Sadness as Peacehaven trampoline park closes forever
Sky High Trampoline Park in Peacehaven has announced that it will permanently close due to Covid-19.
In a post on Facebook, a spokesman for the leisure centre at the Meridian Industrial Estate told customers that the business has been ‘crippling’ due to having to shut in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The spokesman said: “As you are aware, we have been closed since March 20.
“The impact of Covid-10 on the entire leisure sector, including Sky High has been crippling due to the combination of zero income and limited access to financial support packages provided by the Government.
“In addition, due to social distancing measures and reduced customer confidence, it is anticipated that it will take considerable time for participation levels to return to pre Covid-19 levels, which would only compound the financial challenge.
“In an attempt to find a way forward, we have looked at other projects that could be implemented but, no matter what activity we considered, the implications of Covid-19 along with the required health and safety measures meant that those projects were deemed to be unviable.
“As such, after considering all possible options, it is with a heavy heart, that we have decided to permanently close Sky High Trampoline Park.”
The spokesman thanked the ‘wonderful’ staff, customers, advocates and supporters.
They added: “From Dodgeball, Gravity Fit and Bounce Yoga to seeing the smiling faces of our party attendees and our very special SEND sessions – we thank you all.”
Residents have reacted to the news on Facebook. One user said: “Having been part of the opening team it’s very sad to see this post. I wish all the staff the best in whatever they do next, Peacehaven has lost an asset.”
Another added: “I am so saddened by this, for all employees, the people of Peacehaven and my little family.”
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