Draft plan is published for Felpham open space

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CHRISTMAS at Snook’s Corner in Felpham started with a sparkle.

Music, magic, laughter and children were everywhere around the Sea Cadet building on Longbrook when Snook’s Corner Community Group held its festive celebration on December 9.

Bognor Hotham Rotary Club provided its stunning Christmas float and Don the Disco Diva played plenty of Christmas music.

Dean the Magician amazed the audience before a barbecue made the most of a calm and star-filled night.

The event also enabled the area’s residents to speak to Dee Christensen, of Arun District Council’s parks and openspaces department, about its draft management plan for Longbrook Park.

Group member Simone Froud said: “The group has reformed after a short break and has new members comprising of young, very young and old alike.

“We are now based at the Sea Cadet Unit and will be meeting once a month there to help the council keep Longbrook and the surrounding areas tidy and pleasant for local people to use in the future.”

The initial plan covers 3.2ha on Longbrook Park, Sea Road Gardens and Snook’s Corner owned and managed by Arun. A council spokeswoman said the plan contained three main aims.

These were to keep Longbrook Park as a public park with good amenities, to enhance the botanical variety of plants and to maximise public use.

“Specific attention has been focused on co-ordinating the park furniture at Sea Road Gardens, where there is also the possibility of creating a petanque playing area,” she said.