Next stage of Bognor High Street ‘makeover’ is revealed

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The council have revealed the final phase of ‘improvements’ to the town centre is set to begin on Monday, October 3.

West Sussex County Council is planting five new elm trees around the pedestrian-friendly zone, with the work expected to finish mid-November.

The new trees are planned for the following locations: Near the junction with Bedford Street (outside William Hill); near the junction with London Road precinct (outside Bonmarche); and near the junction with Sussex Street (outside Clock House Café).

While two will also replace existing trees outside Store Twenty One.

County council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, John O’Brien, said: “These trees will look great and enhance the new and improved High Street.

“They will also have a longer life than the trees already there.

“It is the finishing touches to a project which has made this area more attractive to visitors, safer and pedestrian friendly.”

The work, part of a sceme worth £600k funded by West Sussex County Council, Arun District Council and Bognor Regis Town Council, is not expected to result in any road closures.

However, in a statement, the county council said it will make ‘minor changes to signs and move some street furniture’.