Local councillors visit recently named Hove Beach Park

Graham Robson March 14, 2024

Westbourne & Poets Corner Ward Councillor Leslie Pumm and Councillor Alan Robins, Chair of the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee, visited the Kingsway to the Sea project construction site recently to view the recently named Hove Beach Park.

Hove Beach Park will stretch from the Lagoon to the King Alfred Leisure Centre. When finished it will feature the new Outdoor Sports Hub plus gardens, wheeled sports areas, tennis and padel tennis courts and improvements to the facilities at Hove Lagoon and the existing croquet lawn.

Speaking at the end of the tour, Councillor Pumm said: “This project is all about regenerating the underused facilities and green spaces on the West Hove seafront, guided by feedback from residents, local groups and users of the current facilities.

Cllr Robins and Cllr Pumm at Hove Beach Park

“Predominantly funded by the government’s Levelling Up Fund, Hove Beach Park is a key part of our plans to improve leisure facilities across the city for health and wellbeing.

“It was impressive to see the progress being made with the different elements of the park today. Seeing the park developing is really exciting.”

Councillor Robins added: “Through this project, the rejuvenation of Black Rock and the restoration of Madeira Terrace we are continuing to seek funding to invest in our seafront and so support our vital tourism industry.

“We’ve had a chance to see behind the scenes today, which is not something many people have the opportunity to do. So, I’m pleased that we are regularly posting videos through social media and on our website so that everyone can see this amazing new park coming to life.”

You can follow progress with the new park, and see the latest drone footage, on the council’s Kingsway to the Sea web pages.