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Bransbury Park community sports hub

Spring it on event - Tuesday 22 March, 4.30pm-7.30pm

We’re proposing to bring community, sports and swimming facilities together in one new modern and ecologically-sound hub at Bransbury Park.

You are invited to be the first to see the plans at Spring it on – a fun community drop in event at Eastney Community Centre from 4.30pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 March 2022. 

At the fun event you will be able to:

  • Meet the developers and design teams and look at exciting plans to build a new sports hub with a brand-new swimming pool, a sports centre and community hub at Bransbury Park
  • Get involved in a community art project
  • Enjoy local musicians and entertainment from Milton Park primary school, HSDC and Groundlings
  • Get free energy advice from Switched On Portsmouth
  • Plant some veg
  • Visit the mini makers market selling craft items produced by HSDC students
  • Meet the fire service and RNLI
  • Listen to a story with the mobile library service
  • Find out how to become a foster carer with Portsmouth City Council
  • Visit the pop up covid vaccination clinic
  • If that wasn’t enough, there will be free cakes and drinks!

The existing Eastney Community Centre will be incorporated into the building to provide a modern flexible ecologically sound community facility and the council are working closely with Eastney Area Community Centre. Initial plans do not involve the loss of any of the existing grassed areas.

Final plans will go through the statutory planning process for a decision to be made.

We are investing in sport and leisure to strengthen our communities and support greener, healthier and happier living.

Eastney Community Centre is situated in Bransbury Park, Bransbury Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9SU.

Past consultation results

We have previously asked for your thoughts on the proposals to make sure they meet the needs of as many people as possible. We have also been talking to groups and organisations who use Eastney Community Centre, Eastney Swimming Pool and Wimbledon Park Sports Centre to help decide the right mix of facilities.

View 2021 consultation results

View Nov/Dec 2020 consultation results

Eastney Swimming Pool and Wimbledon Park Sports Centre

No decisions have been made on the futures of Eastney Swimming Pool or Wimbledon Park Sport Centre. We will add details of any consultations here.

Future football plans

Portsmouth has been identified as an area that has a shortfall of Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs) to support the development of youth and adult football in the city.

Future plans for King George V playing fields

We are working with the Hampshire FA on a funding bid to the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation to provide a football hub at King George V playing fields in Cosham. We are applying for funding to add to the £1.2 million which has already been allocated to the scheme.

The scheme would provide a new pavilion with changing facilities, café space and toilets, as well as the AGPs. The two AGPs would be marked up to provide a variety of pitch options, such as:

  • 2 full size 100 x 64m pitches
  • 4 9v9 pitches
  • 6 7v7 pitches
  • 12 5v5 pitches

Having a range of smaller pitches will help meet the needs of youth football matches and training and would enable more children to take part in the sport. There will still be plenty of grass football pitches available in the rest of the playing fields and we are considering what other improvements we could make, such as additional bins or seating.

Last year we held an engagement event at Cosham Library and also had a survey for people to give their views. The results can be viewed here.

The planning application for the project has now been approved.

The Pyramids Centre

The redevelopment of The Pyramids Centre is now complete with the opening of:

  • Exploria! – adventure play and trampoline facility. Find out more and book here.
  • New gym – which has had a major expansion.

We hope more residents and visitors of all ages will use the Pyramids to get active and have fun, and help to secure its future for a few more years before we consult on what will eventually replace it, as explained in the Seafront Masterplan.