Leisure & Events


Following the message from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, for the time being, we can no longer support any new or additional event applications. We will continue to review this situation in line with government guidance. The guidance provided was very clear and therefore we strongly urge organisers with existing applications to consider the viability and appropriateness of pursuing events, given the current circumstances.

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

As organisers of events, it is always wise to have a plan in place for event cancellation, should that course of action be necessary and to have your emergency strategy well prepared. This should include communicating any changes to your event to those involved (contractors, employees/volunteers and public). You are advised to also consider if there would be a negative audience impact on your proposed event should travel restrictions or closures of buildings become necessary.

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.