Community & Events

The harbour, Newhaven with fishing boats

Sidings Community Courtyard

Sidings creative space

The Sidings community courtyard is available to host family events and activities for the Town. These will work in conjunction with the bistro and other users of the site, and will become a honeypot of outdoor community activity. 

Sidings Bistro event

Turkish nights and evening entertainment is available to book at the Sidings Bistro.

cyclists group

Cycling groups and walking parties are welcome in our space. Please book breakfast and lunch parties.

The Sidings is centrally located, on a main cycle route, opposite the bus interchange and near to the railway station and ferry, it is easy to get to without using the car.   And being part of the port it will be actively engaging with visitors from Europe and its ‘sister’ ferry town Dieppe. 

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The events will be managed by the Newhaven Enterprise Zone. Please use the contact form on the right-hand side to request further information. 


The first phase of the site is the impressive waterside bistro, supported by the community courtyard, and community spaces ready to promote the river, cycling and walking. Later phases will include additional container space to support more social enterprises.


Railway Approach, Newhaven, BN9 0DF, East Sussex