Toyubur Rahman has backed the town-centre public realm works in the London Road precinct in Bognor Regis.
He said: “Whatever people think about the scheme, what is there now is an improvement on what was there before.
“Now the work has finished, we have to make sure it is maintained to be the best it can be all the time.”
He is also lining up to give his backing to the second stage of the work to the north of the precinct, around the railway station, and the south at the Place St Maur.
As for the sun sculpture on the High Street/London Road junction, he said it either needed to be kept in a good condition or moved to a more suitable location.
“I don’t mind if it stays or goes, but it could be moved to a site like a roundabout on the edge of the town to become a landmark.”
But the complexities of local government can leave him puzzled.
“The hardest thing for me is the complexity between the three tiers of local government and trying to understand who is responsible of the town, district and county councils for what things,” he said.
An example he gives is identifying the power sockets in the precinct. He said: “I need to know where they are, who is responsible for them and what arrangements for them are in place.”