Meet Paul:
    Your Maintenance Technician

    There’s a new face around The Green – Paul! Paul is our new Maintenance Technician, and will be working hard alongside David, our other Facilities Manager, to make sure everything is working perfectly and the grounds are looking lovely!

    Paul will be there for you if anything should happen to go wrong, as well as keeping The Green in tip top condition. Say hi to Paul in The Clubhouse or wherever he might be working around the site.

    Paul, the Maintenance Technician at The Green

    Hi Paul! How are you?

    Fantastic, thank you.

    Tell us about you! Where do you come from, what’s your background?

    I am originally from South East London. I have always been a very determined and ambitious person with a varied career from being an auto technician to obtaining my childcare qualification to becoming a project supervisor.

    What is the best part about your job at The Green?

    I would have to say meeting the residents, and it’s nice to see smiling faces every day.

    What do you get up to day-to-day here at The Green?

    My role here at The Green is very varied! I work hard to keep our gardens neat and tidy for our residents to enjoy as well as maintaining our properties to a high standard.

    What’s your favourite thing to do on your day off?

    My days off are filled with family time. I love taking a day trip out at the zoo or to our family houseboat on the south coast – which needs a lot of looking after!

    What would you recommend doing as a day trip from The Green?

    Go Ape!’ followed by an visit to an all you can eat buffet. Go Ape is just down the road from The Green and perfect for children and adults alike so makes a great day out for families and friends and is a great challenge!

    What’s your favourite spot here at The Green?

    I would have to say The Clubhouse. That’s where everyone meets for coffee and a catch up! It’s the best place to meet the residents and find out what’s going on.

    Paul – with Chris, Emma and David– is part of our outstanding resident services team here. Our team will always be looking out for you when you rent one of our stunning homes.

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    Play football on the sports court at The Green

    In-Depth: The Outdoor, Multi-use Sports Court

    Fancy a kick about? A game of tennis or badminton? We’ve got just the place… Our multi-use sports court is perfect for you if you want to stretch your legs, burn off some energy and get some fresh air. Free to use and book out for all of our residents, the sports court is all yours!

    The Green’s Outdoor Sports Court

    How big is The Sports Court?
    The Sports Court is big enough to play all your favourite sports on and big enough for group exercise classes! But specifically, it is 40m long and nearly 13m wide.

    How many sports can be played on it?
    Football, basketball, tennis, foot-tennis… pretty much any ball sports! Most types of ball sports can be played due to the various markings on the pitch. The court also has the potential for additional activities such as boot camp and personal training classes!

    What is the Court currently used for?
    We are currently trying to start a Tennis Club at The Green, and we run exercise classes every week out on the court in summer. These include a Circuits group and a Boxercise class. There’s also a 5-a-side football team which will always relish playing new people!

    To book The Sports Court, just get in touch with our onsite team or use our residents’ smart app.

    Come and take a tour of The Green to see what we have to offer residents – including our fantastic outdoors Sports Court and all our other amenities.

      Five great days out in Sussex from The Green

      We’re in a great location. Well, we think so. And we’re sure you’ll feel the same when you come to see our fabulous homes for rent for the first time too. Our local area doesn’t just have all you need. There’s also plenty of things to do. In West Sussex and beyond, take a look at some of the days out to discover from your new home at The Green at Kilnwood Vale.

      1. Explore The Sussex Countryside

      The High Weald AONB is an outstanding example of Sussex countryside

      You *could* rent an apartment in Crawley or Horsham town centres. But that would mean missing out on having some magnificent countryside literally on your doorstep. Just cross the A264 outside our main entrance and you are on the boundary of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 1,450sq km of walks, cycles, attractions and much more…

      How To: You can walk into the High Weald AONB from The Green.

      Try Also: South Downs National Park – You can reach one of the UK’s newest National Parks by car, bus or rail from The Green, depending on what activities you’re interested in doing.


      2. Brighton Rocks!

      Brighton has it all; the Sussex seaside resort offering plenty to see and do...

      The Pier, The Lanes, The Pavilion and more; Brighton has it all. Just 40 mins by road and 70 mins by public transport, sample the delights of one of the UK’s finest seaside resorts. From strolls along the front to scaling the world’s tallest moving observation tower or the world’s oldest operating aquarium; you could fill or day or three with ease in Brighton.

