Wave Expands to Take Over Leisure Centres in Eastbourne
We are excited to announce that we are expanding our services in the Eastbourne area, taking over the management of seasonal football pitches across Old Town Recreation Ground and Princes Park, and tennis courts at Hampden Park and Old Town Recreation Ground. We will also be running the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre which is due to open later this year.
Cabinet councillors at Eastbourne Borough Council agreed the transfer on Wednesday 7 February further to the decision made last year that we 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.
Duncan Kerr, our Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to manage a number of sites in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council. Within the Lewes District we have made significant progress with our Health and Wellbeing work, inspiring active lifestyles within centres and in rural communities. Our ambition will be to build on this work to support Eastbourne residents to be more active, more often.”
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.”