Mike Calls for Residents to Get Involved Now with King Alfred Redevelopment

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called on local residents to get involved as early on as possible with shaping the King Alfred redevelopment and to engage in an open dialogue with politicians over the future state of the city’s leisure facilities.

After decades of neglect, Mike is working with his Conservative council colleagues to see a new King Alfred leisure centre become reality. Mike and local Conservative councillors are liaising with residents, builders and Brighton & Hove City Council to gauge views on the project and come up with a plan that has the best chance of success. Importantly, they want to hear from anyone who has any ideas at all for a viable new leisure centre.

Mike recently wrote to Brighton & Hove City Council to underscore his resolve to see action taken to address the dreadful state of leisure facilities in Hove. Mike called for officials to stop delaying plans to provide Hove with a new sports centre. Previous plans by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry faced fierce local opposition and ultimately failed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Commenting, Mike said: “My Conservative colleagues and I are keen to hear from interested parties what ideas they may have for viable new redevelopment. A state-of-the-art leisure centre for Hove is so important that I will be holding a public meeting early next year to discuss with residents, builders and officials what is right for the site. It is such an important project and everybody should be involved. Please contact me on mike.weatherley.mp@parliament.uk with ideas on what you would like to see built.”