Greens are determined to get the council over the King Alfred Leisure Centre delays and deliver their plan for sports in Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove Green Party has pledged to end the ‘long delays’ in replacing the King Alfred Sports Centre if re-elected on 4th May.
Greens say that the King Alfred Leisure Centre has long needed significant works to make it simply usable, let alone a point of pride for the city, and that it is disappointing that many plans for it to be replaced have fallen through.
This announcement comes with an ambition to see results for the city as rapidly as possible. Recently the council put out a call for sites to explore where this centre could be located and is developing business plans to see whether the current or additional sites are the best way forward. This is in addition to the Green-led council adopting a Sports Investment Plan to improve and develop sports facilities across the city.
Alongside the plans for redeveloping the King Aflred, Greens plan make the seafront home to the best free outdoor sports facilities in the country with completion of Kingsway to the Sea and the Eastern Seafront works.
Rebecca Duffy, Green candidate for Goldsmid ward, said:
“Greens are redoubling efforts to provide great facilities for people to stay healthy and active for longer. The experience of the pandemic and current underfunding of the NHS and social care mean this is now more important than ever.
“Early intervention to prevent health issues arising and helping people stay active and living independently wherever possible will reduce the burden on our hospitals, social services and doctors.
“Our plans for not just the King Alfred, but the seafront and across the city will make it far easier for people to try something active, healthy and new.”
Ricky Perrin, Green candidate for Regency ward, added:
“Greens also recognise that plans to develop sports facilities must also come with bringing them up to speed with accessibility requirements, to ensure all residents who want to take part can do so.
“This comes as part of our priority to develop a city-wide Accessibility Strategy to make the city more accessible for people with physical, sensory, and learning disabilities; the first UK council to do so.”