The Leas Pavilion is currently economically inactive and its dereliction is having an adverse effect on the local area.
The Victorian Society included the Pavilion in its 2017 ‘Top 10 Endangered Buildings’ list. The Director Christopher Costelloe said: “This charming Edwardian pavilion on the Kent coast has marvellous potential as a community space, and it’s a crying shame that hasn’t been realised for so long. The community group currently campaigning for its restoration are doing a laudable job at generating local awareness and raising funds, but the long-term future of this building can only be safeguarded with a sensitive restoration to bring it back into the community where it belongs.”
The Pavilion was also listed in Save Britain’s Heritage 2018-2019 Buildings at Risk Catalogue.