      How To: A23 (by car) – Crawley to Brighton (by rail)

      Try Also: Portsmouth – A little bit further afield, but the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle, Charles Dickens’ Birthplace, Historic Dockyard and more make ‘Pompey’ an absolute must!


      3. To Be Beside The Seaside

      Sussex is home to some of the UK's best beaches, and West Wittering is one of the finest examples...

      For when the ‘Great British Summer’ has its moments, the Sussex coast has the beaches to savour it. West Wittering is one of the best too; a Blue Flag beach with high quality bathing water and equally fine facilities. So don’t forget to take your bucket and spade, watch wind and kite surfers or simply sit and admire the views of Chichester and the South Downs.

      How To: via A24 and A27 (by car)

      Try Also: Saltdean – A super seaside day out that’s closer to home at The Green; Saltdean is 40 mins by car. The Art Deco-style Lido is a particular highlight, now re-open to visitors.


      4. Arundel Castle & Gardens

      Explore the historic Arundel Castle and its expansive gardens...

      This medieval castle dates back to 1067 and is open to visitors between April and October. To take a trip to Arundel Castle is to step back in time as you walk round the Grade I-listed castle buildings and its extensive gardens. Be sure to climb 131 steps up to the Keep too; its views of the River Arun, the English Channel and the South Downs are quite incredible.

      How To: A24 (by car) – Faygate to Arundel (by rail)

      Try Also: Chichester – dating back to Roman times, this is West Sussex’s only city. By road or rail, it has centuries of history to explore; most notably, the grand 900-year-old cathedral.


      5. Go Ape at Tilgate Park

      For treetop adventures, Go Ape's Crawley course is full of thrills and spills

      Go Ape‘s two tree-top adventures at Crawley’s Tilgate Park offers thrills and spills for all the family. Zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and more will keep adults and children alike busy (and entertained!) during your visit. And if it isn’t your cup of tea, the park has walking routes and a kids’ play area to make sure everyone has a great day out close to The Green.

      How To: A2220 (by car) – 23 and 10 (by bus)

      Try Also: Drusillas Park – if you like animals, you’ll love this small zoo. Located near Alfriston, it cares for domestic and wild animals. And there’s plenty more if you have kids too…

      Photo © Robin Webster (cc-by-sa/2.0)

      If you like the sound of these suggestions, there’s so much more that Sussex has to explore. Rent an apartment or townhouse at The Green, and you’ll give yourself a brilliant base from which to get out and discover. If you can pull yourself away from our exceptional onsite amenities, of course! For stunning new homes and things to do, Sussex is the place to be.

        Popcorn & Movie Night at The Green

        We love the community we are building here at The Green, and our RSMs are constantly coming up with ideas for great new events for our residents to enjoy!

        For our latest event, on 25th April, we hosted a Popcorn and Movie night for everyone to come and enjoy – with our very own retro popcorn maker. With complimentary popcorn, wine and other nibbles, this residents event proved to be a huge success! We showed two movies – The Greatest Showman and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – two firm fan favourites. It was a great chance for our residents to get together, have a natter and enjoy the films, with everyone welcome.

        One of our happy residents, Damian, particularly enjoyed the evening: “Thanks for the great evening Emma! Had a great time and good to meet Turiny! The popcorn machine, wine, sweets and choice of films were perfect.”

        Our residents at the Popcorn & Movie night
        Turiny enjoying our new retro popcorn maker!
        Residents watching Mamma Mia! in the Clubhouse

        It was also a great chance for our residents to meet our new Night Concierge, Turiny! He will be around to help the RSM team with keeping The Green running smoothly. Watch this space to find out more about him in a blog post soon…

        Don’t forget to keep a lookout for details of upcoming resident events at The Green. We’ve got Ladies Fashion Nights and events surrounding Mental Health Week coming up, so be sure to get involved!

        Have you got an idea for a great new event? Let one of our RSMs know today!

        Has our latest resident event tempted you? Come and explore what life at The Green is all about – request a private viewing of our homes for rent and unique new community today.