Wave to get more people active in Eastbourne

Cabinet councillors have agreed to transfer the management of several sports facilities and a community centre to Wave Leisure to help increase participation.

It was decided last year that Wave Leisure would take over the management of Motcombe Pool, Regency Community Centre and four leisure centres at Eastbourne Sports Park, Hampden Park, Shinewater and Cavendish School.

At this week's Cabinet meeting, additional facilities were added to this transfer. These are Sovereign Harbour Community Centre, use of seasonal football pitches across Old Town Recreation Ground and Princes Park, and tennis courts at Hampden Park and Old Town Recreation Ground.
Councillor Margaret Bannister, Cabinet member for Tourism and Enterprise, said: “We want to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take up sport and lead a more active lifestyle.
“Wave Leisure has a good track record of improving community health in Lewes district where it operates leisure centres, targeting hard to reach groups such as the elderly, those recovering from medical treatment, people with disabilities and the very young. We are confident they can help drive up participation and wellbeing levels in Eastbourne too.”

Published on 8 February, 2019