confirmation email will provide proof of your day licence.
Day permits should be requested 24 hours before the licence is required, as we cannot guarantee that they will be issued in time if requested in less time.
Annual Licence £57.04 per vessel
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us that you wish to purchase an annual licence.
We will provide you details of how to make payment which is either by BACS or by credit/debit card over the phone Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
Once you have made the payment, please confirm this to us by email with a completed copy of this application form.
We will confirm that payment has been received and return your licence signed by a senior council member.
Vessels are to be launched from the designated gravel area directly in front of Heath
Road main gates.
Please note that the Town Council offices are not open at weekends.
Summary of Facilities
- General Open Space
- Friends of The Heath
- Children’s Playground
- Fishing – The Heath Pond Association Tel. 07920 102623
- Petersfield’s Historic Barrows
- Walks (including circular Millenium Path walk around pond)
- Refreshments Kiosk
- Home of Petersfield Cricket Club
- Site of Importance for Nature Conservation