Seafront lights finally come on

SEAFRONT lights in Bognor Regis were turned back on last weekend.

The illuminations above the promenade came to life two months late after the volunteer organisers at Bognor Regis Seafront Light gave up waiting for new lampposts to arrive.

The long-awaited replacement columns being commissioned by West Sussex County Council and installed by SSE had been expected this spring.

But, as reported, they will not now arrive until the autumn.

The prospect of new columns led the group to delay buying new displays until they had arrived.

This means some of the old illuminations have been brought back into service until the end of September.

The volunteers hope their annual fete this Sunday will live up to 
its reputation as a highlight of their fundraising year.

It will again take place in the garden of Chestnut in Ellasdale Road, thanks to Sue Trotman who began to host it with 
her late husband, Derek, in 1998.

Seafront lights secretary Greg Burt said: “Following children’s favourite Nick Clark’s successful debut at the event last year, he will once again be presenting 
a free magic show, while Mr Sparks will be warming up the young crowd with balloon modelling.”

The fete, 2pm-5pm, will also have a prize-laden raffle and stalls.