List of Community Facilities Available


1. Allotments  

Small group of allotments behind Manor Way/Stein Road, owned by Hyde Martlet.

2. Southbourne Bowls & Social Club

Members club with bar, snooker, dance hall, short mat bowling, 6 all weather outdoor bowling rinks,  bingo, quiz nights and hall for hire.

3. Age Concern

A social meeting place in New Road for the over 60s. Bingo on Tuesdays, Coffee, Lunch and Tea with various activities on Wednesdays and Tai Chi classes on Thursdays. Transport can be provided for those with mobility problems.

4. Southbourne Men’s Shed

Newly begun Drop-in-Centre in New Road where men can talk, swap stories, socialise and engage in creative activities. Open for three hours a week initially.

5. Age Concern Charity Shop

The Shop in New Road helps to raise funds for the Age Concern Centre. A range of items are on sale from 10.00 to 12.30 on Wednesday Mornings.

6. Village Hall

In First Avenue, next to the Library. This has a large main hall with fully equipped kitchen and a smaller meeting room. The hall can be hired by the hour for functions.  Many groups, clubs and projects are held at the hall.

7. Library

In First Avenue. Open weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings, this has recently been updated to self-service.

8. Southbourne Women’s Institute

2pm first Thurs monthly at the Village Hall. A women’s non political, non-sectarian social group.

9. Southbourne Lions

A community service organisation, non-political and non-sectarian, who organise a number of fund raising events throughout the year to provide funds for people who live in the local area who are in need.

10 Martlett Sword & Morris Men

A folk dance activity group that meet at Southbourne Club.

11. Trefoil Guild

Guiding & Scouting for adults.

12. Dragon Ladies Club

Ladies group, meeting for social activities in the Village Hall.

13. 1st Southbourne Sea Scouts, Prinsted

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers groups meet at the Scout Hut at Prinsted.


14. Girl Guides

Part of the National Guiding Organisation, meeting at the Village Hall.

15. St John’s Church

Evangelical Anglican Church, with it’s own hall. A morning coffee shop is open to all. Various groups and clubs meet here.

16. Southbourne Evangelical Free Church

Evangelical Free church in The Drive, open to all faiths

17. New Life Christian Church

A dynamic church and resource centre that has been established in Thorney Road for thirty years.

18. Catholic Bible School

An educational and charitable trust which aims to provide opportunities to study scripture and equip carers with counselling skills for use in the community.

19. Parish Recreation Ground

A recreation ground provided by the Parish Council in Park Road, with two football pitches, an artificial cricket pitch, pavilion and a children's playground.

20. Westgate Leisure Centre

Based on the Community College site, the Leisure Centre provides facilities and equipment for the complete range of health giving and exercise activities.

21. Bourne Community College

Secondary Trust School in Park Road educating students from 11 to 16 years of age. Specialist College in Modern Foreign Languages and the Humanities.

22. Bourne Community Trust

Formed to further the education in Southbourne of all students. Members are Bourne Community; Chichester College; University of Chichester; Chichester District Council; New Life Christian Church and Thorney Island Military Station.

23. Adult Education Centre

Courses for Adult Learning are organised at Bourne Community College by Aspire Sussex, a limited company, for the local community, in a wide range of subjects.

24. Southbourne Infant School

Situated on New Road, covers Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  

25. Southbourne Junior School

Situated on New Road, covers Years 3-6.

26. Little Stars Early Learning Centre

This early learning centre is based on the Bourne Community College site and takes children from 2 to 5 years of age.    It is open for two mornings and three days per week.




27. Loveders Nursery School

For children from 2 to 12, open all year except Bank holidays and Christmas. Provide transport to and from schools.

28. Southbourne Family Centre

Based in Southbourne Village Hall, next to the library, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings, providing services to families in Southbourne and the surrounding areas.

29. Tuppenny Barn Sustainable Education Centre

An organic smallholding with farm gate sales on Thursday and Friday.  A new education centre for community and educational activities due to open August 2013.

30. Post Office

Sited in the Co-op on Main Road.

31. Vets

There are 2 independent vets, Mrs Darling on Main Road, Southbourne and Priors Leaze Vetinary Centre on Priors Leaze Lane, Nutbourne.

32. Pubs – The Traveller’s Joy, The Barleycorn, The Sussex Brewery

All 3 pubs are sited on Main Road.  The Sussex Brewery is situated near the border with Emsworth, The Traveller’s Joy is in the middle of Southbourne next to the Doctors’ Surgery and The Barleycorn is in Nutbourne.

33. Shops – Main Road, Stein Road & New Road

Including Boots the Chemist, Co-op, Funeral Directors, 3 Hairdressers, Barbers, Tesco Express, Garage, Green Grocer’s, Electrical Appliance Repairs, Dentist and Southbourne Farm Shop.

34. Southbourne Surgery

The Surgery is a group of five doctors working as a general partnership.  They provide general medical care as well counselling, medicals (NHS and Private), minor injury, minor surgery, osteopathy (private), physiotherapy (private) and podiatry.

35. Railway Station & Crossing

The Portsmouth to Brighton railway line has a local station at both Southbourne and Nutbourne. Services run to Havant, then on to Portsmouth/Southampton to the West, or connections available to Guildford and London Waterloo. Services to the east run to Chichester, Bognor Regis, Worthing and Brighton, or direct to Gatwick, as well as connections available to London Victoria.

36. Prinsted Bay

Prinsted, the oldest settled area of Southbourne is a conservation area consisting mainly of ancient buildings along narrow lanes in a rural setting. Prinsted is also in the Chichester Harbour AONB.

37. Industrial Estate, Clovelly Road

This estate has metal working units, garages, furniture manufacturing, Bus Garage as well as new empty units. There is also a mineral water bottling company (bottling at source from a spring 400ft deep).

Steering Group Community Drainage Economy/Business
Environmental   Heritage Housing Transport & Accessibility