Sarisbury Green

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Sarisbury Green is a suburb of Fareham in Hampshire, England. Nearby villages include Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Swanwick.

A village with two traditional cricket greens, Sarisbury Green is also the home of Holly Hill Woodland Park[1]. The aforementioned cricket greens are used by Sarisbury Athletic Cricket Club. One pitch is located opposite the One Stop convenience store on Bridge Road and one is next to the junior school on Allotment Road. The one on Bridge Road, "The Green" is used by a variety of teams on Sundays and on Saturdays by Locks Heath 3rd XI and Sarisbury Athletic 3rd XI. Sarisbury U-15s also play there. Allotment Road pitch, "The Hollow" is Sarisbury Athletic's main ground where they have their own club house. Adjacent to "The Green" is a set of two tennis courts, the Sarisbury Parish Rooms and the village Community Centre.

The village is home to an infant and corresponding junior school, namely Sarisbury Infant School (for 4-7 year olds) and Sarisbury Church of England Controlled Junior School (for 7-11 year olds) as well as a secondary school, Brookfield Community School and Language College. Many pupils start at the infant school at the age of 4, move to the junior school at the age of 7, and continue all the way to GCSE level at the age of 16 at Brookfield School. The village is also home to two Christian churches: St Paul's Church of England Church, and a United Reformed church. Every June the village holds a Fayre on the Green, home to the "Swanwick Rollercoaster" and many other attractions, occasionally including a pair of llamas!

A bus route from Southampton to Gosport services the village, stopping at the three bus stops. Additionally two railway stations reside very close to Sarisbury Green, Bursledon and Swanwick. The stations lie on the West Coastway Line.

The village's heritage is in strawberry fields and it and the surrounding area used to be the main provider of strawberries to the whole of the UK. Additionally there used to be apple orchards along the side of the main road through the village, Bridge Road.

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Coordinates: 50°51′52″N 1°17′34″W / 50.864360°N 1.292850°W / 50.864360; -1.292850