Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade has thanked residents who have contacted him with their suggestions for a new King Alfred development. The pile of ideas includes requests for a ten-pin bowling alley, dance hall and a multiplex cinema.
Mike recently asked residents to get involved with shaping the King Alfred redevelopment. Many of his constituents have now been in touch. Mike and local Conservative councillors are liaising with residents, builders and Brighton & Hove City Council to gauge views on the project in order to persuade the Council to come up with a plan that has the best chance of success.
Mike has written 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: “I want to thank everyone who has contacted me. It is really encouraging that a number of engaged residents have taken the trouble to get in touch to share their ideas for the future of the King Alfred site. It’s clear that as well as a high quality leisure facilities, there is demand for a whole host of other entertainment facilities that can be used by residents both young and old.”