About the Friends

The Wish Tower Friends is a group of people, from Eastbourne and beyond, who want to encourage more people to visit and appreciate the Wish Tower Slopes.

We took over the tower, on a short term lease from Eastbourne Borough Council, with the following aims:

  • To restore public access to the Tower
  • To find out more about the Tower’s colourful history and to tell its story to others
  • To raise funds to put towards the repair of the Tower
  • To work with the Council with the long term aim of restoration of the Tower thus securing its future
  • To act as a community voice in the plans for the restaurant site

Since first taking over the lease, we have successfully cleared the tower of assorted junk and subsequently conducted tours for well over 2000 people. We’ve also staged more than a dozen other events. We’ve now completed historical and structural surveys which will form part of a plan to be presented to the Council and Historic England with the aim of raising more funds for its full restoration

Read more about the history of the Tower and the site here.