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Arena Sports Centre

Arena Sports Centre

Opened in 1999, the Arena Sports Centre is a dual-use facility funded by a combination of sources from Bognor Regis Community College (now The Regis School), West Sussex County Council, Bognor Regis Town Council, Arun District Council & local Parish Councils, along with a lottery grant of £2.29 million. Since 1999, there have been a number of extensions onto the building to accommodate the Sports College, School Sports Co-ordinator & the Aspire Sussex reception.

Telephone: 
01243 870000

Avisford Park Rose Green

Avisford Park Rose Green looking south

Avisford park Rose Green is a flat green grassed area covering approximately 8 acres which provides a valuable recreational area.

The park is used regularly for local football matches, dog walkers and residents. In 1988 there was plans to build a large retail outlet on the green, but due to strong opposition the plan was dropped.

Facilities include:

  • Children’s play area
  • Skate board ramp
  • Basket ball court
  • Public conveniences
  • Recycling facilities

Blakes Road Tennis and Putting

Right on the seafront of Felpham beach near the Sailing Club and Café, are the Blakes Road tennis courts and putting green. A peaceful place to enjoy a game of tennis or putting in a lovely location.

Facilities include:

  • 4 all weather tennis courts
  • 18 hole putting green
  • Refreshment outlets nearby
  • Drinks and ice cream available
  • Tennis equipment for hire
  • Pay & display car park nearby

Blakes Road Tennis and Putting are open from 31st March - 30th September (weather permitting). Other refreshment facilities nearby will have their own opening times. Blakes Cottage is also nearby.

Telephone: 
01243 822261

Bognor Regis Ice House

The Ice House Bognor Regis

The Ice house in Bognor Regis was built circa 1792 for Sir Richard Hotham who led the development of Bognor as a seaside resort.

It was used to store ice for domestic use and to keep food and wine chilled. Blocks of ice were separated with straw which is well known for its insulating properties.

Situated in front of the Edward Bryant School in London Road Bognor’s ice house is in a remarkable state of preservation and is a tribute to the skill of the men who built it. The construction consists of a 28ft. deep central area from the dome to the floor, which is below ground level, and the diameter of the chamber is approximately 12ft. The circular exterior wall is of fine brickwork with the dome being cemented on the inside.

The ice house of Bognor Regis is one of the best examples of its type in Sussex.

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