The flagship redevelopment of the Pavilion using £50k of Big Local funding to bring the building back into use for the community

The refurbishment of the Pavilion on Sussex Recreation Ground was the first major, flagship project for Big Local North Cleethorpes and a significant regeneration project in Cleethorpes.

Between 2013 and 2015, £52000 was invested by Big Local North Cleethorpes, and when added to by the investment in time by members of the local community, the result was a major, and successful, complete refurbishment of the building.

The project was completed on budget and has been a great success.  There is feedback and evidence to show that bringing the building back into community use is widely valued and greatly appreciated.  Within just three months of opening, the Pavilion had attracted sufficient external lettings to cover its basic running costs for the year.  The flexibility of the newly refurbished space means that it is available for a wide variety of activities.

Everyone involved in this project is very proud of the achievement and we know that the community of North Cleethorpes (and further afield) have benefited greatly from this first significant investment from Big Local North Cleethorpes.

A Community Resource

The refurbished Pavilion has one of the few sprung dance floors in the area as part of it’s large hall which is available now to rent by the community.


Full disabled access is provided.


Dates: 2014 – 2015
Status: complete
Investment: £52126
Supported by: considerable community volunteered hours
Using the Hall

To find out more about the Pavilion as a current community facility, you can visit their website at

or phone 01472 111111

Then and Now
Sidney Sussex Pavilion
Sidney Sussex Pavilion
How it Happened

Refurbishment of the Pavilion on Sussex Recreation Ground was part of the original Plan for Big Local in Cleethorpes under the heading of “Development of Local Facilities and Amenity Land for Culture, Leisure and Recreation”.

Other projects under this part of the plan are:

The Investment was for £52300 from the Big Local budget.

The refurbishment was massively supported by volunteer hours from members of the local community.  There was also in kind private sector sponsorship for which we are grateful.  Support of time and effort also came from involvement from the National Citizens Service programme as well as programmes using ex-offenders.

Particular thanks to Alan Johnson, a member of the Big Local Steering Group and Steve Pygott, Clee Lincs secretary, who were instrumental throughout in leading the restoration of the Pavilion.