Leisure & Events


Following the message from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020,and subsequent message on 31 October regarding a further lockdown period,  new or additional event or outdoor activity applications cannot be supported.  We will continue to review this situation in line with government guidance.

As a Local Authority we are closely monitoring Coronavirus developments and are following government guidance. For up to date information regarding Coronavirus please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Applications (with all supporting documents) for events in 2021 previously provisionally reserved continue to be received for assessment and should be sent no later than the minimum timescales in the events policy.

All applications for any activity upon public open space must be supported by a full Covid-19 Risk Assessment, organisers of events are advised to have a plan in place for event cancellation, should that course of action be necessary which should include communicating any changes to all those involved (contractors, employees/volunteers and public and emergency services). 

Further information from WSCC Public Health and assistance / guidance regarding Covid-19 Risk Assessment provided below for your reference.

Covid-19 letter to event organisers.pdf [pdf] 112KB

Risk Assesment check list.pdf [pdf] 138KB

Freedom Leisure

Freedom Leisure operate and run The Arun Leisure Centre, Bersted Park Community Centre, Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre and The Windmill Entertainment Centre. Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit trust which has been delivering high quality leisure facilities and services for 14 years. Already operating 25 centres across Sussex, it has an impressive track record in managing local leisure centres to meet the needs of the different communities it serves.

ISS Lifestyle

Outdoor Recreation

The management and delivery of Arun District Council’s Outdoor recreation facilities are undertaken by Tivoli Lifestyle.

This includes managing over 20 footballs pitches, 20 tennis courts, four putting greens, five bowling greens, three crazy golf courses and a ‘Par 3’ golf course.

Leisure Strategy

Leisure Strategy



Welcome to the Events area where you will find out the information and guidance on how to apply to hold an event on one of Arun District Council’s Parks and Greenspaces.